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

McMenamins’ Old Church and Pub

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A Decade of Beerchasing!

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Beerchaser Miscellany – the Advent of Autumn

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Beerchasers-of-the-Quarter (Who, What, Why?)

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BS Revisited – If Only I had Known in 2012!

“The realms of advertising and of public relations, and the nowadays closely related realm of politics, are replete with instances of bullshit so unmitigated that they can serve among the most indisputable and classic paradigms of the concept.” When I … Continue reading

How Jack and Jan McGowan SOLV(E) the Equation

Meet Jan and Jack McGowan, the first Beerchasers-of-the-Quarter in 2020. Oregon Governor Tom McCall, the founder of SOLV, once said, ”Heroes are not statues framed against a red sky.  They are individuals who say,  ‘This is my community and it … 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