Beaker & Flask Restaurant Closed Permanently

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Bad news about Beaker & Flask. According to people 'familiar with the matter', the popular bar and restaurant will not be reopening. Kevin Ludwig was well known from his longtime position as bartender at Park Kitchen. In 2010 he realized his dream, opening Beaker & Flask on SE Sandy to great fanfare. The … [Read more...]

Cocktail Prices, Beaker and Flask Closure

Beaker & Flask

In case you missed my tweet last week, according to The Oregonian, Beaker & Flask, Kevin Ludwig's popular bar/restaurant in SW Portland has closed "for at least two months."  "Things haven't been working for a little while, but this happened suddenly," Ludwig told The Oregonian by phone Wednesday. "We’re going to … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Bar Food in Portland

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In 2011, the voting went Bunk Bar, Beaker & Flask, and Slow Bar. This year the order has changed a bit, as Interuban has shaken things up. As Tanuki has been moving around over the past year, this is a good showing for them. Out of 952 votes: 1.  Beaker & Flask - 7.3% of the vote.  727 Southeast Washington … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Bar in Portland

Teardrop Lounge

This survey question was for "Best Bar - Excluding Food". Last year Teardrop Lounge was knocked off of its perch by Beaker & Flask, but it has regained its footing by a healthy margin. The Rum Club made a great showing for a new business. 686 votes were cast: 1. Teardrop Lounge  - 12% of the total vote. 1015 NW … [Read more...]

Chef Ben Bettinger Leaving Beaker & Flask

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Ben Bettinger, chef at the popular SE restaurant Beaker & Flask, is leaving to join his old mentor Vitaly Paley at his new Downtown restaurant. From Oregon Live, "Coming to Beaker and Flask was a huge stepping stone, my first opportunity to find and develop my own style," he says. "Now I have the opportunity to … [Read more...]