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Portland's Best Bars 2010

Sipping Spots for Every Occasion

12/01/2010

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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Hide Out

Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

11/17/2010 By Martin Patail

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Play

From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.

11/17/2010 By John Chandler, Gretchen Holzgang, Ali Moran, and Georgia Perry

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Take a Date

For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Portland Monthly Book Exerpt

Human/Nature

In his new autobiography, _Cache: Creating Natural Economies_, Spencer Beebe offers a tell-all look at his successes, failures, and the larger, often rut-ridden forks in the road between.

11/18/2010 By Spencer Beebe

On the Town

Room With a View

Curtis Knapp and Aaron Flint Jamison have tuned the 1908 Yale Union Laundry Building at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street into YU Center for Contemporary Arts, “a sustainable center for contemporary international avant-garde art.”

11/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

On the Town

Room With a View: Web Extras

11/17/2010

Mudroom

30 seconds with: Tex Clark

Tex Clark talks about the re-release of her 1995 feminist rockumentary, _Radical Act_.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

Spotted at the December Perfect Party: Blazers GM Rich Cho, county commissioner-elect Loretta Smith and her oponent, Karol Collymore, lemonade-stand renegade Julie Murphy, star chef Matthew Lightner, the Jefferson High donkey and the Old Spice Guy.

11/16/2010

Eat & Drink

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Portland's Best Bars 2010

Sipping Spots for Every Occasion

12/01/2010

Article

Cellar Notes

Silcox Hut chef Jason Stoller Smith’s Winemaker’s Dinner Series pairs his sous vide-prepared black truffles, wild boar, short ribs, duck, and wagyu beef with Oregon’s best wines: Bergström, Chehalem, Cristom, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Lange, Ponzi, and R. S

11/18/2010 By Condé Cox

POUR

Chai Life

The chai served in Portland cafés is often a syrupy, cinnamon-spiked concoction. But order it in most Indian restaurants, and the richly seasoned spin on British tea offers a delicately balanced, complex flavor that’s perfect for pairing with your curry.

11/18/2010 By Deena Prichep

Savor

Raw Faith

For believers and nonbelievers alike, Olympic Provisions chef Jason Barwikowski's raw brussels sprouts and suchoke salad is the new gospel of brussels sprouts.

11/17/2010 By Deena Prichep

Introducing

Courier Coffee Roasters

An intimate den of coffee cool, Courier Coffee roasts some of the best beans in the city, turning those smooth roasts into pour-over coffee and lovely lattes.

11/17/2010 By Karen Brooks

2010 Best Bars

How to Drink Alone

Sipping solo can actually be a rewarding experience, a chance to sit back and quietly absorb the events of the day.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

2010 Best Bars

How to Buy a Lady (or Gent) a Drink

Want a phone number? Start with a drink.

11/17/2010 By Alexis Rehrmann

2010 Best Bars

Straight Up

Three of Portland's best bartending stories, told by the bartenders themselves.

11/17/2010 By Nicole Morales

2010 Best Bars

Classic Drinks to Try Before You Die

These neigh-forgotten traditional drinks are worth remembering.

11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Rules of the Juke

A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

2010 Best Bars

Bar Basics

If you really want to show off when you're out on the town, tip right, keep your coaster on the table and drop these terms into your next conversation.

11/17/2010 By Ali Moran

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Eat Well

These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.

11/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Take a Date

For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

MIX IT

Cocktail Recipes

Whether you want to play mixologist at home, or just want to be enticed, these recipes let you in on some of the secrets of signature cocktails from some of Portland's best bars.

11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Play

From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.

11/17/2010 By John Chandler, Gretchen Holzgang, Ali Moran, and Georgia Perry

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

11/17/2010 By Martin Patail

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Hide Out

Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker

Cover Story

Best Bars

Sipping Spots for Every Occasion

11/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Review

Little Big Buzz

If Ray Kroc went to the Rhode Island School of Design, with a semester in Tokyo, history may have looked like Little Big Burger, the Pearl District’s first independent fast-food joint.

11/17/2010 By Karen Brooks

COMPARE

Survey of Portland Drinking

Results from our online survey

11/16/2010

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

December Muses

11/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

Mudroom

Scene & Herd

A sign on the fence declared “Banquet in progress,” and outside, goat-fanciers gathered as dozens of the beasts ruminated over a smorgasbord of weeds and garbage on a vacant lot at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas

Dig

Fall & Winter Cleanup

You’ll soon be glad you left those architecturally handsome, winter-interest perennials standing. On the other hand, some plants should be removed or pruned promptly.

11/16/2010 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life

Article

NSFW

The ethical and legal line between personal rights and public wrongs has always been blurry when it comes to pornography. Drs. Douglas Boyd and William Underwood, and their female staff entered a hall of mirrors as they tried to rid their office of a busi

11/17/2010 By Lee Van Der Voo

Mudroom

The Kulongalaxy

Kulo’s sheer endurance means he’s overlapped with a cosmos of big names over his 40-year political career.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas

Rainmaker

Gold School

Carolynn Duncann is the 29-year-old founder of Portland Ten, a boot camp-style, 12-week shock-therapy course in business fundamentals for tech entrepreneurs, in which "students" must pledge to aim for $1 million in revenue within 18 months.

11/16/2010 By Eric Blokland

Style & Shopping

Prêt-à-Portland

Present Perfect

These five locally-designed essentials are perfect for the stylish Stumptown citizen. Plus, a slideshow of gift selections for this holiday season.

11/16/2010

Mudroom

World Gone Plaid

The fashion world has gone crazy for “heritage,” a term encompassing all things grandfatherly and artisan-stitched, and brands like Pendleton, Filson and Danner.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas and Ali Moran

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Sunshine & Wine

With postcard-worthy views of the Pacific to the south and the shadowy Santa Ynez Mountains to the north, the trip from Santa Barbara’s palm-studded municipal airport to downtown is fraught with neck-craning distractions. But truly, it's the local wine co

11/16/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Trail of the Month

Klickitat Trail

Tucked in the rain shadow of the Cascades, the Klickitat Trail once rumbled with Burlington Northern railcars. Today, the 31-mile path links the towns of Lyle and Warwick, and is a haven for sun-starved hikers and bikers.

11/16/2010 With Brian Barker