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Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Top Stories

Profile

Jeff Merkley, the Unquiet American

The Oregon politician was a low-key liberal on the Senate’s back benches. Then came Trump.

04/05/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by Andy Batt

Travel

Your Essential Travel Guide to Central and Eastern Oregon

Barn cinemas. Desert hot springs. Extreme eclipse preppers. There's more to this state than the Left Coast and I-5 corridor. Head east.

04/17/2017 Edited by Margaret Seiler

The Wild Slice

New York. Chicago. Detroit. Portland? Making the Case for a New American Pizza City

We used to be a boring pizza town. Now we may be living the nation's most fascinating life of pie.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

From Bridgetown Comedy Fest to PDX Supergroup Eyelids, May's Pop Culture Hot List

The comedy shows, record, and play you can't miss this month

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books

The West, Two Ways: An Excerpt from Jenny Forrester's New Memoir

In Narrow River, Wide Sky, the local writer mines her childhood culture shock in Colorado.

04/17/2017 By Jenny Forrester

In-Flight Entertainment

The Portland Airport Opened a Mini-Movie Theater—and It’s Packing Houses

Buckle up for a different kind of pre-flight screening at the Hollywood Theatre's PDX outpost.

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

5 Oregon Beer Pairings to Complement Spring's Bounty

Lucy Burningham picks pints to go with spring produce and fresh catches.

04/17/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Word of Mouth

This Portland Cookbook Might Put Meat Out of Business. It's That Good.

Josh McFadden's Six Seasons sees vegetables through fresh eyes.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks

Dining Guide

13 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

The Wild Slice

New York. Chicago. Detroit. Portland? Making the Case for a New American Pizza City

We used to be a boring pizza town. Now we may be living the nation's most fascinating life of pie.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Oh, the Places Journalists Will Go

Have pen. Will travel.

04/17/2017 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How Portland-Born Architect John Yeon Gave the Northwest Its Signature Style

A major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum explores Yeon's legacy.

04/27/2017 By Zach Dundas

Zen Times

The Portland Japanese Garden Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade

Superstar architect Kengo Kuma is behind the $33.5 million expansion, which elevates our city's garden to rival those of Japan.

04/17/2017 By Elise Herron

Q&A

This Wild Mural Will Wrap around an Entire Portland Office Building

Los Angeles artist James Jean talks about his plans for the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, rising at the Burnside Bridge's east end.

04/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

News & City Life

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Columbia Sportswear Magnate Gert Boyle?

We size up Oregon's "tough mother."

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

Ventures

Japan Loves All Things Portland. This Osaka Pop-Up Fair Showcases the Best.

The annual event is a one-stop expo for PDX brands.

04/17/2017 By Geoff Nudelman

Great Ape Escape

How a Portland Zookeeper Helped Rescue Endangered Orangutans

Cydney Sines traveled to Indonesia to release apes—orphaned or displaced by habitat destruction—back into the wild.

04/17/2017 By Amy Martin

Gaming

The Creators of Acclaimed Video Game Gone Home Head for Deep Space

Portland studio Fullbright goes intergalactic with Tacoma.

04/17/2017 By Jason Buehrer

History

A Century Ago, Portland Entered World War I. How Did It Change the City?

Despite some dissent, the mushrooming city was primed for battle.

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

PDX Index

Bottle Bill 2.0: Oregon Upgrades a Recycling Milestone

As of April 1, the new bottle and can deposit is 10 cents. We break down the rest of the numbers.

04/17/2017 By Rachel Sandstrom Morrison

Profile

Jeff Merkley, the Unquiet American

The Oregon politician was a low-key liberal on the Senate’s back benches. Then came Trump.

04/05/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by Andy Batt

Style & Shopping

Winning Finds

Stylish Throws to High-Design Watches, May's Hottest Local Stuff

Our favorite goods from local designers.

04/17/2017 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Your Essential Travel Guide to Central and Eastern Oregon

Barn cinemas. Desert hot springs. Extreme eclipse preppers. There's more to this state than the Left Coast and I-5 corridor. Head east.

04/17/2017 Edited by Margaret Seiler

The Other Oregon: Calendar

From Rodeos to Brewfests, the Best Events in Central and Eastern Oregon

The rest of the state is buzzing. Get out there.

04/17/2017 By Margaret Seiler

The Other Oregon: Eclipse on 26

The Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming to Oregon. Hope You Made Plans.

The John Day Fossil Beds and the Strawberry Mountains get some serious shade August 21.

04/17/2017 By Margaret Seiler

The Other Oregon: Wallowas

Northeast Oregon's Wallowa Mountains Are Worth the Drive

From Joseph’s Jennings Hotel to jet boats on the Snake River, this corner of the state is prime for easy family touring or epic adventures.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler and Margaret Seiler

The Other Oregon: Is This Idaho?

On Idaho Time in Oregon’s Southwestern Corner

Bring your camera to Harney and Malheur Counties, and prepare for high-desert hot springs with big-sky views.

04/17/2017 By Margaret Seiler

The Other Oregon: Along I-84

Boardman to Baker City: Bikes, Beer, and Hot Springs in Eastern Oregon

Hit these breweries just off I-84, then pay back your designated driver with warm pools and museums.

04/17/2017 By Brian Barker and Margaret Seiler

The Other Oregon: Beyond Bend

Drive to Bend—and Keep Going! A Guide to the Best of Central Oregon

You didn’t drive all the way to Central Oregon just to stay in town.

04/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lauren Kershner, and Margaret Seiler

Field Notes

Trail of the Month: Scouting Petroglyphs in the Columbia River Gorge

Take a guided tour to "She Who Watches," a piece of history hidden in the cliffs.

04/17/2017 By Ramona DeNies