Brian Doyle – Beerchaser Eternal

“Many of my friends are people I’ve never met; I counted Brian Doyle in that group.” The above quote – from a piece by the editor of the Georgia Review – the University of Georgia’s journal of arts and letters, was one … Continue reading

Beerchaser of the Quarter – Author and Wine Drinker, Brian Doyle

I knew that I had to meet and have a beer with Portland author and editor, Brian Doyle,  when I saw the Portland Tribune article – “An Egghead Walks Into a Bar.”  It reports on his work with University of Portland alum and … Continue reading

The Woodsman Tavern Strikes a Chord

Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs has resulted in visits and reviews of over 200 establishments since its inception in 2011 – not only in Portland, but all over Oregon, the US and even a few in Europe.   … Continue reading

Mark Edlen – Beerchaser of the Quarter

“I briefly met Mark Edlen when we were both on the U of O Daily Emerald board together. Flash forward forty-five years, his firm Gerding Edlen has had a profound impact on our city, with the Brewery Blocks standing out … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2017 Annual Report

I would suggest that 2017 was a year of good cheer – but isn’t that what you would expect from the author of a blog entitled “Thebeerchaser.”  While there were national and international events which make me shudder, the following … Continue reading

Beerchaser Miscellany – Fall of 2017

The Brooklyn Park Pub – Revisiting the First Stop on Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs and One of My Favorite Bartenders Seven years ago, when I decided to implement my crazy idea as a retirement hobby, I was … Continue reading

Father Martin Grassel Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter

Father Martin Grassel, O.S.B., is a monk who lives at Mount Angel Abbey, his residence for the last eighteen years.   He is the Abbey’s Procurator – the equivalent of the Chief Financial Officer and has responsibilities for technology, human resources, … Continue reading

Amy Faust – Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter (and Mandolinist…)

It’s 4:40 AM on a weekday morning and Amy Faust reluctantly rolls out of bed after having racked up about 7 hours and 10 minutes of sleep – if you count the half-hour she spent reading her latest novel as slumber time. This has been … Continue reading

2017 Beerchaser Miscellany – Happy New Year

As we commence Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs in 2017, a few tidbits or “beer-chasers.” if you will, might be fun to review.  I have already visited my first 2017 bar on January 4th – Multnomah Whiskey Library – a … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2016 Annual Report

In August, 2011, a few months after retiring from the Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt law firm, where I worked for twenty-five years, I began a hobby which had burbled up through my consciousness a few years before after a visit … Continue reading