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Best Restaurants 2020

Oma's Takeaway Mixes Wild Curries, Disco Balls, and Crazy Parfaits

Gado Gado’s offspring has its own home and purpose in the former Whiskey Soda Lounge, blessed with spacious backyard outdoor seating.

10/06/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2020

By Any Measure, Tonari Is Next-Level Take-Out

The spirit of Okinawa is healthy, happy, and living on in Portland

10/06/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2020

Kee's Loaded Kitchen Wants to Feed Everyone

The restaurant is rightfully renowned for nailing all the finer details of traditional comfort food, and beloved for its ample serving sizes.

10/06/2020 By Jenni Moore

Best Restaurants 2020

Malka Shows There Can Be Beauty in Chaos

Call it global hippie food from a mad scientist or a tornado twisting of Thai food and Shabbat. We call it delicious.

09/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2020

Matta’s Richard Le Remixes Vietnam with His San Jose Roots

What began in late 2018 as straightforward family recipes now embraces edgy remixes of Vietnam and America.

09/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

New Wave Okinawa

From the Minds Behind Nodoguro, Tonari Re-Spins Healthy Japanese Food

Tonari invites us in, if only for a few moments, to soak in not just joy but reflection.

08/01/2020 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Make Mine a Muffuletta

Sebastiano’s, a new Sicilian-inspired deli in Montavilla, focuses on muffulettas and cannoli.

07/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Apocalypse Chow

Personalized Takeout Keeps the Essence of Portland Food Life Alive

Through hell and high water, Nodoguro, Coquine, and Gado Gado have morphed into makeshift takeout hot spots.

06/16/2020 By Karen Brooks Photography by Michael Novak

Hit List

Portland Restaurants Are Going Above and Beyond During the Pandemic

Takeout treasures we can't recommend enough.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman and Ben Tepler

Review in Review

Communion Bakehouse Is Our April Review. Now, It’s a Completely Different Place.

PoMo food critic Karen Brooks hunts down the subjects of the last review penned before the pandemic changed everything. Its survival now rests on “mystery pastry boxes” to-go.

04/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

The Comeback Kids

After a Lifetime of Near-Hits, Communion Bakehouse Finds a Promising Home in Westmoreland

The best thing about Communion Bakehouse? Its realness.

04/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best Burger

Portland Monthly's Burger Bracket 2020

Who makes the best burger in Portland? Vote for your favorite for a chance to win gift cards and other prizes.

03/11/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Comfort Zone

A Congee Crawl Through Portland’s Jade District

Want in on the porridgey goodness? You just have to know where to look.

02/25/2020 By Amy Lam Photography by Celeste Noche

Review

Fermenter Is the Plant-Based Future We’ve Been Waiting For

Otherwise known as vegan, hard-core, and rotten good.

02/25/2020 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Beyond Bagels

Searching Portland for Bialys, the Onion-Flecked Polish Cousin of the Bagel

You’ll find them at Ben and Esther’s in Roseway, but only early on Saturday mornings.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Chocolate, Anyway?

Sizing up the sweet treats we crave.

01/21/2020 By Marty Patail

Love Shack

Garrett Benedict Puts Heart and Soul into "Reverse Steakhouse" G-Love

At the veg-centric restaurant, protein dishes still shine.

01/21/2020 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Healthy Eating

6 Portland Spots to Make Good on Your Healthy Eating Resolutions

Eating well doesn’t have to be a compromise.

01/13/2020 By Eat Beat Team

Guerre de Brunch

The Great French Brunch Smackdown: St. Jack vs. Bistro Agnes

From pain perdu to croque madame, we test two Portland French restaurants’ morning mettle. Who will come out on top?

11/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Best New Restaurants 2019: Trends

Seven Spots Expanding Portland’s Food Map

In 2019, Guam, Burma, the Philippines, and other nations got more room at the table.

10/18/2019 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail