Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants In case you missed it, Portland is at the forefront of a food-first, pretense-last dining revolution. Here are eight restaurants that are defining the next evolution and a reminder of eight that shaped the movement.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Now Hear This

Music Review: Friends and Friends of Friends

This month, the Empire expands again, planting its flag in compilation-CD territory, pitting its own "Friends and Friends of Friends" alongside established indie annuals from the likes of PDX Pop Now! and Failing Records.

10/18/2010 By Anne Adams


Election Night: Party Lines

By November 2, Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican Chris Dudley might wish the Freeks stopped with philosophy instead of inventing democracy. But the combatants in Oregon's bare-knuckle gubernatorial race face one last obstacle: the emotional minefield

10/12/2010 By Lauren Fox


PDX Restaurant Index

Ali Moran investigates and shares some interesting restaurant tid-bits.

10/11/2010 By Ali Moran


30 Seconds With…Phil Stanford

Phil Stanford, author of _The Peyton-Allan Files_, a true crime story about a brutal, mysterious Portland double homicide.

10/11/2010 By Randy Gragg

Eat & Drink


Cellar Notes: November 2010

While Oregonians have (understandably) acquired a taste for high-quality pinot noir, our neighbors south of the border in California are a step ahead when it comes to the brawnier worlds of cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel.

10/18/2010 By Condé Cox

Eat This Now

Eat: An Oyster Bar

Rachel Ritchie gives us a taste of N Williams Avenue's Cajun and Creole dishes from the New Orleans-styled, Eat.

10/18/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

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2010 Best Restaurants: Evolution of a Revolution

Follow Portland's nationally recognized food scene as _Portland Monthly_ showcases eight of our favorite venues that represent the heart of our evolution.

10/13/2010 By Mike Thelin and Karen Brooks

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2010 Best Restaurants: Around The World On $25 (Or Less)

_Portland Monthly_ reviews Portland's top 10 spots for international cuisine.

10/12/2010 By Mike Thelin


Farm To Aisle

New Seasons' new leader sows success in a fertile field-to-table connection.

10/12/2010 By Erik Blokland


The Perfect Party: November 2010

People we’d most like at our dinner table this month




November's Letters to the Editor share some insight into gluten-free eating and opposing views on food carts—topics covered in our September 2010 Issue.



Sour Power

Cascade Barrel House in Portland features 16 beers on tap at a time, including the award-winning Bourbonic Plague a strong and sour sensation.

10/08/2010 By John Chandler


A Strong Finish

Spain's olive country isn't the only place where olive trees thrive; Red Ridge Farms in the Dundee Hills of Oregon makes olive oil which is served at some of the Portland area's best restaurants.

10/08/2010 By Mike Thelin

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Best Restaurants 2010

A handful of Portland restaurateurs have helped make local cuisine a driving force in Portland life and a magnet for the foodies of the world.

10/08/2010 By Mike Thelin and Karen Brooks

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2010 Best Restaurants: The Icons

Over the past few years, a handful of Portland restaurateurs have helped make local cuisine a driving force in Portland life and a magnet for the foodies of the world. Here are eight of the eateries that are defining a movement.

10/08/2010 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

The Eat Beat

Portland Monthly welcomes local restaurant critic Karen Brooks as the new Food Editor just in time for the annual Best Restaurants issue.

10/07/2010 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate


Home, Grown

A charming Alameda fixer-upper slowly evolves into one family’s dream home.

10/13/2010 By Amara Holstein


Palette Power

Color specialists discuss up-and-coming color trends.

10/12/2010 By Kasey Cordell

News & City Life


Light A Fire 2010

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of the nonprofit community highlights the individuals and organizations that are making Portland a better place to live, love and grow.

10/08/2010 By Anna Sachse


The Game Changer

As Division I Basketball's only openly gay coach, Portland State women's hoops coach Sherri Murrell is breaking records on and off the court.

10/08/2010 By Jason Cohen


Charity Events

Suds and Swine

Different pigs, different flavors

11/19/2010 By Michelle Morico

Style & Shopping

Trend Watch| The New Black

Camel Crazy

Fashion runways have deemed camel the new black this season with flexible, neutral shades of comfy boots and sweaters.

10/12/2010 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors


Graham Oaks Nature Park

An easy, three mile nature walk just outside Portland.

10/12/2010 With Brian Barker


Allium Sativum (garlic)

For gardening enthusiasts, Fall means preparing for spring and summer harvests. Plant your Allium Sativum (garlic) now to ensure strong root development.

10/12/2010 By Kate Bryant


Rapha’s Flying Colors

Rapha North America debuts new James Selman-designed cycling uniforms.

10/11/2010 By Zach Dundas


Spilling the Story

After the BP oil spill, Portland natives work to keep the nation's attention alive by using new media methods.

10/11/2010 By Stiv Wilson


The Next Wave

On the new frontier of wave energy, Oregon ships its planning prowess to sea.

10/07/2010 By Virginia Gewin