Best Restaurants 2016: Carts We Heart

Portland’s 5 Best New Food Carts of 2016

Montreal-style pastrami to smoldering coconut curry, these are our new favorites from the fast-paced world of cart cooking.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Repeat Offenders

Four Portland Dishes We Ate Over and Over and Over Again in 2016

Fried catfish to porridge (no, really), we just can’t get enough.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Brunch Bliss

Three Exceptional New Portland Brunches—Without Lines

Only chumps wait for their waffles.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks and Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2016: Night Out

Portland’s Best New Spots for a Night Out

From a stronghold of natural wine to a bitters-fueled Bali Ha’i, here are four places to eat, drink, and be merry well after dark.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies

Best Restaurants: On the Verge

Four Intriguing Portland Restaurants Opening Soon

From lavish Russian tea service to pakora-fried chicken, these spots should light up our winter.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Ramona DeNies

Best Restaurants 2016: Almost Perfect

Three New Portland Spots That Are 80 Percent Awesome

Superbite, Pine Street Market, and Tastebud: it’s complicated.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Pizza Punk

Portland’s Best Pizza Spot That Almost Flamed Out: Pizza Jerk

Tommy Habetz didn’t let a major fire stop him from making top-notch pizza.

10/10/2016 Photography by Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Neighborhood Excellence

Portland’s Best Everyday, Michelin-Caliber Restaurant: Coquine

This neighborhood spot came to slay—very politely.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Thai Twist

Portland’s Best Spot For Terrific Southern Thai: Hat Yai

Langbaan’s mastermind captures the intense flavors of the Thai/Malayasian border with his casual new restaurant.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Casual Korean

Portland’s Coolest New Restaurant: Han Oak

Salt-baked pork belly bo ssam to thumping ’80s hip-hop, Peter Cho’s casual Korean spot is the place to be right now.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Southern Comfort

Portland’s Best Appalachian Supper Club: Mae

Three days a week, Maya Lovelace transplants a new vision of Southern comfort.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Ramen Rapture

Portland’s Best Real-Deal Ramen: Marukin

Mark it down: in 2016, we finally got certifiably amazing Tokyo-style ramen.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Vegan Nirvana

Portland’s Best Plant-Based, Genuinely Fancy Restaurant: Farm Spirit

At his stylish Buckman spot, gung-ho vegetable lover Aaron Adams declares his own farm-powered city-state.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Xurroland

Portland’s Best Dessert of 2016: Xurros at 180

Behold the life-altering power of a tube of fried dough.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Catalan Modernism

Portland’s Best Spot for Real Barcelona Paella (and Xurros): Chesa

Where Catalan modernism meets the ultimate X(urros) factor.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Supahardcore

Portland’s Best “Supahardcore” Japanese: Nodoguro

From pop-up beginnings to a Zen-vintage space on Belmont, the champion of “Supahardcore” Japanese doubles down.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Peru + Portland

Portland’s Best Flamboyant Peruvian Cuisine: Paiche

Peruvian seafood meets Portland farm finds, to wild effect.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Pumped-Up Korean

Portland Monthly’s Rising Star Restaurant of 2016: Revelry

Seattle stars and local nightlife talent bring us pumped-up Korean and throwback hip-hop.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2016: Mideast Remix

Portland Monthly’s Rising Star Restaurant of 2016: Tusk

With a beautiful room and beautiful food, a Mideast-meets-Portland restaurant turns heads with the most unlikely of stars: salads.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks

Long Story Short

This Portland Podcast Gives a Megaphone to People of Color in the Food Industry

On Racist Sandwich, Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed dive into food, race, and lemon bars.

10/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson