First Impressions

No-Wait Brunch and Standout Sourdough Waffles at Cully Gem Beeswing

Northeast Portland’s new breakfast table? This cheery spot from a pair of food industry vets and the co-owner of Moon & Sixpence.

03/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke

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

Pizza Party

Rally Pizza Gives Portlanders a Reason to Drive to Vancouver

Ken’s Artisan Pizza alums lure with awesome pies, frozen custard, and so, so much parking.

01/17/2017 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

Review

Lovely’s Fifty Fifty Perfects the Portland Pizza

After nearly seven years, the N Mississippi Avenue spot has gone from solid to sensational.

09/13/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

A Chef from Lima Unites Peru and Portland, Electric-Yellow Chile Swoops to Top-Notch Cebiche

At Paiche, Jose Luis de Cossio’s dishes are never boring.

07/12/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Everyman’s Michelin: Why Coquine Matters

Ten months after earning our tag as Portland’s Next Rising Star, a bistro on SE Belmont comes into its own.

05/24/2016 By Karen Brooks

EAT HERE NOW

Marukin Ramen Ups Portland’s Noodle Game

The Tokyo import might just be making the best ramen in town.

05/19/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

REVIEW

Beyond Biscuits and Gravy

Farm-fresh Korean, Indian feasts, and highbrow stoner waffles reboot brunch.

05/19/2016 By Karen Brooks

EAT HERE NOW

Jook Joint Makes the Southern-Fried Asian Eats You Never Knew You Craved

At his downtown cart, Texas-born chef Ryan Ostler serves up soulful, inventive dishes.

04/22/2016 By Kelly Clarke

REVIEW

The X-Files

Jose Chesa’s own private Barcelona, xurros to xocolata.

04/22/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Granola Power Ranking

Presenting Portland’s best morning bowls, oats to nuts.

03/25/2016 By Karen Brooks

EAT HERE NOW

Olympia Oyster Bar Combines Cocktail Talent with Gussied-Up Mollusks

North Mississippi Avenue has a new place to slurp.

03/01/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

REVIEW

High Chairs and Hard Core

Pizza Jerk rolls out a first: the punk-rock family pizza joint.

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Agony & the Ecstasy of Micah Edelstein’s Feisty Lamb

A one-woman restaurant bursts with heartfelt ideas and world flavors—if you can stick around long enough to taste them.

01/25/2016 By Karen Brooks

EAT HERE NOW

Homegrown Smoker Gets a Warm, Cozy Home

After three carts, three moves, and nearly seven years, the city’s finest meatless barbecue outfit debuts a brick-and-mortar outpost.

01/25/2016 By Molly Woodstock

REVIEW

Does Muscadine Make Portland’s Best Fried Chicken?

Laura Rhoman’s tiny Northeast Portland eatery delivers a genuine taste of the South, Nashville hot birds to true grits.

12/21/2015 By Karen Brooks

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

First Look at Andes-Inspired Epif Restaurant

A tour through the new vegetarian, pisco-centric eatery on Northeast 28th's bustling restaurant row.

10/30/2015 By Molly Woodstock

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of the Year: Coquine

How a California couple moved in and put the Michelin in Mount Tabor.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

The Ultimate Portland Cheese Plate at Chizu

Steve Jones just wants to make cheese fun. Mission accomplished.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks