Eat & Drink

First look review

Wood-Fired, Greek-Inspired Bluto's Is an Instant Portland Destination

Hummus, pita, and killer lamb skewers make Bluto's, located at 2828 SE Belmont St., worth a visit.

02/15/2022 By Karen Brooks

Food News

World’s Biggest Fork Arrives in Fairview Today

The 37-foot-tall fork, made in McMinnville, is coming to a new food cart pod in the city of Fairview in Eastern Multnomah County.

02/15/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Trends

Shrimp Cocktail Is Back, Baby

The ritzy hors d’oeuvre can help make the most of hard-won pandemic nights out and provide solace for nostalgia-starved diners.

02/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Dining Picks

Portland’s Essential Pan-African Restaurants

From Ethiopian and Somali food to West African cuisine, all the way to the diaspora communities of Belize, Jamaica, and the United States

02/11/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Dalila Brent

Dining Guide

Portland’s Most Romantic, Date-Worthy Restaurants

Planning a date with that special someone? Peep this list first.

02/08/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Valentine's Day

5 Places for Reenacting Romantic Movie Scenes in Portland

From the spaghetti and meatballs of Lady and the Tramp to the pricey milkshakes of Pulp Fiction, get lovey-dovey at these Portland eateries.

02/08/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Grocery Stores

How Providore Became a Portland Food Paradise

With a new expansion, the NE Portland store is a treasure hunt, a cookbook curator, a wine bar, and a love letter to small farmers.

02/08/2022 By Karen Brooks

Dining Picks

Winged Victory: Portland's Top 10 Chicken Wings

Portland’s chicken wing scene is deep, expressing a broad range of culinary traditions and styles. From deep-fried to smoked, here are the city's best.

02/07/2022 By Jordan Michelman

Review

Mira’s East African Cuisine Is a Somali Food Gem

From curries to flaky flatbread to stews with rice, this Montavilla cart makes a compelling case for including Somali cuisine in your regular rotation.

02/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Openings

Dolly Olive Will Take Over the Former Bistro Agnes Space This Spring

The new restaurant, which features southern Mediterranean brunch and dinner, is part of the Sesame Collective group.

02/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Canallas Brings Free-Rein, Fine Dining–Influenced Tacos to ‘The Place’

Two chefs, including one with a Michelin star résumé, use tacos as a canvas for ingredients including venison, pork terrine, salmon, bok choy, and squash.

01/28/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Where to Get Lunar New Year Dishes & Treats in Portland

From bánh tét to nian gao, mark the holiday with dumplings, noodles, and more from Vietnam, Korea, China, and beyond.

01/26/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Profile

This Portland Chef is Creating a Vegan Food Revolution

With a 13-spice blend, vegan buttermilk, and griddled cashew cheese mozzarella, Chef Jewan Manuel of Plant Based Papi is creating a vegan food revolution.

01/25/2022 By Latisha Jensen

Restaurant Opening

First Look: Bing Mi Dumpling and Noodle Bar

Handmade noodles and juicy dumplings have arrived in Northwest Portland at Bing Mi Dumpling and Noodle Bar, a spinoff of a beloved Chinese food cart.

01/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

VIDEO

Mamancy Tea: Reading the Leaves at a Beaverton Tea House

Mamancy Tea owner Anne Johnson, a Kenya native and ‘tea sommelier’, talks tradition, connection, and community at her Beaverton tea house.

01/20/2022 By Monica Salazar & Rose Lee

Food News

Nimblefish’s Cody Auger Is Now Executive Chef at Takibi

Auger has stepped down as Nimblefish’s executive chef, bringing his take on Japanese cooking to Takibi in Portland's Nob Hill neighborhood.

01/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

A Dungeons & Dragons-Themed Pizza Cart from a Nostrana Alum Is Coming to Alberta

Paladin Pie, which began as a backyard pop-up in summer 2020, is scheduled to open in March.

01/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants

Portland’s Top 50 Restaurants

The legends, new voices, and mad scientist ideas that make Portland a strange and wonderful food city.

01/14/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

What’s It Like to Work in the Restaurant Industry during the Omicron Surge?

We talked to employees at Portland's PaaDee, Navarre, and Bullard about their experience working in a restaurant during the Omicron surge.

01/14/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Where to Eat and Drink on Heated, Covered Patios

From restaurants to bars to food cart pods, these spots are sure to come in clutch during this pandemic winter.

01/13/2022 By Karly Quadros and Shannon Daehnke