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: To-Go Cocktails, Dungeness Crab, and Food Cart Break-Ins

Customers could purchase up to two sealed, to-go cocktails per “substantial food item.”

12/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Try These Three Holiday Cookie Recipes from Portland Bakers

Sebastiano’s fig cookies, Smith Teamaker’s chai chocolate chip cookies, and Kim Boyce’s gingersnaps: these are a few of our favorite things.

12/15/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King & The Bakery at Bar King Announce Permanent Closure

The live fire cooking restaurant, bar, and Asian-inspired bakery is closing its doors on January 2.

12/15/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Radicchio and Winter Squash Salad

We take a break from our usual restaurant and food cart coverage to show the Hollywood Farmers Market some love.

12/11/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Where to Order Takeout for the Holidays

Lamprais, lovecake, lasagna, and latkes.

12/11/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Gifts for the Food Lovers on Your List

Embrace the spirit of giving—all while supporting local food businesses.

12/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: Learn to Make Real-Deal Soup Joumou

Plus, celebrate winter vegetables, order an exciting new monthly food box, and help two veteran Portland food businesses that are in trouble.

12/09/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Wellness

Here’s How to Find a BIPOC Therapist in Portland

Three local therapists on connecting with someone who gets it.

12/08/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: “One Piece” Dinner from Nodoguro

Plus, the pork pate-filled puff pastry of your dreams, a latke party for two, horseradish vodka, and tequila nog.

12/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Kenchinjiru Is the Hearty Stew You Need This Winter

This feel-good comfort food is loaded with miso, raw ginger, tofu, and a kitchen sink of veggies.

12/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Light a Fire

The Black Resilience Fund Brings Immediate Financial Relief to Black Portlanders—and Strives for a More Equitable Future

The fund has grown from a GoFundMe with a goal of $5,000 to a nonprofit that’s raised nearly $1.7 million for Black Portlanders.

12/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Light a Fire

At Camp Ukandu, Jordan Herrle Restores Hope—and Childhood—for Kids Battling Cancer

The youngest member of the camp’s leadership team advocates year-round for kids with cancer.

12/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Multnomah County Grants Now Available to Restaurants & Food Carts

Applications for the small grants are open until December 15.

11/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: Outdoor Dining Is Back

Plus, a fire at Reo’s Ribs and new menus from Langbaan and Le Pigeon.

11/25/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

5 Restaurant, Food Cart, and Bar Owners on What They Are Thankful For This Year

It’s been a tough year for the industry, no doubt. Here’s who and what helped these restaurant, bar, and food cart owners get through 2020.

11/25/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food & Drink

A Guide to Portland’s New Wave of Italian Markets

In 2020 alone, three Italian markets have opened up shop.

11/25/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Biba CHamoru Kitchen’s Buñuelos Åga: A Guamanian Holiday Table Essential

These banana doughnuts were a staple at Ed Sablan’s family fiestas growing up on Guam.

11/24/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Listings

Taco Chronicles: PDX Edition

Where to find all the tacos from season two of Netflix’s mouthwatering docuseries

11/22/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Pie for Dinner and Dessert at Lazy Susan

The nostalgia-fueled Montavilla restaurant proves that you can, indeed, eat buttery, flaky pie crust for every meal.

11/20/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: Reel M Inn to Close Temporarily

Smith Teamaker will open its first standalone cafe in NW this spring. Plus, takeout specials from Gado Gado, Oma’s, and Masia; Kann is taking reservations; b...

11/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton