Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: September 22-29

Spicy, funky eats at Straits Kitchen, “Kimchiladas” at Han Oak, and Haitian xurros at 180 are your required eating and drinking for the week.

09/22/2016 By Eat Beat Team


How to Grow a Pizza

Bored with your raised garden bed? Take your cues from Pizza Jerk, and plant for maximum flavor.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke


The Solo Club: Where Summer Lasts Forever

Spritzes and Southeast Asian bites fuel Besaw’s new bitters-loving sister bar.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Food Coma

Feast Portland 2016: A Retrospective

Senior editor Kelly Clarke and restaurant critic Karen Brooks recount four days of country ham chocolate bars, enormous shrimp tower phalluses, and heavenly Asian breakfast.

09/21/2016 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Beer Me

Fresh Hops? This Weekend, Hood River’s Got ‘Em

The annual fresh hop beer festival has more than 75 brews this year. How to choose? Here are PoMo’s top five picks.

09/20/2016 By Ramona DeNies


The Wedge, Oregon’s Blowout Cheese Festival, Returns October 1

The state’s greatest dairy creations will assemble under one roof in Southeast Portland.

09/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Bier Me

Oktoberfest in Portland: 2016 Edition

We won’t bore you with all the lederhosen-wearing, stein-raising, oompah-playing details. You know what time it is.

09/13/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

The Shakedown

Le Duh, We’re Obsessed with La Croix

But why? We size up our flavored bubble-water fixation.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Eat Here Now

In Portland’s Poke Wars, Which Bowl Reigns Supreme?

The Hawaiian raw seafood trend has finally arrived. We size up three contenders.

09/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Find Portland’s Best Unknown Brunch at Whiskey Soda Lounge

Food critic Karen Brooks dishes with Pok Pok kingpin Andy Ricker over Vietnamese coffee, patangko doughnuts, and coddled eggs.

09/13/2016 By Karen Brooks


Portland’s Five Best Spots for Bold New Coffee Cocktails

Calvados cold brew to persimmon eggnog latte, here’s where to get double buzzed.

09/13/2016 By Danielle Centoni


How to Make Naomi Pomeroy’s Ballsy French Onion Soup

The Beast chef’s debut cookbook—featuring this impossibly rich umami bomb—blends self-taught Francophile sensibilities with bold tweaks.

09/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler


Lovely’s Fifty Fifty Perfects the Portland Pizza

After nearly seven years, the N Mississippi Avenue spot has gone from solid to sensational.

09/13/2016 By Karen Brooks


Oregon’s 50 Best Wines

In our largest blind tasting ever, 12 of Portland’s smartest wine experts check out more than 1,200 bottles to discover the state’s standouts.

09/13/2016 Edited by Allison Jones

Fall Day Trips: Grape Escape

Take a Fall Wine Trek through the Columbia Gorge

The hills near Lyle, Washington, offer up rich vino and stunning views.

09/13/2016 By Julie Whipple

Fall Day Trips: Orchard Outing

An October Apple Picking Trip in Oregon’s Hood River Valley

The upside of autumn chill? Harvest time in Parkdale and beyond.

09/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Food Event Spotlight

Feast—Portland’s Biggest, Baddest Food Fest—Happens This Week

Wondering what all those bloated, barbecue smoke-steeped out-of-towners are up to? Check it out.

09/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

The Long Play

PODCAST: Mike Thelin and Karen Brooks on the Madness and Inspiration behind Feast Portland

The food festival cofounder joins Portland Monthly's food critic to talk overnight lamb shipments, muse on what makes Portland chefs different, and taste-test some brisket-filled chocolate.

09/12/2016 By Karen Brooks

News To Chew

Pok Pok Wing to Open on Milwaukie Ave, Aviary Chef to Launch Soup Dumpling Spot, Plus More PDX Food News

… including Pizza Jerk’s reopening, the Parish’s shuttering, and Dame’s first week.

09/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler