What are the dishes that make Portland food industry folks feel safe and loved? The answers rocket from hardy Haitian soups to pupusas to one chef's formative encounter with dad food. Here, each person shares where to score these touchstone eats (or how to make them at home). This is a snapshot of our ever-expanding food city—and how our sense of home stretches around the globe.

In This Feature:

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Make Kai Jiew, a Wondrously Simple Thai-Style Omelet

Portlander Pechluck Laskey shares a recipe for the ubiquitous—but never boring—dish.

02/27/2018 By Pechluck Laskey

Volga German Bierocks: So Much More Than Bread Filled with Hamburger Meat

The buns are common across the Midwest but rarely seen in Portland.

02/27/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

At Tender Table, Women and Nonbinary People of Color Share Stories of Food and Family

"I felt the need to bring people together around food and stories about food," says poet and founder Stacey Tran.

02/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Home Is Where the Enchilada Is

RIP, Original Taco House.

02/27/2018 By Emily E. Smith