Want a hip haircut? One that won't make you look like your dad (or your dad's dad)? Bishops Barbershop, a Portland chain for "Generations X, Y and Z that delivers high-end salon quality at affordable prices in a casual, fun environment that includes edgy artwork and music, and trend-setting stylists" is moving into a vacant spot on Oregon Avenue, next door to the former Common Table. They don't take appointments and but they do give patrons a cold bottle of Miller High Life (if they're of age). If you trust Yelp reviews, it seems Bishops is fairly well liked—by men and women. The chain, which has built its reputation on quick, affordable trims (a clippers only cut is $12), has thrived in the Rose City, with 12 locations and counting. A Seattle location is in the works.
In Bend Bishops will be competing with the decades-old L&K Barber Shop just across the street, as well as the three other established, independent downtown barbershops (not to mention the myriad salons). Can they all make it? Who knows! But a barbershop that serves beer is always welcome. Especially one that promises to not me you look like a doofus.