Food & Politics

Rangoon Bistro’s Alex Saw on Myanmar’s Military Takeover

“This is our last fight. We’re not going to give up.”

02/11/2021 By Marty Patail

Food News

Pok Pok Announces Its Permanent Closure

Andy Ricker’s Thai restaurant group, famous for its fish sauce wings, is no more.

10/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Restaurant, Softly Opens October 1

After the spot’s pop-up closed abruptly, the BIPOC worker-owned cooperative is back in a brick-and-mortar location in Southeast.

09/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma’s Takeaway by Gado Gado Opens in August

The to-go and patio dining spot will specialize in Indonesian-Malaysian-Chinese barbecue platters.

07/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Comfort Zone

A Congee Crawl Through Portland’s Jade District

Want in on the porridgey goodness? You just have to know where to look.

02/25/2020 By Amy Lam Photography by Celeste Noche

Food News

Kyay Oh, a New Noodle Soup Shop from Top Burmese, Will Open on January 23

The namesake dish will take center stage on NW 21st Ave.

01/13/2020 By Marty Patail

Best New Restaurants 2019: Trends

Seven Spots Expanding Portland’s Food Map

In 2019, Guam, Burma, the Philippines, and other nations got more room at the table.

10/18/2019 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail

Profile

La’s Celebrates Hmong Food Culture One Sausage at a Time

The Northwest’s only Hmong soul food cart hides behind a Little Caesars in Aloha.

05/28/2019 By Natasha Tandler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Food

Where Portland's Next Generation Goes to Eat and Play

Move over, millennials. A Generation Z teen gives us her foodie favorites.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Food

With Top Burmese, the Cuisine of Myanmar Officially Lands in Portland

The take-out "virtual restaurant" has been delivering orders of fermented tea leaf salad and Burmese samosas since early February.

03/05/2019 By Marty Patail

Restaurant Review

Is Din Tai Fung's New Portland Outpost Worth the Hype?

The soup dumpling chain has a global following. Now it's landed at Washington Square mall.

02/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

I Am Going to Live at Lao Beer Bar Cully Central This Summer

Bring the kids. Brings the dogs. We’re having Lao crispy rice salad and tater tots for dinner.

06/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Summer Eats

Slurp Spicy Dole Whip Floats and Funky Milk Teas at Zero Degrees

This is the quirky California-born Mexican-Asian dessert cafe chain even a Portlander can love.

05/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Eat This Now

Meet the Woman Launching a Hmong Food Movement in the Pacific Northwest

From her Aloha cart, La Vang-Herr aims to make Hmong sausages (and culture) as recognizable as Vietnamese banh mi.

05/10/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Restaurant Openings

Ichiza Kitchen Brings Pan-Asian Vegan Small Plates to Goose Hollow

Enjoy meat-free chicken adobo, faux salmon bowls, and traditional oolong tea service.

07/13/2017 By Tuck Woodstock

The City's Best

Your Guide to Portland's Essential Food Markets

From seafood to sausage, cheese to chocolate, here's where locals pick up the good stuff.

06/30/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Restaurant Openings

Smallwares Space Reopens as Southern-Leaning SouthFork

Former Common Law chef Patrick McKee will add French-Asian touches to the NE Fremont spot's Southern menu.

04/28/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Recipes

How to Master the Supreme Chinese Soup Dumpling

Take a bao—we’ve got tips from Portland chef Jasper Shen.

01/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 22–29

From pretzel bagels at Pop to funky gamay at Dame, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

11/22/2016 By Benjamin Tepler