If You’re Good, You May End Up in The Slammer……

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land: it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” The most recent Beerchaser posts have been on pubs and sights encountered … Continue reading

The Bantam Tavern – Something to Crow* About

Many traditional dives and neighborhood taverns have disappeared from the Portland bar scene and those remaining are at risk given the economy and the tendency to transition the space into higher paying commercial tenants such as condos.  It’s  thus refreshing … Continue reading

Hey! Have you Seen Thebeerchaser During the Last Seven Years?

Those of you who are followers of Thebeerchaser.com may know from the 2018 Annual Report that the total number of watering holes – bars, pubs, breweries, taverns, saloons, etc. visited since I commenced this hobby in August, 2011, stood at … Continue reading

The Doctor is in at T.C. O’Leary’s

In the six years of Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars Taverns and Pubs, I have found that while there are some bars which leave a bit to be desired (such as my last visit to Portland’s Slow Bar), there are none … Continue reading

53 Months of Thebeerchaser’s Tour – Where we’ve been and you should go!

  Since the inception of Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs in August 2011 I have had the pleasure of visiting and writing-up sixty-nine Portland establishments.   And what was originally intended to be posts about the history, regulars and distinguishing characteristics … Continue reading

Wait — Did you say “Handy Slut…..?”

The outlandish and long purple building known as The Sandy Hut, looked intriguing when I passed it several months ago on the way to review another great Portland dive bar on Sandy Blvd. – The Slammer. I was also surprised … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2013 Annual Report

During the twenty-five + years I worked before retiring in 2011 at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, accountability was “part of the gig,” – the case at most large law firms.  The New Year started with a review of prior year statistics … Continue reading

Slabtown – A “Slice” of Portland History

After six posts on pubs and taverns in Europe based on our Rick Steves’ Best of Europe Tour, Thebeerchaser takes comfort in returning home – to the roughly 700 watering holes in Portland.  And what better way to regain the … Continue reading

Crossing the Rubicon — For a Moretti?? Thebeerchaser Goes International – Part IV

In Florence we saw the wonder of Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia and then headed to Rome.  Awed by the history, I tried to envision the perspective of a Roman Legionnaire in 49 BC crossing the Rubicon with Caesar to reassert his power in … Continue reading

Beerchaser of the Quarter – John Terry – Historian and Columnist

The intent of this blog is to periodically recognize individuals who facilitate this tour of Portland pubs.  It has been too long since one has been recognized and former Oregonian columnist, John Terry is belatedly recognized for the first quarter of 2012 … Continue reading