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. 

Comfort Food

A Note on Our Spring 2021 Issue Cover

We rarely feature chefs, or faces at all, on our covers. Here's why Thuy Pham is our pick.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

New Food Cart Principe Maya Serves Excellent Yucatecan Cuisine at the Portland Mercado

You’ve tried panuchos, but what about brazo de reina, relleno negro, and kibis?

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Sebastiano’s Will Launch a Food Cart This Summer

Get ready for an aperitivo-filled summer in the parking lot of the Sicilian deli-meets-bakery. Plus, a special brunch box collab with Olympia Provisions laun...

03/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Comfort Food

Life Got You Down? Food on a Stick Should Do the Trick

The Seoul street food skewers at Ko Sisters are ideal for a little pick-me-up.

03/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Comfort Food

5 Portland Chefs on the Recipes They Learned to Cook from Their Moms and Grandmas

Here's edible proof that sometimes moms really do know best.

03/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Best Restaurants

The Best Fried Chicken in Portland

From Alberta Market to Toki, these are the best restaurants, food carts, and pop-ups to get fried chicken in Portland, Oregon.

03/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Smash, Coming to America, and More

The content in our queues, from an NBC cult classic to Eddie Murphy in the ’80s

03/04/2021 By Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, Conner Reed, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pop-Up Pick

Vegan Sushi Pop-Up Mitate Goes Beyond Cucumber Rolls

There's nothing fishy about these rolls.

03/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food & Drink

Meet the Dream Team at República in Portland's Pearl District

The new Mexican café, wine bar, and restaurant isn’t just about one chef—it’s about collaboration and camaraderie. Plus, a recipe for salsa macha.

03/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma’s Takeaway Will Morph into Oma’s Hideaway, with a Night Market Feel and Live Cooking

Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly’s Division Street restaurant has been on hiatus since January, but it’s coming back refreshed in mid-April.

02/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Breaking: New Island-Inspired Bar Will Offer Adult Capri Suns and Filipino Bar Snacks

Bit House Collective, a collaboration between Pono Brewing, Magna, and Natasha Mesa, opens in SE Portland March 3.

02/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Booze

7 Amazing To-Go Cocktails from Portland Bars

You can get boozy drinks to-go now. Here are our favorites.

02/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, Conner Reed, and Fiona McCann

Food News

Prey & Tell Will Launch as a Brick & Mortar at Psychic Bar in March

Diane Lam’s Cambodian-style fried chicken and house-made sauces are getting a long-term home.

02/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Everybody Eats PDX Will Bring Ultimate Seafood Mac and Peach Cobbler Chicken and Waffles to the Pearl

Come for the Southern-meets-Pacific-Northwest cooking; stay for the atmosphere, the peach margaritas, and the community focus.

02/18/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Valentine's Day

A Love Letter to the Baby Cake, and Other Valentine’s Day Treats

Vivienne’s baby cakes, La Rosé’s Goddess’s Kiss, and Heim’s raspberry cookies and caramels make perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts.

02/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipes

Flying Fish Company’s Restaurant Turns 1

To celebrate, try this bouillabaisse recipe using local seafood.

02/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Piccone’s Corner Opens on Sandy Blvd

The restaurant and butcher shop promises farm-to-table meats like you’ve never seen them before.

02/04/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Carts

12 Portland Food Cart Pods with Covered Outdoor Seating

Don’t let the rain ruin your food cart adventures. Some of these have heaters, too!

01/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Gabriel Granillo

Food News

New This Weekend: Prey & Tell and Toki

Try one of these two spots that just launched.

01/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton