Roasted Quince Compote

The tropical flavors and heady scent of the bright yellow, hard-skinned quince lend it delicious staying power.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Local Pearls

The variety and abundance of Pacific Northwest oyster coves make our region a shucker’s paradise.

05/19/2009 By David Welch


Season Ale

Six winter-worthy brews that spread hops and joy but once a year

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Hail Mary

Searching for the quintessential hangover cure? Get back to the basics with a perfect bloody mary.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan


Cilantro-Mint Chutney



Cilantro-Mint Chutney is a Culinary Cure-all

Fresh seasonal chutneys offer a delicious antidote to inevitable post-holiday burnout.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Pass the Vinegar

A bold winery in the Willamette Valley has become the only producer of true Italian balsamic in the United States.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

Coffee News

Northern Migration

Stumptown Coffee Roasters flies the coop for Seattle. Well, sort of.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Pinkies Up!

The Insider's Guide to Oregon Wine Country

We Portlanders are lucky to live less than an hour from hundreds of top-notch wineries in the Willamette Valley, and it’s only a few more hours to Southern Oregon’s winemaking region.

05/19/2009 With Stacey Wilson and Megan Callow By Camas Davis and Condé Cox



05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cellar Notes

Pinots of the Year

The latest vintage of Oregon’s signature wine has finally hit shelves. ?Our wine critic tells you which superior bottles to buy now.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox


¿Por Qué No?'s Salsa Verde, Revealed

No longer an exotic ingredient, tomatillos can brighten guacamole, salsa, and just about any other dish you can think of.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Eat Here Now

God Save the Chef!

Everyone who dines at Gino’s Restaurant in Sellwood gets the royal treatment. That’s because 40-year-old Wesley Berger, the chef at the traditional Italian eatery, is the great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria (who was the United Kingdom’s longest-s

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen


Cake Walk

Chocolate-Buttermilk Layer Cake: The recipe for this decadent chocolate-buttermilk wonder has traipsed all over Portland

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Autumn Comfort Mac



Belly Timber

At Belly Timber, set in a purple Victorian on the corner of SE Hawthorne Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, the half-size portions are remarkably plentiful. And even if you do opt for a full serving, not one item is priced over $20.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Summer Sweets

With names like Sugar Buns and Silver Queen, what’s not to like about this season’s most toothsome and tender corn?

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Grill Seeker

Korean barbecue has it all: It’s salty, spicy, and, with just two minutes of cooking time, instantly gratifying with this Bulgogi dish.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Mooove Over

The Good Stuff

It’s expensive and barely legal, but raw milk is a hit in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Champagne of Fruits

Champagne Mangoes with Sticky Rice: Grocery-store mangoes can be stringy and flavorless, but not this bright orange, toothsome jewel.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann