Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

05/28/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Expatriate’s New Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Is a Strong Contender for Portland’s Crown

The Northeast Portland bar nails the heat, the meat, and the crust. Bonus: frozen custard banana splits from co-owner Naomi Pomeroy across the street. 

05/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Business

Vaccine Freebies and Incentives Are Starting to Pop Up Around Portland

Got your shot? Congrats—you qualify for a discount on pot. Or a free Jell-O shot!

04/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pizza

First Look: Jerry’s Pizza, the Chicago Tavern-Style Pizza Instagram Sensation Turned Dive Bar Brick-and-Mortar

Jerry Benedetto brings square-cut, thin-crust pizza pies to Portland’s Bear Paw Inn.

04/22/2021 By Jordan Michelman

Food News

Restaurants Can Now Reopen for Indoor Dining at 50% Capacity. But Will They?

As Multnomah County moves into the moderate risk category, restaurant owners face tough decisions.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Booze

7 Amazing To-Go Cocktails from Portland Bars

You can get boozy drinks to-go now. Here are our favorites.

02/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, Conner Reed, and Fiona McCann

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Rose City Park

An epic park for dog-lovers, indoor soccer for young and old, and prime rib for serious carnivores

01/29/2021 By Marty Patail

Food News

Food News: Oregon Legislature Passes To-Go Cocktails Bill

Plus, try a new vegan restaurant, and make it to your favorite Portland restaurants before they close (some temporarily, and some forever).

12/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: To-Go Cocktails, Dungeness Crab, and Food Cart Break-Ins

Customers could purchase up to two sealed, to-go cocktails per “substantial food item.”

12/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

The Slants' Former Lead Singer Opens a Smoked Brisket Banh Mi Joint

Aron Moxley's Vietnamese/BBQ pop-up is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday at Bar Carlo.

11/06/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Real Estate

You Can Buy a Beloved Portland Bar

Beech Street Parlor sadly closed this month—but its building, and the business, are up for sale.

10/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Cocktails

Got Wanderlust? Here Are Portland’s 6 Best International Cocktails

Travel the world, locally, with these local drinks.

10/17/2020 By Zoe Baillargeon

Drag in the Pandemic Era

A New Drag Brunch Is Coming to the Historic Darcelle XV

The nightlife hub, home to the West Coast’s longest-running drag show, launches its first-ever drag brunch.

09/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

May Sunshine Noodles Offer You a Ray of Hope in This Trying Time?

The temporary, contemporary Cambodian spot is tailored to the COVID-19 era.

07/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sing King

Why Did Mobile Karaoke King Baby Ketten Put Down Roots?

Convenience, mostly. And community.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Something Old, Something New

How the Lombard House Became an Instant St. Johns Institution

A bar of the people, by the people.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Mocktail Magic

What Does It Take to Make a Great Zero-Proof Drink?

Quaintrelle’s Camille Cavan has the answers.

02/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Last Call

Living as a Young Queer in Post-Vaseline Alley Portland

Where have all the gay bars gone?

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed