First Look

Chewy Sourdough Crust Steals the Show at Slabtown's New Pizza Thief

An LA baker jumps into Portland's singular pizza scene, backed by whole-grain baking, seasonal handpies, and one rollicking chocolate chip cookie.

07/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Restaurant Review

Freaky Tiki

A trio of Portland talents bring Thai cooking, Texas ‘cue, and tropical vibes to the table.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Restaurant Review

The Next Whiskey Bar

Tommy Klus brings world class whiskey to the people.

07/24/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Sweet Spot

Don’t Have a Cow, Man

Portland makes a serious case for #1.

06/25/2019 By Karen Brooks

Profile

La’s Celebrates Hmong Food Culture One Sausage at a Time

The Northwest’s only Hmong soul food cart hides behind a Little Caesars in Aloha.

05/28/2019 By Natasha Tandler

Restaurant Review

Meat ’n’ Greet

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

03/26/2019 By Karen Brooks