Best Restaurants 2016: Bucket List

30 Portland Restaurants for the Ultimate Local Dining Bucket List

Hope you’re hungry. Here are 30 top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

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

CHANGE AGENTS

In 2002, Two Crazy Kids Basically Invented the Modern Portland Restaurant

Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy redefined the city’s old-world restaurant order.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

WEEKLY PLANNER

Breakside Brewery Hosts a Luau, Riesling Invades the City, and More Portland Food Events

… including this year’s Chef in My Garden dinners, a Beast/Han Oak collaboration, and a posthumous book tour from the late, great Marcella Hazan.

07/11/2016 By Michelle Porter

BREAKING NEWS

Expatriate to Launch Twisted Asian Brunch March 19

Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy and barman supreme Kyle Linden Webster rethink waffles, burritos, and Bloody Marys for a spice-loving generation. Eat Beat has the first details.

03/07/2016 By Karen Brooks

DINNER FOR A CAUSE

Portland Chefs Team Up For Typhoon Relief

Check out our slide show of photos from the recent benefit dinner at Beast, featuring the city's top culinary talent, six killer courses, and $12,000 donated to Mercy Corps's typhoon relief efforts.

11/26/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Ultimate Week of Portland Dining

Your guide to a week of serious noshing in America's most original food city

11/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

11/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland's 2013 James Beard Semifinalists

Six Portland chefs stand tall among 20 contenders for Best Chef Northwest, and six other local talents compete in the James Beard Award's national categories.

02/19/2013 By Allison Jones

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Beast, Ned Ludd, and St. Jack Team Up for Sandy Relief

Naomi Pomeroy, Jason French, and Aaron Barnett will join forces on November 19th for an intimate dinner with 100% of proceeds benefiting Food Bank for NYC.

11/06/2012 By Allison Jones

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Naomi Pomeroy to Relocate and Update Beast

Portland’s pork princess plans to roll out a new look, new location, and new ideas by September.

02/06/2012 By Karen Brooks

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Beast’s Veggie Feast

The next vegetarian dinner from Portland’s most talked about restaurant has been announced—mark your calendars for plant-based paradise on Novemb...

11/08/2011 By Allison Jones

Eat This Now

Vegetarian Swank, At Last

Genoa and Beast set a welcome new table for meat-free eating.

03/02/2011 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy Battles the Iron Chef

Plus: she’s in the running for a cooking show of her own.

09/02/2010 By Karen Brooks

Beast

Chef Pomeroy to be in Newsweek

Our own punk rock version of Alice Waters continues to represent

05/13/2010 By Eat Beat Team

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2007

What does Portland’s culinary revolution taste like? Grab a seat at one of the city’s top 10 hot spots to find out.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis