scotch lodge

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Scotch Lodge is Portland’s Best New Bar

Posted 7.24.19 on PDXMonthly.com by Karen Brooks

Scotch Lodge opened in May, transforming the Southeast spot once home to hipster izakaya Biwa into something completely different. A hop down a stairway and through lacy curtains now leads to a dark, dreamy drinking den possessed by scotch, bourbon, and other whiskies. READ MORE »

FIRST LOOK: SCOTCH LODGE, A SWANKY COCKTAIL CAVE FROM tOMMY KLUS, OPENS MAY 2

Posted 4.18.19 on PDXMonthly.com by Ramona DeNies

Unlike the Biwa space, which flooded with daytime natural light from its north- and east-facing street-level windows, Scotch Lodge is a dark, dreamy, drinking den: walnut paneling, peacock-green banquettes, a blue ceiling evoking deep water or night skies, and a heavy curtain walling off the bar proper from an entry stairwell papered in lush, cupped flowers. READ MORE »

pORTLAND wHISKEY MAVEN tOMMY kLUS WILL OPEN HIS SOUTHEAST cOCKTAIL bAR IN mAY

Updated 4.18.19 on PDX.Eater.com by Alex Frane

“Biwa was a well-designed restaurant and left us great bones,” Klus says, so while the team plans on keeping the same layout as Biwa, they’ve also commissioned custom banquettes and furniture. “We’re going to plush it up a bit, make it more of a lounge,” he says, describing the aesthetic as a cozy, underwater space inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. READ MORE »

Scotch Lodge brings rare Scotch, modern French to Southeast Portland

Posted 11.28.18 | Updated 1.29.19 on Oregonlive.com by Michael Russell

Working with Ben Hufford from design firm Design Department, Klus envisions a room with lots of dark wood and copper surrounding a marble bar top, the walls painted a peacock palette of dark blues and greens. You might not notice it in the finished product, but the Jules Verne adventure classic "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" and Captain Nemo's submarine library was an inspiration -- "only not in a steampunk way," Klus says. READ MORE »


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Ruby Jewel’s Northwest Portland Location opens this saturday

Posted 5.9.19 on PDX.Eater.com by Alex Frane

For that “wonderland” look, the team turned to the local Design Department, who developed the recently opened Keys Lounge as well as Bamboo Sushi. “I love the idea of separate seating areas within the larger shop,” says Herlinger. “The design challenge was transforming a contemporary space into one that is cozy and vintage, and we’ve had fun choosing furniture and accessories and designing custom wallpaper.” READ MORE »


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Botanist Introduces the Joys of Gin to the Non-secret-Agent Crowd

Posted 11.27.18 on WWeek.com by Pete Cotell

Located beneath the now-defunct Office Depot at the corner of Northwest Lovejoy and 13th Avenue, Botanist maintains the subterranean charm of the former Pink Rose space while adding a sleek, woody art deco feel lifted straight out of The Rocketeer or Batman: The Animated Series. It's a curious direction considering gin's British roots, but the soft green glow and curious branding is a welcome relief from the more obvious pseudo-speakeasy vibe the bar could've gone with. READ MORE »


PIZZA JERK

15 Essential pizzerias in Portland

Posted 10.1.19 on PDX.Eater.com by Brooke Jackson-Glidden and Alex Frane

Designed by the team behind Bunk Sandwiches, Pizza Jerk is earning a reputation as one of the nation's most exciting pizzerias for its creatively topped pies (think: pepperoni and pineapple) as well as its respectfully made classics, like a Connecticut clam pie. Add a family-friendly punk rocker atmosphere, classic checkerboard tablecloths, cocktails, beer, and an epic garden-side patio for 100, and it's a must-try for any Portlander. READ MORE »