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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

Hit List

Portland’s Best Fried Chicken

Sandwiched in a bun, served with spice-dusted jojos, or piled in a to-go bucket, these seven eateries set the bar for deep-fried poultry.

04/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

34 Women-Run Portland Restaurants We Love

Who run the (food) world? These ladies.

03/20/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: March 8–15

From Sichuan egg noodles at Wares to a crêpe brunch at Suzette, these are the things you must eat this week.

03/07/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: Feb 21–28

From broccoli rabe dumplings at Han Oak to sourdough waffles at Beeswing, these are the things you must eat this week.

02/21/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Hit List

Portland's Super Bowl Takeout Guide

Whether you’re pulling for the Patriots, the Falcons, or Lady Gaga, we've got five great spots to stock your Super Bowl feast.

01/31/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: Jan 31–Feb 6

From Tuscan bread soup at Higgins to chocolate-hazelnut smoothies at the Daily Feast, these are the things you must eat this week.

01/31/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Hit List

Portland's Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Sticky hands, temper tantrums, and picky eaters are welcome at these 24 eateries.

01/25/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat Here Now

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

Eat Here Now

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

Eat This Now

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

Eat Here Now

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

Eat This Now

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

Eat Here Now

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