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

EAT THIS NOW

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

EAT HERE NOW

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

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Barbecue Deluxe at Smokehouse Tavern

The Westside BBQ joint heads to the Southeast with brunch, booze, and late-night ribs.

04/14/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Barbecue at People's Pig Will Leave You in Hog Heaven

Holy smokes! After perfecting sandwiches, the former food cart is writing its own rules for bombastic barbecue.

04/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

INTRODUCING

The People's Pig Does Barbecue Right

A lauded sandwich cart puts down roots with a new North Williams brick-and-mortar.

11/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Chris Israel throws a surf party on PICA's rooftop, Nomad PDX pops up with a celebration of the sunflower, and Portland Meadows hosts a pro BBQ cook-off...get out and eat, folks!

08/11/2014 By Erica Iannitti

OPENING WATCH

The People’s Pig Puts Down Roots

One of Portland’s best food carts turns to barbecue for its brick-and-mortar.

08/08/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Chefs Announced for Portland Monthly's Endless Summer BBQ

Join us for a celebration of the city’s best grilled, smoked, and skewered cuisine—and a margarita contest—to benefit Willamette Riverkeeper.

07/23/2014 By Allison Jones

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

South Meets Northwest with BBQ and Wine

Willamette Valley Vineyards serves up Southern sustenance with some of Memphis’s top chefs.

07/22/2014 By Brooke Bass

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Celebrate Socially Responsible Food with BBQ (and Beer!)

Pay tribute to the food producers who bolster Portland’s community over finger-licking BBQ, tasty brews, and some of Portland’s favorite pies and ice cream.

06/05/2014 By Brooke Bass

EAT HERE NOW

Storrs Smokehouse Is Firing Up Wine Country

The team behind Newberg's lauded fine dining destination the Painted Lady get casual with Texas-style barbecue and housemade ice cream.

05/13/2014 By Allison Jones

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Sneak Peek at Reverend’s BBQ, Opening March 31

The masterminds behind Laurelhurst Market are readying their family-friendly house of barbecue and fried chicken...and we’ve got a first look at the menu.

03/25/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST SANDWICHES 2014

Five Phenomenally Meaty Portland Sandwiches

Portland meats are serious business: smoked, brined, and charcuterized. (They don’t call us Porkland for nothing.)

03/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

OPENING WATCH

Inside Piglet, Pine Shed Ribs' New Bar and Dining Room

With new menu items and a rustic indoor counterpart to the barbecue haven's outdoor patio, Lake Oswego's favorite smoke-scented eatery is gearing up for a satisfying 2014.

01/06/2014 By Allison Jones