Sunday, January 25, 2015

Prime Cuts

Bishop's Barbershop wants to give you a trim


Our friends south of the wall (sorry, we're still mourning Game of Thrones) do more than grow great rose gardens.

In Portland, they're also well-versed in trimming them back.

Now you can see for yourself at Bishops Barbershop, a Portland-based micro-chain that just made the trek up North.

Inspired by owner Leo Rivera's frustration at high-priced salons with snooty vibes, Bishops has been cutting hair in the Rose City since 2001. The franchise won't take appointments — it's walk-in only. 

And once you do walk in, you'll find it's got local cred, with two epic wildlife murals by Seattle street artist Baso Fibonacci stretching across the walls. 

In Portland, you can get a free Miller High Life (score!) while you wait. Hang in: while the Seattle shop doesn't have its liquor license yet, it's expected soon. Thankfully, there are tons of stylists on duty, so don't expect to sit around long.

Prices are bargain-basement, with cuts starting at just $15. They also do color work, and if you really want to pamper your man self, get a hot towel shave for $30.

 Rundown Reward: Say "Manwich" when you pay for 10% off your bill.

It's also located on the same block as Tom Douglas's just-opened Assembly Hall.

That's right, you heard it here first: 6th Avenue has turned cool all of a sudden.

Bishops Barbershop
2145 6th Ave. (Blanchard St), Downtown
(206) 454-7977

Price: $15-$35 for cuts
Hours: Mon-Sat 9a-9p; Sun 11a-7p
Nearby: Radiator Whiskey; Bathtub Gin & Co; Frolik

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