Food News

The Complicated, Triumphant Return of Portland’s Honey Bagel

After 18 months, the cult bagel pop-up returns November 7 with unorthodox hours.

10/26/2022 By Karen Brooks


Bialy Bird Might Make Your Bubbie Balk—But It’s Delicious

A former rocker turned baker combines his love for sourdough and garden-grown produce.

08/18/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Gluten-Free Food

The Top-Tier Gluten-Free Bakeries in Town

From cinnamon rolls to cupcakes to donuts, here are the bakeries with the best gluten-free pastries.

11/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

Food News

Honey Bagel Is Portland’s Next Great Boiled Ring

Yes, food critic Karen Brooks is dying on the hill of a pepper-cheese bagel.

03/02/2021 By Karen Brooks

Beyond Bagels

Searching Portland for Bialys, the Onion-Flecked Polish Cousin of the Bagel

You’ll find them at Ben and Esther’s in Roseway, but only early on Saturday mornings.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Breaking News

Beetroot, a Modern Jewish Deli, Will Open in Northwest Portland This Summer

Yes, there will be bagels and pastrami. But also Russian tefteli and za’atar-roasted vegetables.

04/09/2019 By Benjamin Tepler


At Bernstein's, a Pair of Musical Nerds Make the Best Bagels in Portland

They're each slow-risen, hand-rolled, boiled, blistered, and good enough to step into the ring on the Lower East Side.

12/21/2018 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Bernstein’s Bagels Poised to Break Big with Second Location on N Russell

The funky little (and little-known) St Johns bagel shop will be destination-ready with actual heating, bona-fide seating, and legit, hand-rolled traditional bagels. Opening date: Dec 22.

11/21/2018 By Karen Brooks

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Tuck Woodstock

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


Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Looks Back on Three Decades of Restaurant Reviews

From ‘80s bagel punks to gazillion-dollar flops.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks


Pizza Jerk Closes Indefinitely after Fire, Simpatica Ends 12-Year Brunch Run, and More PDX Food News

… including Spielman Bagels' new Division location, Ned Ludd’s summer plans, and the Oregonian’s restaurant of the year.

06/13/2016 By Michelle Porter


Spielman Bagels Expands to Northwest Portland

The local bagelmeisters will open a third location on NW Lovejoy.

12/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Spielman Bagels Expands Its Hole-y Empire

One of Portland’s most beloved bagelmeisters will open a second location on Northeast Broadway.

05/12/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Tastebud’s Bagels Rise in Downtown Portland

Farmer market star Mark Doxtader brings his bagel love and seasonal farm toppings to a new cart at SW 10th and Alder.

11/26/2013 By Karen Brooks


Inside “The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home” Cookbook

Stories and recipes from America’s new deli thinkers.

07/24/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


Bagel Wars: The Front Line

Closures and expansions in Portland’s ever-changing bagel scene and a few new hole-y warriors you need to know about.

04/16/2013 By Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones


Next-Generation Bagel Wars

A new crop of Portland bagelmeisters enters the fray.

02/27/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


Eat Beat's News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the closure of Pastaworks' Mississippi location and the debut of a new downtown bagel food cart.

01/15/2013 By Allison Jones


Portland's Best Bagels

A fresh wave of artisans lead Portland to the promised land of bagels.

11/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler