Breaking News

Biwa to Reboot as Two Eateries: A Sashimi Chef’s Counter and a DJ-Spinning Japanese Bar

On October 16, Portland’s DIY Japanese pub pioneer moves down the hall to become Biwa Izakaya. The original space will become Parasol Bar in November.

10/05/2016 By Karen Brooks

HIT LIST

Where to Eat During Portland Dining Month

Which of the city’s 120-plus restaurants will you explore during our frugal, creative dining month? We’ve got a few ideas….

03/14/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

Year in Review

Karen Brooks’s Best Portland Dishes 2015

Portland Monthly’s food critic on the dishes that defined the year.

12/29/2015 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Pizza Jerk opens, Biwa does sashimi, and Ataula’s sister restaurant, 180, readies the deep fryer.

11/30/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland this September

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

08/24/2015 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Biwa Owners to Open Kotori, a Sidewalk Yakitori "Restaurant"

On July 9, hardcore Japanese grilling hits the streets with beak-to-feet specials and a covered tachinomi bar for 20.

07/07/2015 Edited by Karen Brooks

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside Noraneko, Biwa's New Ramen and Juice Joint

A first look at the "alley cat" from Biwa owners Gabe Rosen and Kina Voelz.

03/16/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

Our hottest restaurant prospects for the new year (March is going to be a big one).

01/21/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Biwa's Miso Maestro

Gabe Rosen takes a fermented favorite beyond the soup bowl with three new ways to use the umami-packed ingredient.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

HOLIDAY EATS CHEAT SHEET

Hark! Portland's Christmas and New Year's Eve Feasts

This year, Portland restaurants give us plenty of reasons to raise a glass and toast to the season.

12/17/2013 By Kristin Leigh

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

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Fill your dinner calendar with these edible events, from a mini food festival on Mt Hood to the second gathering of new supper club salon The Association.

04/08/2013 By Allison Jones

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Biwa's sixth birthday party and Pi Day at crust-centric bakeries around town.

03/11/2013 By Allison Jones

CHEAP EATS 2013

Best of the Bowls

Fathomless pho, Korean hot pots, and goat curry

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler