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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.

10/21/2014 By Karen Brooks

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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.

10/07/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Neighborhood Pies at East Glisan

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

09/26/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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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.

09/08/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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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.

07/29/2014 By Karen Brooks

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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.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Bier and Brats at Stammtisch

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

07/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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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.

06/09/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

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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).

05/28/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Taqueria Nueve, Resurrected

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

04/29/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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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.

04/29/2014 By Brooke Bass

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Broder Nord’s New Dinner

Portland’s landmark brunch spot attempts Scandinavian supper.

04/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Introducing Angel Face, Navarre's Feminine Counterpart

John Taboada’s mysterious bar project is here at last. Hallelujah.

03/12/2014 By Kelly Clarke

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Pepe Le Moko, Unveiled

The long anticipated bar beneath the Clyde Common takes its first few sips.

02/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Nonna’s Italian Grandma Cuisine

A neighborhood tavern brings meatball comfort, killer prices, and great wine.

01/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Burrasca’s Florentine Cart Cuisine

A Florentine native nails Tuscan classics for a shoestring budget.

11/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

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Multnomah Whiskey Library

A new drinking parlor ups the ante for sophisticated imbibing in Portland.

10/30/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

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Late Night Sandwiches at Devil’s Dill

Sandwich newcomers up the ante for late night snacking.

09/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

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Ataula’s Unadulterated Spain

A native Spaniard brings his flavors and training to Northwest Portland.

09/11/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

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Technicolor Teote

A new Venezuelan-inspired eatery explodes with perfect masa cakes, beautifully marinated grilled meats, and a novel after-dinner bar concept.

07/31/2013 By Benjamin Tepler