Katherine Chew Hamilton came to Portland Monthly in the summer of 2020; previously, she was the restaurant critic at the East Bay Express, an alt-weekly newspaper in Oakland. Find her at a taco cart, ice cream shop, or eclectic pop-up researching stories about Portland’s food scene, with particular emphasis on BIPOC makers. 

Recipes

Make Khalsa Salsa’s Sweet Potato Soup with Black Bean Salsa

Try this Indian-meets-Mexican recipe from Beaverton's award-winning, family-owned salsa business.

09/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Filipino Food Fans: Get to Pulu by Sunrice Now

Chicken adobo, barbecue pork skewers, and peach mango pie are reimagined for a new generation.

09/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Feeling Ambitious? Make Your Own Smoked Salmon & Dip

Transform fresh salmon with the help of Marshall’s Haute Sauce.

09/21/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Openings

A Northeast Portland Ice Cream Dream Will Come True, New Zealand Style

Grant High alum Nico Vergara will open his New Zealand–style real fruit ice cream shop in November.

09/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Food Carts

From kare kare fries to birria taquitos to vegan sushi rolls, this crop of newcomers is raising the ceiling of what a food cart can be.

09/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

What to Eat This Week: Crispy Pork Belly with Woven Vermicelli from Lúa

There’s no arguing with roast pork, rice noodles, garlicky fish sauce, and herbs.

09/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Openings

Truly Handmade Pasta Comes to St. Johns with Pastificio d'Oro

Chase Dopson makes his pasta with a rolling pin at his new pop-up at Gracie’s Apizza.

09/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Coffee & Tea

Portland’s 10 Best Bubble Tea Shops

Where to get the boba of your dreams, whether that means cheese foam, puff cream, rose-lychee, or a whole lemon.

09/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

Review

Thick Pies Rule at No Saint, a Pizza and Natural Wine Pop-Up

Grandma-style thick-yet-airy pizza crust is the canvas for toppings like peach and sausage or ricotta and hot honey.

09/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

What to Eat This Week: Lamb Dibi and Niambi ak Ndiebe from Kabba’s Kitchen

This Senegalese-Gambian food cart delivers enthralling flavors and textures, with generous portions to boot.

09/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Vivienne Will Become an Evening Cafe, Wine Bar, and Bookshop

Goodbye to brunch and hello to book signings, vintage books and kitchenwares, and beef cheek lasagna.

09/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

A Love Letter to Bui Natural Tofu

This food writer visits this Vietnamese shop weekly for tofu salad rolls, meat tofu, and green pandan cake.

09/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wine

Taste Wine in English and Spanish at Celebrating Hispanic Roots

The month-long event featuring Hispanic winery owners and winemakers includes an English-Spanish wine tasting on October 3.

08/31/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Make Portland Chef Sara Hauman’s Yogurt, Chevre, and White Chocolate Mousse

Top Chef Portland alum Sara Hauman's super-easy dessert recipe is sure to impress your guests at a weekend dinner party—or make it for yourself on a weeknight.

08/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat Vegan

Portland’s Best New Vegan Restaurants, Food Carts, and Pop-Ups

Where to eat Detroit-style pizza, barbecue ribs, banh mi, and spicy fried chicken sandwiches without any animal products involved.

08/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Make Nostrana’s Unlikely Pairing of Cantaloupe and Spaghetti

Chef Cathy Whims learned this summery recipe from her mentor, Italian cooking legend Marcella Hazan.

08/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

11 Breakfast Sandwiches to Get You out of Bed

Start your day off with one of these delights between bread.

08/20/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, and Margaret Seiler

Food + Art

Photographer Isabella Cassini Loves Getting Messy with Food

In her debut art exhibition, ‘Smash Love Eat!,’ Cassini showcases the joy of breaking bowls and cups. And now, Gregory Gourdet is getting involved.

08/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Watersports

Sup, SUPers? Grab Your Board. We're Going Paddling.

Paddle up at Lost Lake, Hood River, Sellwood Waterfront Park, and more.

08/18/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Gabriel Granillo