Eating Out

Socially Distanced Snack Spots to Take Your Takeout

Make the most of these last days of sunshine with plein air picnics around town.

09/29/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Restaurant Review

Malka Shows There Can Be Beauty in Chaos

Call it global hippie food from a mad scientist or a tornado twisting of Thai food and Shabbat. We call it delicious.

09/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

Coffee & Tea

Eight Creative Ways to Caffeinate with Local Concoctions

Switch up your daily coffee routine.

09/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

Matta’s Richard Le Remixes Vietnam with His San Jose Roots

What began in late 2018 as straightforward family recipes now embraces edgy remixes of Vietnam and America.

09/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Wine Shrine

Transforming a Dour Portland Basement Into a Luxe Personal Wine Cellar

From beige carpets to baller status, this wine cellar upgrade is the perfect place for pandemic pinot noirs.

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

Fall Cocktails

5 Portland Bartenders Capture the Autumnal Spirit in a Glass

Bye, pumpkin spice. Hello, turmeric, Oregon pears & fig jam.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Celeste Noche

Brain Freeze

The 6 Best Icy Treats Right Now

Keep the spirit of summer going with shave ice, snowballs, bingsu, and chamoyadas.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pandemic Kitchens

A Tale of Two Ghost Kitchens

Doug Miriello of Dimo’s Apizza and Andy Ricker of Pok Pok launch two delivery-only fried chicken concepts using two different models.

09/22/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Oregon Fires

Smoky Skies Halt Outdoor Dining In Portland—But For How Long?

Restaurants and food carts are facing tough calls about whether to remain open, temporarily close, or move things indoors.

09/17/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Ainslee Dicken

Sip This

Celebrating Hispanic Roots Highlights Willamette Valley Winemakers

Stay tuned for the panel on October 1, when six Latinx winemakers in the Willamette Valley will discuss their experiences in English and Spanish.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wildfire Aid

Some of the Portland Restaurants, Pop-Ups, and Food Carts Helping Those Affected by Wildfires

Even while the foodservice industry faces a crisis of its own, many businesses are stepping up to help.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Pop-Up, Is Looking for a New Home

Get your rice and curry plates and street food lunches this weekend before the BIPOC worker-owned vegan pop-up leaves its Northeast Portland location.

09/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Tale of the Tots

The 8 Stages of McMenamins

When it comes to Portlanders’ relationship with the brewpub-theater-hotel chain, well, it’s complicated.

09/04/2020 Illustrations by Hawk Krall By Margaret Seiler

Drag in the Pandemic Era

A New Drag Brunch Is Coming to the Historic Darcelle XV

The nightlife hub, home to the West Coast’s longest-running drag show, launches its first-ever drag brunch.

09/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ciao, Portland

Cooperativa, a New Italian Food Hall, Is Now Softly Open in the Pearl

Travel to a Florentine market without leaving town.

09/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Baking News

Pix Pâtisserie Chef Releases New Cookbook

Cheryl Wakerhauser is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Petite Pâtisserie: Bon Bons, Petits Fours, Macarons and Other Bite-Size Treats, with a Pix-O-Matic release party. Try making the 7-Layer “Cake” for yourself.

08/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Support Black-Owned

Five Days Remain in Portland’s Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week

If you haven’t already been supporting your local Black-owned food businesses, this week is a great time to start.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King Reopens for Dinner Tomorrow

After opening and then abruptly closing in March, chef Shaun King plans to reopen the restaurant August 27.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking Food News

Seattle Pop-Up Hit Rough Draft Burger Shop Opening in Portland August 27

Because we need more smash burgers to argue about

08/26/2020 By Karen Brooks

Snack Time

Meet Portland’s Gluten-Free Cracker King

“I already knew I had the best gluten-free crackers in the world, but people would walk by a Black product and they wouldn’t try it because a Black family was on the front.”

08/20/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton