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. 

Food on TV

Recap: ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ Tours Portland

From food carts to vegan doughnuts to a Korean staple, these were the 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator’s must-visit Portland spots

05/26/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Business

Tory Campbell Keeps his Grandparents' Barbecue Legacy Alive, One Dry Rub at a Time

Tory Campbell's grandparents opened Campbell’s Barbecue in the ‘80s, and he’s selling those same sauces, dry rubs, and links in their honor.

05/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Best Spots for Smoky Southern Barbecue

Where to get tender smoked brisket, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and scrumptious sides in Portland, and beyond.

05/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Interview

Party With Kwame Onwuachi and Gregory Gourdet at the Launch of Onwuachi's New Cookbook

Onwuachi, named “the most important chef in America” by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2019, is visiting Portland on tour for his cookbook 'My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef'

05/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

The New Afuri, Holy Trinity Meets Culmination Brewing, and Nodoguro Owners' Pop-Up

Another Afuri Ramen location opens, Holy Trinity Barbecue meets Culmination Brewing, Nodoguro owners launch a pop-up, and more!

05/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Portlander Christina McAlvey Showcases Filipino Cuisine on a New PBS Show

Ten home cooks will appear on The Great American Recipe, a cooking competition which premieres June 24.

05/18/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bakeries

10 Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Bakeries You Should Try Right Now

Where to get sweet and savory treats, from ensaymadas to mochi doughnuts to barbecue pork buns.

05/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Tito’s Taquitos, Our Favorite Taco Cart, Reopens

Taco cart Tito’s Taquitos reopens in Southwest Portland, fried food cart ThiccBoi has returned, and McMenamin’s BrewFest is back.

05/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Food News & Events

Jeffrey Morgenthaler Will Open Two Bars in June, Sunshine Noodles Launches Brunch, and Akadi Reopens

Jeffrey Morgenthaler will open two bars in June, Sunshine Noodles launches brunch, Akadi reopens, a new market hall opens in Gresham, and more!

05/05/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Best Tacos

From carnitas to lengua to goat birria, here are our picks—found all in a St. Johns market, a Beaverton cart, an old fast food spot in Rockwood & more.

05/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Events

What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Food News & Events

Taste Two Top Chef Contestants’ Cooking, Cloudforest Chocolate Temporarily Closes, and Street Disco Announces Brick-and-Mortar

Taste two 'Top Chef' contestants’ cooking, Cloudforest Chocolate temporarily closes, Street Disco announces brick-and-mortar, and much more!

04/28/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Feast Portland 2022 Has Canceled Its Live Events This Year

The city's preeminent food festival will not return in its traditional weekend-long format this year.

04/26/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

Gabbiano’s Delivers Old-School Italian American Comfort Food

Mozzarella shots and saffron-infused limoncello drops add up to a delightful dining experience in Northeast Portland’s Concordia neighborhood.

04/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Two Famed Burger Spots Get New Restaurants, and Mitate Sushi Will Close

Canard and Hit the Spot get new restaurants, and Mitate sushi will close. Plus, a pop-up rec, and a solid rainy day activity idea complete with milkshakes.

04/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ice Cream

Kate’s Ice Cream Offers Pastel-Hued, Plant-Based Desserts Everyone Can Enjoy

Pistachio to cotton candy ice cream, cookies to brownies—it’s all plant-based and gluten-free for this Portland brand and its new shop on N Mississippi.

04/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Kulfi Opens its Long-Awaited Ice Cream Shop April 30

Visit the Portland brick-and-mortar for ice pops in flavors including mango lassi, rosewater, and Vietnamese coffee—plus treats like floats, chai, and falooda.

04/18/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News & Events

Food News: So Many Baked Goods, Plus Soup Dumplings, Are on the Horizon

Plus, join an adult-friendly Easter egg hunt, and learn where to get springtime treats made with Peeps and Cadbury eggs.

04/14/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Interview

Ehow Chen Talks Food Carts, Cats, and Supporting Small Businesses

The instagrammer behind @ehow.eats also dishes on how he started ordering his burgers medium-rare, and his favorite mac ‘n’ cheese in town.

04/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton