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. 

Pop-Ups

4 Can’t-Miss Food Pop-Ups This Weekend

From peach tea pork belly burnt ends jianbing to Japanese peach-flavored shaved ice, it’s your last chance to get your hands on these local summer favorites!

08/26/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

What to Order (and Skip) at Tanaka, Downtown’s Newest Katsu Sandwich Shop and Japanese Bakery

Thanks to the creators of Afuri Ramen, katsu sandos and miso chocolate chip cookies are now in the office lunch rotation.

08/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Portland Bar Guide

Portland’s Top 50 Bars

From happening new hot spots to longtime favorites, these are the best bars in Portland, OR.

08/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Ramona DeNies, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Andrew Jankowski, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Portland Bar Guide

6 Great Places to Sing Karaoke in Portland

Book a private room at Voicebox or Baby Ketten, keep it classic at Chopsticks or the Alibi, or share the stage with a band at Dante's.

08/23/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Margaret Seiler

Trend

Recess Therapy Got You Craving Corn? Have a Corntastic Day in PDX!

From corn pizza at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty to corn fritters at Oma’s Hideaway, these Portland spots are serving up corntastic treats.

08/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Matthew Trueherz

Pop-Ups

Bialy Bird Might Make Your Bubbie Balk—But It’s Delicious

A former rocker turned baker combines his love for sourdough and garden-grown produce.

08/18/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Trend

Tik Tok-Trendy Cucumbers Are Hot This Summer

When was the last time you were truly shocked by a cucumber? Rose City spots including a Cafe Olli and Dough Zone are dishing them out in fun, new ways.

08/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bark City BBQ, One of Portland’s Best Barbecue Spots, Is Closing

Grab your last ribs and brisket by September 4.

08/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Chef Maya Lovelace, Formerly of Yonder and Mae, Is Leaving the Restaurant Industry

Lovelace announced the closure of her new Portland restaurant, Hissyfit, on August 15 via Instagram.

08/15/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

With Pah!, Portland Now Has a Proudly Deaf-Owned Restaurant

The queer, Latinx, and deaf-owned eatery inside The Zed serves up beef and vegan burgers, blooming onions, and fish and chips with a side of ASL slang.

08/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

At Akadi 2.0, Fatou Ouattara Is Cooking Her Way

From innovative suya wings and soursop cheesecake to classic spinach stew, Portland’s landmark West African restaurant has reached new heights.

08/10/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Dining Picks

12 Favorite Budget-Friendly Dishes Under $12

Inflation got you down? From panuchos to burgers to fried chicken, these are our go-tos for filling Rose City meals that won’t break the bank.

08/05/2022 By Matthew Trueherz and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Gregory Gourdet’s Long-Awaited Restaurant, Kann, is Now Open

Reservations are tough to snag at this new spot featuring wood-fired Haitian cooking—but here are three dishes we can’t wait to try.

08/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery Will Close August 14

The Killingsworth hybrid bakery and pizzeria, known for its cinnamon rolls, turmeric-loaded Zena cakes, and pizzas, is calling it quits after seven years.

08/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

A Jeffrey Morgenthaler-Backed Rooftop Bar Is Now Open

The Sunset Room at Kex Hotel promises to be the wild-child cousin of the newly opened hotel bar Pacific Standard.

07/29/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Inflation

Are $5 Cheeseburgers Gone for Good?

Fryer oil, the latest soaring food cost, puts local independent food carts like Mid-City Smash Burger and latke seller Sweet Lorraine's in a tough place when it comes to menu prices.

07/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Television

Which Portland Food Celebrities Made It to Netflix’s Street Food USA?

 Our food-obsessed city takes the spotlight in Episode 2 of the new series.

07/26/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Obsessed with The Bear? Here's Where to Eat Messy, Juicy Italian Beef Sandwiches

If the FX show doesn’t have you thirsting over lead actor Jeremy Allen White, then you’re bound to be left salivating over the Chicago-born the Italian beef sandwich.

07/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Matt Trueherz, and Dalila Brent

Food News

A Grilled Cheese Classic Returns to Alberta

Plus, the Oregon Brewers Festival celebrates its 33rd year, three Filipino chefs collaborate, and try shokupan beer

07/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

07/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton