Global Comfort Food

Portland Dishes That Taste Like Home

We asked some of our favorite local chefs and foodies one deceptively simple question: What tastes like home? Here are their globe-spanning responses.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Top Stories

Hunger in Oregon

What Happens When Portland Kids Go Hungry?

Oregon ranks 13th in the nation for food insecurity. So who feeds many local children? The schools.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

History

How the Father of Oregon Agriculture Launched a Doomed Quaker Sex Cult

He came west with 700 saplings and founded our state's mighty fruit industry. But Henderson Luelling—idealist, farmer, visionary, swinger—dreamed of planting stranger seeds.

02/27/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here's a snapshot of the metro area's specialized education options.

02/27/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2018

Portlander Haley Heynderickx drops her debut album, Patton Oswalt swings by Powell's, and Northwest Dance Project takes on Henrik Ibsen.

02/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Essay

How Frank Ocean Became One Portland Poet's Muse

Shayla Lawson reflects on the mixtape, the message, the man.

02/27/2018 By Shayla Lawson

Film

Oregon-Filmed Lean on Pete Hits the Big Screen

The movie adaptation of Willy Vlautin's novel follows a luckless boy and his racehorse from North Portland to Eastern Oregon.

02/27/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

PDX Index

After Portlandia, What's Next for the Local Film Industry?

Sample stat: 25 films have been shot in Oregon since the start of 2017.

02/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Eat & Drink

Eat Here Now

Nimblefish Brings the Art of Sushi Back to the Basics

With a stellar wine list to boot.

02/27/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Get Schooled at This Family-Run Vancouver Pho Spot

Pho Le serves up a serious bowl of beef noodle soup—and a how-to lesson.

02/27/2018 By Karen Brooks

Pour

An Ancient Middle Eastern Liquor Makes Its Oregon Debut

Distilled from imported Syrian anise and Willamette Valley pinot grapes, Oregon Arak has a foot in both worlds.

02/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Review

Can Chef Erik Van Kley Vault Belmont's Accanto into a Citywide Must-Eat?

The longtime restaurant ace slid into the unassuming neighborhood spot in November. Can he make it worthy of a drive across town?

02/27/2018 By Karen Brooks

Global Comfort Food

Portland Dishes That Taste Like Home

We asked some of our favorite local chefs and foodies one deceptively simple question: What tastes like home? Here are their globe-spanning responses.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

In Memoriam

Home Is Where the Enchilada Is

RIP, Original Taco House.

02/27/2018 By Emily E. Smith

Recipes

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

Recipes

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

Global Comfort Food

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

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Journalist vs. Asphalt

Home knows no bounds.

02/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Trophy Case

This Stuff Will Get Your Home Lookin' Good

From macramé to elegant lamps, here's how to zhoosh up your house.

02/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

News & City Life

Long Story Short

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

The Shakedown

College Hoops Is Madness. What's the Deal?

Pro: only chance most Portlanders will get to root for anything Kentucky does.

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here's a snapshot of the metro area's specialized education options.

02/27/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

History

How the Father of Oregon Agriculture Launched a Doomed Quaker Sex Cult

He came west with 700 saplings and founded our state's mighty fruit industry. But Henderson Luelling—idealist, farmer, visionary, swinger—dreamed of planting stranger seeds.

02/27/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Strategies

Portland Has No Space for Your Activity-Loving Offspring

Getting rid of your kids is harder than you think.

02/27/2018 By Rachel Saslow

News

Hunger in Oregon: A Special Report

Our state has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. What’s going on?

02/27/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Take Action

How Urban Gleaners Fights Hunger in Portland

The nonprofit delivers food to some 6,000 people each week.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

A State of Hunger

Hunger in Oregon, by the Numbers

Why does our state rank so high in food insecurity? Here's a look at the stats.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann and Christine Menges

Hunger in Oregon

What Happens When Portland Kids Go Hungry?

Oregon ranks 13th in the nation for food insecurity. So who feeds many local children? The schools.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

PDXplosion

Portland Brands Are Taking Over the US

From coffee to haircuts, local businesses go big.

02/27/2018 By Stephen Phillips

Media

Meet the New Executive Director of Street Roots

Kaia Sand looks to the future of Portland's nonprofit street weekly.

02/27/2018 By Jason Cohen

Fancy Feasts

A Portland Pet Food Brand Goes Full Locavore

The sustainable line of products includes gluten-free biscuits and camping-friendly meal pouches.

02/27/2018 By Amy Martin

Trash Talk

When Zombie News Goes Viral

For one old Willamette Week story, the internet was ready to party like it's 2002.

02/27/2018 By Chris Lydgate

Tech

The Intel Meltdown Hack Explained—through Cheeseburgers

Why is all of your personal data vulnerable? For the lowdown on microprocessors, let's talk about pickles.

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Soccer

The Timbers' New Boss Recalls the Weird Early Days of MLS

Giovanni Savarese was a hot goal scorer in the ’90s. Now he takes over as Portland's manager.

02/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Gaming

An Oregon City Game Designer Builds VR Worlds Worthy of Black Mirror

Is Contact.exe the future of video gaming?

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Style & Shopping

Design

Meet Portland's Master Bladesmiths

Our city is a capital of cutlery. These knife makers are a slice above.

02/27/2018 By Mike Allen

Style

How Laika's Costume Designer Dresses Tiny Puppets for the Big Screen

Deborah Cook and her costume crew make miniature masterpieces in Hillsboro.

02/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Travel News

Catch PDX's Newest Direct Flight to Maui

Here are a few tips for your island getaway.

02/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Field Notes

Go Hike This Ancient Gresham Volcano

Red-hot Hogan Butte once helped shape the Gorge. Now it's a tranquil nature park.

02/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Business

Old Town Gets a Posh UK Hotel Brand

Will the Portland neighborhood's rough edges deter Hoxton’s globe-trotting clientele?

02/27/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren