Dining Picks

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

News

This New-to-Portland Food App Aims to Help Solve Climate Change—with Discount Doughnuts

Too Good to Go, newly launched in Portland, connects customers with local restaurants and stores to pass on their end-of-day surplus.

06/05/2021 By Nick Campigli

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

Coffee & Tea

Boba Is So Cheugy. 6 Places to Drink Cheese Tea Instead

Boba is old news. All the cool kids are drinking cheese foam.

05/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Tomato Pie from Gracie’s Apizza

A reminder that pizza doesn’t need a blanket of cheese to be great (though we love cheese blankets, too).

01/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Burger

Portland Monthly's Burger Bracket 2020

Who makes the best burger in Portland? Vote for your favorite for a chance to win gift cards and other prizes.

03/11/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Beyond Bagels

Searching Portland for Bialys, the Onion-Flecked Polish Cousin of the Bagel

You’ll find them at Ben and Esther’s in Roseway, but only early on Saturday mornings.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman