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WORD OF MOUTH

Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Looks Back on Three Decades of Restaurant Reviews

From ‘80s bagel punks to gazillion-dollar flops.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016

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.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016

Weekly Planner

A Tuscan Gelato Party, Korean Food Festival, and More Portland Food Events

… including a charity event to fight childhood hunger, the 12th annual Organic Beer Fest, and PFA’s Grand Aioli dinner.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 08/15/2016

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Castagna and Ox Chefs Nab James Beard Best Chef Northwest 2016 Finalist Slots

Castagna's Justin Woodward and Ox's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton represent Portland, plus nods for Clyde Common's bar program, Country Cat's cookbook, and Eater's multimedia eye candy.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 03/16/2016

Year in Review

Karen Brooks’s Best Portland Dishes 2015

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

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/29/2015

HOMETOWN PRIDE

The Washington Post Names Portland America’s Best Food City

After a two-month quest to find the nation’s best food city, food critic Tom Sietsema makes a case for the Rose City. Sorry, Seattle (a no-show) and D.C. (ranked no. 9!)

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 12/21/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Castagna’s Justin Woodward Takes Over Castagna Café

Portland’s top modernist chef steers the legendary Southeast Hawthorne spot in a new direction.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/11/2015

BEST RESTAURANTS

The 4 Most Memorable Portland Restaurant Moments of the Year

A handful of standing ovations are in order for the year's best menu, dish, spread, and cuisine.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 10/09/2015

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.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/24/2015

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Two Portland Chefs and Restaurant Critic Karen Brooks are James Beard Award Finalists

Castagna’s Justin Woodward, Ox’s Greg and Gabrielle Denton, and Portland Monthly’s very own flavor-seeking wordsmith are in the running.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/24/2015

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

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

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/18/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Boxer Ramen Northeast opens, Castagna launches a new menu, and the owner behind Gustav’s and Der Rheinlander plans a new location for Keizer, Oregon.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/23/2015

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat This November

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

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/03/2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Three Reasons To Try Café Castagna’s New Middle East Brunch

Crackling Yemenite flatbread to cardamom breakfast donuts, Sunday mornings at SE Hawthorne’s veteran bistro just got interesting.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 10/21/2014

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Cafe Castagna's New Eastern Mediterranean Menu

Chef Wesley Johnson brings fresh energy to the Hawthorne neighborhood standby with the flavors of Turkey, Morocco, Israel, Lebanon, and Greece.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/13/2014

HIT LIST

A Handy Guide to Portland's Best UnRestaurants

Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 07/01/2014

BREAKING NEWS

Café Castagna Gets a Middle Eastern Accent

On June 26, one of Portland’s iconic neighborhood cafes adds a new chef, a new menu, and a fresh direction.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 06/24/2014

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Castagna Vets Launch 10-Course Pop-Up Nomad.PDX

With a new monthly dinner series, former Castagna sous chef Ryan Fox brings modernism, foraging, local artists, and guest cooks to the same table, at changing locations.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 04/08/2014

TREND WATCH

5 Food and Drink Trends Taking Portland by Storm

The Hot List of 2014

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/25/2014

TREND WATCH

Finding the Sweet Spot in Savory Desserts

Portland pastry chefs venture into savory terrain with all-dessert pop-up dinners and prix fixe feasts.

  • By Kristin Leigh
  • Published 01/24/2014
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