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 are into cocktails or planning the ultimate bar crawl, these … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Cocktail Bar in Portland
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All of our posts relating to spirits, cocktail dinners, classes, tastings (yes, you'll even find spirits tastings), and a guide to distillery row in Portland.
A complete list of distilleries open to the public in the Portland area. Updated 9/22 - Added Aviation Gin. Updated 503 Distillery, Trail Distilling award, added Branch Point Distillery, Hood River Distillers, remove Big Bottom Distillery (closed), remove Eastside Distilling (closed tasting rooms) updated map, misc. updates. Keep in mind that due to Covid-19, … [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 the largest distilling operation in Oregon when it starts up … [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 expect, but this year I'm glad to see we have some well … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Cocktail Bar in Portland
Gin and tonics are pretty easy to make, but there are a few things you can do to make it better. Updated 4.20. 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 my dad would get home at 5:30 every evening, the brakes his Porsche … [Read more...] about Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic