Eat & Drink

Best Restaurants 2022

Where Does PoMo Food Critic Karen Brooks Eat Off-Duty?

From scratch-made breakfast to late-night cocktails and bar eats, here’s what Brooks seeks out at Portland restaurants

12/02/2022 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Openings

Viking Soul Food Expands to a Restaurant in Woodstock

The Scandinavian food cart in Southeast Portland has found a second home for its meatball lefse wraps, family recipes, and hot sauce named for Thor's hammer.

12/02/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Cobra Dogs Eats Mount Hood

The snowboarding chefs behind the iconic hot dog truck give us their advice for where to eat on the hill.

12/02/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Illustrations by Chris Koellig

Eat Cheat Sheet

Where PoMo Food Editor Katherine Chew Hamilton Eats Off-Duty

Comfort food is the name of the game at this food writer's go-to Portland restaurants.

12/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Acclaimed Scottie’s Pizza Parlor Will Drop a Major Slice Shop in Northwest Portland, Mid-December

The shop's exacting pies, already a favorite on Division Street, will be showcased in six daily slices on NW 21st, burrata topped to grandma style.

12/01/2022 By Karen Brooks

Recipe

Make Shop Halo Halo’s Bright Purple Ube Crinkle Cookies

Move over, chocolate mint—purple yam jam is here, starring in this cookie recipe courtesy of a Filipino dessert pop-up in Portland.

12/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Michael Novak

Best Restaurants 2022

Canard’s Steam Burgers & Duck Stack Pancakes Have a New Roost in Oregon City

Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon fame brings retro dinner party dishes to this Portland suburb.

11/30/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Best Restaurants 2022

Two Food Parties in One Space: Phuket Cafe & the New Langbaan

Thai tasting-menu destination Langbaan takes on new life inside the playful party atmosphere of Phuket Cafe in Northwest Portland

11/29/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by thomas teal

Restaurant Review

Michelin-Starred Chef Matthew Lightner Seeds Oregon’s Next Food Revolution at Okta

Two Michelin-starred chef Matthew Lightner conjures new menus in the middle of a farm field and fermentation lab.

11/28/2022 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2022

Hors d’Oeuvre, Cocktail, Entrée & Dessert of the Year—Our Dream 2022 Meal

These are our top menu picks of the year, from French cheese puffs at St. Jack to the perfect takeout chicken from Mama Bird.

11/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants 2022

At Tercet, a Scrappy Trio Proves Downtown Portland Can Do Fine Dining

The former staff of Roe is shaking things up in the old downtown space, bringing fine dining without the fussiness.

11/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Thomas Teal

Restaurant Openings

Janken, An Upscale Pan-Asian Restaurant, Opens in the Former Bluehour Space

A Miami transplant chef serves everything from wagyu steaks and caviar to pekin duck and nigiri at his first Portland restaurant.

11/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Holidays

Supplement the Holiday Table with Locally Made Delights

One recent article suggested bringing your own Tupperware to Thanksgiving. Blasphemy! Take these local wines, cheeses, ice creams, and olive oil instead.

11/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

At Bar Cala, It’s Summer 365 Days a Year

The millennial-pink stucco castle is basically a $14 flight to the tropics.

11/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Michael Novak

Best Restaurants 2022

Cult Burmese Pop-Up Rangoon Bistro Finds a Permanent Home

Tea leaf salad, or lahpet thoke, and seasonal specials are favorites at this former farmers market stand.

11/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Sports on TV

Where to Watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Portland, with Game Schedule

Some bars will open early for soccer games, while some open at 7 a.m. year-round. And it's the last hurrah for Toffee Club, which will close in December.

11/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Bakeries

Beaverton’s Best Bakeries

From breakfast pastries to Swedish cakes to pan dulce, these spots are sweetening up the west side.

11/18/2022 By Dalila Brent and Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Best Restaurants 2022

Kann Is Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year: 2022

Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet puts the food of his youth on a grand platter. Welcome to the new Portland—and to one of America’s most important restaurants of 2022.

11/18/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

Best Restaurants 2022

Chef of the Year: At Berlu, Vince Nguyen Stretches the Definition of Vietnamese Cooking

Portland Monthly’s Chef of the Year embraces his inner rebel at Berlu, his restaurant on Southeast Belmont.

11/17/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

Holidays

Portland’s Must-Visit Thanksgiving Pie Shops

Whether you're an apple pie person, a pumpkin devotee, or like your Thanksgivings a little non-traditional, we've got dessert options for you.

11/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton