Mudroom

Cash Crop

The Portland Farmers Market has slowly blossomed into one of the city's leading economic pulses, but lack of city support has put Portland vendor's fees among the highest in the nation.

02/16/2010 By Mike Thelin

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The Food Lovers’ Guide

We take our food seriously here in the Rose City, so it pays to know— where it grows, where to find it, and how to prepare it. Our indispensable Food Lovers Guide...

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin, Eva Hagberg, Martin Patail, and Kaitlyn Evans

EAT UP

Raise and Write

To increase your food expertise, join how-to-workshops about raising your own chickens or writing about food.

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin and Veronica Martin

EAT UP

Tools of the Trade

Three different locales are highlighted for those who are in dire need of crockery supplies, such as knife sharpening or restaurant quality porcelain.

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin

EAT UP

A Baker’s Dozen

A history lesson in the artisan bakery trade of Portland. Listings include different pastry shops and the variety of treats they offer.

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Portland Plated

Bold World Cuisine

After a tour of duty through world-renowned kitchens in Spain and France, Matt Lightner brings those European flavors back to Portland as head chef of Castagna.

01/19/2010 By Mike Thelin

UPDATED LISTING

Noble Rot

Despite a move from its old-world digs, Noble Rot still brings the comfort food that Portlanders love.

12/11/2009 By Mike Thelin

PORTLAND PLATED

Worldly Bird

There's a lot more to fried chicken than the traditional dish we associate with the American South. A quick tour of Asia reveals enchanting alternatives.

12/11/2009 By Mike Thelin

PORTLAND PLATED

Fin City

If you’ve ever enjoyed the pasta with fresh crab at Clyde Common, the catfish clay pot at Pok Pok, or the pepper-salted squid at Jin Wah, you can thank ABC Seafood Market. This tiny storefront at SE 65th Avenue and Powell Boulevard has the largest selecti

11/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

INTRODUCING...

Departure

Sitting atop the Nines, Departure offers a 270-degree view of the city and an interior that recalls the Starship Enterprise.

11/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

If you built it...

Architecture of the Sandwich

From the constant changes of the Sausage Sandwich at Clyde Common to the bizarre combination of the hot dog flight at The Original, the variety of Portland's sandwiches mirrors architecture from around the country.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Cheap Eats

$20 Is The New $50

We scoured the Portland metro area to find a dozen culinary steals, ranging from the nationally-lauded Le Pigeon, to Sanchez Taqueria, a foodie pitstop in Tigard.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2009

Portland restaurants persevered and prospered despite the economic climate this past year as foodie entrepreneurs showed Portland and the country that a memorable meal can be savored in many places in many ways: on linen-topped tables, in a strip mall, or

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

NEW LISTING

Andina

Andina reflects the multi-faceted and multi-national (Spanish, African, Basque, Caribbean, and even Japanese) influences of Peruvian cuisine well.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

INTRODUCING

Nel Centro

At Nel Centro, chef de cuisine R. Paul Hyman takes inspiration from the stretch of coastline between Nice and Genoa as he creates classic straightforward dishes that reflect a happy marriage of land and sea.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

Introducing...

Bar Mingo

Chef Jerry Huisinga shapes Bar Mingo in much the same way he shaped his previous restaurant, Genoa—through the skillful mastery of simple food.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

PORTLAND PLATED

Whole Hog

"Every part of the pig is edible, except for the oink." This Spanish adage describes the wonderful creativity behind some of Portland's best charcuterie extremely well as farmers twist classic Spanish techniques to make a prosciutto with a taste specific

09/10/2009 By Mike Thelin

HIGH SPIRITS

Beaker & Flask

08/18/2009 By Mike Thelin

Portland Plated

Smaller, Cheaper, Faster

As the economy changes, Portland restaurants are forced to adapt or become extinct.

08/18/2009 By Mike Thelin

HIGH SPIRITS

Invasion Atomic Cafe and Lounge

Portland bar morphs from upscale café by day to cocktail-fueled magnet for the city's gay elite by night.

07/20/2009 By Mike Thelin