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Where to Eat This Week: January 4–11

From Japanese curry-filled pastries at Oyatsupan to chocolate-covered halvah at World Foods, these are the things you must devour this week.

01/04/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Year in Review

The Biggest Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2016

It was a year of tectonic change for Portland’s food scene. Here are the 17 new spots and 11 shutterings to know.

12/27/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Holiday Eats

Where to Celebrate New Year’s 2017 in Portland

From free chocolate buffets to caviar and truffle blowouts, here are 10 spots to eat, drink, and ring in the new year.

12/21/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: December 20–27

From Turkish egg toast at Upper Left Roasters to pork snout at Bar Casa Vale, these are the things you must eat this week.

12/19/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Hit List

Portland’s 5 Best Breakfast Sandwiches

Rise, shine, and dine on these egg-filled wonders.

12/13/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: Dec 7–14

From caramel apple cider at Sterling Coffee Roasters to stuffed mussels at Headwaters, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

12/07/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: Nov 1–8

Lunch at Luce, crêpes at Little Bird, and bone broth at Broth Bar are your required eating for the week.

10/31/2016 By Eat Beat Team

The Long Play

PODCAST: Behind the Scenes of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants Issue

Every year, we devote an issue to the city’s best new restaurants. How does the madness (and magic) happen? Our food team hashes it out.

10/24/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: October 19–26

Musubi rice bundles, top-shelf ramen, exceptional granola, and spicy baked oysters are your required eating for the week.

10/19/2016 By Eat Beat Team

BREAKING NEWS

Portland Monthly Has a Restaurant App!

We’ve turned 13 years of food coverage into one indispensable resource: Gastronaut.

10/11/2016 By Eat Beat Team

News to Chew

Pok Pok Noi Opens for Lunch, Der Rheinlander Is Closing, Plus More PDX Food News

… including Burrasca cutting lunch service, Bar Casa Vale finally opening, and P.R.E.A.M.’s replacement project, Associated.

10/10/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: September 22-29

Spicy, funky eats at Straits Kitchen, “Kimchiladas” at Han Oak, and Haitian xurros at 180 are your required eating and drinking for the week.

09/22/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: Aug 31–Sept 7

Bierwurst at Wursthaus, neighborhood brunches at Accanto and Americano, and more poke—here's your required eating for the week.

08/31/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: August 24-31

From sashimi at Taylor Railworks to carnitas pizza at Dove Vivi, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

08/24/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: August 10–17

Dirty dirty fries at OP Wurst and soft-serve at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty are your required eating for the week.

08/10/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: July 27–Aug 3

Sustainable poke at Bamboo Sushi Annex, the city’s first Burmese food cart, and tacos galore are your required eating right now.

07/27/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: July 20-27

Al pastor tacos at Tight Tacos, boozy Sloshy Pops at New Deal, and playful cocktails at Tastebud are your required eating and drinking for the week.

07/20/2016 By Eat Beat Team

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week: July 6–13

From wine flights at Vino to Laurelhurst Market's smoked chicken lunches, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

07/06/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week: June 22–28

Amaro floats at Burrasca, brunch at Autentica, and “21+” ice cream at Fifty Licks are your required eating.

06/22/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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Where to Eat This Week

From Cubanos at the People’s Pig to espresso-spiked milkshakes at Jim & Patty’s Coffee, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

06/08/2016 By Eat Beat Team