Best Restaurants

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

Review

Move Over, Peanuts. Meet Canard's Dairy Queen-Inspired Pine Nut Buster Parfait

Chef Taylor Daugherty goes all in on pine nuts to create the great new Portland sundae.

06/10/2021 By Karen Brooks

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

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

Restaurant Review

At Nightingale, Chef Luna Contreras Celebrates Mexican Street Food While Championing Identity and Community

The menu hearkens back to happy memories of Contreras's grandmother, with antojitos like flautas and gorditas at the center.

05/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Eat This Now

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 to Go

10 Best Takeout Spots in Portland

Where to get classic cheeseburgers, vegan Sri Lankan street food, briny crab-and-featherback dumpling soup, and more.

03/22/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Breaking News

New Food Cart Principe Maya Serves Excellent Yucatecan Cuisine at the Portland Mercado

You’ve tried panuchos, but what about brazo de reina, relleno negro, and kibis?

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants

The Best Fried Chicken in Portland

From Alberta Market to Toki, these are the best restaurants, food carts, and pop-ups to get fried chicken in Portland, Oregon.

03/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pop-Up Pick

Vegan Sushi Pop-Up Mitate Goes Beyond Cucumber Rolls

There's nothing fishy about these rolls.

03/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Honey Bagel Is Portland’s Next Great Boiled Ring

Yes, food critic Karen Brooks is dying on the hill of a pepper-cheese bagel.

03/02/2021 By Karen Brooks

Restaurants

Fans Flock to Grind Wit Tryz for Ono Chicken and Poke Nachos. Is It Worth the Wait?

The lines at the Hawaiian food destination snake down the block—and it’s worth the wait.

02/26/2021 By Jordan Michelman

Food Review

Heaven Is Alive and Well at Cloudforest’s Reborn Chocolate Shop

Ecuadoran chocolate maker Sebastian Cisneros reprises his ungodly hot chocolates and cookies in Southeast Portland.

02/25/2021 By Karen Brooks

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

Food Listings

Put These New Portland Food Spots on Your Radar

Bring some delicious diversion into your life with these new eateries.

10/10/2020 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Marty Patail

Food Fighters

Best Restaurants 2020

Amid the coronavirus, cooks and places are digging into self and spirit, backed by cheerfully good eats.

10/06/2020 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Jenni Moore

Best Restaurants 2020

Sunshine Noodles Stirs Modern Influences into Cambodian Food

The pop-up serves up a contemporary yet homestyle take on Cambodian cuisine—equal parts family history and who chef Diane Lam is today.

10/06/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2020

The Pandemic Crushed Restaurants. But Bar King Had Two Aces up Their Sleeve.

With two talented pros, Bar King and the Bakery at Bar King is a hot hand.

10/06/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2020

Magna’s Filipino Treats and Berlu’s Vietnamese Bakery Soar

Pandan, the floral-grassy-neon green “vanilla” and food coloring of Southeast Asia, is the ingredient of the year.

10/06/2020 By Karen Brooks