Category Archives: Behind the Bar

Cocktail Just Outside Portland City Limits

The cocktail bar above Loyal Legion’s Beaverton beer hall, Flora, opened its doors  Thursday, April 28th. Flora is a reservation-only cocktail bar, and obviously, people can make reservations up to one month in advance. However, to Loyal Legion’s lively beer bar environment, this intimate, refined upper-level bar hosts crystal glassware, ethereal wallpaper depicting mythical creatures,…
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Best Bloody Marys from Seattle Area Bars

Updated December 31st, 2021 When it comes to cocktails, there are some crazy, decadent, and just plain bizarre Bloody Mary creations out there. Yet somehow, the combination of vodka, tomato juice, and mixed seasonings is extremely susceptible to flavor experimentation. These spots in the Seattle area have honed the craft, from minimalist marvels to spicy-hot…
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Behind the Bar: Portland’s Ultimate Cocktail – Pine Oil Heaven

  On a recent trip to Portland I stopped in at Ración for some food and cocktails. Ración occupies a beautiful space in the west end of downtown and showcases an amazing open kitchen and bar. In addition to the bar being alluring, it is also fully stocked with beautiful and inventive cocktails. On this…
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