Two-Minute Critic

Strange Brew

Call it what you want, Oregon's new state drink is a bartender's burden.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

INTRODUCING…

DOC

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

CHEAP DATE

Tastebud

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

UPDATED LISTING

Alberta Street Oyster Bar & Grill

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

HIGH SPIRITS

H5O Bistro & Bar

Checkout Time

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Cellar Notes

Wine from the Columbia Gorge

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

05/19/2009

Article

Rocket Is Closing

Rocket will close its doors on November 8. The space will be available for private event rentals, but can we rent out the house-made egg-noodle appetizer? Or the sautéed trout topped with béarnaise sauce? Or the deep-fried hush puppies filled wi

05/19/2009

Review

Cursed Kitchen?

In a Victorian on SE Hawthorne Boulevard, the chef of Belly Timber tries to transcend the building's troubled past.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

For Sake's Sake

Taste Maker

Oregon’s only sake sommelier delivers Portlanders from the dark days of rotgut rice wine. Welcome to the age of watari bune.

05/19/2009 By Megan Callow

Article

Smooth Operator

A $4 million restaurant debuts on a lonely stretch of the South Waterfront. But is the food as opulent as the décor?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

Ponzi 2007 Whites and Rosés

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox

Article

Fool Proof

Once banned from being sold domestically because it was thought to drive people mad, absinthe makes a comeback in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

CHEAP DATE

Review: Broder

A quiet and quaint Scandinavian oasis of a café awaits.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

INTRODUCING…

Nutshell

Nutshell is no mere vegan slop house.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Review

Shaky Ground

When a fine dining establishment called Terroir opens three blocks north of a Popeye's, it's got a lot to live up to. Or does it?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cuppa

Ground Coffee

The process it goes through is what makes it so sought after.

05/19/2009 By Patrick Alan Coleman

Cellar Notes

Port Authority

The fortified wine known as port deserves a closer look.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox

Sweets

Clearing the Bar

Once you’ve tasted the otherworldly chocolate offerings at Cacao, there’s no going back to those emulsifier-laden bars that lurk near checkout counters.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

THE HIT LIST

Hello, Good Pie

Relinquish your holiday pie-making duties to these five bakeries.

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers

INTRODUCING…

Sel Gris

The chef and the friendly staff have executed their dining mission with crystal-clear execution.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis