Here on Eat Beat, associate editor and crack recipe detective Benjamin Tepler is joined by Portland Monthly’s restaurant critic Karen Brooks, and food editor/professional gluttonKelly Clarke. Join them as they dish on food news, chew over new restaurants, and sniff out the best bites in the city. Email the editors

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Portland's Best Pie Shops

Any way you slice it, our local sweet shops are dishing out fantastic fruit, cream, chocolate, and nut pies. Here are 9 of our favorite places to try some today.

01/22/2013 By Eat Beat Team


Share Your Favorite Cheap Eats

We want to hear your picks for the best affordable bites in Portland.

12/13/2012 By Eat Beat Team


Popping the Cork on Oregon Bubbly

When it comes to celebrating with sparkling wine this holiday season, think local first. Here, Portland Champagne expert David Speer shares his take on the state of Oregon bubbles.

11/01/2012 Edited by Allison Jones By Eat Beat Team

art is about looking at the world differently...

A Tour of PAM's Ellsworth Kelly/Prints Exhibit with Kelly's Partner

Photographer Jack Shear, Kelly's partner since 1970, gives us a tour of the famed abstract artist's print exhibition at the Portland Art Museum—and shares a few stories along the way.

09/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

Dark Side of the Moms

Exclusive Interview with Menomena About Their Moms

Be the first to hear the the new album, out Sept 18, this Friday at the OMSI Planetarium—with a laser light show!

08/24/2012 By Aaron Scott


Collective Memory

A new museum at the Oregon State Hospital takes visitors behind the walls and through the history of the enigmatic facility.

08/23/2012 By Emily Grosvenor


Fall Arts Preview: The Collaborative Way

Portland artists routinely team-up to break new ground. We've singled out a half-dozen partnerships for this fall's season preview.

08/23/2012 With Randy Gragg By Aaron Scott


Excerpt: The Mighty Gastropolis

Food editor Karen Brooks’s new book charts the rise of America’s most original food destination.

08/23/2012 By Karen Brooks

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Oils & Spices

Take a tour of the local spice trade with salty sage Mark Bitterman.

08/23/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Seafood

Local culinary enthusiasts seeking outstanding oysters would do well to follow our expert explorers.

08/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler With Camille Grigsby-Rocca


Rustic Modern Mash-ups

Central Indians weave new life into recycled fabric and plastic to make chairs and stools for Salvage Crafts, on sale via Fab.

08/05/2012 By Kristin Belz

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

08/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

separating the men from the boys

Review: 4 Men Only

At Conduit Dance Studio March 2–3

07/24/2012 By Aaron Scott


Water Works Wonders

Plumbing that reaches a high level of elegance, from Waterworks and its sister Studio.

07/23/2012 By Kristin Belz

Local Album

Review: Hungry Ghost

Don’t be scared: These spirits rock!

06/28/2012 By John Chandler

Trend Watch

Trend Watch: Summer Shoes

Put those rain boots away, shine up those toes with a pedicure, and get ready to rock a (fingers crossed) warm and sunny season!

06/05/2012 By Eden Dawn


2012 Chef in the Market Lineup

This year’s summer series of free cooking demonstrations at the PSU Portland Farmers’ Market features dozens of Portland’s top chefs.

05/24/2012 By Allison Jones


LOL with Lamp-In-A-Box

Make your own designs or pick an old favorite, from Barbie to the Beatles and beyond.

05/14/2012 By Kristin Belz


East Meets Northwest at Hokusei

Southeast Belmont’s newest sushi restaurant combines Northwest style and ingredients with Japanese techniques and flavors—right down to the beer ...

05/10/2012 By Allison Jones


Boys' Fort Makes a Home in Kenton

For self-proclaimed "men who never grow up," a place to call home.

05/06/2012 By Kristin Belz