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Best Restaurants 2022

Where Does PoMo Food Critic Karen Brooks Eat Off-Duty?

From scratch-made breakfast to late-night cocktails and bar eats, here’s what Brooks seeks out at Portland restaurants

12/02/2022 By Karen Brooks

Eat Cheat Sheet

Where PoMo Food Editor Katherine Chew Hamilton Eats Off-Duty

Comfort food is the name of the game at this food writer's go-to Portland restaurants.

12/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Canard’s Steam Burgers & Duck Stack Pancakes Have a New Roost in Oregon City

Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon fame brings retro dinner party dishes to this Portland suburb.

11/30/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Best Restaurants 2022

Two Food Parties in One Space: Phuket Cafe & the New Langbaan

Thai tasting-menu destination Langbaan takes on new life inside the playful party atmosphere of Phuket Cafe in Northwest Portland

11/29/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by thomas teal

Best Restaurants 2022

Hors d’Oeuvre, Cocktail, Entrée & Dessert of the Year—Our Dream 2022 Meal

These are our top menu picks of the year, from French cheese puffs at St. Jack to the perfect takeout chicken from Mama Bird.

11/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants 2022

At Tercet, a Scrappy Trio Proves Downtown Portland Can Do Fine Dining

The former staff of Roe is shaking things up in the old downtown space, bringing fine dining without the fussiness.

11/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Thomas Teal

Best Restaurants 2022

Cult Burmese Pop-Up Rangoon Bistro Finds a Permanent Home

Tea leaf salad, or lahpet thoke, and seasonal specials are favorites at this former farmers market stand.

11/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Kann Is Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year: 2022

Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet puts the food of his youth on a grand platter. Welcome to the new Portland—and to one of America’s most important restaurants of 2022.

11/18/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

Best Restaurants 2022

Chef of the Year: At Berlu, Vince Nguyen Stretches the Definition of Vietnamese Cooking

Portland Monthly’s Chef of the Year embraces his inner rebel at Berlu, his restaurant on Southeast Belmont.

11/17/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

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.

10/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Isabel Lemus Kristensen, and Nick Campigli

Dining Picks

Obsessed with The Bear? Here's Where to Eat Messy, Juicy Italian Beef Sandwiches

If the FX show doesn’t have you thirsting over lead actor Jeremy Allen White, then you’re bound to be left salivating over the Chicago-born the Italian beef sandwich.

07/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Matt Trueherz, and Dalila Brent

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.

07/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Essential Outdoor Dining Spots

Behold: a wine-lovers' patio den carpeted in Astroturf, a hidden spot for sashimi and next-level cocktails, and a strip-mall A-frame with one table only.

06/30/2022 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants

Portland’s Top 50 Restaurants

The legends, new voices, and mad scientist ideas that make Portland a strange and wonderful food city.

06/27/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Review

A Secret Well Fuels Wondrous Japanese Shaved Ice at Portland’s Soen

Step inside downtown DIY gem Courier Coffee to find the city's best kakigori.

05/19/2022 By Karen Brooks

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

Review

The Minds Behind Eem and Langbaan Ignite a New Thai Food Experience with Phuket Café

Find curry puffs, cocktails, shaved ice, brunch, and Portland’s best new bar

04/27/2022 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Gabbiano’s Delivers Old-School Italian American Comfort Food

Mozzarella shots and saffron-infused limoncello drops add up to a delightful dining experience in Northeast Portland’s Concordia neighborhood.

04/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton