WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland This March

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

03/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Slow Burn

Chef Kelly Myers brings the slow burn to SE Division with mole flights, suitcase mescals, and goat barbacoa.

01/05/2015 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Davenport's Food Nerd Paradise

At Davenport, two shy dudes geek out on pristine ingredients, insider wines, and the coolest glasses on the planet.

09/26/2014 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Måurice

Kristen Murray's pastry magic and quirky charm earn her little restaurant a spot on our daily list of cravings.

09/02/2014 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Bollywood Theater's Spicy Sequel in Southeast

The new Division Street outpost of Troy MacLarty's Indian street food hub offers bright spices and international supplies in a cinematic setting.

05/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Secret to Ataula's Spanish-Accented Success

At tapas house Ataula, Barcelona-born Jose Chesa masters a rare ingredient in modernist cuisine: comfort.

04/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Mideast Muddle at Levant

Scott Snyder's “French-Arabesque” hot spot on East Burnside needs flavor talks and concept negotiations.

02/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

ROUNDUP

Ten Things to Devour in 2014

Welcome to Portland's hunger games! Follow this guide to the city's most promising plates, and there will be no sacrificing flavor in the new year.

01/02/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Holdfast Dining's One-Man Show

With just 10 stools and a rented kitchen, Will Preisch presents a pop-up vision of high-end eating: casual, personal, and thrilling.

10/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Courtney Sproule, Party Girl

At Din Din, the food is French, the music rocks, and fun is the most important ingredient in the house.

09/03/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Next Generation of Portland Food Carts

Meet the culinary missionaries at Picnic, Tiffin Asha, the Cheese Plate PDX, and Olé Latte serving up a new wave of cart cuisine.

08/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Modern Art

At Castagna, Justin Woodward is sending local food in a fresh direction—restrained, delicate, and dressed to kill.

07/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

There Will Be Blood

Eric Bechard's new restaurant, the Kingdom of Roosevelt, is unapologetically wild.

06/03/2013 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

The People's Pig Wild Boar Sandwich

Cliff Allen's tiny, streetside meat cave fires up the art of eating between slices of homemade bread.

05/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Italy, Rocking

With his new restaurant, Ava Gene’s, Duane Sorenson gives indie dining an Old World polish.

03/15/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Go Small or Go Home

The Ocean microrestaurant project creates a blueprint for feeding Portland fast.

01/23/2013 By Kelly Clarke

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Animal House

Ox restaurant ignites a new steak experience: brazen, barbecued, and beautiful.

12/14/2012 By Karen Brooks

Slideshow

Slide Show: A Night at Ox

And inside look at Ox, the Argentine-inspired meat haven on NE MLK Jr. Blvd

12/14/2012

ROUNDUP

Portland's Best Bagels

A fresh wave of artisans lead Portland to the promised land of bagels.

11/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Review

Baptism by Fire

After five years of wrangling the flames at Ned Ludd, chef Jason French delivers some of the year’s best meals.

09/13/2012 By Karen Brooks