EAT THIS NOW

Decadent Drinking Chocolate Affogato at Cacao

A scoop of Salt & Straw's olive oil ice cream drowned in a hearty helping of molten dark chocolate? Your next date night is begging for this.

08/12/2014 By Allison Jones

THE MORNING AFTER

Inspired Plates from the Xico-Smallwares Collaboration

A dish-by-dish recap of a stellar night of Mexican Asian fusion on SE Division

08/07/2014 Photography by Allison Jones By Kelly Clarke

MENU WATCH

New Southwest-Accented Specials at Kask

Queso fresco-covered grilled corn meets Zazarac? Grüner's chef de cuisine Jake Sheffield is taking over the snack menu the restaurant's neighboring bar.

08/07/2014 By Allison Jones

OPENING WATCH

Inside Alberta's Texan-Inspired Stella Taco

NE Alberta’s new taco shop is set to open its doors August 11—we've got a first look at the colorful space and menu.

08/07/2014 By Allison Jones and Erica Iannitti

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Jake Martin shakes things up at the Fireside, Chinese food enters the brewpub scene, and Stan’wiches offers a deep-fried PB&J on Hawthorne

08/05/2014 By Allison Jones and Brooke Bass

DESIGN TOURS

Exclusive Tours of Two Portland Design Icons: The Shire and the Watzek House

Step inside two masterworks by influential Portland architect John Yeon, one of the defining forces of Northwest Modernism.

08/05/2014 By Zach Dundas

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Jason Barwikowski Teams Up with Local Makers and Farmers

The former chef of Woodsman Tavern and Olympic Provisions is joining forces with ADX for a weekly "Lunch Wagon" and monthly farm pop-up.

08/05/2014 By Allison Jones

THE GRAPEVINE

Win a Weekend of Free Food and Wine in the Eola-Amity Hills

Explore one of Oregon's hottest AVAs this Labor Day weekend with the Encompass Guidebook, offering VIP access to over twenty wineries and nosh from local food carts.

08/04/2014 By Allison Jones

OPENING WATCH

Get Fresh at Belmont's New Vegan Sushi Cart

SushiLove's full menu of chef-driven veg offerings brings the flavors of classic rolls to the plant-eating set in a bright green shed.

08/04/2014 By Allison Jones

BOOK LOVE

Check Out Powell's Remodeled Green & Blue Rooms

After a season-long closure, the bookstore's West Burnside entryway is ready to reveal its makeover.

08/04/2014 By Allison Jones

Book Love

Check Out Powell's Remodeled Green & Blue Rooms

Visitors to Portland's famous City of Books can now step into the light, bright Burnside entryway. We've got photos of the new space!

08/04/2014

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

GOURMET TO GO

The Perfect Portland Picnic

This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.

08/01/2014 By Allison Jones

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

EAT HERE NOW

New Bar Prettyman's General Gets Pretty on Hawthorne

A stylish new bar, market, and meeting space mixes vintage finds with fresh drinking snacks. Sit and stay a while!

07/29/2014 By Allison Jones

COLLABORATIONS

Xico and Smallwares Team Up for Mexican-Asian Fusion Dinner

Chefs Johanna Ware and Kelly Myers will join forces (and flavors) for one night of tasty freestyle mashups at Xico.

07/23/2014 By Allison Jones

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Chefs Announced for Portland Monthly's Endless Summer BBQ

Join us for a celebration of the city’s best grilled, smoked, and skewered cuisine—and a margarita contest—to benefit Willamette Riverkeeper.

07/23/2014 By Allison Jones

HIT LIST

Portland's 10 Best Salads

We weigh in on the lighter side of lunch and dinner, and toss in some salads that are a hearty meal in themselves.

07/23/2014 By Allison Jones

HIT LIST

Portland's 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes

Vegan sushi, Paleo parfaits, bracingly acidic ceviche, and salads a-plenty...there's a whole new world of healthy dining out there, and it's delicious.

07/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Tuck Woodstock

HIT LIST

20 Places to Get Your Housemade Soda Fix

Forget the high fructose corn syrup, these Portland restaurants, breweries, and bars are swapping out the Pepsi in favor of craft syrups and fresh bubbles.

07/16/2014 By Allison Jones