Eat & Drink

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.

11:11am 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.

10:18am 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

Food News

Grand Fir Brewing, from 10 Barrel’s Whitney Burnside and Bullard’s Doug Adams, Opens November 18

Come for Texas-style amber lagers, classic crisp pale ales, fried chicken, supper clubs, and more.

11/15/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Beer and Games

Portland’s First Tabletop-Roleplaying-Devoted Brewpub Will Open This Spring

TPK Brewing wants to be a haven for beer lovers and gamers.

11/15/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Holidays

Where to Get Thanksgiving Dine-In and Takeout in Portland

Reservations for tables and takeout packages are going quickly.

11/15/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Isabel Lemus Kristensen, and Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Will Open a Restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and a Separate Wine Shop

Veterans of Sweedeedee, Tastebud, and Ava Gene’s are opening a natural wine bottle shop and and a New York-style pizza restaurant.

11/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Restaurants

Portland’s Best Cubano Is Hiding at En Vida PDX

At En Vida PDX, two industry vets playfully mash up Cuban, Colombian, and Brazilian eats and drinks.

11/10/2022 By Karen Brooks

Frozen Treats

Ice Queen Opens a Paleteria near Ladd’s Addition

The Chicana and Indigenous–owned vegan ice cream business now sells its paletas and soft serve at a new storefront.

11/09/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Best Restaurants 2022

Som Tum Thai Kitchen Offers Papaya Salad Paradise Near PSU

The year-old restaurant in downtown Portland specializes in papaya salads, laab, soups, sausages, and more.

11/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Industry

Help Wanted: The Kitchen Is Hiring

Restaurant jobs are nearly back to pre-COVID numbers and unemployment is lower than ever, but cooks are nowhere to be found.

11/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz