Food News

'Inauthentic Asian' Restaurant Smallwares to Close

The celebrated, innovative Beaumont eatery that took taboo Asian fusion in a bold new direction will call it quits September 24.

08/29/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

V-DAY CHEAT SHEET

Valentine’s Day in Portland: Where to Dine Out

Only a decadent date night will do for your one and only. In Portland, that means beef cheek dumplings, foie gras crème brûlée, and four-course meals—complete with oyster shucking—delivered to your doorstep.

02/03/2016 By Alex Keith

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Mi Mero Mole Brings the Tequila, Cooper’s Hall Brings the Champagne, and Division Street Brings the Beaujolais

November is shaping up to be a boozy month. Plus: gumbo flights at Acadia and Levant and Smallwares team up for the love of lamb.

11/09/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

The Inside Scoop on Portland’s First Korean Food Festival

Local bigwigs, fusion specialists, and Beaverton institutions join forces for the city’s inaugural Korean food fest.

09/30/2015 By Katie Vaughan

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Gear up for summer with offal dinners, Negroni Week, and an entire month of Chinese cuisine.

05/27/2015 By Rachel Davidson

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Produce Row is reborn, Smallwares chef Johanna Ware opens a new restaurant, and Saveur and Food & Wine dole out local nominations.

04/08/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Smallwares' Ssam-Style Feasts Shake Up Typical Family-Style Fare

From internationally-inspired lamb to Korean/Southern barbecue spareribs, chef Johanna Ware wants you to expand your definition of family dinner.

12/01/2014 By Kelly Clarke

PARTY, PLANNED

Three Ways to Amp Up Your Labor Day Barbecue

Celebrate the end of summer in style with Ox's short rib recipe, refreshing shandy cocktails, and super-sized lawn games.

08/27/2014 By Kelly Clarke

THE MORNING AFTER

Inspired Plates from the Xico-Smallwares Collaboration

A dish-by-dish recap of a stellar night of Mexican Asian fusion on SE Division

08/07/2014 Photography by Allison Jones By Kelly Clarke

COLLABORATIONS

Xico and Smallwares Team Up for Mexican-Asian Fusion Dinner

Chefs Johanna Ware and Kelly Myers will join forces (and flavors) for one night of tasty freestyle mashups at Xico.

07/23/2014 By Allison Jones

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Checking Out Smallwares' New Happy Hour

Inauthentic Asian cuisine and sassy sips combine at Portland’s newest happy hour.

07/09/2014 By Brooke Bass

Slideshow

Slide Show: Smallwares' New Happy Hour

Inauthentic Asian cuisine is channeled into Portland’s newest happy hour.

07/09/2014

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Smallwares rolls out dim sum happy hour and full-fish dinners, Valley Wine Merchants hits Newberg, and three Oregon Culinary Institute veterans make Food Network’s Outrageous Wedding Cakes.

07/01/2014 By Brooke Bass

TREND WATCH

5 Food and Drink Trends Taking Portland by Storm

The Hot List of 2014

02/25/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Super Bowl sundaes, Chinese New Year celebrations, a chowder smackdown, and more of Portland’s upcoming food and drink events.

01/29/2014 By Kristin Leigh

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

All-day happy hours, Ración's chef shuffles, Smallwares' wine flights, and the rest of the week's food and drink stories.

01/14/2014 By Eat Beat Team

ROUNDUP

Ten Things to Devour in 2014

Welcome to Portland's hunger games! Follow this guide to the city's most promising plates, and there will be no sacrificing flavor in the new year.

01/02/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Ultimate Week of Portland Dining

Your guide to a week of serious noshing in America's most original food city

11/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

11/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Field & Vine’s season kickoff dinner, beer pairings at Smallwares, and a rosé tasting at Tabla!

07/16/2013 By Julia Raymond