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. 

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

Recipe

Grill Up Sibeiho's Singapore-Inspired OMG! Sambal Chicken

This super-easy, three-ingredient marinade makes a quick, flavorful weeknight dinner.

08/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

Portland Bars & Restaurants Requiring Proof of COVID Vaccination

Looking for a safer way to dine and drink indoors? Consult our running list.

08/13/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

The Newly Revamped Sweedeedee Does Delicious Dinner

The North Portland cafe isn’t just for brunch anymore—it also serves one of the most memorable dinners I’ve had in weeks.

08/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

The Rice Bowl Posse Delivers Free Meals to AAPI Seniors

The owners of Mama Dút, Bing Mi, Matta, Kim Jong Grillin', and Stabs are cooking meals for Portland seniors in the community.

08/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Say Hello to NE Alberta's Brand New Wine Patio, Le Clos

Underground wine bar Les Caves reopens Thursday, with a brand new sister patio bar in tow.

08/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

WTF Is an Irish Spice Bag? Find Out at Skidbladnir

I’d never heard of a spice bag—until NE Portland food cart Skidbladnir introduced me to them.

08/06/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Quaintrelle Will Reopen August 29

The funky, fun fine dining restaurant will open in its new location in Southeast Portland later this month.

08/06/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Some PDX Bars & Restaurants Require Vax for Indoor Dining

As calls for more safety measures grow with the rise of Delta, we asked restaurant and bar owners requiring vaccination to share their experiences.

08/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bars & Nightlife

These Portland Rooftop Bars Offer Excellent Drinks & Views

A summer cocktail, beer, or glass of wine tastes even better with a spectacular view of the city.

07/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Monica Salazar, and Riley Bass