Word of Mouth

The 11 Best Things Food Critic Karen Brooks Ate in 2016

Beef tartare to old-school pizza to Japanese shaved ice, here are the year’s defining dishes.

11/14/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Brunch Bliss

Three Exceptional New Portland Brunches—Without Lines

Only chumps wait for their waffles.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks and Zach Dundas

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

WHAT WE ATE

Portland’s Restaurant History: The People, Places, and Plates That Set Our City’s Epic Table

How did we conquer the food world? We chronicle more than a century of Portland dining.

08/15/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke

HAIL CAESAR

How Zefiro Changed Everything for Portland’s Food Scene

In the ‘90s, the most mythical of Portland restaurants ruled over NW 21st and Glisan.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

FOOD HISTORY

Pioneer Salt, Giant Pancakes, and Sexy Salads: The Two-Century-Long Story of How Portland Conquered the Food World

Here are the wild spots, rule breakers, lost treasures, and unforgettable dishes that forged our food culture.

08/15/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Molly Woodstock, and Michael Zusman Photography by Nicolle Clemetson Styled by Ashley Marti/Local Haven

BREAKING NEWS

Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker Closing Sen Yai; Nate Tilden of Olympia Provisions to Open Honky Tonk Taco in Its SE Division Space

Ricker will consolidate territory and expands his Whiskey Soda Lounge, while Tilden adds another charm to his fast-casual food bracelet.

04/28/2016 By Karen Brooks

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From Phat Sii Ew at Sen Yai to Sourdough IPA pouring from taps all around Portland, these are the things you must eat and drink right now.

02/09/2016 By Eat Beat Team

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Major nominations for this year’s class of culinary professionals.

02/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD FILMS

Another Chance to See the Andy Ricker Doc on the Big Screen

The Hollywood Theatre will host the next screening of Farang: The Story of Chef Andy Ricker on October 12.

10/08/2014

RESAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Pizza Maria opens for lunch, Easy Company shutters, and Andy Ricker gets his first Michelin star.

10/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WE <3 VIDEO

Watch the Full-Length Andy Ricker Doc Online Now

PoMo's Karen Brooks explains Andy Ricker's sweet and savory food charms as Vice streams its full length Pok Pok documentary online.

07/08/2014 By Kelly Clarke

BREAKING NEWS

The World Premiere of Vice's Andy Ricker Documentary

McMenamins Mission Theater will host the debut of Farang: The Story of Chef Andy Ricker on June 26, followed by a Q&A with the film's star and director.

06/09/2014 By Allison Jones

READ EM AND EAT

Foodie Book Events in November

Learn which culinary stars will be visiting Portland next month for book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

10/22/2013 By Molly Woodstock

RECIPE

Make Pok Pok's Famous Wings at Home

Pok Pok built a national empire on addictive Vietnamese chicken wings. Meet the man behind the recipe.

10/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Five to Try at Sen Yai

Highlights from Andy Ricker's new Thai noodle house, from donuts dipped in coconut custard to crave-worthy pad Thai.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Food in the News

The popularity of Portland chefs continues to proliferate with media mentions (Glamour! Details! Bravo!) from around the country.

06/14/2013 By Julia Raymond

OPENING WATCH

Inside Andy Ricker's Noodle House Sen Yai

Portland's Thai food guru launched his new SE Division outpost this week, and we've got photos and first bites.

05/17/2013 By Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

Coming Soon: Andy Ricker's Asian Food Marathon

With next week’s Pok Pok menu changes and Sen Yai noodle house near completion on SE Division, one man’s Southeast Asian food vision will rise breakfast, lunch and dinner.

04/29/2013 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Andy Ricker to Open Thai Noodle House on Division

Pok Pok Lat Khao curry shop is dead; Sen Yai noodle house will rise this spring.

02/22/2013 By Karen Brooks