Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Electronica on New Years Eve!

Jeff, our awesome Friday Night Open Tables Host, is taking the turntable reigns this New Years Eve! His specialty is Upbeat Electronica music with a flair for funk and hip hop. Whenever he spins, I just want to dance! We'll have free champagne all night... until we run out. :) Stop by and say hi!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Portland Picks for Men!

We made it! We made it! This past Christmas Eve, the Portland Picks for Men blog came out with their top 6 favorite places in Portland for men.

The blog starts by explaining:

In this issue, our fantastic writers get some of the credit and praise they deserve for finding the coolest local businesses and sharing them with the rest of us. Don’t take our word for it, though. Go out, explore, and see for yourselves why we’re so lucky to live in the great city of Portland.

They had some really nice things to say about us and we are grateful to be chosen!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Drink Deck Portland

We are proud to announce that we are a part of the newest bar-hopping game in Portland! Just launched last week, Drink Deck Portland is a game that has you going to 52 bars in the City - while getting $10 off at every bar if you spend $30 on food & drinks. Each card in the deck represents a different bar. It's a great game for the bar lover in your life! Plus a great excuse to go to some places you may have never been!

It costs $29.99 and you can buy it through their website.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday Soul Night

For the past few months we've had some really awesome DJs in regular rotation on Sunday nights. They all specialize in Soul and have amazingly fun collections. And so now, the Pantorium Soul Club is born.

This is Sarah, aka KBOO's Seamstress of Sound, a regular contributor to Sunday Night's Pantorium Soul Club. Sundays @8PM

Monday, December 20, 2010


Sorry for being MIA from both the store and the blog for a while. Justin and I both have been away, as I got surprised last weekend with my first trip to the ER and subsequent surgery, and Justin's been taking care of me ever since. I got some crucial stomach pains all last weekend and when I realized they weren't going away we decided to go to the hospital. Turns out there was a large mass in my abdomen that had been growing for a long time. Doctors said it needed to go.

It's been over a week and I have yet to leave the house. The boys at the store (Dameian, Reid and Nate) have all been AMAZING. They really stepped up to the plate and have been pulling double duty. They've taken over the things that I usually do - like food prep and grocery shopping. Of course, I still was orchestrating beer deliveries from my hospital bed, as there will always be a part of me that needs to be part of the action.

We're hoping to be back in the swing of things by the end of the week - just in time for Christmas! Thank you for all the love, flowers and best wishes you've sent our way. We really appreciate it.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Party!

Next Saturday, the 18th, we're having a holiday party! We have the extreme pleasure of listening to Slim Kid Tre from the Pharcyde on the turntables. Justin, Dameian and our friends Edgar and Jason will all be taking turns on the tables as well. It will be a fun night with $2 PBRs and $3 Glasses of House Wine. Hope you can make it!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holy Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup!

We ran a special about two weeks ago where we had Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. It was such a hit that we decided to put it on the menu. We make it with 21 Grain Dave's Killer Bread, Tillamook Cheddar and Monterey Jack. Plus I make the tomato soup from scratch with fire roasted tomatoes and NO dairy (we get asked about that a lot!).

Last night (and EVERY Monday) was 1/2 Price Sandwich night and I made a ton of grilled cheeses and tomato soup!! So much that in the middle of the rush I had to attempt to make more soup. The combo is a part of 1/2 Price Sandwich night, so not only is it delicious, but at $3 on Mondays who wouldn't want it?!?! No wonder I had to make more!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Our first Hall Wedding Reception

This past weekend we hosted our very first wedding reception at the Hall! I got an urgent call from Oscar the day before looking for a last minute venue that could host a reception and also have children. Luckily for us, the University of Oregon vs. Oregon State Civil War Game was on that day so every other venue that had a television set was out of the running for their reception. He had been in the Hall once before and really loved the vibe; and we couldn't be more grateful for him choosing to call us.

I spent most of the morning in the kitchen, prepping their food, and they arrived about 3:45PM. About 25 guests enjoyed appetizers, finger sandwiches and of course beer and wine! The reception went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time! Justin even DJ'd for them!

We have a few more private events coming up over the next few weeks and we couldn't be more grateful. It's a great space for holding up to 50 people - and it seems that all my years of working weddings and private events is paying off.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Portland Monthly

I mentioned this briefly in a previous post but it's started to sink in how big this is so I thought it deserved its own post. Besides wanting to create a business out of love where we could be together, Justin and I really wanted to create something unique that Portland could be proud of. The kind of place where you take your out of town guests and in a sense show off something that is as unique as Portland.

We feel it building in the fact that people come in every day to show the space off to their friends - "You have to see this!" We are especially grateful to Portland Monthly for recognizing us in this month's Bar issue. We are proud to call Portland home and are so happy that you feel the same about us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.