In a burst of productivity, the Clinton Street Theater has built a brewery onto the back of the theater and have turned themselves into a food-serving brew-and-view. This means the theater is now an over-21 venue when beer is being poured, but it's still all-ages during the Saturday night Rocky Horror Picture Show. Over the next 52 weeks the Clinton Street's ambitious brewmaster plans to brew 52 beers, but we're just so excited that there's beer period, we won't hold him to it. KS
Valentine's Opens, 232 SW Ankeny, 248-1600
If you're looking for late-night grubbin' there's a new spot in town. Valentines is a cute little high-brow deli with long hours (Open Mon-Tues 11 am - 10 pm, Wed-Sat 11 am - 3 am) that cater to the lunch and drunk crowd. The decor is minimalist modern and the food is much the same. Cute, fresh ingredient sandwiches like grilled vegetable, egg salad, brie and greens, and a yummy beef and goat cheese salad. Check Valentine's out soon.
Two legendary Portland hangouts are shutting down. First, the 1201 (1201 SW 12th) closed its doors last week. Second, rush over to the corner of NW 4th and Couch and get a final cocktail and plate of fried shrimp, because Hung Far Low is shutting down after 77 years at the end of July. Apparently, Hung Far Low is going to relocate on 82nd Avenue, so you'll probably never, ever go there again. Sad. KS