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

We’ve Got Deets on Street Disco’s Upcoming Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant and Wine Bar

Grilled octopus, lamb necks, chicken hearts, and natural wine from Dame alums are coming to Foster-Powell.

07/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Grocery Stores

What to Buy at House of Flavor Market, the New Grocery Store from Akadi’s Fatou Ouattara

From spicy pepper sauce to Nigerian beer, these are our must-haves from the Northeast Portland store.

06/29/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Bari Food Cart’s Italian Street Treat Is Fried Pizza and We Love It

Walter Ferrante, a native of Southern Italy, is dishing out crispy fried dough filled with cheesy, tomatoey goodness to Rose City customers.

06/28/2022 Videography by Monica Salazar and Rose Lee By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Portland City Council Unanimously Votes to Extend 10% Delivery App Fee Cap

Plus, Dolly Olive opens, katsu sandwiches and Japanese pastries come to town with Tanaka, and there's wine to drink at Wellspent Market.

06/23/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Gregory Gourdet’s Cookbook, Everyone’s Table, Wins a James Beard Award

The owner of upcoming Haitian restaurant Kann was the sole Portlander to take home a medal. Plus, a new Indian brunch is coming to town.

06/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cocktails

The Best Boozy Brunch Drinks in Portland

Bloody Mary riffs and more cocktails to start the day from Hey Love, Flattop & Salamander, and Broder

06/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Flour Power

The 8 Best Pastries to Make Your Morning

From classic cinnamon rolls to raspberry rose cruffins, pair these numbers with coffee for an excellent start to the day.

06/15/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breakfast

Nostalgia on a Plate: These Portland Breakfast Spots Still Reign Supreme

The Original Pancake House in Southwest Portland and Fuller’s Coffee Shop in the Pearl District still hit the spot with pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and more.

06/13/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Has Salt & Straw Gone Too Far with Fried Chicken Ice Cream?

A love letter to the Portland ice cream chain’s June picnic flavors, plus Maurice’s black pepper cheesecakes are back, Langbaan reopens soon, and more.

06/09/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

BBQ

A Definitive Guide to Portland Barbecue

From smoky Southern eats to Jamaican grilled meats, from recipes to legacies, here's a look at the many layers of barbecue in the Rose City.

06/08/2022 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Make These Sticky, Saucy Pork Ribs from Oma’s Hideaway

These Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian, and Lao-influenced ribs will steal the show at your next barbecue.

06/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Beyond Barbecue: Portland's Ultimate Grilled Meat Spots

Chen's Good Taste, Chochu Local, El Pollo Feliz, Jamaica House, K-Town BBQ, and Magna Kusina offer their own takes on char-kissed barbecue.

06/06/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

My People’s Market Returns this Weekend

My People’s Market returns this weekend, an homage to strawberries, check out a queer wine festival next weekend, and more!

06/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

The Realm Refillery, a ‘Package-Free’ Grocery Store, Opens in NE Portland

Imagine if the bulk food section of your supermarket expanded to the whole store, with a focus on local products. Well, this Portland store is doing just that.

06/02/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Swimming Holes

Columbia River Swim Spots and Beaches Under 90 Minutes from Portland

From Jones Beach to Rooster Rock to the Hood River waterfront, the Columbia River is big enough for everyone to find a beach and take a dip.

05/31/2022 By Margaret Seiler, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Julia Silverman

Breakfasts of Champions

The 12 Best Breakfasts in Portland

From classics to newcomers, these are the defining morning meals in Portland right now, including French toast, dim sum, tacos, and breakfast sandwiches.

05/31/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Karen Brooks, and Conner Reed

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