Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: April 26–May 3

Dungeness crab omelets at Headwaters to smoked chicken at Big's, these are the things you must eat this week.

04/26/2017 By Eat Beat Team

James Beard Awards

Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Wins a 2017 James Beard Award

Our own master wordsmith, veteran Portland food voice, and all-around punk rocker takes home the James Beard journalism prize, alongside accolades for two other Oregonians.

04/25/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Vegan Israeli Restaurant Aviv to Replace Heart Bar

Starting May 3, Gonzo’s Tal Caspi will serve up his signature falafel and shawarma fries in the former Portobello space on SE Division.

04/25/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Weekly Planner

A Gamay Noir Festival, Peruvian Pop-Ups at Andina, and More Portland Food Events

… including an Ava Gene’s cookbook release dinner, seafood Sundays at Teutonic, and Noble Rot’s 15th birthday bash.

04/25/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Pok Pok NW Opens, Roe Moves West, Plus More PDX Food News

… including brunch at Jackrabbit and major openings for Laurelhurst Market’s chicken operation and Fifty Licks ice cream.

04/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Openings

Celebrate Earth Day at Off the Griddle's Grand Opening

The long-defunct food cart returns as a brick-and-mortar on SE Foster. Drop by on April 22 for veggie burgers and vegan Jell-O shots.

04/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Food Event Spotlight

Chefs Week PDX Takes a Breather—But Still Has Two Big Dinners in the Works for 2017

Gregory Gourdet's annual four-day blitz is going on vacation. Eat Beat has the lowdown on the two major events planned in its absence—and where to get your tickets.

04/19/2017 By Karen Brooks

Read 'Em and Eat

America’s Test Kitchen Tackles Plant-Based Recipes in Vegan for Everybody

Jack Bishop shares the biggest surprises and successes of the brand’s first vegan cookbook, including a dairy-free nacho cheese that satisfies carnivores.

04/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

5 Oregon Beer Pairings to Complement Spring's Bounty

Lucy Burningham picks pints to go with spring produce and fresh catches.

04/17/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Word of Mouth

This Portland Cookbook Might Put Meat Out of Business. It's That Good.

Josh McFadden's Six Seasons sees vegetables through fresh eyes.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks

Dining Guide

13 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

The Other Oregon: Beyond Bend

Drive to Bend—and Keep Going! A Guide to the Best of Central Oregon

You didn’t drive all the way to Central Oregon just to stay in town.

04/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lauren Kershner, and Margaret Seiler

The Wild Slice

New York. Chicago. Detroit. Portland? Making the Case for a New American Pizza City

We used to be a boring pizza town. Now we may be living the nation's most fascinating life of pie.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Big Bird

Irving Street Kitchen Now Delivers Its Succulent Fried Chicken to Your Home

The Pearl District restaurant chauffeurs buckets of one of the city’s best fried birds to your doorstep.

04/17/2017 By Elise Herron

Hit List

Portland’s Best Fried Chicken

Sandwiched in a bun, served with spice-dusted jojos, or piled in a to-go bucket, these seven eateries set the bar for deep-fried poultry.

04/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Food News

Vegan Landmark Proper Eats in St. Johns to Shutter at End of April

The old-school vegan eatery will be replaced by another local plant-based icon, Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ.

04/12/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Bars

Ground Kontrol Arcade's Long-Awaited Expansion Now Open

Stepping inside is like infiltrating the arctic lair of some supervillain—except with Pac-Man!

04/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Hit List

8 Power Lunch Destinations in Downtown Portland

Hosting foreign executives? Taking the team out for martinis? Just want to wear a suit? We’ve got a crisp-linen tablecloth for you.

04/11/2017 By Elise Herron