A Baker’s Dozen

A history lesson in the artisan bakery trade of Portland. Listings include different pastry shops and the variety of treats they offer.

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg


Red Onion Thai Cuisine

Even as Thai joints spread across the city like Starbucks, Red Onion stands out from the pack with an adventurous menu.

01/19/2010 By Kaitlyn Evans



The newest member of Micah Camden's culinary empire, Fats, gives Portland the taste of a British gastropub. And poutine.

01/19/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Plated

Bold World Cuisine

After a tour of duty through world-renowned kitchens in Spain and France, Matt Lightner brings those European flavors back to Portland as head chef of Castagna.

01/19/2010 By Mike Thelin


Fin City

If you’ve ever enjoyed the pasta with fresh crab at Clyde Common, the catfish clay pot at Pok Pok, or the pepper-salted squid at Jin Wah, you can thank ABC Seafood Market. This tiny storefront at SE 65th Avenue and Powell Boulevard has the largest selecti

11/09/2009 By Mike Thelin


Pepsi Chicken

Veteran restauranteur Jay Irvin marinades his chicken in Pepsi, making for a meat that's sweet, savory, and tender—think teriyaki chicken with a sorghum tinge.

11/09/2009 By Rachel Ritchie



Sitting atop the Nines, Departure offers a 270-degree view of the city and an interior that recalls the Starship Enterprise.

11/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

If you built it...

Architecture of the Sandwich

From the constant changes of the Sausage Sandwich at Clyde Common to the bizarre combination of the hot dog flight at The Original, the variety of Portland's sandwiches mirrors architecture from around the country.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Cheap Eats

$20 Is The New $50

We scoured the Portland metro area to find a dozen culinary steals, ranging from the nationally-lauded Le Pigeon, to Sanchez Taqueria, a foodie pitstop in Tigard.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2009

Portland restaurants persevered and prospered despite the economic climate this past year as foodie entrepreneurs showed Portland and the country that a memorable meal can be savored in many places in many ways: on linen-topped tables, in a strip mall, or

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg


Koi Fusion PDX

Roving food cart attracts Portland foodies and Twitterati.

08/18/2009 By Laura Klairmont


Caraqueña: Michelle’s Amazing Venezuelan Kitchen

Michelle Rossington brings Venezuelan flavors to SW Oak and 5th.

08/18/2009 By Laura Klairmont

Portland Plated

Smaller, Cheaper, Faster

As the economy changes, Portland restaurants are forced to adapt or become extinct.

08/18/2009 By Mike Thelin


Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell


Summer Lovin’

Finish your summer the way it should be finished: a potent Pimm's Cup, a beautiful sunset, a bit of ballet, a scenic staircase, and a lot of luxury.

07/20/2009 By Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker


Ned Ludd

Named after the proletarian hero who inspired the Luddites, Ned Ludd follows in his footsteps by eschewing the comforts of a modern kitchen in favor of a cooking technique that predates modern man: everything at this forty-seat restaurant in Northeast Por

06/22/2009 By Mike Thelin


Jade Teahouse & Patisserie

Nestled in the Southeast Portland haven of Sellwood is the bright and airy Jade Teahouse & Patisserie. Open since last fall, Jade Teahouse offers restaurant goers a rare blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine along with its famed pastry case.

05/26/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Portland Plated

Club Sandwich

With restaurants increasingly seen as shaky ventures, some of the city's most talented chefs have tossed aside their white coats and fancy kitchens to tinker with the lowly sandwich in the culinary equivalent of the tree house. But craftsmen like Ken Gord

05/26/2009 By Mike Thelin


Street Cred

Ping is the latest venture from Pok Pok mastermind Andy Ricker. Ping insists on bringing Portlanders authenticity in its beguiling menu options. But unlike Pok Pok, Ping doesn't have standout dishes. What you'll find instead is an intriguing collection of

05/26/2009 By Martha Calhoon