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Bars & Beer

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

DECISION TREE

Which Tasting Room is Right for You?

Our handy decision tree will help you figure out where to tipple.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bars of Summer 2016

It’s shaping up to be an epic year for fun-loving drinkers. We’ve got the goods on five spots opening soon.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

ESSAY

So, You Wanna Open a Bar…

The good, the bad, and the sloppy: Fixin’ To owner Bart Blasengame spills all.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 04/22/2016

MOCKTAILS

Hot Tips for Teetotalers

What to drink if you don’t drink.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 04/22/2016

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

A Pocket Map to Portland’s Definitive Neighborhood Bars—All 76 of ‘Em

Our city has 95 neighborhoods. Seventy-six are blessed with at least one bar. Here are the city’s quintessential local watering holes.

  • By Sarah Cadwell and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 04/22/2016

DRINKING DISHES

Five Bar Plates Good Enough to Make You Forget Your Drink

From Expatriate’s chicken and waffles to the Sudra’s pakora, these are Portland’s destination bar dishes.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s 13 Best New Bars

Whether you're into ham and fortified wines or mussels and Belgian beers, there’s a new spot for you.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

COCKTAIL RECIPES

Portland’s Next Classic Cocktails Will Rewrite the Rules of the Liquor Cabinet

The city's top bartenders share the secrets for their best new drinks.

  • By Scotty Reifsnyder and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/15/2016

Editor's Note

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News & Profiles

SHAKEDOWN

The Oregonian Is Having a Bit of a Senior Moment

We size up the 166-year-old newspaper.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

PDX INDEX

Inside Portland’s Pollution Problem

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

  • By Courtenay Hameister, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE NUMBERS

What Do the Stats Say about Romance in Portland?

Good for fetishists. Bad for 20-something women.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/22/2016

PROFILE

American Mouth: The Loud Life and Meaty Legacy of Josh Ozersky

A look at the greatest, wildest food writer of his generation.

  • By Nigel Duara
  • Published 04/22/2016

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

HOW-TO

How to Maneuver the Murky World of Internet Dating

Dating coach Alma Rubenstein helps you navigate the stars and the swipes.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 04/22/2016

LOVE STORIES

Six Couples Reveal How They Found True Love

From church choir to the public bus, love finds you in the strangest places.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/22/2016

ESSAY

Can an Excel Spreadsheet Help a Dating-Averse 40-Something Find Love?

Former Live Wire host Courtenay Hameister plays the numbers game.

  • By Courtenay Hameister
  • Published 04/22/2016

REPORT

You’ve Heard of Scalia. But Who’s O’Scannlain?

Federal appellate judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain is a respected—and controversial—voice of the judicial right.

  • By Maureen O'Hagan
  • Published 04/22/2016

BIG PICTURE

Visiting Portland’s New Elephant Lands

The Oregon Zoo’s pachyderms have a new, bigger home.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

BIKES

Three Female Gearheads Will Help You Build Your Perfect Bicycle

Our bodies, our bikes

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/22/2016

5 THINGS ABOUT

What You Need to Know about the Mayor’s Race

The crowded contest to be Portland’s next mayor could be decided during the primary on May 17.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

MARIJUANA

Oregon’s Super-High Standards for Marijuana Edibles

And why you can’t eat this cannabis ice cream (yet).

  • Published 04/22/2016

DISPATCH

How Science Revealed Portland’s Air Quality Crisis

The secrets are in the moss.

  • By Jason Maxfield
  • Published 04/22/2016

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