Eat Here Now

What to Eat This Week: Jan 17–23

From cart-smoked meat at Bark City BBQ to 100-layer lasagna at Park Avenue Fine Wines, these are the things you must eat this week.

01/17/2018 By Eat Beat Team

First Look

The People’s Pig Is Now Smoking Brisket on E Burnside

The barbecue standout opens with new happy hour snacks, cocktails, and a porchetta sandwich in the works.

01/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2017: Eat Here Now

5 Portland Food Carts We Just Can't Quit

From crazy-creative scratch pastas to cult-worshipped pastrami, these are the year's standout carts.

10/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Breaking News

The People’s Pig to Fire Up Second Location on E Burnside

With a bigger kitchen, the second “no school but my own” barbecue joint will unveil some smoky surprises in late October, including owner Cliff Allen’s famed porchetta sandwiches.

09/27/2017 By Karen Brooks

Feast 2017

Recapping Feast 2017: Everything You Missed

Six years in, Feast continues to cement its reputation as a top American food festival. Portland Monthly's Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke bear witness.

09/20/2017 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Feast Portland Loses Texas Barbecue Star Aaron Franklin after Restaurant Fire

After major damage to Austin’s iconic Franklin Barbecue last week, a Portland favorite will stay home to rebuild.

08/30/2017 By Karen Brooks

Veggie Love: Essential Eats

5 Must-Eat Vegan Dishes in Portland

From ramen to pizza to doughnuts, here’s a handful of the city’s essential plant-based eats.

08/14/2017 By Kelly Clarke

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Where to Eat This Week: June 13–20

From pulled pork beans at the new Russell Street BBQ to crazy milkshakes at Late Shake, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

06/13/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Recipes

The Secret to the Heavenly Birds at Big's Chicken? Mayonnaise.

Here's how to make this delicious, hickory-bathed barbecue stunner at home.

06/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Hit List

6 Portland Barbecue Joints We Love

Whether you were weaned on South Carolina pork butt with mustard sauce or pure Lone Star brisket, there’s a smoky heap of meat waiting for you somewhere in the city.

05/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team

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 Molly Woodstock

Comfort Food

8 Portland Comfort Food Classics to Devour Right Now

We scoured the city for the best rainy-day dishes from around the globe.

02/09/2017 Videography by Sika Stanton By Portland Monthly Staff

Best Restaurants 2016: Bucket List

30 Portland Restaurants for the Ultimate Local Dining Bucket List

Hope you’re hungry. Here are 30 top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Carts We Heart

Portland’s 5 Best New Food Carts of 2016

Montreal-style pastrami to smoldering coconut curry, these are our new favorites from the fast-paced world of cart cooking.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

Sausage Party at Matt’s BBQ

At Portland’s hottest ‘cue cart, the ribs are great. But don’t forget the jalapeño-cheddar sausage.

08/24/2016 By Kelly Clarke

SOUL SCENE

Revisiting the Mid-Century Jazz Clubs and Soul Food Kitchens of Portland’s Albina Neighborhood

Before it became a chic bike thoroughfare, N Williams was a compact universe of black-owned businesses.

08/15/2016 By Kelly Clarke

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Jook Joint's Awesome South by Southeast Asian Eats

Texas brisket–topped Thai porridge to coconut hush puppies, this downtown cart makes the Southern-fried Asian eats you never knew you craved.

03/11/2016 By Kelly Clarke

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars for Late-Night Eating

It’s not all tater tots and cheese fries at these food-focused after-hours watering holes.

03/01/2016 By Alex Keith

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Best New Barbecue: The People's Pig

Cliff Allen embraces only one school of barbecue: his own.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

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Smokehouse Tavern Raises the Barbecue Bar in Southeast

Some of the city's best ribs have hopped over from across the river.

05/26/2015 By Benjamin Tepler