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


Eight Classic Portland Recipes, 1932 to Now

From Henry Thiele’s German pancakes to Lucy Brennan’s avocado daiquiri, here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland history.

08/15/2016 By Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Karen Brooks


Portland’s 10 Best Healthy Dishes of 2016

From heavenly acai bowls to vegan corn cashew pizza, here are 10 of the city's most nourishing—and delicious—dishes.

06/24/2016 By Benjamin Tepler and Molly Woodstock Photography by Aubrie Legault


Summer Eats We’re Crushing On Right Now

Stay cool, nourished, and hydrated with these healthful local treats.

06/14/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Inside Portland's New Chopped-to-Order Salad Bar Crisp

The North Williams restaurant mixes up Portland's salad bar offerings with a dozen signature salads, choose-your-own additions, panini and soups—plus beer and wine.

09/23/2015 By Allison Jones


Garden Bar Will Open 3 New Locations—and Crisp Salad Bar Debuts in NoPo

Get the scoop on the popular customized salad shop's two upcoming expansions—including the eatery's first east-side spot. Plus: a new salad bar opens on North Williams. Battle of the bars?

09/08/2015 By Allison Jones


Inside Garden Bar's Old Town Location

Portland's "farm to go" salad bar restaurant now has a twin in Old Town, with walls of windows and reclaimed wood.

02/17/2015 By Allison Jones


Portland Chefs Share Their Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes

It's easy enough to eat more salads—but it can be tricky to make them exciting. Here are 8 DIY dressing ideas that will keep you away from the bottle.

12/23/2014 By Allison Jones


Portland's 10 Best Salads

We weigh in on the lighter side of lunch and dinner, and toss in some salads that are a hearty meal in themselves.

07/23/2014 By Allison Jones


3 Early Summer Salads from PDX's Vegetable Whisperer

Ava Gene’s chef Josh McFadden gets fresh with fava beans, radishes, spring onions, broccoli, and sugar snap peas. Dinner is served.

06/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler


Garden Bar Brings "Farm-to-Go" Salads to the Pearl

The new choose-your-own-adventure salad bar aims to change the way Portland thinks about grab-and-go lunch, one piece of arugula at a time.

02/13/2014 By Allison Jones


Winter Salads: Beyond the Kale

A seasonal sampling of the city's one-plate odes to endive, persimmons, Brussels sprouts, and arugula—20+ salads to get you keep your cold weather feasts fresh.

12/11/2013 By Allison Jones


The New Nicoise

Standing in as a summertime one-plate wonder, the classic French composed salad gets an update from three Portland eateries.

08/12/2013 By Allison Jones


Shade Tolerant Vegetables

So you think you don't have enough sun for your veggie garden? Think again!

04/18/2013 By Kate Bryant


Deconstructing Le Pigeon’s Mussels Vinaigrette

A closer look at Gabriel Rucker’s mad method for mussels.

04/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


In the Kitchen with Ken Forkish

Portland's legendary bread guru shares his recipe for early spring salad with salami crisps, pickled asparagus, and smoked rye.

03/15/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler


Spring Salad

Local dough master Ken Forkish rolls out a new way to bring bread to the table.

03/15/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Ken Forkish

Portland’s legendary bread guru shares his recipe for early spring salad with salami crisps, pickled asparagus, and smoked rye.

03/15/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


Raw Faith

For believers and nonbelievers alike, Olympic Provisions chef Jason Barwikowski's raw brussels sprouts and suchoke salad is the new gospel of brussels sprouts.

11/17/2010 By Deena Prichep


Red Alert

Food Editor Mike Thelin expounds his love for tomatoes, recommending a light late summer salad of tomatoes and peaches.

08/16/2010 By Mike Thelin