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

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

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

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

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

Best Restaurants 2016: Pizza Punk

Portland’s Best Pizza Spot That Almost Flamed Out: Pizza Jerk

Tommy Habetz didn’t let a major fire stop him from making top-notch pizza.

10/10/2016 Photography by Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Neighborhood Excellence

Portland’s Best Everyday, Michelin-Caliber Restaurant: Coquine

This neighborhood spot came to slay—very politely.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Thai Twist

Portland’s Best Spot For Terrific Southern Thai: Hat Yai

Langbaan’s mastermind captures the intense flavors of the Thai/Malayasian border with his casual new restaurant.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Casual Korean

Portland’s Coolest New Restaurant: Han Oak

Salt-baked pork belly bo ssam to thumping ’80s hip-hop, Peter Cho’s casual Korean spot is the place to be right now.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Southern Comfort

Portland’s Best Appalachian Supper Club: Mae

Three days a week, Maya Lovelace transplants a new vision of Southern comfort.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Ramen Rapture

Portland’s Best Real-Deal Ramen: Marukin

Mark it down: in 2016, we finally got certifiably amazing Tokyo-style ramen.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Vegan Nirvana

Portland’s Best Plant-Based, Genuinely Fancy Restaurant: Farm Spirit

At his stylish Buckman spot, gung-ho vegetable lover Aaron Adams declares his own farm-powered city-state.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Xurroland

Portland’s Best Dessert of 2016: Xurros at 180

Behold the life-altering power of a tube of fried dough.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Catalan Modernism

Portland’s Best Spot for Real Barcelona Paella (and Xurros): Chesa

Where Catalan modernism meets the ultimate X(urros) factor.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Supahardcore

Portland’s Best “Supahardcore” Japanese: Nodoguro

From pop-up beginnings to a Zen-vintage space on Belmont, the champion of “Supahardcore” Japanese doubles down.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Peru + Portland

Portland’s Best Flamboyant Peruvian Cuisine: Paiche

Peruvian seafood meets Portland farm finds, to wild effect.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Pumped-Up Korean

Portland Monthly’s Rising Star Restaurant of 2016: Revelry

Seattle stars and local nightlife talent bring us pumped-up Korean and throwback hip-hop.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Mideast Remix

Portland Monthly’s Rising Star Restaurant of 2016: Tusk

With a beautiful room and beautiful food, a Mideast-meets-Portland restaurant turns heads with the most unlikely of stars: salads.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks