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Early Slurps at Olympia Oyster Bar

The latest addition to Portland’s oyster scene brings cocktail talent and gussied bivalves.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/06/2016

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Bone, Mugs, and Harmony

Haters gonna hate, but Broth Bar heals winter chills, one sip at a time.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 12/21/2015

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Tastebud Fires Up in Multnomah Village

Mark Doxtader’s wood-fired spot opens with burly, smoky crusts and juicy whole roasted chickens.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/17/2015

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Mussels and Fries at St. Jack’s Sister Bar, La Moule

The shellfish-centric eatery brings the classic Belgian combo to Portland, with top-notch cocktails and a seafood-friendly tap list.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/09/2015

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Portland Gets a Taste of Southern Appalachia at Mae

Former Beast sous Maya Lovelace gives her grandmother’s Appalachian cooking the Portland treatment: 10-course pop-up dinners, food cart experiments, and more.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 09/30/2015

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How to Eat Your Way Through Portland's Newest Food Court, the Zipper

We chowed down inside NE Sandy’s new micro-restaurant complex. The consensus? Go for the falafel, stay for the whiskey.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/15/2015

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Despite a French Menu and Location Nostalgia, Renard is Not St. Jack

The storied corner restaurant's successor brings accessible, vanilla French to Clinton.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2015

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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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