Oregon Fires

Smoky Skies Halt Outdoor Dining In Portland—But For How Long?

Restaurants and food carts are facing tough calls about whether to remain open, temporarily close, or move things indoors.

09/17/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Ainslee Dicken

Sip This

Celebrating Hispanic Roots Highlights Willamette Valley Winemakers

Stay tuned for the panel on October 1, when six Latinx winemakers in the Willamette Valley will discuss their experiences in English and Spanish.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wildfire Aid

Some of the Portland Restaurants, Pop-Ups, and Food Carts Helping Those Affected by Wildfires

Even while the foodservice industry faces a crisis of its own, many businesses are stepping up to help.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Pop-Up, Is Looking for a New Home

Get your rice and curry plates and street food lunches this weekend before the BIPOC worker-owned vegan pop-up leaves its Northeast Portland location.

09/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Tale of the Tots

The 8 Stages of McMenamins

When it comes to Portlanders’ relationship with the brewpub-theater-hotel chain, well, it’s complicated.

09/04/2020 Illustrations by Hawk Krall By Margaret Seiler

Ciao, Portland

Cooperativa, a New Italian Food Hall, Is Now Softly Open in the Pearl

Travel to a Florentine market without leaving town.

09/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Baking News

Pix Pâtisserie Chef Releases New Cookbook

Cheryl Wakerhauser is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Petite Pâtisserie: Bon Bons, Petits Fours, Macarons and Other Bite-Size Treats, with a Pix-O-Matic release party. Try making the 7-Layer “Cake” for yourself.

08/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Support Black-Owned

Five Days Remain in Portland’s Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week

If you haven’t already been supporting your local Black-owned food businesses, this week is a great time to start.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King Reopens for Dinner Tomorrow

After opening and then abruptly closing in March, chef Shaun King plans to reopen the restaurant August 27.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking Food News

Seattle Pop-Up Hit Rough Draft Burger Shop Opening in Portland August 27

Because we need more smash burgers to argue about

08/26/2020 By Karen Brooks

Snack Time

Meet Portland’s Gluten-Free Cracker King

“I already knew I had the best gluten-free crackers in the world, but people would walk by a Black product and they wouldn’t try it because a Black family was on the front.”

08/20/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ice Cream

Salt & Straw’s New Camping-Inspired Flavors Drop Today

From salted hazelnut s’mores to cast-iron corn bread with huckleberry jam, this isn’t your average freeze-dried camping food.

08/14/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Farm Life

Sanctuary Farm Brings a Food Justice Focus to Produce

This volunteer-staffed farm feeds Black and brown Portlanders every week—many of them for free.

08/14/2020 With Jenni Moore Photography by Jenni Moore

Pizza Party

At Paladin Pie, Pizza Fuels Social Change

The weekly pizza pop-up has donated to racial justice nonprofits and mutual aid funds including Don’t Shoot PDX, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the Okra Project.

08/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Tea Time

Mamancy Tea Brings a Taste of Kenya’s Tea Culture to Beaverton

For Anne Johnson, friendships are built on drinking tea.

08/09/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

A New Rooftop Bar, Lady of the Mountain, Arrives at Kex Hotel

Plus, Dóttir reopens for indoor and outdoor dining at the Icelandic hotel.

08/04/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Vendgame

This East Burnside Vending Machine Is Raising the Bar for Quick Snacks

The Pix-O-Matic offers Pix Pâtisserie's wide selection of its trademark French-inflected delicacies.

08/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coffee Camaraderie

Two Years in, La Perlita Celebrates Its Status as a BIPOC Hub

The coffee shop is now home to a new roasting company, Reforma Roasters, and is hosting women and BIPOC-helmed food pop-ups on a near-daily basis.

07/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Portland Chef Gregory Gourdet Launches a Pop-Up Preview of Kann

The anticipated wood-fired Haitian restaurant will “debut” as a tasting menu pop-up in NW Portland, August 10–11

07/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

News to Chew

5 Things to Eat This Week in Portland

Light and easy summer fare.

07/29/2020 By Lauren Carlos