Cheap Eats

Kalé’s Bowls of Japanese-Style Comfort

Rice, curry, beef, and cheddar cheese combine for cheap thrills in the Southwest Hills.

01/19/2011 By Anna Sachse

Gluten-Free Find

Dessert Labs Concocts Freakishly Tasty Cupcakes

Whether you’re gluten-intolerant or not, this new Northwest Portland bakery inspires gluttony.

01/17/2011 By Anna Sachse

Mud Room

Surf Survivor

Was it an oceanic miracle that caused Peter Mel's long-lost balsawood surfboard to wash up on the shore at Arch Cape?

01/14/2011 By Gretchen Holzgang

Pour

Bar Star

Clyde Common's Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been voted Bartender of the year. He weighs in on Portland's drinking scene and tells us how to make a Agridulce Royale.

01/14/2011

Interview

5 questions for: wine country wizard ERIC BECHARD

Thistle’s dashing defender of local pigs dishes about the upcoming Community Plate and other places to eat good in his neighborhood.

01/14/2011 By Anna Sachse

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: Fenouil

Happy hour food that will actually make you forget about your wine, even when it’s a brilliantly matched glass of full, crisp, spicy Daedalus Gruner Ve...

01/12/2011 By Anna Sachse

Cheap Eats

Good Cheer at The Press Club

Wine and words, music and a meal, or coffee and a little quiet time in Southeast.

01/10/2011 By Anna Sachse

Introducing

The Buzz: Oui Presse

Southeast’s latest coffee shop offers Stumptown, scrumptious pastries, and rad magazines.

01/07/2011 By Anna Sachse

First Impressions

Good Eats at Grain & Gristle

Parking on NE Prescott is about to get a little dicier, thanks to great beer and step-above grub at Grain & Gristle.

01/05/2011 By Anna Sachse

Interview

New Year’s Resolutions 101

Trim down tips you’ll actually enjoy from Jenn Louis, chef/owner of NoPo’s Lincoln

01/03/2011 By Anna Sachse

Interview

5 questions for: new fangled-foodie MATT LIGHTNER

Castagna’s culinary lightning bolt briefly talks trends and tantalizing tidbits.

12/31/2010 By Anna Sachse

EAT HERE NOW

Introducing: ROOST

After working at high-end East Coast restaurants and jet-setting as a personal chef to celebrity clients, Roost's Megan Henzel was primed for a return to minimalism.

12/23/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Corner Shop

Board Room

With La Niña predicted to drop an extra few hundred inches of powder on Mount Hood this winter, Dave Pietka’s latest endeavor, Castle Boardshop, seems practically assured of a soft landing.

12/22/2010 By Eden Dawn

Trail of the Month

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

The Ridgefield wildlife complex includes more than 5,200 acres of marshes, ponds, sloughs, and lakes; a welcome sight to a staggering array of migratory birds.

12/22/2010 With Brian Barker

READ

30 seconds with… Richard Settersten

The coauthor of _Not Quite Adults_, comes to the aid of twentysomething late-bloomers.

12/22/2010 By Zach Dundas

IN ORBIT

Trading Spaces

Evan Thomas, the director of PSU’s new Sustainable Water, Energy, and Environmental Technologies Lab, managed the design of a unit to monitor the International Space Station’s recycled water and also created cook stoves for use in rural Africa, using the

12/22/2010 By Julian Smith

Cheap Eats

On the Pho in Downtown

Hefty portions of crush-worthy Vietnamese-Thai fusion fare at Pho PDX.

12/22/2010 By Anna Sachse

Portland Monthly Presents

State of the Game

Voters may have trounced the state's first nontribal casino. Lottery revenues may be down. But history shows that Oregonians' yen for games of chance is destined to grow.

12/21/2010 By Meghan Hilliard, Veronica Martin, and Martin Patail

Culturephile

Something About Mary

Veteran Portland choreographer Mary Oslund returns to the stage

12/21/2010 By Barry Johnson

Holiday Eats Cheat Sheet

Fa La La Let Someone Else Cook

A last-minute list of local restaurants that are open for belly-busting business on Christmas Eve.

12/20/2010 By Anna Sachse