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Bit House Saloon is Shaking Up Portland's Best Summer Cocktails

A new Central Eastside watering hole crafts stellar, fancy-free cocktails.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/21/2015
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True Tuscan Flavors at SE Division's New Pinolo Gelateria

Serious gelato heads, listen up! In a sweet space next to Xico, a Pisa native is churning intensely wonderful flavors, freshly made daily.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 07/22/2015
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Shandong's Sister Restaurant Brings the Sichuan Heat to NW Portland

Kung Pow! turns it up with damn fine Chinese take-out.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/20/2015
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Barbecue Deluxe at Smokehouse Tavern

The Westside BBQ joint heads to the Southeast with brunch, booze, and late-night ribs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/14/2015
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Sensory Overload at Bang Bang

Aggressively seasoned Southeast Asian bar snacks join NE Fremont’s growing restaurant row.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/18/2015
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Le Vieux’s Old World Plates

The Northwest Portland eatery does justice to the classics, but needs a boost of comfort.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/04/2015
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The New Laurelhurst Market

Chef Ben Bettinger and bartender Kevin Ludwig helm Portland’s iconic, alternative steak house; Paley’s Place chef Patrick McKee joins the kitchen.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/07/2015
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New American’s Take-Out Cuisine

A new eatery from two Higgins alums strives to bridge the gap between slow and fast food.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/03/2014
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Sustainable Grilling at Bamboo Izakaya

After conquering eco-friendly sushi, Bamboo tackles the traditional Japanese grill.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/28/2014
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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
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Introducing Tidbit, Portland's Most Polished Food Cart Pod

A new pod on Southeast Division raises the bar for food cart luxury.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/07/2014
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Neighborhood Pies at East Glisan

A new player brings thin crusts and farm-fresh toppings to Montavilla.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/26/2014
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Early Cuts at Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

The lauded Bend meat purveyor’s first Portland restaurant needs less sauce and more meat.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/08/2014
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Nong’s Khao Man Gai Puts Down Roots

Karen Brooks explores coconut soft serve and “chicken squeezing” at the Thai wonder’s new brick and mortar.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 07/29/2014
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Swank & Swine, Daniel Mondok’s Next Act

The celebrated Sel Gris chef returns to Portland’s restaurant arena with mixed results.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/22/2014
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Bier and Brats at Stammtisch

Food takes center stage at a new German beer hall from the owners of Prost!

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/02/2014
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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.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 06/09/2014
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Wine on Tap at Coopers Hall

An early look at Chefstable’s gargantuan new urban winery: stay for the drinks, skip the food (for now).

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/28/2014
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Taqueria Nueve, Resurrected

The much-loved Mexican eatery rises again with familiar plates and a hungry crowd in tow.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/29/2014
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Jackknife Bar Opens at Sentinel Hotel

Jackknife, the much-anticipated hotel lobby bar at Sentinel, opened its historic doors earlier this week with classic and contemporary cocktails.

  • By Brooke Bass
  • Published 04/29/2014
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