Eat With Your Eyes

First Look: Scotch Lodge, a Swanky Cocktail Cave from Tommy Klus, Opens May 2

The bar "with a scotch problem" will debut with an all-star cast inside the former Biwa space.

04/18/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Fermentation Nation

Have a Rotten Good Time at the Portland Fermentation Fest

Pickles to miso to Hawaiian moonshine, the city’s eighth annual “Stinkfest” boasts the best ferments in town.

10/18/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Class of '07

So Many Great Portland Restaurants Opened in 2007. Are They Still Good?

These five spots would define the revolutionary decade that followed. But how do they hold up in 2017?

10/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Karen Brooks

News to Chew

Biwa Does Bento, Heart Coffee Sues Heart Pizza, and More PDX Food News

… including the upcoming closure of Commons Brewing, yet another rotisserie chicken spot, and a new tavern from Nel Centro’s David Machado.

09/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: August 7–14

From fancy breakfast hash at Proud Mary to floral gin tonics at Bar Casa Vale, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

08/07/2017 By Eat Beat Team


Re-Create a Southeast Asian Night Market at Home

Sick of the hot dog and burger brigade? Try these funky, spice-studded recipes and recommendations from some of Portland's top Asian-leaning chefs.

07/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Cheat Sheet

Where to Score the Best Three-Course Deals during Portland Dining Month

Here are our 15 top picks for March’s money-saving bonanza.

02/22/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Biwa to Reboot as Two Eateries: A Sashimi Chef’s Counter and a DJ-Spinning Japanese Bar

On October 16, Portland’s DIY Japanese pub pioneer moves down the hall to become Biwa Izakaya. The original space will become Parasol Bar in November.

10/05/2016 By Karen Brooks


Where to Eat During Portland Dining Month

Which of the city’s 120-plus restaurants will you explore during our frugal, creative dining month? We’ve got a few ideas….

03/14/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

Year in Review

Karen Brooks’s Best Portland Dishes 2015

Portland Monthly’s food critic on the dishes that defined the year.

12/29/2015 By Karen Brooks


Portland News to Chew

Pizza Jerk opens, Biwa does sashimi, and Ataula’s sister restaurant, 180, readies the deep fryer.

11/30/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


3 Things You Must Eat in Portland this September

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

08/24/2015 By Karen Brooks


Biwa Owners to Open Kotori, a Sidewalk Yakitori "Restaurant"

On July 9, hardcore Japanese grilling hits the streets with beak-to-feet specials and a covered tachinomi bar for 20.

07/07/2015 Edited by Karen Brooks


Inside Noraneko, Biwa's New Ramen and Juice Joint

A first look at the "alley cat" from Biwa owners Gabe Rosen and Kina Voelz.

03/16/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

Our hottest restaurant prospects for the new year (March is going to be a big one).

01/21/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Biwa's Miso Maestro

Gabe Rosen takes a fermented favorite beyond the soup bowl with three new ways to use the umami-packed ingredient.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler


Hark! Portland's Christmas and New Year's Eve Feasts

This year, Portland restaurants give us plenty of reasons to raise a glass and toast to the season.

12/17/2013 By Kristin Leigh


The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

11/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Fill your dinner calendar with these edible events, from a mini food festival on Mt Hood to the second gathering of new supper club salon The Association.

04/08/2013 By Allison Jones


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Biwa's sixth birthday party and Pi Day at crust-centric bakeries around town.

03/11/2013 By Allison Jones