Chef Dolan Lane Unveils All-New Red Star Tavern Menu
July 19, 2016 | Eater PDX
Taking over as executive chef of Red Star Tavern this spring, Portland-kitchen-vet Dolan Lane (clarklewis, Meriwether's) wanted to make some changes. He wanted dishes to be more seasonally focused, lighter, and brighter, and the results are now in: The all-new dinner menu rolled out last week at Red Star Tavern.
11 Olympian Cocktails to Drink in Bars
June 28, 2016 | Liquor.com
Ready for the Summer Olympics? With Rio as the host city, the games are the perfect occasion to break out a bottle of Brazil's signature spirit, cachaça, and mix up some drinks. But if the classic Caipirinha is the only cachaça cocktail you’ve tried, here’s fresh inspiration for mixing Brazil’s sugar cane spirit.
5 Modern Takes on the Moscow Mule
June 10, 2016 | WineEnthusiast.com
Not only is the Moscow Mule one of the most popular cocktails, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the drink, a summer-appropriate tipple made with vodka, ginger beer and lime, usually served in a copper mug.
Chef Dolan Lane Takes the Reins at Red Star Tavern
June 8, 2016 | Eater PDX
Chef Dolan Lane, most recently of Meriwether's in NW Portland, is now the executive chef of Red Star Tavern, the restaurant adjacent to Hotel Monaco Downtown. After a long and varied career, Lane has gone full circle and now works once again with the company where he started his culinary career.
Bright Star in PDX Dining Constellation
April 30, 2016 | Afar.com
During a recent stay at the Monaco Hotel next door, we slipped into the Red Star Tavern famished after a busy day in Portland. There’s a rich sense of warmth generated by the wonderful wood and spectacular bar.
Spring cocktails to taste around town, make at home
April 21, 2016 | The Oregonian
Bartenders in the Portland area are breaking out spirits such as vodka and gin — even cachaça and pisco — and bringing in flavors like strawberries, rhubarb and celery as drinks lighten up for spring.
Best Happy Hours in Portland
March 4, 2016 | Food & Wine
The happy hour menu at this cozy tavern located at Hotel Monaco reads like the greatest hits of the snack world. Imagine fried confit drumsticks glazed with sweet and spicy caramel, tacos stuffed with tender, slow-cooked brisket and pickled cabbage and Canada’s culinary claim to fame, poutine.
The Cocktail Hour: Add Sparkle to your holiday drinks
December 20, 2015 | The Oregonian
Whether you're toasting the new year at a lavish party or from the comfort of your couch, a sip of sparkling wine is a cherished tradition. But make a resolution — and start it early — to be a little more creative with your bubbly beverages this holiday.
27 Maple Cocktails to Drink This Fall
October 16th, 2015 | Eater
Even though late winter/early spring is actual maple-harvesting season, maple syrup has long been associated with the fall and winter months. Those baking spice notes have been improving mornings since breakfast was invented.
Bartender Brandon Lockman talks old-school cocktail trends
October 6, 2015 | Nation’s Restaurant News
Unlike many bartenders in the trendy food-and-beverage city of Portland, Ore., Brandon Lockman actually grew up there. In fact, he has been at the same restaurant, Red Star Tavern at the Hotel Monaco, part of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, since 2003.