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Issue 81 March 12 2010


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Table Of Contents The Vanguard bar crawl 2010


Robert Britt and Richard D. Oxley



Stacy Austin

A real happy meal


Robert Seitzinger

Drinking with dapper dads


Virginia Vickery

There’s whiskey in the bar!


Richard D. Oxley

Champagne wishes and cocktail dreams


Theodora Karatzas

Willamette whiskey


Richard D. Oxley

Feeling quizzical


Bianca Blankenship

Beer + Movie = Magic


Allison Whited

For the love of the game


Tanya Shiffer

Legal booze for the underage crowd, eh?


Sarah Esterman

The morning after


Katherine Vetrano

Vanguard 2010 songs of boozery


Richard D. Oxley

PIck your Poison


Richard D. Oxley

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WHO DID WHAT Editor-in-Chief Sarah J. Christensen Editors Virginia Vickery, Theodora Karatzas, Richard D. Oxley, Robert Britt Special section/Cover Art designer Bryan Morgan Production Manager Shannon Vincent Photo Editor Marni Cohen Online Editor Zach Chastaine Copy Chief Robert Seitzinger Advertising Manager Jae Specht Writers Stacy Austin, Bianca Blankenship, Sarah Esterman, Tanya Shiffer, Katherine Vetrano, Allison Whited Photographers Zach Chastaine, Theodora Karatzas, Aaron Leopold, Michael Pascual Copy Editors Noah Emmet, Amanda Gordon Advertising Sales Ana SanRoman, Wesley Van Der Veen Ad Designer Shannon Vincent Copyright Š 2010 Portland State University Vanguard 1825 SW Broadway, Smith Memorial Student Union, Rm. S-26, Portland, Ore., 97201

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The Vanguard bar crawl 2010 Taking one for the team

to come in handy the next time the urge to share, by post, a fondness for a trendy restaurant hits. With our hipness and level of inebriation on the mend, it was time to continue the voyage.

The nerd bar Ground Kontrol 511 NW Couch St.

Typical drink

Robert Britt and Richard D. Oxley

A tallboy of Pabst Blue Ribbon or Miller High Life

Vanguard staff

Random overheard…noises

Flippers launching pinballs, and the theme music from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Bar hopping, the pub crawl…Alaskans refer to it as the line of traps. Whatever you call it, a night out jumping from bar to club to pub has been an unacknowledged pastime for many on the prowl for a good time. And Portland offers just the eclectic array of bars to provide a good foundation for running amok. Believing in the theory of excess in moderation, two Vanguard editors, Richard “Dick” Oxley and Robert “Sporty Bob” Britt—followed by a group of friends picked up along the way—headed out onto the streets of Downtown Portland with the intent of experiencing its diverse bar scene.

location is possibly one of its best attributes. Just a block away from PGE Park and situated along Burnside right off Interstate 405, the ’Thon is a good place to frequent for those living in Goose Hollow or in Northwest Portland.

The classy bar Saucebox

214 SW Broadway

Typical drink

A house-infused something with something else

Random overheard conversation

The sports bar Marathon Taverna

Patron: “What’s the shittiest American beer you have?” Waiter: (Clearly thrown off) “Umm… We have Mirror Pond and Bridgeport IPA.”

1735 W Burnside St.

Typical drink Pitcher of Busch

Random overheard conversation

“You can recover from getting kicked in the balls, but getting stabbed in the eye is so much worse.”

The first stop on our magical journey of boozing—the Marathon. If only for name alone, it seemed to be the best place to kick off a night of drinking. It’s a neighborhood sports bar in every sense of the term. They have a huge wraparound bar and if the stools are all taken, there are plenty of tables to go around. The Marathon sports three pool tables and there are enough televisions on the walls to ensure a decent view of whatever game is on. Despite the cozy feel, our trip to the Marathon was ill timed. There were Ultimate Fighting Championship matches on, so a younger, testosterone-fueled crowd replaced the usual crowd of drunken neighborhood regulars. Nonetheless, we had a job to do—bring on the booze. While pondering the stiffness of our drinks, it occurred to us that the Marathon’s


Down Burnside a ways was a perfect offset to the Marthon’s testosterone-soaked atmosphere, the Saucebox. Trendy is the name of the game at this place. Since it was a Saturday night, seating was limited and we had to wait, albeit briefly, to get a table… outside…in the cold. Perhaps they smelled the machismo from the Marathon, still fresh on our clothes. With no time to spare, our group scoured the drink menu for suitable beverages to fit the upscale vibe of the Saucebox. The drink list read more like a Mad-Lib than a menu, with nearly everything featuring some kind of house-infused liquor served with sliced or muddled fruit. All the same, the mixologists at the Saucebox know what they are doing. The Maker’s Mark Whiskey Sour was a perfect blend of tart and sweet, and it came garnished with enough citrus to fill a fruit hat, but it was no match for the made-toshare “pineapple” drink. A mix of muddled fruit, juice and pineapple-infused rum, this cocktail is served in an actual pineapple and will ensure that you stand out in a crowd, as Rich found out. The Saucebox is so chic that they give you a postcard with your bill. That’s sure

Bring your love for old-school video games but check your sense of smell at the door, because the pinball wizards at Ground Kontrol seem to prefer dumping their quarters into video games over washing machines. All the same, this was just the place to bring us down from the snooty, entitled vibe of the previous establishment. There was no need for us to ponder a drink list at this barcade—aluminum-caninfused High Life all around! Already in good spirits, our collective mood was only increased by the joys of Donkey Kong, Centipede and over 25 functioning pinball machines. It was Reaganomix Night, so DJs Nate C. and I (heart) U provided the perfect 1980s soundtrack to dump quarter after quarter into the games. A couple rounds of drinks and $5 in quarters later, it was time to once again get our show on the road.

The strip joint Magic Gardens 217 NW Fourth Ave.

Typical drink

Cheap beer and a shot

Random overheard conversation

A certain opinion editor: “I owned that pool table.”

No night of drinking is complete without the obligatory trip to a sin bin that is a Portland strip club, and with countless dens of debauchery available in the city we threw caution—and good taste—to the wind and went straight to the closest one. Two stumbling blocks later, we were at Magic Gardens. On a scale from one to syphilis, the Garden is somewhere around a comfortable hepatitis C. This hole in the wall is all that you would expect from a divey strip club in Old Town/Chinatown. There’s one stage,

one pool table and one old lady tending the bar. Stocked with plenty of bar flies and a welcoming character, Magic Gardens is the Cheers of strip joints. Two dancers took turns working the stage, and Rich hit the pool table. As we ordered drinks from Nana behind the bar, one dancer coming off the stage took a seat at a nearby stool. Preparing for the standard offer to buy her an overpriced drink, we were surprisingly greeted with genuine conversation over the current state of the Portland Trail Blazers roster. As our visit to the Garden continued, and no doubt the result of another round of drinks, our group loosened up. By the time we exited/pulled Rich away from the pool table, it seemed that we were dancing more than the dancers.

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The biker bar Kelly’s Olympian

426 SW Washington St.

Typical drink

A high-octane whiskey

Random overheard conversation

“I think I need to order food—lots and lots of greasy, bar food.”

We roamed past taco carts and a car accident and found ourselves at the door of Kelly’s Olympian, our final destination for the evening. Kelly’s sports a long bar and plenty of grease coming out of the kitchen window. It’s a great place for any time of night to just hang or to catch a local punk show in their adjoining venue. Vintage motorcycles hang above you at the bar, providing unique eye candy, while classic neon lights from another time illuminate the bar. But what we wanted from Kelly’s was food. Robert made an attempt at their bacon cheeseburger while Rich ate half an order of mac ’n’ cheese wedges that he didn’t end up spilling on the floor next to a classic Indian motorcycle. The combination of food-induced drowsiness and the fact that the bars were closing caused our band of merry men to hit the road, via a designated driver of course.

All photos by Robert Britt/Portland State Vanguard

Drinking buddies: Saucebox's pineapple drink brings people together underneath a neon glow.


BRIDGETOWN BOOTY SHAKING A description of downtown dance spots for your grinding pleasure Stacy Austin Vanguard staff

Gaggles of young people explore Portland’s night scene for the joy of boozing and dancing among strangers. I occasionally take brief forays into this world, usually under the pretense of bachelorette parties, birthdays and breakup recoveries. I have seen the closure of The Agency, H2O, Greek Cusina, Bettie Ford and more. I can’t say I miss the $10 covers, but when one club or lounge closes, another seems to open in Portland. Now, if we could combine the free gaming consoles from The Agency,

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the $2.95 food menu from H20, Greek Cusina’s big looming purple octopus and the hot wait staff from Bettie Ford, we could have a fun club…but I digress. Let’s start with the big dog in Rose City. Concept Entertainment has a heavy hand in Portland’s night scene, including Grand Central, Thirsty Lion, Lotus, Gypsy, Barracuda, Dixie Tavern and Duke’s. Grand Central (808 SE Morrison St.) includes overpriced bowling and meals. If you are looking for swarms of hot bodies and floors sticky with spilt drinks, Barracuda (9 NW Second Ave.), which is advertised as “Portland’s premiere nightclub,” is the place. It’s as if someone read about wild parties at the Playboy Mansion and attempted to reenact them. Nights at Barracuda usually start innocently enough (or not) with themes such as a foam party, a naughty schoolgirl party or pajama (aka friction) party. The music isn’t terrible, but this place usually ends up too busy and crowded to be fun. The girls and I can usually carve out a place on the dance floor at Dixie Tavern (32 NW Third Avenue). Dixie’s strikes me as a Coyote Ugly knockoff. With trucker hats, elk heads and brassieres hanging from the ceiling and walls, the decor will leave you in awe, at least for a moment. Keep the Pabst and Jell-O shots coming so you can ignore the creepy guys upstairs, watching you with blank stares and open mouths. Periodically at Dixie’s, the DJ will ask for ladies to dance on the bar, carefully holding onto straps hanging from above. Before thinking of gyrating with your lady friends on the bar, please check that you are wearing jeans or black tights under that miniskirt. Seriously, check. Just a few alcoholic beverages will play tricks on your memory, and you can’t hear a damn thing your friends are telling you once you’re on

the bar. Opposite the bar, you can see a slideshow of music videos and party photos. Across the street is Dirty (35 NW Third Ave.). On most nights, you will experience very loud music, some well-dressed folks and girls clamoring to get their “grind” on while pole dancing. They often have some nice throwbacks to the ’80s in their music selection. At all hours, you may find the female employees in knee-high boots, fishnet stockings and leotards. Move toward Powell’s City of Books and you will find Aura (1022 W Burnside St.). The bouncer on any particular night can make or break your experience at Aura. What I’ve learned for boys—no flip-flops, no shorts, tuck in your shirt, sunglasses at night (à la Corey Hart) are a fashion statement and bring a girl with decent cleavage. If you want to experiment with the past, go to Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St.) for SNAP! ’90s Dance Party, or check out Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom (1332 W Burnside St.) for ’80s Video Dance Attack. You are encouraged to dress as the decade dictates. Another fun place to enjoy good DJs is the classic arcade Ground Kontrol (511 NW Couch St.). Depending on the DJ, you may be listening to heavy metal or hip-hop. A good thing about this place is that if you prefer not to dance, you can always play a video game. Now I’ll discuss a few choice places if you prefer a smaller dance atmosphere. Dante’s (1 SW Third Ave.) features local punk rock and the occasional cabaret or burlesque. Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th Ave.) is the place to enjoy jazz music. One can often groove to great live music at the Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark St.), my favorite performers being the Quick and Easy Boys. If you are craving an old-school, tiki-bar experience and fun karaoke night, head north to Alibi (4024 N Interstate Ave.). Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. every night. After dinner, join everyone on the dance floor as Alibi transforms into a nightclub. If you’re willing to get beyond the city limits, I recommend venturing to Tualatin for a country-western dancehall called Bushwhackers (8200 SW Tonka St., Tualatin). Learn to country line-dance, or show off your already-well-sharpened skills for the locals. I would be remiss to not mention the party-hearty local gay dance clubs. Embers (110 NW Broadway) may be the most wellknown and tame. I have seen all ranges of age and gender at Embers, and would even take my fun-loving extended family there for a good time. C.C. Slaughters (219 NW Davis), also known as CCs, carries a crowd that tends to be a bit more wild and loud than Embers. At the far end of the spectrum, Silverado (318 SW Third Ave.) offers you dancing and male full-frontal nudity.

A real happy meal Swanky places with amazing happy hour menus Robert Seitzinger Vanguard staff

All photos by Liana Shewey/Portland State Vanguard

I once heard a professor say that tuition and textbook prices are so high because, he reasoned, if college kids had extra spending money, they’d waste it all on drugs and booze. Sure, there are some students who can’t be trusted with extra cash, but those of us responsible enough to balance a checkbook would appreciate a budget that allows for dining at Huber’s or Higgins on a regular basis. Sadly, $20 entrees for most college students are a delicacy, a rare break from the food carts and Chipotle. However, college kids can afford fancy eats with some good timing. Here is a guide to some of the best happy hours near campus, places that will break the college cuisine tedium without breaking the bank.

Portland City Grill 111 SW Fifth Ave. (30th floor) $2 to $6 per item Happy hour

Mon–Sat, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 10 p.m. to midnight (until 1 a.m. Sat) Sun, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This is one of the classiest restaurants in town, and their happy hour menu boasts a wide range of delicious vegetarian, fish and meat options. The beef tenderloin satay is superb, as is the papaya-avocado stacked salad. Don’t forget to try the flatiron-grilled tombo tuna, a seared dish that packs some stellar flavor. Their service can be spotty when it’s packed in the bar, so arrive early or go after the dinner rush on Sunday for the shortest wait times and keenest attention. During rush hours, a pianist provides a soft score for diners to enjoy as they overlook the cityscape from 30 stories up.

RingSide Steakhouse

Jake’s Famous Crawfish

2165 W Burnside St. $2.25 all items

401 SW 12th Ave. $2 to $5 per item

Happy hour

Happy hour

For under $7, you can enjoy a strippeddown version of a three-course meal: Order the oyster shooters, buffalo wings or jalapeño poppers as an appetizer, followed by a Caesar salad and a prime rib sandwich or a ground beef burger—better yet, some fish or steak bites—and boom, you’ve had three plates of tasty, filling food at $2.25 apiece. A single barkeep and a handful of servers, each with a friendly, attentive demeanor, tend the small barroom with limited space—get in when happy hour starts to avoid a long wait for seats.

If you’re hankering for some inexpensiveyet-delicious salmon cakes, steamed mussels or spinach-artichoke dip, Jake’s is the place to go. Their $3 half-pound cheeseburger is another great way to fill up on the cheap, and the calamari is made with just the right amount of flour (not too crunchy, not too soggy). The ambiance is classy and old-school Portland, the bartenders have great personalities and craft top-notch drinks while the servers take care of diners promptly and politely.

Mon–Sun, 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sun, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Every day, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 9 p.m. to close (starts at 10 p.m. Fri and Sat)

Mama Mia Trattoria 439 SW Second Ave. $3 all items Happy hour

Every day, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Sun)

This is a great place to enjoy a variety of Italian goodness without spending $30 or $40. The tastiest dish on their happy hour menu is a tossup between the manicotti and the pasta filetto di pomodoro, which includes a plum tomato-basil sauce. The bar fills up fast, so be sure to arrive when happy hour starts to ensure seating. The service staff and bartenders are friendly and very knowledgeable about what wine pairs well with each dish, so be sure to ask their advice.


Bar Avignon 2138 SE Division St.

Drinking with dapper dads

Pro tip: It’s run by a super-friendly husband-and-wife duo that serves fresh bread from the neighboring bakery called Little T’s (they even walk it over in a wicker basket). They are never shy about chatting about their great bourbon selection. It has a casual vibe, but you could also dress up and not feel like you are out of place.

A list of upscale places to which you can take your visiting parents

Nostrana 1401 SE Morrison St. Pro tip: It’s an Italian place, so get wine. The average glass price is $10.

Virginia Vickery Vanguard staff

Beaker and Flask 720 SE Sandy Blvd.

My dad’s a classy guy and I like to think he produced some pretty classy progeny. In preparation for visits from my dad, who lives in a city on the East Coast known for its good food and drink, I’ve made a list of upscale places to take him in our generally laidback city. To be honest, this list is a little self-serving—several places are out of my price range and I’m hoping he’ll pick up the tab.

Northwest Portland Ten 01 1001 NW Couch St.

informed me that it was sorrel that night, and that sorrel tastes like citrus, and that sorrel is great to cook with, and that sorrel is actually great in cream, and the sorrel would only need to be mixed in with heavy whipping cream, and on and on. It was amazing.

Southwest Portland


Urban Farmer

Alu 525 SW Morrison Pro tip: It’s in The Nines Hotel and I once saw Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic hanging out there. It’s not the kind of place where you can ask for an autograph though without looking like a prole, though.

Higgins 2114 NW Glisan St 529 NW 23rd Ave.

Teardrop Cocktail Lounge 1015 NW Everett St.

Pro tip: It has the best bartenders in Portland. Every night, the bar staff puts different herbs, citrus or fruit into the water pitchers. One night when I called to find out what was in the water, the kind bartender excitedly

Autentica 5507 NE 30th Ave.


Southeast Portland

Hall Street Grill 21900 Willamette Dr., Ste 201, West Linn 3775 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton

Doug Fir-Jupiter Hotel

Pro tip: “A New American Tavern” doesn’t seem to really mean anything, but it’s pretty damn good marketing. 2831 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Pro tip: If your parental unit is in town for business, direct them and their BlackBerry buddies here.

Pro tip: Overpriced, but has some niche fare.

23Hoyt 5425 NE 30th Ave.

The ’Burbs 1239 SW Broadway

Urban Fondue

Northeast Portland 800 East Burnside St.

Decarli 4545 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton

Pro tip: It has a chic, 1950s lounge feel, but don’t go when there’s a show or if it’s a weekend because it gets crowded and its too hard to hear others talk. Older ears don’t seem to block out background noise very well.


Sinju Sushi 7339 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard

Gourmet pizza joints 2832 SE Belmont St.

Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty 4039 N Mississippi Ave.

Apizza Scholls 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Ken’s Artisan Pizza


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Aaron Leopold/Portland State Vanguard 304 SE 28th Ave. Bella Gioia 1134 NW Everett St.

There’s whiskey in the bar! Portland’s whiskey hangouts Richard D. Oxley Vanguard staff

Oh whiskey, you’re the devil. You’re leading me astray to all the bars in Portland, from Goose Hollow to Roseway. Few things are more pleasant than a nice place to sit back in and enjoy a dram of whiskey—and Portland has its own share of pubs, bars and holes in the wall where enthusiasts can take delight in the juice of the barley.


Despite the smoking ban, they still operate a cigar room in the basement, so Scotch drinkers can take pleasure in complementing their favorite Scotch with a fine cigar. Another benefit is their viewing of European soccer games on early weekend mornings, providing another excuse to drink whiskey outside of normally accepted drinking hours. Live music has also been known to fill their hall with the sounds of Ireland. All in all, it’s whiskey served with a pleasant social setting on the side.

65 SW Yamhill St.

True whiskey aficionados need look no further to get their fix. Paddy’s carries an awe-inspiring selection of whiskey adorning a bar so extensive, they need a rolling ladder just to navigate it. It may be a tighter fit on busier nights, but it is well worth the trip. The variety of food is notable, ranging from your average bar food appetizers to United Kingdom-inspired fare. Paddy’s takes whiskey seriously. Their menu goes as far as to organize their spirits from single malts to blends and even separating Scotches by region. The menu of whiskey offered is extensive to say the least. It’s safe to say that they have the best collection of whiskey in the city. If you want it, chances are they have it, something very similar or something new for you to discover. If whiskey is your weakness, then this is your bar.

The Leaky Roof Southwest 16th Avenue and Jefferson St.

What started nearly 60 years ago in a trailer across the street from its current location, The Leaky Roof now stands as a neighborhood bar reminiscent of an Irish village pub. “Irish” seems to be the key term here as their whiskey selection definitely emphasizes this region. Whereas most bars

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just stock Jameson, they carry Jameson’s other lines as well as selections most bars don’t carry, such as the Clontarf line. The staff is friendly and very welcoming. Within minutes of my first visit there, I was deep in a nice conversation with the bartender. You can tell that the Leaky Roof is a home-away-from-home for many of its patrons. Aside from a laidback atmosphere, it’s just comfortable.

Branch Whiskey Bar 2926 NE Alberta St.

Branch certainly takes being a whiskey bar to a fancier level. Part yuppie and part hipster, whiskey is sipped with the pinky out here. Rock and folk classics are heard as photographic artwork hangs across its walls, dimly lit by the table candles. American whiskeys dominate the menu and it even lists a few I was unaware of. In keeping with its hip urban-ambiance, prices run a little more expensive at Branch, though flights are all fixed at $18, which can actually end up saving you some change. Food is also a considerable high point at Branch. Something as simple as a Caesar salad is brought to a whole new level. The perfect place for a refined-yet-hip evening with a nice bourbon.

Kells 112 SW Second Ave.

It’s hard to live in Portland and not know Kells. Housed in a beautiful building deep in the heart of downtown, Kells provides an Irish atmosphere stocked with plenty of whiskey options. It does get busy on the weekends when it can draw the downtown club-hopping crowd—making a tolerable evening free of douche bags prowling the meat market a bit difficult.

Whiskey shelf at the Leaky Roof

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Champagne wishes and cocktail dreams A foray into the bartending talents of Jeffrey Morgenthaler Theodora Karatzas Vanguard staff


Photos by Adam Wickham/Portland State Vanguard

To say that Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an asset to the Portland bar scene would be an understatement. The current bar manager at renowned restaurant Clyde Common has been making a name for himself locally, nationally and internationally since mixing a good cocktail first sparked his interest. “I actually liked bartending before I became interested in it,” Morgenthaler said. When he was an undergraduate studying architecture at the University of Oregon, Morgenthaler started bartending as a summer job at the Tiny Tavern in Eugene. Though he had every intention of leaving the bar when school started back up, the bar seemed keen to keep him. “I tried to quit at the end of that summer because I was going back to school and they told me…they would give me nights if I would stay,” Morgenthaler said. “I really liked bartending. [Tiny Tavern] was just a beer bar, but I really dug bartending ’cause you get to meet people and talk to people and it’s just a super fun job.” At the time, it was the late 1990s—the height of what Morgenthaler likes to refer to as the “cocktail renaissance,” a time when we saw a resurgence of interest in classic cocktails and vintage glassware. “I was really into it,” Morgenthaler said. “I was buying old cocktail books, and reading stuff online…I was still just slinging beer and I decided that I wanted to learn how to make cocktails and I begged some friends of mine that ran this big club—not really a dance club but just a big bar—to let me come work there. I moved over [there] and started making cocktails and slowly kind of phased out my real career. I’m supposed to be an architect.” Continuing work as a bartender and honing his skills as a mixologist, Morgenthaler was soon traveling the world for bar-related conferences and lectures. He was even given the honor of speaking at the Berlin Bar Conference in 2008, an event put on by Mixology Magazine, a German magazine Morgenthaler had been contributing to for several months prior. Morgenthaler was contacted by Clyde Common while still living in Eugene about an opening in their staff as bar manager. He interviewed and was subsequently offered the job. “I really had no intention or desire to ever move to Portland. It’s not anything that’s Portland’s fault,” Morgenthaler said. “I was just perfectly happy in Eugene.” He started his position at Clyde Common on Jan. 2, 2009, and has been working there ever since, creating new drinks and pouring old favorites for the myriad customers that walk through his door. “The street that we’re on is really kind of awesome,” Morgenthaler said. “I mean, it’s pretty cool cause Clyde just attracts everybody. It’s not like when you go to some places in Portland and you’re like oh, this is

a bar for ‘insert group here.’ Clyde’s [is] just like everybody crammed in.” This melting pot of customer and creative support from Clyde Common’s management has allowed Morgenthaler to pioneer new ground in cocktail making, mixing up some of the most balanced and tasty drinks to be found in Portland. Through his travels, he’s also managed to learn new techniques, discovered uncommon liquors and even created some completely new drinks. “The great thing about being like me is I get to travel a ton,” Morgenthaler said. “I go to the best bars all over the world and steal their ideas.” One of the ideas he happened upon was the inspiration for Clyde Common’s new foray into a barrel-aged cocktail program. While visiting London, Morgenthaler went to the famous, and unofficially named bar “69 Colebrooke Row,” where he tasted a Manhattan that had been aged in a glass bottle for five years. Though he didn’t taste too much of a difference from the original thing, the technique got him thinking about the possibilities of barrel aging to add new flavors and depth. Upon returning to the U.S., Morgenthaler pulled out a gallon-sized Madeira cask he’d gotten his hands on, filled it with a fully mixed Manhattan and let it sit for a month. “We pulled it out, me and my boss, and we tried it and we’re like ‘holy shit! This is really good,’” Morgenthaler said. “It put a finish on it, like a whiskey bourbon wood finish. It’s so weird. The crazy thing is that we think we’re the first people to do this. Everybody I’ve shown this to is like ‘I’ve never heard of that, it’s super exciting.’” Having sold out of their original Manhattan, Morgenthaler and his crew are working on making more of it and

trying to age some other cocktails along the way. It’s creativity like this and small touches like his incredible hospitality and breadth of cocktail knowledge that make Morgenthaler a delightful man to have serve you, whatever your boozy fantasy might entail. “I don’t really have [a favorite drink to make],” Morgenthaler said. “I don’t have a least favorite drink to make either…I like the really geeky stuff and I’m happy making a mojito. I just like making drinks. I don’t really see the difference…I like to make drinks the way I like to drink drinks so I try to make people’s drinks as they would taste good to me, because that’s really all I can go on. Then I just pray that I have good taste.” Over the course of his bartending career, he’s developed a knack for reaching out to customers and connecting on a deeper level than just “can I take your order?” “As a bartender you know how to gauge if people want to talk to you or not,” Morgenthaler said. “Some people just want to be left alone and then you know, just based on professional experience, to just leave them alone, and some people sit because they want to chat with you. I’ve been dealing with people for so long that it’s all kind of the same to me. I like people. They don’t really bother me.” With time, Morgenthaler has seen bartending change into something more highly respected than the historical view of it as a dead-end job. “For a long time, it’s always been kind of a deadbeat job,” Morgenthaler said. “But I think what I’ve seen is that people are taking it more and more seriously over the years, which is nice. It’s nice to have the thing that I love so much be given a little bit more credibility, because other people are taking it more seriously. That makes me happy and it makes my parents happy too.” With his creativity, preternatural instincts for gauging people and a heart that is truly in his work, Morgenthaler and Clyde Common are a must stop for any Portlander or those visiting from out of town. Sidle up to the bar, smile back and get ready to be wowed. “When you come into my bar, I will be nice to you because you’re in my home,” Morgenthaler said. “Since you’re in my home, I would kind of hope that you would act the same way and then we’ll have just a really lovely time.”

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Willamette whiskey Streams of whiskey are flowing from Portland Richard D. Oxley Vanguard staff

All photos by Adam Wickham/Portland State Vanguard

House Spirits: Owners Christian Krogstad and Lee Medoff

For some time now, Portland has established itself as a craft-beer-brewing Mecca, while the surrounding state of Oregon is home to a significant number of independent wineries. So it should come as no surprise that a distilling industry has begun carving its own unique niche in the Oregon array of brewing and vinting innovation. In Southeast Portland, Distillery Row has emerged with multiple distilleries bottling their own spirits, which initially might excite some, if not for the fact that the majority only makes vodka. Now that’s not so bad, but what about those of us who have a broader palette? I’m talking about whiskey people! Don’t worry Portland—among Oregon’s newfound distilling zeal is a community of whiskey lovers bottling some of the best spirits in the nation. The Northwest is certainly producing unique whiskey that strays far from standard American bourbon. So in the spirit of supporting your local spirits, lay down some funds and try your local flavor of whiskey.

McCarthy’s Whiskey, Clear Creek Distillery “A lot of guys that don’t like Scotch—they think a great whiskey is Crown Royal—they will not like my whiskey…we don’t dumb it down here.” —Steve McCarthy

Clear Creek Distillery: Owner Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy grew up around his family’s orchards here in Oregon. But after a trip to France during his youth and experiencing that country’s Eau de Vie, a spirit distilled from fruit, he decided to try his own hand at it here in the U.S., using his family’s own produce. He founded the Clear Creek Distillery in Northwest Portland. But during the orchard’s off-season, he still wanted to be distilling and began to branch out, one project being McCarthy’s Whiskey, with the intent to make his own whiskey in the style of Islay Scotches.

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In 1990, Steve contacted various breweries in Portland’s then-infant micro-brewing industry. He didn’t get too many positive responses. But McCarthy’s whiskey notion did attract the interest of Kurt Widmer of Widmer beer. Since then, McCarthy has enjoyed a prosperous partnership with the Widmer brothers who provide the initial whiskey wash for distilling McCarthy’s Whiskey. McCarthy’s is a whiskey that certainly packs a peaty punch similar to Islay Scotches. This is a serious “Scotch” whiskey meant for hardcore Scotch drinkers who like the taste of a campfire in their mouth. Of course that’s an exaggeration—don’t be fooled; despite the peaty nature of McCarthy’s, it is a remarkably smooth drink. Aged three years, it is an unfiltered whiskey that in 2006 Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible awarded best small-batch whiskey in the world.

House Spirits Whiskey, House Spirits “It’s Oregon whiskey. A lot of people think it’s gonna be bourbon…but I would say it’s Oregon whiskey. It’s a whole new category.” — Christian Krogstad House Spirits is a bit of the new kid on the block. Most folks may know them for their Aviation Gin, Krogstad Aquavit and Medoyeff Vodka—but owners Christian Krogstad and Lee Medoff started House Spirits with the intention of making whiskey. Both men met as brewers for McMenamins 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2004 when they decided to start House Spirits. House Spirits Whiskey combines the unique traits of Scotch and bourbon processes. While its ingredients consist entirely of malted barley, they use the American style of aging it in charred barrels. Unlike other American whiskies, the barrels use local Oregon oak, which Krogstad believes brings a spicier quality to their whiskey bearing notes such as clove or nutmeg. This adds to the caramel and vanilla common to bourbon, yet less sweet. Krogstad also feels that the Northwest climate and weather contribute to the aging process unlike other regions, where as the aging whiskey is more dramatically drawn and expelled in and out of the barrels’ wood, while also maturing faster than elsewhere. So far only a limited release of their whiskey has been available in their tasting room off of Southeast Seventh Avenue, but according to Krogstad, liquor stores will be carrying their brand before summer hits.

Feeling quizzical Trivia nights and pub quizzes around town Bianca Blankenship Vanguard staff

East Burn

What was the name of Jacques Cousteau’s research ship? What coin did the first slot machine use? What’s an infant eagle called? If you have a head for trivia—or you simply like to play—you should check out one of the many trivia and quiz nights around town. Good luck finding quizzes on Friday and Saturday nights, but Portland’s got you covered for every other night of the week. So why waste your time studying at home when you can study up at the bars? Below is a list of countless trivia nights throughout the city. Now go read up on your trivial facts.



Hawthorne Hideaway, 8 p.m.

Space Room Lounge, 7 p.m.

2221 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Show up before 7 p.m. to catch the $3 microbrews or $1.25 Pabst to fine tune your brain before the quizzing begins. It’s a bit of a dive and has a fair share of the hipster crowd, but the bartenders are friendly and there’s free pool to keep you otherwise occupied.

CC Slaughters, 7 p.m. 200 NW Third Ave.

4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

This bar’s quiz is coupled with silly cocktail names like Purple Rain and Yazi Fresh Underwear. The quiz is a popular one, so expect a crowd under all those black lights. Drinks are also cheap and strong here.

Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill, 7 p.m. 71 SW Second Ave.

This trivia night is followed by Monday Movie Madness at 9 pm. It wins the prize for being the only LBGT bar in town that hosts weekly trivia.

This pub doesn’t have anything too special to offer, but it is downtown, which means that if you live near Portland State, you can stumble home from this trivia night and forget about parking or finding a designated driver.

East Burn, 6 p.m.



This is one of many pub quizzes that Trivia Jock ShanRock hosts around town. The winning team can expect to leave with cash or prizes. Like all of ShanRock’s quizzes, this one is free.

Schmizza Pub and Grub, 6:30 p.m.

The Belmont Inn, 7 p.m.


1800 E Burnside St.

415 SW Montgomery St.

Basement Pub, 9 p.m. 1028 SE 12th Ave.

The winning team scores $25 in cash. It’s best to show up early for seating. And if you give up, don’t cry—play some pinball and Pac-Man while you recuperate.

Located on the PSU campus, this recently opened beerand-pizza joint hosts a quiz that’s frequented by students in need of some trivial affairs after chemistry class.

Aside from serving delicious burgers, this bar has a popular pub quiz from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Beware the $3 entry and 6:30 p.m. signup time, though.

Gypsy Restaurant and Velvet Lounge 8 p.m.

Kenton Club, 9 p.m.

625 NW 21st Ave.

Though this trivia night draws a crowd, beware the yuppie atmosphere. The bar is kind of a dive and the patrons leave something to be desired but if you’re looking for a 24-ounce Pabst for $2.50, this is your place.

Hawthorne Hideaway

3357 SE Belmont St.

2025 N Kilpatrick St.

Kenton might be pretty far north for some, but the cheap, liberally poured cocktails can be worth it. The neighborhood feel brings everyone together for this trivia night.

Photos by Michael Pascual/Portland State Vanguard

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Beer + Movie = Magic Local places to catch a flick and sip a beer Allison Whited Vanguard staff

Laurelhurst Theater

St. John’s Cinema

2735 E Burnside Cost of admission: $3 all day

8704 N Lombard Ave. Cost of admission: $4 before 6 p.m., $6 after



A decent microbrew selection and a small wine selection

Small microbrew selection



Pizza, and sometimes doughnuts, are available for purchase and all of it is pretty tasty

Pizza, popcorn and the usual assorted candy

Magical rating: A-

Magical rating: A

Laurelhurst is small, but very comfortable. Expect to see second-run films mixed in with a smattering of documentaries, independent films and classic movies. There are no commercials and the previews are kept short and sweet. There is a convenient bar top in front of the theater seats for your drinks and munchies. Independently owned with an atmosphere like nowhere else, this is the first theater in a long time to give me the warm fuzzies.

St. John’s has large theaters, but only two of them. There is usually a hot release playing on one screen with a secondrun film complementing it on the other. Everyone standing in line to get a ticket seems to know everyone else, lending St. John’s a homey atmosphere. The beer isn’t the best value, but the ticket price for a new release is just right. It’s in a fun location and the building is beautiful. The beer could be priced better, and when the theater is crowded it takes forever to get through the line.

Academy Theater 7818 SE Stark St. Cost of admission: $4 all day

341 SW 10th Ave. Cost of admission: $5 all day on Monday and Tuesday, all other days $7 before 5 p.m. and $9 after, or $6 for students




10 microbrews and a small wine selection

The most diverse on the list—nine microbrews on tap, a great wine selection and a full bar, so any well concoction you can think of

Pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and candy


The Academy Theater is small with just three screens, and it feels as cozy as it sounds. They show an assortment of second-run releases. The employees are polite and the beer is great, though $4.25 seems pretty high for about 10 ounces of beer in a plastic cup. The reclining theater seats and tons of legroom more than make up for it though. Independently owned and restored to look like it did in the 1940s, the Academy Theater is comfortable like an old pair of sneakers but fresh enough to hold a hint of fun.

Magical rating: B-

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The level and friendliness of service is highly variable, but when it’s bad, it’s really bad. This is a great place to take a date, but too spendy and too pretentious to be my first choice.

Living Room Theaters

Pretty snazzy for a movie theater. Includes handmade ice cream and vegan truffles as well as paninis, salads and a selection of cheeses and cured meat


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The Living Room Theater goes big on everything—food, drinks, and the theater seating is made up of plush loveseats and ottomans—but that also extends to the prices. The movies are a good mix of current, foreign language, independent and classic films. The attached bar is glamorous, but the attitudes you may encounter are not.

Magical rating: A

For the love of the game Where to go to scratch the itch at game time Tanya Shiffer Vanguard staff

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Unless you are the offspring of Bill Gates, there is a good chance you don’t watch every game of every sport live—even then, it would be a little difficult. For the average college student, especially those living on campus, cable is difficult to afford. To help, here are a few places around town that may or may not be known to Portland State students for watching any and all sports. Most are located downtown or a short bus ride away that is worth the time and fare.

On Deck Sports Bar and Grill Mon–Thu, 11 a.m. to midnight Fri–Sat, 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sun, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 910 NW 14th Ave.

This is the place to go to for any sports fan. Everywhere you sit, a TV is clearly visible. Multiple screens surround the bar, a huge 68-inch plasma TV for the most important games and local college and pro jerseys surround the walls. What is really spectacular about this bar is its deck and view. You will not find a better place to relax outside on the rare days of no rain. With a very affordable happy hour, what could be better?

Claudia’s Sports Pub and Grill Sun–Thu, 11 a.m. to midnight Fri–Sat, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. 3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Watching sports here is definitely for the fan who likes to kick it old school. Amid the promotional paraphernalia and schedules is a history of softball teams, complete with pictures and trophies that dwarf some of the shorter fans. Hockey is king here, but fantasy footballers have their own domain as well. Everything is reasonably priced all the time, and don’t forget to take a spin in the awesome captain’s chairs.  

Buffalo Wild Wings Mon–Thu, 11 a.m. to midnight Fri–Sat, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sun, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 327 SW Morrison St.

If you like them big, this is the place for you. There are 10 extra-large projection displays that make you feel like you’re at the game if you sit close enough. They have both cable and satellite feeds, so there isn’t any game you could miss. They have 24 draft beers on tap and 50-cent Wing Tuesdays and Thursdays. Right on the TriMet MAX line, this bar is ideal for before and after Portland Trail Blazers games at the Rose Garden.  

Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill Mon, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Tue, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wed–Fri, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sat, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sun, 11 a.m. to midnight 71 SW Second Ave.

With its new chef and live music on Tuesdays through Sundays, this isn’t your typical sports bar. Longtime supporters of Oregon Premier Soccer League and

Oregon Sports Union Rugby Club, this is the place to come and watch any and all European Sports. Blazers fans should not feel discouraged—they love you and college sports fans too.  

Blitz Pearl Mon–Sun, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. 110 NW 10th Ave.

Walking in from the upper level might confuse the sports nut looking for a game, but head down the particleboard stairs and you walk into a frat house dream. There are all kinds of games to play and watch, including the underrated shuffleboard. Affordable food, fun atmosphere and comfy seating make this place worth your time.      

Bitter End Eatery and Pub Mon–Fri, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sat–Sun, noon to 2:30 a.m. 1981 W Burnside St.

When it is not filled to capacity with raving Portland Timbers fans before and after a match, it is the secret sweet spot to watch any game. This is definitely the perfect corner bar that makes you feel at home. The cool, laidback bartenders are worth their weight in gold. Anyone looking for a less-is-more crowd, great food and a comfortable atmosphere, this is the place for you.

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Legal booze for the underage crowd, eh? Traveling 300 miles for a permissible piña colada Sarah Esterman Vanguard staff

Photo illustration by Bryan Morgan/Portland State Vanguard

Stepping off the ferry from Port Angeles, Wash., to Victoria, British Columbia, only a few short hours ago, I couldn’t wait to order my first legal alcoholic beverage. I wondered what it would feel like to sit at a bar and what sort of validation would come with ordering and downing my own drink. Now, sitting in a tropical-themed restaurant and bar, hardly hearing anything the unnaturally tanned bartender is saying over the blasting Caribbean music, I feel out of place and slightly uncomfortable. This is not where I belong—and that’s not just because I’m in a different country. Once the remainder of the gin and tonic is in my system, we leave and I’m feeling less drunk than when we first walked in. The second night is similar to the first. Instead of going to a bar, though, I decide to simply order a glass of wine with dinner. As the curvy waitress waltzes up, I ask her what she might suggest. Resting


her perfectly manicured hands on the top of her short denim skirt—clearly manufactured to get more tips by the end of the night—she spits out, “I really don’t know what you’re looking for.” Taken aback, I shrug it off, smile politely and in my ongoing pursuit to fake-it-untilI-make-it, say, “I’m craving something red, uh,” I stumble for a second, “with lots of… body.” Her knowing smirk tells me that she’s seen my type in here before—young and naïve when it comes to alcohol—and trying to hide it. She brings me a glass of some wine that I don’t even remember the name of and I soak up the atmosphere as I let it breathe. Italian music plays softly in the background, but it can hardly be heard over the chattering of the many families and couples packed into the small space. If I was hoping for a golden moment in time when the music would stop and I’d have some great epiphany about who I was in the world, I certainly didn’t get it then. For some reason, I expected my first alcoholic experiences to hold some sort of meaning. But, really, it just seemed pretty normal. I might as well have been just drinking a glass of water. It’s my third and final night in Canada. At this point, ordering a drink feels pretty commonplace. I almost don’t get one, but I’m out for Mediterranean food and women scantily clad in bedazzled bras are jingling around the restaurant, zagareeting (i.e., making bellydancer calls) loudly and the situation is crying out for a margarita. And that’s when it happens.

A young waitress in her mid-20s approaches, her short blonde ponytail bobbing up and down as she walks. After ordering my food, I ask her to bring me a margarita. Her pale skin turns pink and she cocks her hip to one side, looks down at the ground timidly and says, “I feel really embarrassed asking you this, but can I see some ID?” Validation rushes to meet me as I realize this is the moment I’ve been waiting for. Smiling a little too much, I tell her that of course she can see my identification and I hand her my driver’s license. The young woman proceeds to tell me that she had just returned from a vacation in Las Vegas, Nev., and was surprised at how often they card people in the U.S. “I’m 25 years old, and I was like, ‘Of course I’m old enough to drink.’” She told me that although they rarely ask for ID in Canada, they’re supposed to, and patrons are expected to be able to show two forms (lucky for me, I had my passport too, but she didn’t ask for it). Apparently, an establishment could even be closed down for a few days if they were to get caught selling and serving alcohol to a minor. But she really can’t tell me much more than that, because she simply doesn’t know. If I were to order a drink at a restaurant in Portland, I’d be carded immediately. My waiter or waitress would know precisely what could happen to their establishment (and what would become of their job) if they didn’t. I think about this as I sip the salty-yetsweet drink that is my first margarita. I can taste the tequila, and for the first time since I set foot in Victoria, I feel like a legitimate adult. And I realize that come tomorrow afternoon, when the customs agent checks my passport and readmits me to the state of Washington, my drinks for the next two years will have to be ordered virgin.

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The morning after Enjoy the hangover meal at the likely source of your hangover Katherine Vetrano Vanguard staff

For the hipster herbivore

For the gourmand guzzler

Last night was a blur of Pabst Blue Ribbon and plaid. You got drunk while having an intellectually enriching conversation about…something. It’s likely you were getting inebriated at Vita Café on Northeast Alberta Street with their fantastic Wednesday Night Special—$2 wells, $3 drafts and specialty cocktails for $5. But this morning your tiny head is pounding and all you need is some nourishment. So you jump on your fixie and go back to the scene of the crime. Vita Café’s breakfast is just what you need: grains like homemade vegan granola and three different kinds of corn cakes, including Thai-style with bananas, ginger, cilantro and coconut syrup. Classic scrambles like the Greek and Denver can substitute eggs for tofu or tempeh. If you really want to replenish yourself and, still fit in your skinny jeans, the New Years Breakfast is for you—balanced with your choice of protein (eggs, tofu or tempeh), seasonal steamed veggies and finished it off with corn cake or vegan French toast. Better yet, substitute that for a perfectly sculpted ball of brown rice accompanied by Braggs Soy Sauce, and the perfect English muffin. Oh, and your loser friend who eats meat can enjoy all the free-range eggs and bacon she wants.

Belly, on Northeast MLK Jr. Avenue, has happy hour Tuesday through Saturday any time of day if you sit at the bar. You kept sipping on their cocktails, handcrafted by an expert at the bar while you munched on their happy hour menu. Oops! You may have been trying to show off with your food knowledge so much that you forgot you don’t know as much about drinks. You ended up ordering every single cocktail with a cool name—including The Angry Napoleon (Jameson, Pommeau de Normandie, lemon juice, ginger ale and bitters) and The Lifted Kilt (Dewar's, Dubonnet Rouge, maraschino liqueur and bitters). Your head’s pounding today but you know just the cure. A brunch menu from the very culprit, Belly. Their brunch crowd is bustling (it’s only served on Sundays), but a kind server keeps your growling stomach quiet by offering a bacon corn muffin. You choose to order from the Build a Biscuit section, deciding on silky white cheddar and crispy bacon, knowing well that The Nap Maker (biscuit, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar, mushroom gravy and Tabasco) was all too true to its name last time. Your less-indulgent friend can get a Farmer’s Scramble with chanterelle mushrooms, chèvre and fresh herbs since it is the lightest choice offered. After this meal, you just might come back to life.

Vita Café 3023 NE Alberta St. Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Weekends, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast served from opening until 4 p.m. everyday

Belly 3500 NE MLK Jr Blvd. Sunday brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vita Cafe

Photos by Michael Pascual/Portland State Vanguard


For the kid-toting mama It’s early. The sun is leaking into the kitchen and you had way too much chardonnay when your two friends came for dinner last night. Your husband’s out, and both kids are starving. Luckily, there’s Genie’s, an easy walk from your Southeast home. Genie’s has helpful and attentive service, which is great since you’re fussing over one kid and then the other, and then the other, making sure they don’t make a mess or scream too loud. The Crab Scramble with chives and tomato is light and filling, as is the Veggie Scramble with house-smoked tomatoes, spinach, onion, artichoke hearts and feta. And when you’re having that kind of morning you can have a Bellini with fresh juices or an Emergen-C Elixir with orange-infused vodka, Emergen-C, muddled lemon and a splash of cranberry. All your girlfriends love their coffee cocktails as well, like Ellen’s Coffee: vanilla- and coffeeinfused vodka, Irish cream, hazelnut liquor and coffee. What about the kids? They’re well-behaved now with their white chocolate and hazelnut pancakes. On your way out, as the morning turns into afternoon, college students line up at the restaurant’s accompanying bar, hungover faces staring into Bloody Marys. Ah, the good old days.

Genie’s Café 1101 SE Division St. Coffee bar opens at 7 a.m. Restaurant hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Student Publications editorships open for 2010–2011 year

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The Portland State University Student Publications Board has announced that applications for leadership of the Vanguard, the Graphic Design Center, Pathos Literary Magazine, the Portland Review, the Rearguard, KPSU and The Portland Spectator are open for the 2010–2011 academic year. The Vanguard editor oversees PSU’s daily newspaper with a staff of nearly 60 persons.

The Rearguard editor produces a monthly publication of an alternative viewpoint.

The Graphic Design Center manager oversees a graphic design business for students and others.

The Portland Spectator editor oversees a monthly magazine of conservative political commentary.

The Pathos Literary Magazine editor manages a thrice-yearly literary magazine that publishes only Portland State University student work.

The KPSU radio station manager runs an AM-band radio station (and short-range FM-band radio station) with diverse content and a staff of about 80.

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The Portland Review editor operates a thrice-yearly literary review that publishes fiction and art from submissions originating locally, nationally and internationally.

Application materials may be obtained from Judson Randall, student publications adviser, in Room S-26A in the Smith Memorial Student Union subbasement. Completed applications must be submitted electronically or on paper by noon April 5, 2010, to Randall at randallj@ The Student Publications Board will hire the editors after interviews to be conducted within 10 days.

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Alcohol POLL

The Vanguard asked the online community to pick their poison.



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Vanguard Bar Guide 2010  

Vanguard Bar Guide 2010

Vanguard Bar Guide 2010  

Vanguard Bar Guide 2010