Category: restaurants

Pit of Despair

It would have been the 30th anniversary of the film when the Pit of Despair cocktail was on the menu at Victoria, a North Portland bar that likes to name

Eem

If you haven’t been to Eem in NE Portland yet, what are you waiting for? Oh yes, the wait. We arrived one evening around 7 and waited 45 minutes for

Copita de Mezcal

A copita is just a little cup, and mezcal, as you might already know, is agave spirit—like tequila. It comes from the blue agave, a long-leafed desert succulent similar in

Portland Bar Review: Victoria

Have you ever wished for a friendly, neighborhood bar with a good tap beer selection, fantastic craft cocktails with a nostalgic flair, and delicious food where you can eat, drink, and

Final Say

There are a handful of cocktails in our experience that anyone reading this should recognize, or at the very least, drinks you should try. One example is the Last Word—a

Cold Brew & Tonic

Normally, we don’t reach for tonic when we want a cocktail. The old G&T may be a popular choice, but we think it’s because people don’t know what else to

Portland Bar Review: Bible Club

Remember back in college when you used to tell your parents you were going to meet some friends at “The Library”, but instead of studying, that was the name of a local

How To Make Nocino from Unripe Walnuts

The Italians seem to know a thing or two about making great drinks. Whether you fancy a bitter amaro, sweet vermouth or liqueurs like maraschino—it’s hard to imagine cocktails without these

Portland Bar Review: Ataula

The commercial area around NW 23rd has plenty of reasons to attract folks interested in shopping, dining and drinking, and thanks to Ataula, it also has a fantastic restaurant that

Pama Frost

Happy New Year! Over the years we have done plenty of experiments with ingredients, often recommending to our readers that it’s okay to adopt a playful attitude of trial and error

Halloween Party Cocktails

It’s a question we get asked every year: What cocktail should I feature at my Halloween party? There are a lot different answers depending on what is important for your situation. We

Portland Bar Review: Imperial

What can we say but the facts. This is a great downtown spot on SW Broadway that always has delicious food and a terrific cocktail menu. Being one of chef Vitaly Paley’s