High Spirits

Get Juiced This Winter with Fresh Citrus Cocktails

Think refreshing cocktails packed with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime are for summer sipping? Think again.

01/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

POUR

The Bitter Housewife Is On a Mission to Help Home Bartenders

Portland's home bar heroine wants you to spice up your liquor cabinet—and shares her recipe for brandied cherries.

09/16/2014 By Kelly Clarke

THEATER

Exclusive: Bag&Baggage Mixes Up 5 Cocktails Inspired by ‘The Crucible’

Witch burning is thirsty business, so the Hillsboro theater company created "The Crucible Cocktail Collection." Slake your thirst with “The Kept Poppet,” but try not to down too much of “God’s Icy Wind.” Sept 4–28

09/04/2014 By Aaron Scott

LONG STORY SHORT

Jeffrey Morgenthaler: The Man Behind the Bar

The legendary Clyde Common bartender reveals his slow rise to cocktail stardom (by way of dive bars and white collar ambitions).

06/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

HISTORY

Portland's Original Sin

Erickson’s Café, “the temple of 10,000 delights,” slaked pioneer Portland’s many mighty thirsts.

06/02/2014 By Doug Kenck-Crispin

RECIPE

Squirrel Nut Sippers: DIY Walnut Liqueur

We'll show you how to turn those green walnuts into black gold by Christmas.

06/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

SNEAK PEEK

First Look at Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book

Three geeky things we learned from the Clyde Common bartender’s new cocktail technique bible.

05/12/2014 By Kelly Clarke

HIGH SPIRITS

Your Guide to WhiskeyFest Northwest

The thirsty people behind The Luna Foundation bring Portland's second annual festival highlighting all things whiskey to life this weekend.

05/06/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

HIGH SPIRITS

The Driftwood Room Serves Up Locally Inspired Cocktails

Want a change from the city's bustling beer and wine scene? Head to the Driftwood Room for a twist on some classic summer cocktails.

04/15/2014 By Brooke Bass

PORTLAND BARS

Aviary's Memory-Packed Cocktails

How Ross Hunsinger distills drinking stories into his drinks

04/02/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

RECIPE

Upland Sour: The Ultimate Cranberry Cocktail

Washington’s first organic cranberry farm juices up local cocktails.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Pepe Le Moko, Unveiled

The long anticipated bar beneath the Clyde Common takes its first few sips.

02/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

POUR

Fire Water

Vinn Distillery brings Chinese rice-based spirits to Portland

12/02/2013 By Margarett Waterbury

WEB EXCLUSIVE

3 Ways to Use Vinn Distillery's Baijiu

Wilsonville's own Chinese spirits company shares serving suggestions for their subtle, elegant brown rice-based beverage.

11/14/2013 By Margarett Waterbury

POUR

Tasting Time at Sidecar 11

A cozy North Mississippi whiskey bar uncorks mysteries within vintage bottles.

11/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

WALLET GUIDE

Embrace Autumn, Explore Brandy

On our sipping list this month? Four brandy-powered cocktails, from a simple classic to a perfect grown-ass milkshake

10/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Sea, Salt, and Tequila at Raven and Rose

On October 26, Raven & Rose will team with Jacobsen Salt Co. to celebrate seafood, salt, and a new single-barrel tequila personally selected by bar director Dave Shenaut.

09/18/2013 By Nathan Tucker

RECIPE

Fifty Licks' Frozen Whiskey Lemonade

Ice cream entrepreneur Chad Draizin shares his recipe for a summer-stretching spiked sorbet.

09/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPES

Tincture Garden Flowers for Ethereal Cocktails

A local perfumer provides a perfectly simple recipe for making delicious, summery cocktails from the garden

08/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

OREGON CAMPING

How to Make the Ultimate Camping Cocktail

Tender Bar's Lydia Reissmueller shakes up an ice-free cocktail worth toting along with your camping gear.

07/12/2013 By Sam Coggeshall