Best Restaurants 2016: Bucket List

30 Portland Restaurants for the Ultimate Local Dining Bucket List

Hope you’re hungry. Here are 30 top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

How to Make Naomi Pomeroy’s Ballsy French Onion Soup

The Beast chef’s debut cookbook—featuring this impossibly rich umami bomb—blends self-taught Francophile sensibilities with bold tweaks.

09/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

WHAT WE ATE

Portland’s Restaurant History: The People, Places, and Plates That Set Our City’s Epic Table

How did we conquer the food world? We chronicle more than a century of Portland dining.

08/15/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke

CHANGE AGENTS

In 2002, Two Crazy Kids Basically Invented the Modern Portland Restaurant

Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy redefined the city’s old-world restaurant order.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Three Unexpected, Certifiably Excellent Portland Brunches to Devour Right Now

Han Oak's farm-fresh Korean, Thali's Indian feast, and Expatriate's highbrow stoner waffles reboot brunch.

05/19/2016 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Expatriate to Launch Twisted Asian Brunch March 19

Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy and barman supreme Kyle Linden Webster rethink waffles, burritos, and Bloody Marys for a spice-loving generation. Eat Beat has the first details.

03/07/2016 By Karen Brooks

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

10/27/2015 By Kelly Clarke

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Naomi Pomeroy writes a cookbook, Boxer Ramen to launch a North Portland satellite, and Peter Bro’s All-Way burger joint is now open.

11/17/2014 By Eat Beat Team

FOOD NEWS

Naomi Pomeroy Wins 2014 James Beard Foundation Best Chef NW

The chef/owner of Beast brings home the title on her fourth nomination, saying "I feel like I'm taking this home for everybody in the Northwest."

05/06/2014 By Allison Jones

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Portland's 2014 James Beard Award Finalists

Naomi Pomeroy and Cathy Whims represent Portland in the Best Chef Northwest category, while cocktail haven Clyde Common finally gets the attention it deserves.

03/18/2014 By Allison Jones

DINNER FOR A CAUSE

Portland Chefs Team Up For Typhoon Relief

Check out our slide show of photos from the recent benefit dinner at Beast, featuring the city's top culinary talent, six killer courses, and $12,000 donated to Mercy Corps's typhoon relief efforts.

11/26/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spicy Details on Kyle Linden Webster and Naomi Pomeroy’s Expatriate

A new kind of meeting place will soon rise on NE Killingsworth. We snagged an early look at the cocktails, music, and menu set to debut in early July.

06/05/2013 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Portland's 2013 James Beard Award Finalists

Pomeroy, Whims, and Rucker represent Portland in the Best Chef Northwest category, while baking guru Ken Forkish carries the PDX banner with two nominations.

03/18/2013 By Allison Jones

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland's 2013 James Beard Semifinalists

Six Portland chefs stand tall among 20 contenders for Best Chef Northwest, and six other local talents compete in the James Beard Award's national categories.

02/19/2013 By Allison Jones