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Chef John Taboada has built a mini-empire of jewel box restaurants, which now includes Navarre, Luce and Angel Face. The flagship of the group, Navarre, pumps out an ever-changing pan-European…

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Velo Cult Bike Shop

Equal parts urban-chic bike shop, cycling museum and craft beer taproom—with a music stage built from an old castle drawbridge that cranks down for shows—Velo Cult might sound like the setting…

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Hale Pele

Flaming lime shells? Check. Bamboo hut rafters? Check. Hulking carved tiki gods? Check. Simulated rainstorms? Check. The creation of cocktail enthusiast Blair Reynolds, Hale Pele is an unlikely oasis in…

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Expatriate's DNA isn't entirely obvious at first glance. There’s a gilded Asian mantle that encases shelves of spirits behind the bar, red vintage record players, heavy scarlet drapes and a…

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Angel Face

On the surface Angel Face appears simple and unassuming; there is no cocktail menu and the short list of French bar snacks contains zero description. But this quiet little bar…

aviary portland


A perusal of Aviary’s menu wouldn’t necessarily raise an eyebrow. But upon execution, the restaurant's cocktails are equal parts cerebral and surprising, arriving with odd little touches like a clear…

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Adjacent to the self-proclaimed “inauthentic Asian” restaurant Smallwares, Barwares’ focus is, unsurprisingly, on booze. Rather than residing on separate lists, sake, wine and beer are mixed together under categories like…

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The Spare Room

There is seemingly nothing that The Spare Room doesn't do. There is karaoke and dancing. There are movie nights and taco nights. There are pool tables and pinball. And, most…

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Sandy Hut

This wonderful, windowless dump is affectionately referred to as the "Handy Slut." Covered in wood paneling and tipsy regulars the Sandy Hut is also filled with all the things that…