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Best Restaurants

Portland's Best Restaurants 2013

It’s our annual assemblage of Portland’s most exciting eateries.

11/01/2013

Top Stories

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Top Chefs

A new generation of restaurant talent is rising in Portland. We prowled local kitchens and grilled top chefs to find the best.

11/01/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Kelly Clarke

SPORTS

Can Rip City Be Redeemed?

Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season

11/01/2013 By Ben Golliver

HABITAT

Tailoring Thomas

Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Lincoln Barbour

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

EVENTS

Do This Now: November

What's going on this month, from Portland's largest garage sale to Brandi Carlile's return to the Schnitz.

11/01/2013 By Caitlin Feldman

INTERVIEW

Bright Lights Preview: PICA's Angela Mattox

How the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's artistic director aims to challenge Rose City audiences.

11/01/2013

CULTURE

How to Save the Bookstore

Author Ann Patchett returned independent bookselling to Nashville—and has some tips for the rest of America's bibliophiles

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

CULTUREPHILE

How Carli Davidson is Reinventing Pet Photography

A local photographer goes from blogs to book deal with her photos of dogs midshimmy.

11/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: November 2013

Our breakup letter to Garrison Keillor, a new take on 'Our Town,' and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

10/30/2013

SPOTLIGHT

Local Book Czar Kevin Sampsell Releases Debut Novel

Long a kingpin of the local literary scene, Kevin Sampsell joins the ranks of its novelists with his debut book This is Between Us.

10/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

Eat & Drink

Best Restaurants

Portland's Best Restaurants 2013

It’s our annual assemblage of Portland’s most exciting eateries.

11/01/2013

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Cart to Bricks Boomtown

Five erstwhile food carts turned brick-and-mortar eateries that keep us coming back

11/01/2013 By Allison Jones

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Ultimate Week of Portland Dining

Your guide to a week of serious noshing in America's most original food city

11/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Portland's 10 Best New Restaurants

Portland's next food chapter has arrived! We've curated the ultimate menu of the year: 10 spots ushering in a new era of eating. Pull up a seat and dig in.

11/01/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Wave of Portland Eating

Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.

11/01/2013 Photography by Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Dessert of the Year: Le Pigeon's Curried Carrot Cake

How Chef Gabriel Rucker and rising pastry talent Eli Gregory found the sweet spot of 2013.

11/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

BACKPAGE

Is this the Future of Portland Lunch?

"Everyday Canapés" could be popping up in your lunch box soon

11/01/2013 Photography by Nomad

WALLET GUIDE

Meet Mourvedre

Introducing a festive new pairing for your Thanksgiving feast

11/01/2013 By Allison Jones

POUR

Tasting Time at Sidecar 11

A cozy North Mississippi whiskey bar uncorks mysteries within vintage bottles.

11/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

RECIPE

John Gorham's Fall Flavors

In his new cookbook, the Toro Bravo chef shares the recipe for his coveted harissa-stewed butternut squash.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Alternative Eating Revolution

Your guide to Portland's five best new vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo restaurants

11/01/2013 By Molly Woodstock

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Neighborhood Haunts

Trends can be tiring. Sometimes you just want to dine where everyone knows your name—and how you like your eggs.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Late Show

We get it: night owls need great food, too. Here are five sure-fire favorites (open until at least 1 am) when the drive-thru window just won't do.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

11/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Top Chefs

A new generation of restaurant talent is rising in Portland. We prowled local kitchens and grilled top chefs to find the best.

11/01/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

Health & Wellness

Portland Pages

MDA Gift of Hope October 2013

Muscular Dystrophy Association's 6th annual Gift of Hope gala.

11/01/2013

Home & Real Estate

HABITAT

Tailoring Thomas

Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Lincoln Barbour

News & City Life

CULTURE

The Zoo's New Animal House

The Oregon Zoo feathers its nest with a big-money renovation.

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

BUSINESS

Oregon's Olive Oil Barons

Portland expats send home southern Italy's liquid gold.

11/01/2013 By Hannah Wallace

HISTORY

A Color-Coded Look at Portland's Urban Growth

A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

ONE SENTENCE STORIES

Marijuana Bandits, Rooftop Goats, and Space Chickens

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

11/01/2013

HISTORY

The Last (Dirty) Picture Show

Amid buzzy restaurants and rising condos, the Oregon Theater stands as a fading reminder of the seamy '70s.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: PoMo Turns 10

As Portland Monthly celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, we take a moment to reflect with an infographic.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail

BUSINESS

Apartment Therapy

Portland development firm CE John builds a new kind of rental, with high design and history in mind.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

NEWS

The Perfect Party November 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a 2-year-old snowboarder to the new head of the OLCC

11/01/2013

BUSINESS

Oregon's Food Innovation Legacy

From tater tots to Tofurky, Oregon invents tasty futures.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail and Marco España

SPORTS

Can Rip City Be Redeemed?

Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season

11/01/2013 By Ben Golliver

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

Style & Shopping

CULTURE

Portland 'Stache Styles

To prepare for Movember—the annual campaign to raise awareness for prostate cancer by growing mustaches (hey, whatever works)—we examine the latest facial fads and follies.

11/01/2013 Illustrations by Nomad

PRET-A-PORTLAND

It's Raining, Men

From fellas looking for designer denim to gents hunting killer ties, these Portland shops outfit every type of man for fall.

10/11/2013 Edited by Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

BEYOND THE BRIDGES

Northwest Rolling Retreats

Trailers aren't just for RV parks anymore. Whether stationed in a snow-blanketed valley or delivered, fully stocked, to your favorite riverfront campsite, these four-wheeled wonders offer getaways unlike any other.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail

Web Exclusives

WEB EXCLUSIVE

An Evening at Thomas Lauderdale's Loft

Sneak a peek inside the Pink Martini bandleader's legendary party palace with our exclusive video.

10/11/2013 Videography by Molly Woodstock