This was a year to dig in—and dig deep. While other food cities flaunt big money and stars, Portland’s most notable food projects have gotten even more micro. (The only things expanding are the lines.) In 2015, ham and cheese got the star treatment, and ambition found new definition in a Vietnamese noodle bowl. We found not one but two Rising Star restaurants. And our Restaurant of the Year rocketed Japanese food into orbit with heart, charm, and ever-changing themes. Join us for a tour of the city’s newest food destinations.