Word of Mouth

The 11 Best Things Food Critic Karen Brooks Ate in 2016

Beef tartare to old-school pizza to Japanese shaved ice, here are the year’s defining dishes.

11/14/2016 By Karen Brooks

Weekly Planner

Ataula Serves a Rare Brunch, Night Market, and More Portland Food Events

… plus mouthwatering pop-ups at Tournant, a Big Night reenactment, and Portland’s Caffeine Crawl.

11/02/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Cocktails

Portland’s Five Best Spots for Bold New Coffee Cocktails

Calvados cold brew to persimmon eggnog latte, here’s where to get double buzzed.

09/13/2016 By Danielle Centoni

5 THINGS ABOUT

How Dutch Bros. Coffee Conquered Oregon’s Soul

Our hyper-sugary drive-thru coffee empire is expanding rapidly. Here’s what you need to know.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

OPENING WATCH

First Look inside Americano, a New Coffee and Vermouth Bar on East Burnside

A new watering hole from Hale Pele’s Blair Reynolds embraces Italy’s greatest exports.

03/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

Two Coffee Shops and More to Check Out in January

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

12/21/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEAN SCENE

Four Reasons to Sip at Coffeehouse Northwest

Northwest Portland’s premier coffee shop unveils a holiday menu worth celebrating. Glug eggnog latte with extra purpose on Thanksgiving morning, when all “pay what you like” proceeds go to charity.

11/24/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEAN SCENE

Stumptown Coffee Sold to Peet’s Coffee & Tea

The San Francisco–based company will acquire Portland’s homegrown Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

10/06/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TROPHY CASE

8 Winning Tech, Home, and Gadget Finds in Local Design

From the coolest cooler to eco-friendly toothbrushes, these Portland-designed goods will elevate your surroundings.

10/05/2015 By Marty Patail

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Portland Restaurants You Must Try in October

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

09/21/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEAN SCENE

Ristretto Is Handing Out Free Coffee All Weekend Long

The Portland icon celebrates a decade of light roasts with free coffee this weekend.

09/17/2015 By Katie Vaughan

COFFEE BREAK

Peek Inside the Secret Facility at the Heart of Portland’s Coffee Scene

Coffee Bean International can roast over 2 million pounds of coffee at any given time—and they probably had a hand in what's in your mug.

05/26/2015 By Larisa Owechko

BEAN SCENE

Bean Heaven at Cup & Bar: Where Coffee and Chocolate Collide

Trailhead Coffee and Ranger Chocolate team up for tastings, tours, and one killer affogato.

04/21/2015 By Rachel Davidson

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland This March

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

03/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

DISPATCH

Is Coffee Doomed? One Portlander's Plan to Save the Bean

David Griswold is connecting farmers and roasters for a more sustainable harvest.

01/05/2015 By Hanna Neuschwander

NEWS

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering System in Portland

The coffee giant's iPhone ordering system is rolling out in Portland starting today.

12/03/2014 By Marty Patail

WINTER BUCKET LIST

14 Things You Must Eat and Drink This Winter

From flaming cocktails to Sichuan hot pot, we've got more than a dozen tips for giving your appetite a big, warm hug.

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler and Molly Woodstock Edited by Kelly Clarke

DRINK THIS NOW

Go Beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes with 2 Fresh Fall Sips

Say hello to Either/Or’s “hot buttered yam” and Eb & Bean’s doughnut-sided sipping chocolate.

11/05/2014 By Karen Brooks

WORD OF MOUTH

4 Things You Must Eat (and Drink) This September

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

09/02/2014 By Karen Brooks

HIT LIST

Portland's Coolest New Iced Coffees

Inside local coffee shops’ battle to claim the title of most innovative cold brew.

08/01/2014 By Caleb Diehl