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Hat Yai

Hat Yai to open second location

A little teaser from the Oregonian promises a second location of NE Killingsworth's standout Southern Thai fried chicken joint. The new location? In a still-under-construction building near the soon-to-close Commons Brewery on Southeast Belmont and 6th. Owners Earl Ninsom and Alan Akwai will reportedly cook up the same curries, chicken, and roti, with a few seafood additions.

Irving Street Kitchen’s Sarah Schafer wins Wild About Game

This year’s Nicky USA Wild About Game judging panel was an intimidating line-up, to say the least. It included Portland Monthly’s own food critic Karen Brooks, Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple, and the legendary Ruth Reichl. Not an easy crowd to cook for. Coming up against the likes of Ataula’s Jose Chesa and Renata’s Matt Sigler, Irving Street Kitchen's Sarah Schafer took top honors for her Grimaud Farms Guinea Hen & Foie Gras Ballotine Croquette, Whipped Chive Oil, Spiced Vegetable Demi, and Hen Crackers.

Stacked does brunch

Stacked Sandwiches, one our favorite new lunch spots, is getting into the brunch game. The 12-item menu, available Saturdays only, will star the restaurant’s standout oxtail French dip as a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg, and sweet, seasonal staples, like roasted pumpkin pancakes with toasted pecan butterscotch syrup and cinnamon whip. To top it all off: each month features a guest brunch dish from a local chef, with proceeds going to a local charity of their choice. This month’s guest? Castagna’s Justin Woodward.

Bamboo Sushi and Salt & Straw head to Lake Oswego

The O reports that two of Portland’s most successful mini-chains are heading to the ‘burbs. Specifically, they’re opening in the Windward, a new mixed-use development with neighbors like wood-fired Chuckie Pies and StarCycle. Salt & Straw is slotted to open early next year; Bamboo will follow suit next summer.

Oba closes

After 20 years, the Central and South American-inspired Pearl District standby abruptly shuttered on October 5. Back in the day, we were really into their Portuguese malasadas doughnuts

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Oba! Restaurante Closed

$$$ Mexican 555 NW 12th Ave

This bright and airy Latin refresqueria is a top happy hour hotspot, stretching from from 4–6:30 every day. Ample margaritas are available at $5.50 as is mos...

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Salt & Straw Ice Cream

$ Dessert Multiple Locations

Cousins Kim and Tyler Malek tapped the local spirit of craft, collaboration, and crazy flavors to challenge expectations of what an ice cream parlor might lo...

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Bamboo Sushi

$$$ Japanese, Sushi Multiple Locations

A checklist of sustainable catches informs Bamboo’s non-preachy menu, an in-depth list of sake love, creative sushi, and playful, visual rolls drawn from the...

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Stacked Sandwich Shop

$$ Sandwiches 1643 SE 3rd Ave.

It’s a brave new fast-casual-eatery world, with a high-end sandwich shop on every corner. But even in this crowded field, the Central Eastside Industrial Dis...

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$$$ Italian, Pizza 626 SE Main St

Southeast Portland’s newest Italian crush is Renata, a vast, barrel-ceilinged space. You’ll find San Francisco swagger, with cool cocktails, confident wines,...

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$$$ Spanish 1818 NW 23rd Pl

Ataula brings the best of Catalan and Spanish cuisine with to the Alphabet District in Portland with chef Jose Chesa's creative takes on Iberian classics like paella and wine-friendly tapas.

Irving Street Kitchen

$$$ New American 701 NW 13th St

Upon entering Irving Street Kitchen, you’ll first be faced with the bar, which is hooked up to 10 curved steel “taps” for their cask-to-tap wine system that ...

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Hat Yai

$$ Thai 1605 NE Killingsworth St

Hat Yai, a spin-off of celebrated Langbaan, brings Southern Thai fried chicken to Northeast Killingsworth. Hat Yai's version isn't all that different from So...