FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Grassa on the Fly

A new pasta joint from Lardo’s Rick Gencarelli brings wallet-friendly noodles to West End.

07/17/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tortas and Tacos at Güero

A former taco courier service delivers Yucatan flavors and addictive masa-packed sandwiches.

06/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Alberta Street Pub

Cart star Kevin Sandri returns with brick and mortar pub food, perfected.

06/19/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tarad Thai Market

A new eatery and market brings grocery staples and Northern Thai specialties to Southeast Morrison’s late-night scene.

06/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Old Salt Marketplace

The team behind Grain & Gristle erects a culinary marketplace for the people in Northeast Portland.

06/05/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Double Dragon for Dinner

Southeast Portland’s banh mi radical adds fun cocktails and Asian-inspired comfort food to the repertoire.

05/22/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Versatile Bites at Relish Gastropub

A new Sellwood-Moreland restaurant offers seasonal, elevated pub food and great local brews for all audiences.

05/15/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Chugging the Sacrament at Church

A new bar in Northeast Portland tries to make drinking a religious experience.

05/08/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Polish Pub Food At Bar Dobre

Bar Dobre brings local ingredients, from-scratch everything, curated vodka, and Polish ambition to SE Hawthorne—but needs some work to become a serious player.

05/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Cambodian Flavors at Sok Sab Bai

A newly converted cart-to-brick-and-mortar brings Cambodian flavor and finesse to Southeast Portland.

04/24/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sephardic Flavors at Scott Snyder's Levant

How a new French-Arabesque restaurant on E Burnside fuses the cuisines of Spain, Portugal, North Africa, and the Middle East into one of the boldest openings of the year.

03/27/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Fish Sauce

A neighborhood Vietnamese spot brings a wallet-friendly happy hour and expertly crafted cocktails to Northwest Portland.

03/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Alice's Bagels

Portland’s food cart community enters the bagel fray.

08/29/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Double Dragon

A new banh mi shop on SE Division kicks Vietnamese sandwiches up a notch

01/11/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Best of PDX

A Foodie Farewell

An Eat Beater says sayonara and shares a few things she’s learned.

05/11/2011 By Anna Sachse

OPENING DAY

Let Them Eat Fish

Photos and first impressions of Chef Trent Pierce’s inaugural Sunday Seafood Brunch and raw bar at St. Jack.

04/18/2011 By Allison Jones

First Impressions

Flesh-Free Fine-Dining at Northeast’s Natural Selection

Portland vegetarians and vegans, rejoice! There’s finally a higher-priced (and delicious) eatery just for you!

03/30/2011 By Anna Sachse

First Impressions

Good Eats at Grain & Gristle

Parking on NE Prescott is about to get a little dicier, thanks to great beer and step-above grub at Grain & Gristle.

01/05/2011 By Anna Sachse