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 News

Food News: Learn to Cook with Portland ‘Top Chef’ Contestant Sara Hauman

Plus, Dimo’s Apizza, Oma’s Hideaway, and Shipwreck are teaming up for a 4/20 benefit, and Kee’s Loaded Kitchen has reopened.

04/16/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Portland's AAPI Restaurant and Food Cart Owners Unite Against Hate Crimes

“It’s about community, not competition,” says Aron Moxley of the Rice Bowl Posse.

04/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 1 Recap: Big Bird

Gregory Gourdet and Padma Lakshmi welcomed 15 “cheftestants” to the Rose City.

04/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

Top Chef Season 18, Filmed in Portland, Starts Now

Tune in to see Gregory Gourdet alongside Padma Lakshmi, while Portland chefs Gabriel Pascuzzi and Sara Hauman compete for the Top Chef title.

03/31/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Oregon Woman

Their Own Wings

Oregon women are shaping our city and state, in politics, on the streets, in boardrooms, and in daily life. Listen to what they have to say.

03/27/2021 By Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Jenni Moore, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Luz Zamora

Oregon Woman

Engineer and Scientist Arlyne Simon Wants to Inspire Children to Go into STEM

"I asked myself ... ‘What can I do to get more girls into science?’"

03/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Make Sesame Collective’s Smoked Eggplant Dip for a Snack, Side, or Party Dip

Ideal for work-from-home lunches and fully vaxxed get-togethers

03/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

The Nikkei Bake Sale This Friday Will Raise Funds for the AAPI Community

Plus, Nightingale and Berlu collab on a new cake to raise funds for APANO this weekend only, and the burger from Le Pigeon returns Friday.

03/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Comfort Food

4 Portland Spots With Amazing Tater Tots

Tater tots are a true Oregon boon. Here's where to try our favorites.

03/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

These Salmon-Sesame Dumplings Prove that Dumplings = Love

I’ll never take a handmade dumpling for granted again.

03/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Mama Dút Foods Plans a Second Location in the Alberta Neighborhood

Owner Thuy Pham made the announcement over Instagram Live today.

03/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food to Go

10 Best Takeout Spots in Portland

Where to get classic cheeseburgers, vegan Sri Lankan street food, briny crab-and-featherback dumpling soup, and more.

03/22/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Comfort Food

7 Amazing Cake Slices—One for Every Day of the Week

Different days call for different cakes.

03/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurants

Chef Umut Matkap Is Bringing a Taste of Turkish Tavern Cuisine to Portland

Grab your rakı glasses and get ready to meyhane at Lokanta.

03/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Restaurants Can Now Reopen for Indoor Dining at 50% Capacity. But Will They?

As Multnomah County moves into the moderate risk category, restaurant owners face tough decisions.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

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