Q&A

What’s It Like to Work in the Restaurant Industry during the Omicron Surge?

We talked to employees at Portland's PaaDee, Navarre, and Bullard about their experience working in a restaurant during the Omicron surge.

01/14/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Where to Eat and Drink on Heated, Covered Patios

From restaurants to bars to food cart pods, these spots are sure to come in clutch during this pandemic winter.

01/13/2022 By Karly Quadros and Shannon Daehnke

Bars & Nightlife

The Six Best Portland Spots for Booze Free Drinks

Whether you’re new to zero-proof drinks or want to throw some new beverages into the mix, here are our favorite places.

01/07/2022 By Katrina Yentch

Travel

Weekend Itinerary: What to Do in McMinnville

Stay inside a dreamy old-world cottage, beat the high score at Joysticks, and meet the locals at Blue Moon.

01/07/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Holidays

Where to Ring in the New Year in Portland

Greet 2022 in style, with the Dandy Warhols, a night of dancing, or a Haitian cooking class

12/27/2021 By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros

Booze

A Whimsical, Wonderful Winter Cocktail at Quaintrelle’s Tiny New Bar

After a move from N Mississippi to SE Clinton, bartender Camille Cavan is feeling right at home.

12/01/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Nightlife

The Best Portland Events for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women

Femmes to the front at these dance parties, skate nights, bars, and more.

10/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Bars & Nightlife

3 Outdoor Pop-Up Bars to Try Before Summer Ends

Drink in a parking lot, a driveway, or a hop field.

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

Portland Bars & Restaurants Requiring Proof of COVID Vaccination

Looking for a safer way to dine and drink indoors? Consult our running list.

08/13/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bars & Nightlife

These Portland Rooftop Bars Offer Excellent Drinks & Views

A summer cocktail, beer, or glass of wine tastes even better with a spectacular view of the city.

07/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Monica Salazar, and Riley Bass

Eat This Now

The 8 Most Mouthwatering Nachos to Try in Portland

Where to get cheesy chips topped with anything from ahi poke to lemongrass beef to mole.

07/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bars & Cocktails

Our Favorite Boozy, Frozen Slushies for Summer Sipping

Slushies scream summer. Turn up the party with these grown-up versions.

07/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Bars

4 Must-Try Outdoor, Snacky Happy Hours

Good riddance, Zoom happy hours. Hello, drinks and food in the sun with friends!

06/17/2021 By Nick Townsend

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

05/28/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Expatriate’s New Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Is a Strong Contender for Portland’s Crown

The Northeast Portland bar nails the heat, the meat, and the crust. Bonus: frozen custard banana splits from co-owner Naomi Pomeroy across the street. 

05/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Business

Vaccine Freebies and Incentives Are Starting to Pop Up Around Portland

Got your shot? Congrats—you qualify for a discount on pot. Or a free Jell-O shot!

04/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pizza

First Look: Jerry’s Pizza, the Chicago Tavern-Style Pizza Instagram Sensation Turned Dive Bar Brick-and-Mortar

Jerry Benedetto brings square-cut, thin-crust pizza pies to Portland’s Bear Paw Inn.

04/22/2021 By Jordan Michelman

Food News

Restaurants Can Now Reopen for Indoor Dining at 50% Capacity. But Will They?

As Multnomah County moves into the moderate risk category, restaurant owners face tough decisions.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Breaking: New Island-Inspired Bar Will Offer Adult Capri Suns and Filipino Bar Snacks

Bit House Collective, a collaboration between Pono Brewing, Magna, and Natasha Mesa, opens in SE Portland March 3.

02/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton