Eat & Drink

Truffles

Truffle Farming Has Arrived in Oregon. How Does It Work?

French truffles are now farmed in Oregon, and command the same price as imports. What does that mean for wild varieties? Could your dog learn to hunt them?

02/07/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Egg Prices Send Local Food Businesses Scrambling

Once a cheap source of protein and staple of baking and cooking, eggs are skyrocketing in cost, and business owners are making changes to accommodate.

02/06/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Review: Weekend Lunch at Oma’s Hideaway Delivers a Pretty Genius Filet-O-Fishball Sandwich

Yes, you want the salted egg curry fries at Portland's best new lunch destination on SE Division.

02/03/2023 By Karen Brooks

Dining Picks

Beaverton’s Best Restaurants

From dim sum to dosas, these are our favorite spots in Portland’s west burbs, including Tan Tan, Lima, and Nak Won.

02/01/2023 By Dalila Brent and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Guide

Portland’s Most Romantic, Date-Worthy Restaurants

Planning a date with that special someone? Peep this list first.

02/01/2023 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

First Look

Fermenter Chef Aaron Adams Is Opening a Vegan Cuban Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Workshop Food and Drink, Adams’s newest project, will open February 18 on Belmont Street in Southeast Portland's Buckman neighborhood.

01/31/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cocktails

Mile-High Speakeasy: Straightaway Canned Cocktails Take Flight on Alaska Airlines

Margaritas and old-fashioneds from Straightaway Cocktails are now part of the in-flight programming—reaching 30 million passengers annually.

01/30/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

These 10 Oregon Chefs and Restaurants Are James Beard Award Semifinalists

Kann, Okta, and beloved local chefs Peter Cho of Han Oak, Vince Nguyen of Berlu, and Thomas Pisha-Duffly of Gado Gado made the list. But who got snubbed?

01/25/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wine Bars

Are Wine Bars the New Dive Bars? 

Nil and Company celebrate natural wine, without taking themselves too seriously. They’re both all about the wine, and not about it at all.

01/20/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Dining Picks

Where to Get Lunar New Year Dishes & Treats in Portland

From bánh tét to nian gao, mark the holiday with dumplings, noodles, and more from Vietnam, Korea, China, and beyond.

01/18/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Closures

Malka, the Wonderfully Imaginative House-Turned-Restaurant on SE Division Street, Will Close

Chef and co-owner Jessie Aron says the Southeast Portland restaurant's last day of service will be February 26.

01/17/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland's Iconic Craft Beer Event, Canceled for 2023

The craft beer event started in 1988, a mainstay at downtown's Waterfront Park, will not return this summer.

01/13/2023 By Sam Stites

Food News & Events

Sake-Focused Fuyu Fest Takes Place January 21

Sunflower Sake, Portland’s new sake bottle shop, is hosting the event with more than 50 sakes available to taste.

01/13/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Restaurants from Portland, Maine, Are Popping Up on This Coast

Magna Kusina is throwing a Filipino-sushi mashup tasting-menu dinner, and Eem will host Portland, Maine’s Crispy Gai for bicoastal Thai street food and cocktails.

01/12/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Eat This Now

Our Favorite Breakfast Sandwich Right Now Lives at Balong, a Filipino American Pop-Up

Stop by the Baon Kainan food cart on Mondays and Tuesdays for house-made sausage on house pandesal.

01/10/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bars & Nightlife

11 Bars Serving Zero-Proof Cocktails in Portland

Looking for places to hang out during Dry January? Want a mocktail that’s more exciting than cranberry seltzer? Look no further.

01/06/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Year In Review

Our Food Writers’ Best Bites of 2022 at Portland Restaurants

From Sichuan to Haitian to Vietnamese and everything in between, these are our standout restaurant dishes after a year of eating in Portland.

12/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Karen Brooks, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Light a Fire 2022: Most with the Least

Our Legacy Harvested Brings More People of Color to the Wine World

The Willamette Valley wine country nonprofit sponsors internships to expose more people to all levels of the viticulture industry.

12/29/2022 By Julia Silverman

Year in Review

Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Closures, from Acadia to Ya Ya

Longtime institutions, food carts, and fledgling restaurants all shuttered this year, including Clyde Common, Sunshine Noodles, and Toffee Club.

12/29/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Matthew Trueherz, and Karen Brooks

Year in Review

The Trends That Drove Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Openings

A return to fine dining, two restaurants are better than one, and wine bars galore, from Kann to Canard to a slice shop from Scottie’s Pizza

12/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz