Word of Mouth

The 11 Best Things Food Critic Karen Brooks Ate in 2016

Beef tartare to old-school pizza to Japanese shaved ice, here are the year’s defining dishes.

11/14/2016 By Karen Brooks

Recipes

Two Delicious Cocktails to Warm Up Your Winter

A toddy laced with apple butter? Mezcal-spiked drinking chocolate? We’ll take both.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Recipes

Five Phenomenal Winter Cookies

Nostalgic Christmas treats to jam-filled Italian classics, these are the holiday confections to crush any bake-off.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

First Look

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café Gets a Redesign from Star Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

We’ve got a first look at the farm-fresh eatery’s new digs.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

We're the Best

The Willamette Valley Is Wine Enthusiast's Region of the Year

The international publication ranks Oregon wine country ahead of regions like Champagne, Sonoma, and Provence.

11/11/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Food News

La Moule Tackles Brunch

SE Clinton’s mussels-and-fries nightspot reaches beyond Belgium for its morning menu.

11/11/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Thanksgiving Planning

Where to Get Thanksgiving Pie in Portland

Our list of the city’s best flavors, classic and unorthodox, with options for any kind of eater.

11/10/2016 By Rachel Grozanick and Arlo Voorhees

Holiday Eats

10 Ways to Eat Out or Order In This Thanksgiving

Don't want to make your own turkey and pumpkin pie? These local eateries will do it for you.

11/09/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Sweet Tease

First Look: Quin Candy’s Eye-Popping New Cookbook

Quin’s wildly creative Jami Curl gives us an exclusive taste of Candy is Magic, her vivid how-to guide to making all things sweet.

11/07/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Weekly Planner

Ataula Serves a Rare Brunch, Night Market, and More Portland Food Events

… plus mouthwatering pop-ups at Tournant, a Big Night reenactment, and Portland’s Caffeine Crawl.

11/02/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Beer Me

What Does It Take to Pass the Ultimate Beer Test?

In a new book, Portland writer Lucy Burningham details her quest to become a Certified Cicerone. We asked how she passed a test harder than bar exams, what trends she loves, and why Portland's brew scene needs more women.

11/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 1–8

Lunch at Luce, crêpes at Little Bird, and bone broth at Broth Bar are your required eating for the week.

10/31/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Food Event Spotlight

Xico Resurrects Its Day of the Dead Celebration

Expect face paint, goat barbacoa, and chocolate-mezcal cocktails at the upscale Mexican restaurant’s annual fiesta.

10/26/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Breaking News

Chef Johnny Leach to Open Playful Mexican Spot Chalino

A pair of Stray Dogs and Xico alums rethink Mexican on North Williams this winter.

10/26/2016 By Karen Brooks

News To Chew

Honky Tonk Closes, Blue Star Opens a Pizza Chain, Plus More PDX Food News

… including the Bagelworks explosion, celeb chef Chris Cosentino’s new hotel restaurant, and Smokehouse Tavern’s Top Chef run.

10/25/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

The Long Play

PODCAST: Behind the Scenes of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants Issue

Every year, we devote an issue to the city’s best new restaurants. How does the madness (and magic) happen? Our food team hashes it out.

10/24/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Edible Fact Check

This Wieden & Kennedy Food Cart Has Free Donald Trump Baloney Sandwiches

Handsome gold-embossed wrappers dress up five of the Donald's claims, debunked by fact checkers.

10/21/2016 By Webb Wright

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: October 19–26

Musubi rice bundles, top-shelf ramen, exceptional granola, and spicy baked oysters are your required eating for the week.

10/19/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Food News

Zilla Sake Launches Japanese Breakfast

The NE Alberta sushi and sake spot joins Portland’s Asian brunching movement.

10/19/2016 By Benjamin Tepler