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9 Essential Beaverton Food Carts

Head west for Argentinian empanadas, New Orleans gumbo, deep-fried haggis, and more.

12/16/2021 By Dalila Brent

Editor's Note

Amid Turmoil & Takeout, There’s Much to Celebrate in Portland’s Food Scene

Even in hard times, our restaurant and food cart scene makes Portland an incredible city for eaters.

12/09/2021 By Fiona McCann Photography by Brian Breneman

Best Restaurants 2021

Best Restaurants 2021: The Next Eat Wave

New voices and cuisines are rising. Tables look different, literally and figuratively. Meet the charismatic newcomers, fearless cooks, and daring dishes char...

12/09/2021 Edited by Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

A New Kind of Food Cart Pod

From living-room-like nooks to cavernous food halls, these places are reinventing the long-beloved food cart pod.

12/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Dining Experiences: Toki, St. Jack, Sweedeedee & Oma’s Hideaway

Meet the restaurants—beyond República—that transported us into their worlds and mindsets.

12/01/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

In the Portland Dining Scene, These Little Lights Really Shine

Thơm, Coquine Market, Meals 4 Heels, and Le Clos are some of our new favorites.

11/30/2021 By Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

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

Best Restaurants 2021

República Is Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year

Find out why our editors chose República, located in NW Portland, as Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year for 2021.

11/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Nepali Kitchen Offers Rainy Day Respite with Momo and Chai

Enjoy dumplings, curries, and parathas in your own private hut in the front yard of a house on NE Fremont.

11/16/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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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

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5 Essential Portland Rainy Day Dishes

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

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

First Look

Why Mole Mole Mexican Cuisine Is Alberta’s New Must-Try Cart

Come for restaurant-quality mole, soups, and salads that feel like home.

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Our 14 Favorite 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, Dalila Brent, and Matthew Trueherz

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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

First Look

Filipino Food Fans: Get to Pulu by Sunrice Now

Chicken adobo, barbecue pork skewers, and peach mango pie are reimagined for a new generation.

09/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Food Carts

From kare kare fries to birria taquitos to vegan sushi rolls, this crop of newcomers offers a broad range of voices and experiences.

09/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

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

Review

Head to Coquine Market for Sexy, Bocce Ball-Sized Onions

Plus a whole island of farm-fresh produce, impeccable pastries, and serious French fries.

09/09/2021 By Karen Brooks