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

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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

Best Restaurants 2021

Pizza Hits Peak Pie Time in Portland

Dimo’s, Pizza Thief, and Cafe Olli bolster the case that Portland is America’s best pizza city.

11/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

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Best Thing I Ate This Week: Pani Puri from Desi Bites

This Indian grocery store-meets-restaurant helps make a Beaverton strip mall destination-worthy.

11/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

11 Must-Try Portland Sushi Spots

From sets of adorable round nigiri to deep-fried rice patties topped with avocado and poke, Portland's sushi scene serves excellent fish and rice in traditional and creative ways.

10/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Best Thing I Ate This Week: Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings from Shanghai’s Best

Downtown cart lunches are coming back, baby!

10/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Best Thing I Ate This Week: Pork Chop with Plum, Fennel, and Basil at Ruthie’s

I love the rolls and rockfish sliders at this cart, but the pork dishes are a personal must-order.

10/01/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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3 Essential Portland Rainy Day Dishes

Time to break out the rain boots, umbrellas, mittens, curries, noodle soups, and stews.

09/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

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What to Eat This Week: Crispy Pork Belly with Woven Vermicelli from Lúa

There’s no arguing with roast pork, rice noodles, garlicky fish sauce, and herbs.

09/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coffee & Tea

Portland’s 10 Best Bubble Tea Shops

Where to get the boba of your dreams, whether that means cheese foam, puff cream, rose-lychee, or a whole lemon.

09/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

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What to Eat This Week: Lamb Dibi and Niambi ak Ndiebe from Kabba’s Kitchen

This Senegalese-Gambian food cart delivers enthralling flavors and textures, with generous portions to boot.

09/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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WTF Is an Irish Spice Bag? Find Out at Skidbladnir

I’d never heard of a spice bag—until NE Portland food cart Skidbladnir introduced me to them.

08/06/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Best Thing I Ate This Week: Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza from Assembly Brewing

At this Foster-Powell pizzeria and brewery, the sauce, crust, and cheese all work together in rectangular harmony.

07/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bakeries

Our Top 6 Chocolate Croissants, Ranked

Two of our editors share a particular fondness for this pastry. We undertook some research to find the city’s best.

06/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

05/28/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Expatriate’s New Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Is a Strong Contender for Portland’s Crown

The Northeast Portland bar nails the heat, the meat, and the crust. Bonus: frozen custard banana splits from co-owner Naomi Pomeroy across the street. 

05/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

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6 Must-Try Corn Quesadillas

The criteria: handmade corn tortillas, mouthwatering fillings, tongue-tingling salsas.

05/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton