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

EAT THIS NOW

Soon Doobu at Toji Korean Grill House

Brought to the table in a hot clay pot, the classic Korean tofu soup known as soon doobu comes bright red and bubbling

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

CHEAPDATE

Little Red Bike Café

It's a cozy, sunlit refuge that opens at 7 a.m. each morning, six days a week.

05/19/2009 By Joanna Kang

Eat This Now

Tailored Tapas

Does the latest Spanish-inspired eatery to hit Portland pass muster? It does if you customize your meal just right.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Fermentation Confirmation

Strong Brew

Traditional kombucha tea promises long life; when it’s bottled by Tazo’s co-founder, it tastes good, too.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Pinkies Up!

Bubble Up

Domestic sparklers don’t even come close to trumping a superb bottle of champagne

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cellar Notes

Sip-of-the-Month

Few wine clubs focus solely on our region’s viticultural offerings.

05/19/2009 By Ashley Griffin

EAT THIS NOW

Lamb Tacos at El Brasero

Think lamb shoulder that’s been braised until it’s falling off the bone.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

INTRODUCING…

Cava

Good, cheap food. Good, cheap drink. Dark wood.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Mana From Heaven?

Veganopia

Is Portland’s newest, swankiest vegan restaurant only an herbivore’s paradise, or can carnivores dig the vibe too?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

All Class

Kitchen Chemistry

A new culinary movement trades pots and pans for pipettes.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

CHEAP DATE

Bar Avignon

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

Taste Test

One of Portland’s most eclectic oenophiles opens up *Kir*, a tiny, unpretentious East Side wine bar that passes with flying colors.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Nosh

Eat Their Words

Understanding restaurant menus shouldn’t be this hard.

05/19/2009 By J. David Santen Jr.

EAT THIS NOW

Chicken & Waffles at Simpatica

Get thee to Simpatica for a breakfast of fried chicken and golden waffles that hails from either Harlem or somewhere in the South.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

INTRODUCING…

A Cena

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis