The Shakedown

Le Duh, We’re Obsessed with La Croix

But why? We size up our flavored bubble-water fixation.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Eat Here Now

In Portland’s Poke Wars, Which Bowl Reigns Supreme?

The Hawaiian raw seafood trend has finally arrived. We size up three contenders.

09/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Find Portland’s Best Unknown Brunch at Whiskey Soda Lounge

Food critic Karen Brooks dishes with Pok Pok kingpin Andy Ricker over Vietnamese coffee, patangko doughnuts, and coddled eggs.

09/13/2016 By Karen Brooks

Cocktails

Portland’s Five Best Spots for Bold New Coffee Cocktails

Calvados cold brew to persimmon eggnog latte, here’s where to get double buzzed.

09/13/2016 By Danielle Centoni

Recipe

How to Make Naomi Pomeroy’s Ballsy French Onion Soup

The Beast chef’s debut cookbook—featuring this impossibly rich umami bomb—blends self-taught Francophile sensibilities with bold tweaks.

09/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

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

Wine

Oregon’s 50 Best Wines of 2016

In our largest blind tasting ever, 12 of Portland’s smartest wine experts check out more than 1,200 bottles to discover the state’s standouts.

09/13/2016 Edited by Allison Jones

Fall Day Trips: Grape Escape

Take a Fall Wine Trek through the Columbia Gorge

The hills near Lyle, Washington, offer up rich vino and stunning views.

09/13/2016 By Julie Whipple

Fall Day Trips: Orchard Outing

An Apple Picking Trip in Oregon’s Hood River Valley

The upside of autumn chill? Harvest time in Parkdale and beyond.

09/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Food Event Spotlight

Feast—Portland’s Biggest, Baddest Food Fest—Happens This Week

Wondering what all those bloated, barbecue smoke-steeped out-of-towners are up to? Check it out.

09/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

The Long Play

PODCAST: Mike Thelin and Karen Brooks on the Madness and Inspiration behind Feast Portland

The food festival cofounder joins Portland Monthly's food critic to talk overnight lamb shipments, muse on what makes Portland chefs different, and taste-test some brisket-filled chocolate.

09/12/2016 By Karen Brooks

News To Chew

Pok Pok Wing to Open on Milwaukie Ave, Aviary Chef to Launch Soup Dumpling Spot, Plus More PDX Food News

… including Pizza Jerk’s reopening, the Parish’s shuttering, and Dame’s first week.

09/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Body Talk

Six Reasons to Eat All the Things at the Oregon Fermentation Festival

Head to Sauvie Island this Saturday for healthy snacks packed with probiotics.

09/06/2016 Photography by Molly Woodstock

Weekly Planner

Artigiano Does Sicilian, Ippai Cooks the Harvest, and More Portland Food Events

… including the Fresh Hop Beer Fest, a special dinner at Fukami sushi, and a Broth Bar ramen collaboration.

09/06/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

New Details on Vitaly Paley's Lavish Russian Tea Service, Coming to the Heathman Hotel This Fall

Paley’s Heathman Hotel restaurant revamp promises a bit of DaNet in the historic Tea Court Lounge—antique samovars to Russian-accented pastries from dessert ringer Jeff McCarthy.

09/01/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Food News

Departure’s Summer’s End Vegan Dinner Is Back—and Already Selling Out

Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet's annual plant-based celebration will take place September 26 in collaboration with Wicked Healthy Food's Derek Sarno.

09/01/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Aug 31–Sept 7

Bierwurst at Wursthaus, neighborhood brunches at Accanto and Americano, and more poke—here's your required eating for the week.

08/31/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Opening Watch

Natural Wine-Focused Restaurant Dame to Open Sept 14

We’ve got a first look at the NE Killingsworth restaurant from Ava Gene’s wine star Dana Frank.

08/30/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Hotels

Suttle Lodge Is Now Open (Paging Wes Anderson)

In the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, a painstakingly renovated wilderness lodge aims to marry highballs and vintage lawn chairs, canoes and camp chic.

08/30/2016 By Ramona DeNies