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

Best Restaurants 2016: Xurroland

Portland’s Best Dessert of 2016: Xurros at 180

Behold the life-altering power of a tube of fried dough.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks


Eight Classic Portland Recipes, 1932 to Now

From Henry Thiele’s German pancakes to Lucy Brennan’s avocado daiquiri, here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland history.

08/15/2016 By Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Karen Brooks


Where to Eat This Week: August 10–17

Dirty dirty fries at OP Wurst and soft-serve at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty are your required eating for the week.

08/10/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Breaking News

Eb & Bean Will Open Second Shop on SE Division Street This Fall

A new outpost of Portland’s chic frozen yogurt spot will snug between Stella Taco and Bollywood Theater come October.

08/09/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Blue Star Donuts to Open PDX Airport Outpost

Travelers will be able to nab a Cointreau crème brûlée on their way outta town by Thanksgiving.

07/27/2016 By Kelly Clarke


Portland Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Comfort Foods

From Yucatan pork stew to toffee sauce-smothered date cake, here's what the local pros crave.

01/25/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke


Sugar Cube’s Kir Jensen is Renata’s New Pastry Chef

After closing her much-loved bakery, the dessert ace lands at the high-profile Italian kitchen—lemon curd and nocino in hand.

11/24/2015 By Kelly Clarke


True Tuscan Flavors at SE Division's New Pinolo Gelateria

Serious gelato heads, listen up! In a sweet space next to Xico, a Pisa native is churning intensely wonderful flavors, freshly made daily.

07/22/2015 By Karen Brooks


4 Frozen Fruit Popsicles to Help You Beat the Heat

A Northwest take on Mexican paletas keeps your picnic super cool.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Portland's Most Creative Ice Cream Dreams

Local spots, from restaurants to pop-ups, flaunt fresh churns on ice cream—and yes, fro-yo!

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke


The 45 Most Glorious Desserts in Portland

Your decadent guide to the city's sweetest, gooiest, giddiest, mind-bendingly hands-down bestest desserts. It's about time you indulge.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke


Sweet Secrets from Portland's Best Pastry Pros

Five local dessert dreamers share tips and tricks from their sprinkle-flecked arsenals.

02/11/2015 With Benjamin Tepler


Portland Bakeries Give You 6 Reasons to Eat Dessert for Breakfast

With texture and finesse, local bakers make a definitive case for devouring dessert before 10 a.m.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks


Throw-Back Decadence from Portland's Top Bakeries, Cakeries, and Pie Shops

By the slice or the spoonful, we’ll never grow tired of pure nostalgia.

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke


The Ultimate Portland Chocolate Box

We chomped through chocolate collections and candy aisles to curate the city’s defining expressions of cacao, from bars to bonbons.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks


The Next Generation of Portland Dessert Classics

Portland's pastry chefs push the boundaries of sweetness—with help from surprising savory ingredients.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks


Eb & Bean Artisan Fro-Yo Shop Opens on NE Broadway

With organic-centric toppings, fresh berry compote, and righteously tart flavors, a cool new shop puts the obsession in frozen yogurt.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks


The Story Behind Saint Cupcake's Resurrection

On the dawn of the beloved cupcake bakery’s return, we step into the recently relaunched Belmont shop to chat with the brand's new owners.

06/06/2014 By Allison Jones and Erica Iannitti


A Chocolate Time Machine at Paley's Place

At this Northwest Portland dining institution, one perfectly gooey dessert never gets old.

05/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler