Editor's Note

You Should Be Drinking a Martini at Jake’s Famous Crawfish Right Now

J’adore this old Portland warhorse.

08/15/2016 By Zach Dundas


Is this Stretch of Downtown Portland's Little Italy?

Two new Italian-leaning watering holes anchor a budding stretch of Southwest Morrison.

06/09/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


All-Way's Hamburger Time Machine

Broder’s Peter Bro resurrects the diner that time forgot, deliciously.

02/02/2015 By Kelly Clarke


Inside Fogo de Chão

The meat-eaters at Portland Monthly headed over for Friday lunch at downtown's new Brazilian churrascaria...here's what we thought.

06/09/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff


Taste Test: Little Bird's New Bistro Burger

Gabriel Rucker's downtown French bistro switches up their menu. How does the new burger stand up to the Le Pigeon classic?

01/24/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Union Way's New Path from Powells to the Ace

A glimpse of downtown's intriguing new "Parisian" passage

06/04/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen


Bistro Marquee's Headlining Plates

Former Screen Door chef Rick Widmayer crafts down-home classics (and a new fried chicken recipe) on SW Market.

05/29/2013 By Allison Jones


First Look at Anthony Cafiero's Ración

Peek inside the former Tabla chef's modernist open kitchen and bar, set to debut in the West End on March 7th.

02/27/2013 By Allison Jones


Downtown Kure Juice Bar Opens on SW Taylor

After two years slinging smoothies and juice from a cart on SE Hawthorne, Nate Higgins and Nick Armour have launched a brick-and-mortar to satisfy Portland's fruit and veg cravings.

02/21/2013 By Allison Jones


Jackson's Lite 'n Tasty

Burgers, fries, and shakes that won't weigh heavy on your stomach—or your conscience.

12/18/2012 By John Chandler


Inside Vitaly Paley's Portland Penny Diner

The Paley's second new opening this season is serving up fry bread sandwiches, breakfast nosh, and throw-back soda fountain cocktails for kids of all ages.

12/01/2012 By Allison Jones


Vitaly Paley's Imperial Opens on SW Broadway

The second eatery from the James Beard Award-winning chef of Paley's Place opened this week for PNW-centric breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

09/14/2012 By Allison Jones


Slide Show: Inside Vitaly Paley's Imperial

We've got photos and first bites from the new PNW-centric SW Broadway eatery from the James Beard Award-winning chef of Paley's Place.


Cheap Eats

Hidden Gem: Downtown’s Mizu Sushi

This wee four-seat sushi (and udon) counter is fresh, fast, and worth seeking out.

03/23/2011 By Anna Sachse

Food News

Announcing Clyde Common’s New Themed Dinner Series

The hip downtown eatery begins a monthly Sunday dinner series by indulging in the decade of greed.

02/10/2011 By Anna Sachse

Good Deed Eats

Big-Hearted Bites

Three local events that pair filling up with philanthropy.

02/04/2011 By Anna Sachse


5 questions for: crackerjack chocolatier, AUBREY LINDLEY

The co-owner of downtown’s Cacao Drink Chocolate shops chats about trends and sweet treats.

01/28/2011 By Anna Sachse

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: Little Bird

The peeps behind Le Pigeon are now feeding eager beavers with their downtown bistro’s new Early Hour menu.

01/21/2011 By Anna Sachse

Cheap Eats

On the Pho in Downtown

Hefty portions of crush-worthy Vietnamese-Thai fusion fare at Pho PDX.

12/22/2010 By Anna Sachse

First Impressions

Central Sizzles (Softly)

Dustin Knox’s downtown den slings crêpes and old-fashioned cocktails in a space that makes it worth hunting for parking.

12/10/2010 By Anna Sachse