Best New Restaurants 2019

2019’s Cart Standouts Were All About the Meat and Potatoes

The year belonged to Austin barbecue, Tex-Mex tacos, and chicken n’ jojos.

10/18/2019 By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Ramona DeNies

Best New Restaurants 2019

Portland Monthly’s Restaurateur of the Year 2019 is Akkapong “Earl” Ninsom

How the man behind Eem, Hat Yai, and Langaan rocketed from a rookie Thai cook to Portland’s most influential food player.

10/18/2019 By Karen Brooks

Best New Restaurants 2019

Eem is Portland Monthly’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year

Meaty, spicy-sweet, and ridiculously fun, Thai tiki barbecue is what we need in 2019.

10/18/2019 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Freaky Tiki

A trio of Portland talents bring Thai cooking, Texas ‘cue, and tropical vibes to the table.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

First Impressions

Holy Trinity Is Some of the City’s Best New Barbecue

An upstart food cart on SE Powell Blvd is making brisket like you wouldn’t believe.

05/28/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Matt’s BBQ Goes Tex-Mex

One of Portland’s premier meat slingers is serving Austin-style breakfast tacos on SE Hawthorne.

03/12/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Smokehouse Tavern to Become Polish-Focused Delores Restaurant

B. J. Smith, a SE Morrison barbecue player, will cook the Polish-leaning, playful comfort food of his childhood starting November 26.

10/29/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Owners of Langbaan, Matt’s BBQ & Shipwreck to Open 'Thai Barbecue Cocktail Bar'

With EEM, coming this winter to N Williams, influential Thai restaurateur Earl Ninsom, Texas barbecue star Matt Vicedomini, and ace bartender Eric Nelson plan neo-tiki cocktails and Thai-spiced ribs.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

Cowabunga

Rib Eyes, Brunch Bloody Marys, and Sprinklers Made Cowabunga One Endless Summer Party

Our inaugural farm-to-table food fest took over Rossi Farms for a three-day love note to local chefs, farmers, ranchers, and artisans.

07/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

Cowabunga

Portland Monthly’s All-Local Food Festival Will Be the Toast (and Taste) of Summer

Cowabunga—our ode to Oregon bounty—features Bar Casa Vale, Ringside, Little Beast, Carman Ranch, Tournant, and more. Plus, our seventh annual Country Brunch!

06/15/2018 By Zach Dundas and Kelly Clarke

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

Eat Here Now

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