Food News

Derby Kenton 2.0 Unleashes Tropical Cocktails, Smash Burgers, and Filipino-Inspired Brunch

For her second North Portland act, Filipino American restaurateur Judith Stokes will unleash her vision of food and hospitality—drag bingo and live jazz in tow.

06/16/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food News

YāYā, A New Micah Camden-Backed Joint, Will Bring Cantonese Barbecue to NE Alberta

Camden and Chinese American former journalist and barbecue enthusiast Steve Chin plan to open the restaurant June 23.

06/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Bakery

Kimura Toast Bar’s Japanese Basque Cheesecake Is Ready to Conquer Portland

Kayoko Kaye unleashes her own version of the cult food phenom.

05/26/2021 By Karen Brooks

Top Chef

Born-and-Raised Portlander Gabriel Pascuzzi Talks ‘Top Chef’

The chef-owner of Mama Bird, Stacked Sandwich Shop, and the soon-to-come Feel Good talks about life on reality TV.

05/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

Sara Hauman Dishes on Her Time at 'Top Chef' Portland

One of our local cheftestants kissed a lucky fish, won over judges with eggplant yogurt, and shared her dreams of opening a boutique seafood cannery.

05/21/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18 Recap, Episodes 5–7: Playing Ketchup

A quickfire recap of the past few episodes.

05/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma's Hideway Opens with Chinese-Malaysian Street Foods, Char Siu Pork Platters, and Mai Tai Slushies

The owners of Portland's acclaimed Gado Gado open a new spin-off, with cocktail collaborations from Eem wiz Eric Nelson.

05/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Coming Attraction

Nico’s Ice Cream Blends Up New Zealand-Style Real Fruit Ice Cream

Nico Vergara, a former manager at Zeds Ice Cream, is going solo—with fun collaborations with local businesses and nonprofits.

05/13/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Smith Teamaker’s New Cafe Will Serve Masala Chai Morning Buns and Rose-Pistachio Rubble

With tea-infused Grano Bakery pastries, breakfast cups, bowls, and cookies, culinary consultant Karl Holl wants to create “a new tea time.”

05/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Peruvian Restaurant Andina Returns with a New Chef and Takeout Concept

Chef Alexander Diestra launches Chicha next Friday, serving street food-inspired takeaway.

05/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Two New Chicken Chains Have Arrived in the Portland Area

Dave’s Hot Chicken sets up shop in Tualatin, while Chimcking adds a location in Hollywood.

05/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

A New Lunch Counter Will Feed Portland's Sex Workers

Meals 4 Heels was originally designed for dancers who needed clean, healthy meals late at night, Nikeisah Newton now offers lunch, too.

05/03/2021 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

Goodbye, Le Pigeon Burger: Big Changes Ahead for Rucker’s Restaurants

The iconic Le Pigeon will move to a tasting menu-only model on May 4; Canard is dinner-only for the foreseeable future.

04/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 4 Recap: Angry Orchard

The chefs take a trip to Oregon's Fruit Loop, and for some, it’s anything but sweet.

04/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Food News

Portland Cà Phê Brings Vietnamese Coffee Roasts and Banh Mi to Southeast

The cafe, opening April 23, will serve its own roasts of 100% Vietnamese coffee beans alongside House of Banh Mi sandwiches.

04/22/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Veteran San Francisco Chef Readies to Open Brasa Haya in June

Michelin-starred kitchen alum Ian Muntzert unveils his brand of Spanish cuisine: fire-kissed, ingredients first.

04/22/2021 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Portland’s Beloved Ataula Will Not Reopen

José Chesa and Cristina Baez's iconic Catalan restaurant is no more. A farewell to one of the city's defining food gems.

04/22/2021 By Karen Brooks