BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Chef of the Year 2014: Ataula's Jose Chesa

Ataula’s Barcelona-born chef just wants to make you a righteous spanish meal.

10/07/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2014

Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year 2014: Langbaan

Langbaan blends the personal and the audacious into a downright addictive mash-up of Portland and Thailand.

10/06/2014 By Karen Brooks

THE CRUSH

Behind the Scenes of Oregon's Wine Country Harvest

We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day’s captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.

09/30/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Rachel Ritchie

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Davenport's Food Nerd Paradise

At Davenport, two shy dudes geek out on pristine ingredients, insider wines, and the coolest glasses on the planet.

09/26/2014 By Karen Brooks

RECIPE

DIY Pine Gravlax for a Very Local Brunch

Holdfast’s Will Preisch makes the most of this year’s record-breaking salmon run.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

How Viridian Farms Transformed Portland Menus

Thanks to a blend of Old World evangelism and Portland taste, this Spain-loving couple has become a bellwether of local food culture.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

The New Portland Pantry

14 Oregon-made kitchen cabinet essentials, from guajillo chile oil and spicy Thai peanut butter to marionberry espresso jam and addictive granola.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Lover's Guide

Five Local Kombucha Kings

Make your gut hapy with these five fermented phenoms we're loving this month!

09/02/2014 By Allison Jones

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

Five New Farmers Market Food Stars

Introducing a handful of upstart hotshots making waves at Portland area farmers market this season—and where to find them

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

PARTY, PLANNED

Three Ways to Amp Up Your Labor Day Barbecue

Celebrate the end of summer in style with Ox's short rib recipe, refreshing shandy cocktails, and super-sized lawn games.

08/27/2014 By Kelly Clarke

PROFILE

How Salt & Straw Captured Portland in a Cone

The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.

08/01/2014 Photography by Karen Brooks

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

GOURMET TO GO

The Perfect Portland Picnic

This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.

08/01/2014 By Allison Jones

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Ultimate Summer Day Trips

It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Portland restaurant critic Karen Brooks tells all, Peruvian Independence Day feasts, a collaborative dessert pop-up, and more edible events around the Northwest

07/21/2014 By Erica Iannitti

HIT LIST

Portland's 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes

Vegan sushi, Paleo parfaits, bracingly acidic ceviche, and salads a-plenty...there's a whole new world of healthy dining out there, and it's delicious.

07/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Molly Woodstock

INSTA-SUMMER

How to Host the Perfect Summer Party

We offer 60 expert tips for the best backyard bash ever, from food to drinks to DIY decor—and the perfect playlist for the action.

07/01/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg Edited by Kelly Clarke