Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Food Event Spotlight

Tickets on Sale Now for Seattle vs. Portland Wild About Game Showdown

The 18th annual cooking competition gears up with major chefs, judges, and plenty of wild meat.

07/18/2018 By Emily Davis

Food News

New Seasons Teams Up with Star Chef Matt Lightner to Reinvent the Meal Kit

The grocery chain tries its hand at a sophisticated, local version of Blue Apron.

06/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

First Look: Castagna Café Reboot OK Omens Is Ready for Prime Time

The casual modern wine bar from Michelin-caliber chef Justin Woodward and rising somm star Brent Braun is now open, and we’ve got the details.

06/07/2018 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

After 17 Years, Portland Icon Café Castagna Will Close Mid-May

The SE Hawthorne café calls it quits next month. Get the vaunted burger while you can.

04/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

James Beard Awards

Portland's 2018 James Beard Finalists Announced

Coquine, Clyde Common, Kachka, and Castagna are in the final running, along with a pair of local cookbooks.

03/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Scores 18 Semifinalist Nominations at 2018 James Beard Awards

It’s another landslide year for Portland chefs, restaurateurs, and wine aficionados.

02/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

These Are Portland’s Essential Sit-Down Restaurants Right Now

Hungry? Here are top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

17 Portland Restaurants with Stellar Wine Lists

From hard-to-find Slovenian wines to mile-long Champagne lists, here's where to eat out when you're serious about grapes.

09/13/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Weekly Planner

David Thompson Comes to Pok Pok, Feast, and More PDX Food Events

… including the Grand Aioli at Castagna, a Marshall’s Haute Sauce class, and a fundraising dinner at Aviv.

09/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Acclaimed Chef Matt Lightner Teams Up with Langbaan for Dinner July 26

The former Castagna chef—a double Michelin star holder—jumps into the kitchen of Portland’s Thai hot spot for a night of intrigue. This could be the dinner of 2017.

07/05/2017 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

A Newcomer's Guide to Portland's Essential Restaurants

Shout it loud: Portland’s scrappy food scene punches way above its weight. Want to dive in? Start here.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

30 Women-Run Portland Restaurants We Love

Who run the (food) world? These ladies.

03/20/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Hometown Pride

James Beard Awards 2017: Portland Scores Finalist Slots in Best Chef NW, Food Writing, and More

Best Chef Northwest nods for Coquine's Katy Millard, Castagna's Justin Woodward, and Ox's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton. Plus, PoMo's Karen Brooks is one of three national finalists for restaurant criticism.

03/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Hometown Pride

James Beard Awards 2017: Oregon Dominates NW Semifinalists

The lauded award foundation names 19 Beaver State notables.

02/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

Zwickelmania, a Star-Studded “Not My President’s Day” Block Party, and More Portland Food Events

… including Cascade’s Super Fruit Fest, Café Castagna’s communal European dinners, and a pizza summit.

02/14/2017 By Elise Herron

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

WORD OF MOUTH

Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Looks Back on Three Decades of Restaurant Reviews

From ‘80s bagel punks to gazillion-dollar flops.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

HAIL CAESAR

How Zefiro Changed Everything for Portland’s Food Scene

In the ‘90s, the most mythical of Portland restaurants ruled over NW 21st and Glisan.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks