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  • 01
    Before annoying PTA moms tamed the schoolyard, bullies had mad style -- Biff Tannen wore a zip-up wool jacket like no one else, and Cobra Kai's original motto was "sweep the leg... unless it's wearing Bugle Boys, in which case, just admire the pants sans violence." Bringing said style back, if in name only: Bullé Classic, an art-filled Pearl boutique where you can suit up to look McFly without brutes trying to bang your teenage mom. Here's the gear

    Bullé Brand: Bullé's private label offers tanks emblazoned with pinup models, plus knitted hats & ballcaps, hoodies, and sweaters spangled with the brand's logo of paddles, boats & anchors, a theme that harkens back to Portland’s roots as -- get this -- a land, that was full of ports. Sweaters will teach you something new every day

    The Crew: They've also got threads and accessories from store-less Portland textile artists, including ergonomic carbon-fiber wallets by HuMn and various duds by Lift Label, which specializes in cotton hoodies and solid-colored tees with off-color Pendleton-style pockets so slick, you'll soon be fending off the advances of your own horny but ultimately confused teenage mother.
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      Before annoying PTA moms tamed the schoolyard, bullies had mad style -- Biff Tannen wore a zip-up wool jacket like no one else, and Cobra Kai's original motto was "sweep the leg... unless it's wearing Bugle Boys, in which case, just admire the pants sans violence." Bringing said style back, if in name only: Bullé Classic, an art-filled Pearl boutique where you can suit up to look McFly without brutes trying to bang your teenage mom. Here's the gear

      Bullé Brand: Bullé's private label offers tanks emblazoned with pinup models, plus knitted hats & ballcaps, hoodies, and sweaters spangled with the brand's logo of paddles, boats & anchors, a theme that harkens back to Portland’s roots as -- get this -- a land, that was full of ports. Sweaters will teach you something new every day

      The Crew: They've also got threads and accessories from store-less Portland textile artists, including ergonomic carbon-fiber wallets by HuMn and various duds by Lift Label, which specializes in cotton hoodies and solid-colored tees with off-color Pendleton-style pockets so slick, you'll soon be fending off the advances of your own horny but ultimately confused teenage mother.
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  • 02
    Devote your weekend to studying Kells, because on Tue, Hollywood Theatre's screening America's version of The Iliad, aka, Trapped In The Closet, during a boozy, subtitled sing/dance-along with booming sound on a screen so big you'll pee on some chick yourself with excitement when you see how huge Big Man can be.
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      Devote your weekend to studying Kells, because on Tue, Hollywood Theatre's screening America's version of The Iliad, aka, Trapped In The Closet, during a boozy, subtitled sing/dance-along with booming sound on a screen so big you'll pee on some chick yourself with excitement when you see how huge Big Man can be.
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  • 03
    Representing the greatest Japanese invasion since George Takei planted a kiss on Bill Shatner, Izakaya's fest's transforming Jupiter's tented lot into a showcase of the best things about Land of the Rising Sun, namely, sake, beer, food, and art, because apparently underwear vending machines are tough to ship. Off-menu buns, noodles, and more will be plated by an army of restaurants like Tasting East, Ping, Miho, Yakuza, and Zilla (sorry, no Mothra), while an army of booze vendors is led by Gigantic Brewing (which whipped up a traditional Japanese-style brew for the event), plus sake outfits like Ty Ku and SakeOne, which you should have at least two of. All juiced up, hit a "maid cafe" to buy food from waitresses going all otaku, a trippy 3D light display, and a huge interactive installation where you can "paint" on a gigantic white board that reacts to body heat in a way that'll make your Hypercolor shirt look like a Veryrelaxedcolor one. You should definitely get tickets immediately, and when you do, plug in exclusive promo code SUPPORTPDX for a $10 discount, something you could kiss them for, with their consent of course.
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      Representing the greatest Japanese invasion since George Takei planted a kiss on Bill Shatner, Izakaya's fest's transforming Jupiter's tented lot into a showcase of the best things about Land of the Rising Sun, namely, sake, beer, food, and art, because apparently underwear vending machines are tough to ship. Off-menu buns, noodles, and more will be plated by an army of restaurants like Tasting East, Ping, Miho, Yakuza, and Zilla (sorry, no Mothra), while an army of booze vendors is led by Gigantic Brewing (which whipped up a traditional Japanese-style brew for the event), plus sake outfits like Ty Ku and SakeOne, which you should have at least two of. All juiced up, hit a "maid cafe" to buy food from waitresses going all otaku, a trippy 3D light display, and a huge interactive installation where you can "paint" on a gigantic white board that reacts to body heat in a way that'll make your Hypercolor shirt look like a Veryrelaxedcolor one. You should definitely get tickets immediately, and when you do, plug in exclusive promo code SUPPORTPDX for a $10 discount, something you could kiss them for, with their consent of course.
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  • 04
    Baking up enough pies to make Don McLean write a rambling opus about them, Portland Farmers Market fave Lauretta Jean's has opened up a cozy, art-clad Division date spot where you can cram your pie hole with its namesake, and also some other pastries for good measure. The rotating selection of fresh-baked pies're available whole or as slices, and run the gamut from sweet (blackberry/raspberry streusel or whiskey peach, who always falls off the edge of Rainbow Road), to savory (bacon- and cheese-intensive quiches), while things that are not in fact pies run from thick Hungarian mushroom soup, to all-day breakfast biscuit sandwiches, to the hubris-free "Best Grilled Cheese" with cheddar, piperade & arugula. Since nothing shouts "drinking!!" like pastries and breakfast sandwiches, there's an ample selection of vino and champagne (both the regular kind and High Life), plus cocktails including hot rum & cider, and the Cat's Pajamas with tequila, Campari, grapefruit & champagne that'll have you rambling on about good old boys and borrowing coats from James Dean and other things that make very little sense.
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      Baking up enough pies to make Don McLean write a rambling opus about them, Portland Farmers Market fave Lauretta Jean's has opened up a cozy, art-clad Division date spot where you can cram your pie hole with its namesake, and also some other pastries for good measure. The rotating selection of fresh-baked pies're available whole or as slices, and run the gamut from sweet (blackberry/raspberry streusel or whiskey peach, who always falls off the edge of Rainbow Road), to savory (bacon- and cheese-intensive quiches), while things that are not in fact pies run from thick Hungarian mushroom soup, to all-day breakfast biscuit sandwiches, to the hubris-free "Best Grilled Cheese" with cheddar, piperade & arugula. Since nothing shouts "drinking!!" like pastries and breakfast sandwiches, there's an ample selection of vino and champagne (both the regular kind and High Life), plus cocktails including hot rum & cider, and the Cat's Pajamas with tequila, Campari, grapefruit & champagne that'll have you rambling on about good old boys and borrowing coats from James Dean and other things that make very little sense.
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  • 05
    Put that kale chip down right now and get your butt to Hattie's Sweet Shop's coastal town-style digs in Beaumont, because behind its saccharine doors lie handmade treats and old-school candies that'll rot your inner child's baby teeth in no time

    Operated by a chemist with access to the sweets recipes used by her grandma who doesn't even know what Manganese is, Hattie's specialty is fudge, which's displayed in a huge case, from which you can sample flavors from Red Velvet to Rocky Road. Others things you'll want to eat: pumpkin cream-stuffed choco-Turkeys, a huge array of bulk candies (Warheads!), dozens of homemade licorice varieties, and everything in the "Nostalgic" section stuffed with Big League Chew, Cup-O-Gold, and Pop Rocks, for people who are nostalgic about Mikey from the Life commercials dynamiting his stomach with them and a Coke

    There're also some gigantic takes on classics, including a 5lb gummy bear (the equivalent of 1,400 regular ones), an even bigger one with a belly full of gummi worms (for simulating the cutest disembowelment ever!), and a 1lb, foot-long Sugar Daddy that'll have you unable to fit through doors, saccharine or not.
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      Put that kale chip down right now and get your butt to Hattie's Sweet Shop's coastal town-style digs in Beaumont, because behind its saccharine doors lie handmade treats and old-school candies that'll rot your inner child's baby teeth in no time

      Operated by a chemist with access to the sweets recipes used by her grandma who doesn't even know what Manganese is, Hattie's specialty is fudge, which's displayed in a huge case, from which you can sample flavors from Red Velvet to Rocky Road. Others things you'll want to eat: pumpkin cream-stuffed choco-Turkeys, a huge array of bulk candies (Warheads!), dozens of homemade licorice varieties, and everything in the "Nostalgic" section stuffed with Big League Chew, Cup-O-Gold, and Pop Rocks, for people who are nostalgic about Mikey from the Life commercials dynamiting his stomach with them and a Coke

      There're also some gigantic takes on classics, including a 5lb gummy bear (the equivalent of 1,400 regular ones), an even bigger one with a belly full of gummi worms (for simulating the cutest disembowelment ever!), and a 1lb, foot-long Sugar Daddy that'll have you unable to fit through doors, saccharine or not.
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  • 06
    Look out, Lou Diamond Phillips movies that don't serve you any food, because Bar Alla Bomba just opened as a cozy two story joint (intimate booths upstairs, window seating and Italian films down) by a Venice-obsessed booze-lover intent on introducing Portlanders to the wonders of cicchetti. While Cicchetti sounds like the name of a hard-nosed but earnest Jersey cop who one day woke up on the wrong side of the law, it's actually a shareable Italian bar food, which at Bomba means $2-$6 plates of small bread slices generously topped with beef shoulder & black sauce, baby octopus & herb butter, and a mound of prosciutto & hard-boiled egg. Bomba's also PDX's only joint specializing in Tramezzini: flatbread-based "savory Swiss cake rolls" that're anything but flavor-neutral when stuffed with fresh mozz, goat cheese & prosciutto, though you can also grab thick paninis stuffed with boar sausage. The "Bar" part of the name's equally ambitious, with a wide selection of wines & liqueurs, rotating local taps, and a cocktail list as long as The Divine Comedy that includes the absinthe-y Monkey Gland, the Filmograph w/ Cognac & Kola tonic, and other well-priced drinks you don't have to be Richie to enjoy.
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      Look out, Lou Diamond Phillips movies that don't serve you any food, because Bar Alla Bomba just opened as a cozy two story joint (intimate booths upstairs, window seating and Italian films down) by a Venice-obsessed booze-lover intent on introducing Portlanders to the wonders of cicchetti. While Cicchetti sounds like the name of a hard-nosed but earnest Jersey cop who one day woke up on the wrong side of the law, it's actually a shareable Italian bar food, which at Bomba means $2-$6 plates of small bread slices generously topped with beef shoulder & black sauce, baby octopus & herb butter, and a mound of prosciutto & hard-boiled egg. Bomba's also PDX's only joint specializing in Tramezzini: flatbread-based "savory Swiss cake rolls" that're anything but flavor-neutral when stuffed with fresh mozz, goat cheese & prosciutto, though you can also grab thick paninis stuffed with boar sausage. The "Bar" part of the name's equally ambitious, with a wide selection of wines & liqueurs, rotating local taps, and a cocktail list as long as The Divine Comedy that includes the absinthe-y Monkey Gland, the Filmograph w/ Cognac & Kola tonic, and other well-priced drinks you don't have to be Richie to enjoy.
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  • 07
    By swinging open the garage door on Slowburger in the NE mini-resto collective foretold by Led Zeppelin in 1973 ("The Ocean", duh), the team behind Slow Bar have ditched the ceviche and fondue to focus on mutating their lauded burger in the most deliciously deadly of ways

    Said burgs're are a half-pound of Painted Hills beef served on fresh brioche and topped with beautiful stuff like gruyere, onion rings & butter lettuce; chipotle cheddar sauce, caramelized onions, and Tails & Trotters bacon; or fried pancetta, grape tomato relish, and blue cheese from Rogue Creamery, the cheesemakers favored by the Rebel Alliance's Jek Porkins. You can also grab 3oz sliders of any burger on the menu, plus sea-salt fries covered in "stinky" cheese and Trumer Pils-battered onion rings that're the size of CDs -- and like said CDs, they'll also quickly cease to exist, although it won't be quite as awesome to find a Case Logic full of onion rings in, like, four years

    Even though most Americans enjoy drinking a fine aged cognac with their burger, Slow's instead opted to go totally wild with taps you can snag in growlers or pints to drink by the outdoor fire pit, including Manny's Pale Ale by Seattle's Georgetown and locals like Boneyard IPA and Double Mountain IRA, too much of which will have will have you very open to swinging... and not on the gallows pole.
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      By swinging open the garage door on Slowburger in the NE mini-resto collective foretold by Led Zeppelin in 1973 ("The Ocean", duh), the team behind Slow Bar have ditched the ceviche and fondue to focus on mutating their lauded burger in the most deliciously deadly of ways

      Said burgs're are a half-pound of Painted Hills beef served on fresh brioche and topped with beautiful stuff like gruyere, onion rings & butter lettuce; chipotle cheddar sauce, caramelized onions, and Tails & Trotters bacon; or fried pancetta, grape tomato relish, and blue cheese from Rogue Creamery, the cheesemakers favored by the Rebel Alliance's Jek Porkins. You can also grab 3oz sliders of any burger on the menu, plus sea-salt fries covered in "stinky" cheese and Trumer Pils-battered onion rings that're the size of CDs -- and like said CDs, they'll also quickly cease to exist, although it won't be quite as awesome to find a Case Logic full of onion rings in, like, four years

      Even though most Americans enjoy drinking a fine aged cognac with their burger, Slow's instead opted to go totally wild with taps you can snag in growlers or pints to drink by the outdoor fire pit, including Manny's Pale Ale by Seattle's Georgetown and locals like Boneyard IPA and Double Mountain IRA, too much of which will have will have you very open to swinging... and not on the gallows pole.
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  • 08
    Sticking out among East Hawthorne's hot dog and bar-burger joints like a delicious potato & cheese-stuffed diamond in the rough, Bar Dobre's mixing a rare-for-PDX jolt of traditional Polish food with the traditional Portland vibe of never having toiled a single day in the field, or anywhere else. Run by a husband-and-wife team with more -skis in their family tree than Timberline's rental area, the name translates to "good bar", although the food's better than that thanks to Old World goodies ranging from four varieties of hand-stuffed kielbasa atop a mound of sauerkraut to thick pierogis. Meanwhile, the non-Polish, EU potluck side of the menu is dominated by fried curds that have little to do with the Ottoman empire, burgers, and more. There're a couple beers on tap, but you'd be foolishly ethnocentric to pass up the traditional, complex Polish favorite of potato vodka on ice, or cocktails named after Polish monarchs, including the Henryk The Pious w/ vodka, champagne & St. Germain, and the Casmin the Restorer w/ gin & cucumber, any of which will ensure you don't toil at anything anytime soon.
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      Sticking out among East Hawthorne's hot dog and bar-burger joints like a delicious potato & cheese-stuffed diamond in the rough, Bar Dobre's mixing a rare-for-PDX jolt of traditional Polish food with the traditional Portland vibe of never having toiled a single day in the field, or anywhere else. Run by a husband-and-wife team with more -skis in their family tree than Timberline's rental area, the name translates to "good bar", although the food's better than that thanks to Old World goodies ranging from four varieties of hand-stuffed kielbasa atop a mound of sauerkraut to thick pierogis. Meanwhile, the non-Polish, EU potluck side of the menu is dominated by fried curds that have little to do with the Ottoman empire, burgers, and more. There're a couple beers on tap, but you'd be foolishly ethnocentric to pass up the traditional, complex Polish favorite of potato vodka on ice, or cocktails named after Polish monarchs, including the Henryk The Pious w/ vodka, champagne & St. Germain, and the Casmin the Restorer w/ gin & cucumber, any of which will ensure you don't toil at anything anytime soon.
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  • 09
    Just opened by brew lovers representing pretty much all of PDX's outdoors types -- a lumberjack, hikers, campers & social climbers -- Base Camp is a gigantic brewery and taproom designed to look like, well, a base camp, loaded with handmade tree cross-section tables, kegs dangling from climbing gear, and a hanging canoe, which can only be used in super chill waters.

    The beers are brewed in massive vats shipped by train from a defunct Wisco brewery, and many utilize toasted oak chips Fargo-ed out back in a wood chipper to give them a campfire feel, like the smoky 7.7% S'More Stout with a marshmallow blowtorched to the side. The brewer's planning to pop out more suds regularly (including a new pilsner and pale later this week) while maintaining its signatures, which include the ultra-hoppy In-Tents IPA, the Kolsch-inspired Paolschienbier, and the malty, Brit-inspired Out-Of-Bounds Brown, not to be confused with "Out-On-Bond Brown", as he prefers to be called "Chris".

    Brews are available to-go in aluminum 22oz-ers and metal growlers, or in pints to slug in the rustic tasting room, where they've drilled holes in the ceiling to create an illuminated replication of the August night sky, so even those who think "outdoors types" means MacBook on a bench can feel one with nature.
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      Just opened by brew lovers representing pretty much all of PDX's outdoors types -- a lumberjack, hikers, campers & social climbers -- Base Camp is a gigantic brewery and taproom designed to look like, well, a base camp, loaded with handmade tree cross-section tables, kegs dangling from climbing gear, and a hanging canoe, which can only be used in super chill waters.

      The beers are brewed in massive vats shipped by train from a defunct Wisco brewery, and many utilize toasted oak chips Fargo-ed out back in a wood chipper to give them a campfire feel, like the smoky 7.7% S'More Stout with a marshmallow blowtorched to the side. The brewer's planning to pop out more suds regularly (including a new pilsner and pale later this week) while maintaining its signatures, which include the ultra-hoppy In-Tents IPA, the Kolsch-inspired Paolschienbier, and the malty, Brit-inspired Out-Of-Bounds Brown, not to be confused with "Out-On-Bond Brown", as he prefers to be called "Chris".

      Brews are available to-go in aluminum 22oz-ers and metal growlers, or in pints to slug in the rustic tasting room, where they've drilled holes in the ceiling to create an illuminated replication of the August night sky, so even those who think "outdoors types" means MacBook on a bench can feel one with nature.
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  • 10
    Supplying SW with everything from hearty breakfasts to a market full of cheese, Cheryl's is run by a husband/wife team (Guess her name! Eunice? Man you're terrible at this game.), and is split in half by a gigantic open kitchen that's working up comfort meals from a pan-everything menu.

    Start your day with scrambles, huevos rancheros, fried rice w/ eggs & Portuguese sausage, or a petit dejeuner, (which Sean Connery would be disappointed to hear consists of OJ, coffee, and a muffin, and zero simian boobs), while lunch brings muffalettas, cheese-stuffed meatloaf, roast beef bahn mi, and a Hot Sicilian sandwich w/ cheese, ham, pepperoni & bacon. The owners also operate As Good As It Gets catering in the basement, which means they are indirectly responsible for Jack Nicholson creepily banging a much younger Helen Hunt, but also that dinner entrees depend on what Good's cooking on any given day, although you can expect plates like bourbon sausage, maple-glazed chicken, roast turkey, and Hungarian goulash

    On the market side, you can stock up on local craft beers and wines (to drink there or take home), deli meats, cheese, sauces, and baked goods including more cake than an alt-rock playlist (red velvet, carrot, layer), and gigantic cookies that will make you terrible at games that require any sort of athleticism.
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      Supplying SW with everything from hearty breakfasts to a market full of cheese, Cheryl's is run by a husband/wife team (Guess her name! Eunice? Man you're terrible at this game.), and is split in half by a gigantic open kitchen that's working up comfort meals from a pan-everything menu.

      Start your day with scrambles, huevos rancheros, fried rice w/ eggs & Portuguese sausage, or a petit dejeuner, (which Sean Connery would be disappointed to hear consists of OJ, coffee, and a muffin, and zero simian boobs), while lunch brings muffalettas, cheese-stuffed meatloaf, roast beef bahn mi, and a Hot Sicilian sandwich w/ cheese, ham, pepperoni & bacon. The owners also operate As Good As It Gets catering in the basement, which means they are indirectly responsible for Jack Nicholson creepily banging a much younger Helen Hunt, but also that dinner entrees depend on what Good's cooking on any given day, although you can expect plates like bourbon sausage, maple-glazed chicken, roast turkey, and Hungarian goulash

      On the market side, you can stock up on local craft beers and wines (to drink there or take home), deli meats, cheese, sauces, and baked goods including more cake than an alt-rock playlist (red velvet, carrot, layer), and gigantic cookies that will make you terrible at games that require any sort of athleticism.
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  1. Streetwear that'll have you yacht rockin'
  2. Oh my god a big screen, big screen
  3. The world's most compact Japanese bar crawl
  4. American pie, plus French pastries
  5. Get fudged in Beaumont
  6. Small Venetian bites and cocktails with a strong one
  7. Giant burgers, with a side of tiny burgers
  8. Drink to Hawthorne's Polish revolution
  9. High gravity beers for high altitudes
  10. Comfort meals and a well-stocked market