Dining Picks

Dining Picks

Portland’s Best Spots for Smoky Southern Barbecue

Where to get tender smoked brisket, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and scrumptious sides in Portland, and beyond.

05/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bakeries

10 Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Bakeries You Should Try Right Now

Where to get sweet and savory treats, from ensaymadas to mochi doughnuts to barbecue pork buns.

05/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Best Tacos

From carnitas to lengua to goat birria, here are our picks—found all in a St. Johns market, a Beaverton cart, an old fast food spot in Rockwood & more.

05/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

An Opinionated Guide to Portland's Best Bakeries

An opinionated guide to the city's defining croissants and essential morning baked goods.

04/04/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

At Pho Van, the Ideal Family Meal Isn’t Pho—It’s Whole Roast Fish

Skip the personal bowls and bond with relatives or friends over an entire catfish at the Vietnamese restaurant in Montavilla.

03/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Midday Meal

Let’s Do Lunch

In the new world—and especially in Portland—lunch refuses to be typecast.

03/23/2022 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal By Karen Brooks, Fiona McCann, Michael Novak, and Conner Reed

Let's Do Lunch

Out of the Box: Great Local Lunches to Pack

Local cheese, jam, tortillas, salami, ramen, nut butters, and more add pizzazz to your on-the-go sandwiches and salads.

03/23/2022 By Katherine Hamilton

Let's Do Lunch

Portland Lunch Locator: Pick a Quadrant and Eat!

Jianbing in Northwest, Hmong sausages in Southwest, an Indian food cart in North Portland, and more!

03/23/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

20 Food Carts that Define Portland Now

From Multnomah Village to Kerns to Mt. Tabor, find super-fresh sushi, quesabirria tacos, hand-pulled noodles, and more at the best carts in the Rose City.

03/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bakeries

9 Portland Pie Shops, Ranked

From a sweet shop in Hillsboro to vegan slices in downtown Portland, we dish on the best places for tantalizing fillings and buttery crust.

03/11/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

4 Noodle Dishes to Eat Now

Where to find plates of warm, doughy comfort, from fish sauce spaghetti and meatballs to spicy beef noodle soup in the Rose City.

02/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Let's Do Lunch

Chow Down on Portland's 11 Best Sandwiches

From duck confit to eggplant muffulettas to banh mi, these are the best sandwiches in all of Portland.

02/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Michael Novak, and Fiona McCann

Dining Picks

Portland’s Essential Pan-African Restaurants

From Ethiopian and Somali food to West African cuisine, all the way to the diaspora communities of Belize, Jamaica, and the United States

02/11/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Dalila Brent

Dining Guide

Portland’s Most Romantic, Date-Worthy Restaurants

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

02/08/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Winged Victory: Portland's Top 10 Chicken Wings

Portland’s chicken wing scene is deep, expressing a broad range of culinary traditions and styles. From deep-fried to smoked, here are the city's best.

02/07/2022 By Jordan Michelman

Year in Review

Portland's Most Obsession-Worthy Dishes in 2021

Breakfast champions, fast-food makeovers, and game-changing tasting menus top our best dishes of the year.

12/28/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Seafood

Where to Find Dungeness Crab, Oregon’s Seasonal Treat

Whether in a composed dish, cooked and cleaned, or live, here’s where to get your hands on some crustaceans.

12/22/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cafes & Chocolate

Portland's 7 Belly-Warmingest Hot Chocolates

From classic milk chocolate to peppermint to snickerdoodle, here are the best hot chocolates to get you through the winter.

12/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Dalila Brent, Fiona McCann, Gabriel Granillo, Cami Hughes, Julia Silverman, and Karen Brooks

Food Carts

9 Essential Beaverton Food Carts

Head west for Argentinian empanadas, New Orleans gumbo, deep-fried haggis, and more.

12/16/2021 By Dalila Brent

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Italian Beef from Sammich & Treats from the Gastro Obscura Vending Machine

I might end up doing some of my holiday gift shopping from ... a vending machine?

11/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton