Best Restaurants 2007

Best Restaurants 2007 <p>Our intrepid restaurant reviewer reveals the top 10 places to eat in Portland in <strong>Best Restaurants 2007</strong> and names the 2007 Chef of the Year. But what about the people who bring the bread and take our orders? We&rsquo;ve singled out a Waiter of the Year, a super server deserving of a princely gratuity. Plus, keep an eye on three new restaurants that are worth watching.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The Shape of Memory

As Maya Lin creates seven landscape installations retelling the Lewis and Clark story from the perspective of Columbia River tribes, the legacy she charts is partly the region's, and partly her own.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond


Paul Krugman

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Book Review

Horse Suspense

Molly Gloss’s new novel tells a warmhearted tale of a coolheaded, bronco-busting Oregon gal.

05/19/2009 By Kaasten Alonso

Write On, Bro

A Farewell to One

Portland embraces collaborative creativity with New York City-style writers' rooms.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Eat & Drink


Not-Your-Aunt's Thanksgiving Stuffing

Everybody believes their mother's stuffing is the only stuffing, but can't we all just get along?

11/12/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann


Review: Broder

A quiet and quaint Scandinavian oasis of a café awaits.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis



Nutshell is no mere vegan slop house.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Shaky Ground

When a fine dining establishment called Terroir opens three blocks north of a Popeye's, it's got a lot to live up to. Or does it?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Ground Coffee

The process it goes through is what makes it so sought after.

05/19/2009 By Patrick Alan Coleman

Cellar Notes

Port Authority

The fortified wine known as port deserves a closer look.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox


Clearing the Bar

Once you’ve tasted the otherworldly chocolate offerings at Cacao, there’s no going back to those emulsifier-laden bars that lurk near checkout counters.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


Hello, Good Pie

Relinquish your holiday pie-making duties to these five bakeries.

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers


Not-Your-Aunt's Stuffing

For the author’s recipe, use the kind of white bread typified by the Wonder brand.



Spice World: Visiting Penzey's Only Pacific Northwest Retail Outlet—in Clackamas

One of the country's largest spice dealers proves that flavors from around the globe are as American as apple pie.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2007

What does Portland’s culinary revolution taste like? Grab a seat at one of the city’s top 10 hot spots to find out.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Home & Real Estate


Lake Escape

"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Klein

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Liquid Lesson

A bright solution to a soggy problem blooms at Mt Tabor Middle School.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

News & City Life


Long Run

A seasoned ski patroller looks back on 60 years on the slopes.

08/15/2012 With Brian Barker

Read Up

Sign of the Times

In 2003, the Federal Highway Administration approved the new font Clearview for use on signs

05/19/2009 By Anne Brice


Casting Call

A fishing expedition with an expert guide will have you believing you can fly.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker


Pursuit of Happiness

Does Portland have room for two more Bay Area transplants?


Street Smart

César’s Way

Changing N Interstate Ave's name doesn't do justice to César E. Chávez.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

5 Minutes With...

Galaxy Grrrl

TV sci-fi heroine Katee Sackhoff talks about playing tough characters—with and without long hair.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Stay Great

Chez Unique

Hotels for visitors of every ilk

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell


Cow Power

How bottling bovine waste just might save the planet

05/19/2009 By Eric Gold

Power Up

Veggie Might

Ambitious animal activists join forces in a united retail front.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold

Style & Shopping

Pick a Card

Divine Venture

In the digital age, software replaces soothsayer and turns the art of divination into a profitable product.

05/19/2009 By Angela Sanders

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Close Range

12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan