James Beard Awards

Portland’s 2020 James Beard Nominees Revealed

The finalists were announced via Twitter this afternoon after a two month COVID delay.

05/04/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Interview

DarSalam’s Ghaith Sahib on Life as an Iraqi Restaurant Owner during COVID-19

"What is true and what is not true? I worry about everything. Who do we trust?"

04/23/2020 By Karen Brooks

Superhero Sweets

The Giant Ass Cinnamon Roll That’s Feeding Thousands of Oregonians

Portlander Whitney Rutz’s carb-tastic creation has raised $20,000 and counting for the Oregon Food Bank.

04/22/2020 By Fiona McCann

Wine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Making an Oregon Pinot for Coronavirus Relief

The Willamette Valley “Quarantine,” which Kunis and Kutcher announced in a surreal fever dream of an Instagram video, is now available for preorder.

04/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Breaking News

Oregon's First Shake Shack Will Open in Downtown's West End

Early plans show Danny Meyer's international burger chain set to open across from Powell's Books.

04/14/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Coronavirus

Three Portland Trader Joe’s Workers Report from the Front Lines

“It’s seductive being called a hero. It’s also insidious.”

04/14/2020 By Karen Brooks

Cook the Book

The 5 Best Portland Cookbooks for Quarantine Cooking

Bonus: they’re all available in digital form.

04/08/2020 By Eat Beat Team

Breaking News

Cult Cart Burger Stevens Morphs into Stevens Italiano

To survive the pandemic shutdown, Portland burger king Don Salamone is morphing his business into an Italian takeout joint, tapping his Sicilian roots and French culinary training.

04/06/2020 By Karen Brooks

Farmers Markets

Why and Where to Join a Portland-Area CSA During the Pandemic

Worried about grocery store supply chains? Want to support farmers? Check out the Portland Farmers Market’s new directory.

04/06/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Burnt Basque Cheesecake Is Coming for Portland

Welcome to the cult.

04/03/2020 By Karen Brooks

Review in Review

Communion Bakehouse Is Our April Review. Now, It’s a Completely Different Place.

PoMo food critic Karen Brooks hunts down the subjects of the last review penned before the pandemic changed everything. Its survival now rests on “mystery pastry boxes” to-go.

04/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

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

The Percolators

Six People Changing Portland Coffee in 2020

The future is well caffeinated.

04/01/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Quarantine Cooking

Gabriel Rucker, Vitaly Paley, and Gregory Gourdet Launch Instagram Cooking Shows

You still can’t buy a Canard steam burger, but now you can make it for yourself.

03/30/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Food After Covid

Farm Spirit's Aaron Adams on Why Takeout Might Still Save Us

“I remember Portland 15 years ago. Looking back and evaluating, we lost our way. This is a big fucking wake-up call for us. No one needs 10 courses after this.”

03/28/2020 By Karen Brooks

Panic Buying

Is the Country Running Out of Flour?

No, mills assure us. Keep calm and bake on, Portland.

03/27/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Interview

Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker Shuts Down Completely and Sounds an Alarm

In a provocative interview with Portland Monthly, the legendary chef gives it to us straight: “we have to stop fucking around making TikToks and get serious.”

03/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

In a Do-or-Die Situation, a New Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance Rises

“Without your help, we won’t be here.”

03/24/2020 By Karen Brooks

Coronavirus

Portland-Area Farmers Markets Ramp Up for the Busy Season with New Precautions

For many local farmers, Portland’s regional markets are their only hope.

03/20/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Amidst Restaurant Industry Collapse, Coquine Supports Farmers with a New CSA Model

In addition to elaborate takeout menus, you can now order the same coveted produce, dairy, and coffee used by the restaurant.

03/18/2020 By Karen Brooks