Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Dining Experiences: Toki, St. Jack, Sweedeedee & Oma’s Hideaway

Meet the restaurants—beyond República—that transported us into their worlds and mindsets.

12/01/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

11 Breakfast Sandwiches to Get You out of Bed

Start your day off with one of these delights between bread.

08/20/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, and Margaret Seiler

Review

The Newly Revamped Sweedeedee Does Delicious Dinner

The North Portland cafe isn’t just for brunch anymore—it also serves one of the most memorable dinners I’ve had in weeks.

08/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Derby Kenton 2.0 Unleashes Tropical Cocktails, Smash Burgers, and Filipino-Inspired Brunch

For her second North Portland act, Filipino American restaurateur Judith Stokes will unleash her vision of food and hospitality—drag bingo and live jazz in tow.

06/16/2021 By Karen Brooks

Drag in the Pandemic Era

A New Drag Brunch Is Coming to the Historic Darcelle XV

The nightlife hub, home to the West Coast’s longest-running drag show, launches its first-ever drag brunch.

09/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Guerre de Brunch

The Great French Brunch Smackdown: St. Jack vs. Bistro Agnes

From pain perdu to croque madame, we test two Portland French restaurants’ morning mettle. Who will come out on top?

11/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Southern-Leaning Stalwart Irving Street Kitchen Overhauls Its Restaurant and Kitchen

The longtime Pearl district eatery will reopen with casual eats, more non-alcoholic cocktails, and regular guest chefs.

07/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Food Festival

Portland Monthly’s Cowabunga Summer Food Festival Is Back July 12–14

A delicious weekend of barbecue battles, fancy surf 'n' turf, brunch bites, chef demos, and Northwest rock royalty performing Americana pop tunes at Rossi Farms.

06/11/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Best Breakfasts 2019

Portland's Must-Eat Morning Meals

Wake up and dig into the city’s must-eat breakfast plates and chefs’ home porridge, egg, and toast hacks. plus: why biscuits & gravy deserves your undying morning allegiance.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Best Breakfasts 2019: Editor's Note

Parenting 101: Take Your Kid to Breakfast

The bulk of my relationship with my daughter has been built over dim sum and gigantic diner pancakes.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Best Breakfasts 2019: Legends

5 All-Time Portland Breakfast Greats

Go. Order anything. Leave happy.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Joshua McFadden to Launch Cicoria, a Pizzeria, in the Former Holiday Space

Plus, Ava Gene’s will unveil an epic, grain-focused brunch program.

03/04/2019 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Feb 19–26

Blue-collar sandwiches at the Baker’s Mark and breakfast burritos at Santo Domingo are your must-eats for the week.

02/19/2019 By Eat Beat Team

Culture

In Portland, Drag Brunches Are a Thing

An order of bacon and legs, please.

01/29/2019 By Allison Place

Best Restaurants 2018: Jungalow of Ambition

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of 2018: Holiday

Instagram-ready smoothie bowls to fancy gluten-free toasts, Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson's new spot bridges the gap between vegan punks and tweezer chefs.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

La Luna Café Remixes Brunch Hits in a Storied Space

The team behind Laurelhurst Market and Simpatica hit the sweet spot between comfort and healthy-ish cooking.

07/17/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Edible Activism

3 Deliciously Charitable Food Events Happening in July

Fight the good fight by chowing on chilaquiles, cannabis-infused ice cream, and vegan waffles.

07/09/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Cowabunga

Country Brunch Brings Bucolic Farm Views, Amped Bloody Marys, and Ice Cream for Breakfast

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of seriously good morning eats, lawn games, and live tunes rolls out July 15.

07/06/2018 By Karen Brooks

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

Mama Sans Drama

7 Oh-So-Portland Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t just take her to brunch again.

05/02/2018 By Sarah Hutchins and Kelly Clarke