Best of the City

Portland's Best Bars 2014

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars: craft cocktail boîtes and slinky date spots, gussied-up pubs, mescal haunts, whiskey libraries, and Sriracha-spiced karaoke parties.

02/01/2014

Slideshow

Slide Show: Saké Fest PDX

Saké Fest PDX returned to the Governor Hotel on June 27 to benefit the Japan-American Society of Oregon.

07/09/2013

COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

07/01/2013 With Christian DeBenedetti, Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Marty Patail, and Branden Andersen Edited by Rachel Ritchie

BEHIND THE SCENES

Smoke Signals Cocktail at Laurelhurst Market

Ever wonder how ice gets smoked? We went behind the scenes to uncover the secret to one of Portland's most iconic cocktails.

04/17/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

AN APPLE A DAY

Help Kickstart Reverend Nat's Cidery

Local cidermaker Nat West is hoping to get a little help from his friends (and friends of friends of friends) to open a new cidery and tap room.

03/28/2013 By Allison Jones

HIGH SPIRITS

Photos from Toast: Portland's Booziest Bash

Spotlighting the spirited wares of over 50 craft liquor producers, the third annual Portland-based event brought out the crowds.

03/25/2013 By Jessica Shulsinger

Slideshow

Slide Show: 2013 Toast Craft Spirits Revival

Spotlighting the spirited wares of over 50 craft liquor producers, the third annual Portland-based event brought out the crowds.

03/25/2013

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Fish Sauce

A neighborhood Vietnamese spot brings a wallet-friendly happy hour and expertly crafted cocktails to Northwest Portland.

03/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

St. Paddy's Day Picks

We've assembled a list of St. Patrick's Day diversions for your weekend Irish itinerary.

03/13/2013 By Alex Gamez

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Bent Brick Lets Its Hair Down

Scott Dolich is back in the kitchen with a new direction for his Northwest Portland tavern, swapping modernist cuisine for customizable comfort food.

03/12/2013 By Allison Jones

ON TAP

March is CiderFest at the Hophouses

The Hawthorne Hophouse and Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse will host a month-long celebration of cider, with twelve ciders on tap and weekly cidermaker events.

02/28/2013 By Allison Jones

OPENING WATCH

First Look at Anthony Cafiero's Ración

Peek inside the former Tabla chef's modernist open kitchen and bar, set to debut in the West End on March 7th.

02/27/2013 By Allison Jones

Slideshow

Slide Show: Inside SW Washington's Ración

Peek inside chef Anthony Cafiero's modernist open kitchen and bar, set to debut in the West End on March 7th.

02/27/2013

PLANTWISE: BOOK REVIEW & Q&A

Q&A With Amy Stewart, Author of The Drunken Botanist

Q&A with Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, a jaunt through the history and lore of booze and the plants that make it all possible

02/17/2013 By Kate Bryant

INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Portland Cidermaker Nat West

The man behind Reverend Nat's Hard Cider opens up about his new Northeast Portland cidery and tasting room, set to debut in March.

02/04/2013 By Allison Jones

INTRODUCING

Introducing Tannery Bar

Skin & Bones is reborn as a cozy cocktail joint.

01/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

OPENING NIGHT

Inside Raven & Rose, Now Open on SW Broadway

The latest incarnation of the historic Ladd Carriage House features period-piece polish along with wood-fired plates.

01/05/2013 By Allison Jones

HAPPENINGS

Finding Christmas Spirits

A stiff drink or two over the holidays is essential for maintaining seasonal sanity.

12/11/2012 By Meaghan Morawski

INTERVIEW

5 Questions With Portland Penny Diner Barman Brandon Wise

The veteran Portland bartender continues his streak of winning cocktail programs with a new focus on fountain drinks and DIY concoctions.

12/07/2012 By Allison Jones

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tannery Bar

Skin & Bones's newest iteration rakes in neighborhood crowds with a stellar bar and simple, affordable bites.

12/05/2012 By Benjamin Tepler