The Results for the 2017 Best Cocktail Bar in Portland are surprising. Teardrop Lounge, which has topped this list every year other than 2011 suddenly dropped to number four. In its place, the next top choices all bumped up one. New this year: Mint/820, Laurelhurst Market, The Driftwood Room, and Bible Club. If you … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Cocktail Bar in Portland
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A complete list of distilleries open to the public in the Portland area. Updated 11/19. Portland is a mecca for micro-brews, artisan coffee roasting, chocolatiers, pizza, bread, pastries and more. Oregon also has an established wine industry and an agrarian economy for ingredients that are just meant to be … [Read more...] about Your Guide to Portland Oregon Distilleries
House Spirits Distillery have announced they have started construction on a new public tasting room which is designed by Osmose, the same company behind Salt & Straw, Ava Gene's and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Presently under construction in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, the new facility will be … [Read more...] about House Spirits Tasting Room by Osmose Design Under Construction
Portland is an amazing cocktail town. We were, and many say still are, on the forefront of the cocktail revolution, with some of the finest bartenders anywhere claiming residence in our city. So if you want a break from hops, what is the best cocktail bar in Portland? The list contains most of the standards you'd … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Cocktail Bar in Portland
Gin & Tonic is what my father would have called “an honest drink.” Nothing fancy; direct and to the point. However, making the perfect gin and tonic requires a few simple steps. In the 50’s I’d come home from school and mom would turn on the Children’s Hour on NPR. I would sit sideways in the egg chair, lost … [Read more...] about Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic
Reposted from 2006 by Lizzy Caston Some things are worth repeating! Here’s a bit of Dude trivia: he’s not only a good cook – his Sunday dinners for friends are well-known, but he’s also an awesome bartender. As a matter of fact, his first foray into the food industry was as a bartender at The Magic Pan Restaurant in … [Read more...] about Vodka Cucumber/Mint Lemonade for a Hot Day
I think a lot of folks will find the "cocktail demystified" on Saturday the 28th appealing. Distillery Row is holding an event showcasing local products from Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, House Spirits, and Rolling River. The distilleries will take turns presenting … [Read more...] about Distillery Row “Cocktails Demystified”
This week SeriousEats.com plunged into Cocktail Science with "5 Myths About Ice, Debunked" by new writer Kevin Liu of Science Fare. For those who have spent time staring at a cocktail wondering whether those large ice cubes make a difference, this article is for you. It talks about what makes ice cloudy and how to make … [Read more...] about Do Large Ice Cubes in Cocktails Melt More Slowly? Is Ice Bad for Scotch?