BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Best New Restaurants of 2015

Sleeper hits and seriously personal cuisine defined the best Portland menus of the year—here are the 12 hottest places to eat right now.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Most (Overly?) Ambitious New Restaurant: Renata

Our love letter (sort of) to the year’s most-hyped restaurant

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Best Soup Shop: Rose VL

Portland’s soup masters are back with broths that airlift the soul to Saigon.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Best New Barbecue: The People's Pig

Cliff Allen embraces only one school of barbecue: his own.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

The Ultimate Portland Cheese Plate at Chizu

Steve Jones just wants to make cheese fun. Mission accomplished.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

The 4 Most Memorable Portland Restaurant Moments of the Year

A handful of standing ovations are in order for the year's best menu, dish, spread, and cuisine.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year: Nodoguro

A posse of playfully intense foodies reimagine Japanese food, one feast at a time.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Best Spot for Pig & Booze: Hamlet

A slinky, single-minded Pearl District bar gives you three reasons to go whole hog.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of the Year: Nomad.PDX

Two upstarts transform a shabby urban space into a modernist showcase—tweezers, Wonder Bread, and beauty in tow.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

HEALTHY EVENTS

Healthy Events for Your Fittest, Most Mindful October

Mustache Dache 5k, meditation classes, self defense personal training, and a fast track to happiness

10/08/2015 By Katelyn Best

EAT BEAT WEEKLY PLANNER

Portland Nursery’s Annual Apple Tasting, Cow Roasts, Beer Hunts, and More!

Portland food events for every kind of eater

10/08/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 8–11

Ruth Reichl and Cheryl Strayed on Live Wire!—where should they eat after taping? Also, ZZ Ward, Storm Large, White Bird's Momix, and a double-bill season opener for the Oregon Ballet.

10/08/2015 By Ramona DeNies

PUPPETRY

A Puppeteer's Monsters Bring a Fantasy Nightmare World to North Mississippi

His day job involves work on the likes of Portlandia, Star Trek, and Robocop, but in his free time, Portlander Matthew Hopkins makes monsters—a whole world of them. And they're coming to North Portland this week...

10/08/2015 By Brandon Staley

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Bitch Media’s New Writers Fellowships

Plus Artists Rep's ambitious new musical, Cuba Libre, extends its planned run ahead of opening night.

10/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Dream of the '70s: Portland’s Ultimate Punk Rock Playlist

Veteran Portland rocker Mark Sten has written a new book documenting Portland’s punk apex in the late seventies and early eighties. We put together a Sten-inspired playlist in homage.

10/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

URBAN DESIGN

Climate Change and the Willamette Valley—What Should We Worry About? What Should We Do? 

Leading thinkers expound on the region's climatic transformation.

10/07/2015 By Randy Gragg

COOKBOOK REVIEW

Inside Ruth Reichl’s Post-Gourmet Blues Cookbook

With a fine new book in tow, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, the once and forever food critic, Gourmet editor, and arbiter of good taste is coming to Portland. Here’s what you need to know.

10/07/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS IS COMING

Can You Guess Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year?

Our annual guide to the city’s best new restaurants, boldest chefs, and hottest trends will be revealed on Friday, October 9.

10/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BEAN SCENE

Stumptown Coffee Sold to Peet’s Coffee & Tea

The San Francisco–based company will acquire Portland’s homegrown Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

10/06/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

Are These the 10 Best Cheeses Made in the Northwest?

Portland’s annual cheese festival the Wedge brought together the best dairy products around. We picked our favorites!

10/06/2015 By Katie Vaughan