Food News

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Restaurant, Softly Opens October 1

After the spot’s pop-up closed abruptly, the BIPOC worker-owned cooperative is back in a brick-and-mortar location in Southeast.

09/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eating Out

Socially Distanced Snack Spots to Take Your Takeout

Make the most of these last days of sunshine with plein air picnics around town.

09/29/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Best Restaurants 2020

Malka Shows There Can Be Beauty in Chaos

Call it global hippie food from a mad scientist or a tornado twisting of Thai food and Shabbat. We call it delicious.

09/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

Coffee & Tea

Eight Creative Ways to Caffeinate with Local Concoctions

Switch up your daily coffee routine.

09/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2020

Matta’s Richard Le Remixes Vietnam with His San Jose Roots

What began in late 2018 as straightforward family recipes now embraces edgy remixes of Vietnam and America.

09/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Brain Freeze

The 6 Best Icy Treats Right Now

Keep the spirit of summer going with shave ice, snowballs, bingsu, and chamoyadas.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wine Shrine

Transforming a Dour Portland Basement Into a Luxe Personal Wine Cellar

From beige carpets to baller status, this wine cellar upgrade is the perfect place for pandemic pinot noirs.

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

Fall Cocktails

5 Portland Bartenders Capture the Autumnal Spirit in a Glass

Bye, pumpkin spice. Hello, turmeric, Oregon pears & fig jam.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Celeste Noche

Pandemic Kitchens

A Tale of Two Ghost Kitchens

Doug Miriello of Dimo’s Apizza and Andy Ricker of Pok Pok launch two delivery-only fried chicken concepts using two different models.

09/22/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Oregon Fires

Smoky Skies Halt Outdoor Dining In Portland—But For How Long?

Restaurants and food carts are facing tough calls about whether to remain open, temporarily close, or move things indoors.

09/17/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Ainslee Dicken

Sip This

Celebrating Hispanic Roots Highlights Willamette Valley Winemakers

Stay tuned for the panel on October 1, when six Latinx winemakers in the Willamette Valley will discuss their experiences in English and Spanish.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wildfire Aid

Some of the Portland Restaurants, Pop-Ups, and Food Carts Helping Those Affected by Wildfires

Even while the foodservice industry faces a crisis of its own, many businesses are stepping up to help.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Pop-Up, Is Looking for a New Home

Get your rice and curry plates and street food lunches this weekend before the BIPOC worker-owned vegan pop-up leaves its Northeast Portland location.

09/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Tale of the Tots

The 8 Stages of McMenamins

When it comes to Portlanders’ relationship with the brewpub-theater-hotel chain, well, it’s complicated.

09/04/2020 Illustrations by Hawk Krall By Margaret Seiler

Drag in the Pandemic Era

A New Drag Brunch Is Coming to the Historic Darcelle XV

The nightlife hub, home to the West Coast’s longest-running drag show, launches its first-ever drag brunch.

09/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ciao, Portland

Cooperativa, a New Italian Food Hall, Is Now Softly Open in the Pearl

Travel to a Florentine market without leaving town.

09/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland's Changing Food Scene, with Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks and Portland Monthly food editor Katherine Chew Hamilton discuss how restaurants and food writing are...

08/28/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Baking News

Pix Pâtisserie Chef Releases New Cookbook

Cheryl Wakerhauser is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Petite Pâtisserie: Bon Bons, Petits Fours, Macarons and Other Bite-Size Treats, with a Pix-O-Matic release party. Try making the 7-Layer “Cake” for yourself.

08/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Support Black-Owned

Five Days Remain in Portland’s Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week

If you haven’t already been supporting your local Black-owned food businesses, this week is a great time to start.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King Reopens for Dinner Tomorrow

After opening and then abruptly closing in March, chef Shaun King plans to reopen the restaurant August 27.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton