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Karen Brooks eats, drinks and thinks about food for Portland Monthly, as the magazine's trend-spotting food critic. Karen's reviews and think pieces ferret out the restaurants, food carts, and maverick thinkers defining Portland's food voice. In 2017, Karen won one of the food world's most prestigious titles: the James Beard Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviewer Award. She's penned nine books on food and drink, and in 2020 guest-starred on Hulu's food series, Eater's Guide to the World.
Baking for a Cause
Alert: Portland’s Big A$$ Antiracist Bake Sale Goes Live July 4
Kimura Toast Bar Is What We Need Right Now
Does the World Still Need Pok Pok?
Beyond Hunger Games
The Food Scene's New Rallying Cry: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
Cult Cart Burger Stevens Morphs into Stevens Italiano
Word of Mouth
Burnt Basque Cheesecake Is Coming for Portland
Portland Hoods You Should Know
Food After Covid