Bars

4 Must-Try Outdoor, Snacky Happy Hours

Good riddance, Zoom happy hours. Hello, drinks and food in the sun with friends!

06/17/2021 By Nick Townsend

Food News

Derby Kenton 2.0 Unleashes Tropical Cocktails, Smash Burgers, and Filipino-Inspired Brunch

For her second North Portland act, Filipino American restaurateur Judith Stokes will unleash her vision of food and hospitality—drag bingo and live jazz in tow.

06/16/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food News

YāYā, A New Micah Camden-Backed Joint, Will Bring Cantonese Barbecue to NE Alberta

Camden and Chinese American former journalist and barbecue enthusiast Steve Chin plan to open the restaurant June 23.

06/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

'Top Chef' Season 18, Episode 11 Recap: Home Stretch

Thursday’s installment brought us a Gabe Rucker cameo, a trip past the urban growth boundary, and a gesture worthy of Katniss Everdeen.

06/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Beer

Entre Compas Wants to Be Portland's First Mexican American-Owned Brewery

"Mexican lagers are going to be around. Mexican beer is going to be around. I don’t need to tap into that market so much. I just want to make real good, high...

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Bakeries

Our Top 6 Chocolate Croissants, Ranked

Two of our editors share a particular fondness for this pastry. We undertook some research to find the city’s best.

06/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Move Over, Peanuts. Meet Canard's Dairy Queen-Inspired Pine Nut Buster Parfait

Chef Taylor Daugherty goes all in on pine nuts to create the great new Portland sundae.

06/10/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food Carts

Erica’s Soul Food Makes the Best Wings in Portland

Erica Montgomery fuses Portland and Atlanta styles—extra-wet wings, exceptional sides, plentiful vegan and gluten-free options, plus coronavirus vaccines on site.

06/10/2021 By Jordan Michelman

Beer

Mexican Beer in Oregon? Xicha Did it First

Get to know the folks behind the Pacific Northwest's only Latinx-owned brewery, plus insider tips on what to order.

06/09/2021 By Zoe Baillargeon

Top Chef

'Top Chef' Episodes 8-10: Another Mega-Recap

We've got so much to catch up on.

06/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

News

This New-to-Portland Food App Aims to Help Solve Climate Change—with Discount Doughnuts

Too Good to Go, newly launched in Portland, connects customers with local restaurants and stores to pass on their end-of-day surplus.

06/05/2021 By Nick Campigli

Beer

Portland's Must-Try Micheladas

Do you like yours with candied bacon, shrimp and mango, or dried beef?

06/04/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Eat & Drink

These Tacos and Beer Pairings Make for a Perfect Portland Summer

We scoured the whole city, including Gresham and Beaverton, for the best tacos around.

06/03/2021 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton By Tuck Woodstock and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pop-Ups

Mis Tacones Serves Up Vegan Tacos and Community Vibes for Queer and Trans People of Color

Let the Walter Mercado Instagram posts draw you in for seitan tacos on hand-pressed tortillas twice a month at Local Lounge.

06/03/2021 By Tuck Woodstock

Recipe

Savor Chef Jessie Aron's Pan-Roasted Walnut-Chile-Coffee-Cheddar Artichokes

Unleash Malka's summer-ready chaos on your kitchen.

06/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Dessert

Cool Off with These Icy Treats Now

Some of Portland’s best ice creams and frozen pops are hiding in chocolate shops, pizza parlors & pop-ups. Here are some to seek out.

05/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

05/28/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Expatriate’s New Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Is a Strong Contender for Portland’s Crown

The Northeast Portland bar nails the heat, the meat, and the crust. Bonus: frozen custard banana splits from co-owner Naomi Pomeroy across the street. 

05/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

At Nightingale, Chef Luna Contreras Celebrates Mexican Street Food While Championing Identity and Community

The menu hearkens back to happy memories of Contreras's grandmother, with antojitos like flautas and gorditas at the center.

05/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal