Restaurant Review

Chef Doug Adams’ Bullard is a Smoke-Perfumed Meat Lair Hiding in a Downtown Hotel

The Top Chef alum balances hotel politesse and Lone Star meat craft.

03/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Is Din Tai Fung's New Portland Outpost Worth the Hype?

The soup dumpling chain has a global following. Now it's landed at Washington Square mall.

02/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Review

At Bernstein's, a Pair of Musical Nerds Make the Best Bagels in Portland

They're each slow-risen, hand-rolled, boiled, blistered, and good enough to step into the ring on the Lower East Side.

12/21/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

Duane Sorenson's Holiday Is the Portland Restaurant Surprise of 2018

The Stumptown founder overhauls Roman Candle and reinvents himself in the process—vegan, juiced up, and high on life.

08/14/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

Gabriel Rucker's Canard Is 2018’s Best Restaurant (So Far)

From funfetti pancakes to rare Burgundy wines, Le Pigeon's sister spot is a gloriously odd duck.

07/17/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

At Bistro Agnes, the Wild Duo behind Ox Plays French Food Straight

The downtown spot is good. But where's the spark?

05/22/2018 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

Nimblefish Brings the Art of Sushi Back to the Basics

With a stellar wine list to boot.

02/27/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Review

Can Chef Erik Van Kley Vault Belmont's Accanto into a Citywide Must-Eat?

The longtime restaurant ace slid into the unassuming neighborhood spot in November. Can he make it worthy of a drive across town?

02/27/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

How Sterling Coffee Roasters Found the Heart of Portland Café Culture

After 12 years, a new location captures all that is great about these guys.

01/30/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

Meh-diterranean Cruise

Jenn Louis’s Israeli-inspired dining room needs more heart and soul. (Great fries, though!)

11/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2017: Hang with Cho

Han Oak Is Portland Monthly’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year

With epic dumplings and endless format changes, Peter Cho remakes Korean cooking and captures a city’s spirit.

10/12/2017 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

From Za’atar to Berries, Tusk Cracks Open Portland’s Best Brunch

And that pistachio gooey butter cake? Swoon.

08/14/2017 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Güero and Chalino Riff On Mexican Cuisine—with Unexpected Results

The Mexican-inspired spots are two of Portland's most anticipated restaurants this year. How do they stack up?

07/10/2017 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Life of Cho

From Korean dumplings to a raucous backyard vibe, Peter Cho's Northeast spot rules.

06/12/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

The Wild Slice

New York. Chicago. Detroit. Portland? Making the Case for a New American Pizza City

We used to be a boring pizza town. Now we may be living the nation's most fascinating life of pie.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Restaurant Review

Chef Naoko's Radical, Farm-Fresh Japanese Cooking Lures a Star Architect

The downtown bento spot morphs from anti-space to high-design statement, but Naoko Tamura's bold cooking remains center stage.

03/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Night Out

Rally Pizza Brings Portland-Level Pies to Vancouver

A Ken's Artisan alum gives Portlanders an excellent reason to cross the Columbia.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Restaurant Review

Baker Ken Forkish Masters a New Collection of Outstanding Breads

Crusty levain loaves to butter-crackling spelt croissants, the lord of Ken’s Artisan Bakery has a new swagger at Trifecta Annex.

12/20/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016

Portland’s Best New Restaurants of 2016

Dynamic change, new players, and deliciously bold concepts executed with serious attention to detail: here are the 12 places that define Portland’s food scene right now.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler