Best Restaurants 2018

Portland's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Ten amazing dining destinations, five must-eat dishes, and one neighborhood on the rise. It's an excellent year to eat in Portland.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

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

Review

Duane Sorenson's Holiday Is the Portland Restaurant Surprise of 2018

The Stumptown founder overhauls Roman Candle and reinvents himself in the process—vegan, juiced up, and high on life.

08/14/2018 By Karen Brooks

First Look

With Holiday, Stumptown Founder Duane Sorenson Goes Sober, Vegan, and Gluten-Free

The face of third-wave coffee has quietly transformed his Roman Candle Bakery into a cool, plant-based breakfast and coffee shop on SE Division, blocks from his soon-to-open roasting company, Puff Coffee.

05/02/2018 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant and Bar Updates

PREAM, Muselet, and the Bent Brick Call It Quits, Plus More PDX Food News

… including a flashy Ava Gene’s acquisition and Pickathon’s new dinner series.

07/18/2016 By Michelle Porter

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Bon App Brunches with Stumptown King

Bon Appetit’s October issue features a peek at Duane Sorenson’s fabulous family brunch, complete with recipes and photos galore.

09/26/2013 By Molly Woodstock

EAT THIS NOW

Roman Candle’s Breakfast Bowls

A taste test of Roman Candle Bakery’s wholesome, spoonable, fruit-filled breakfast offerings.

08/21/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Bon Appetit Loves and Lists Ava Gene's

Duane Sorenson's second Portland eatery charms its way onto Andrew Knowlton's list of America's 10 best new restaurants.

08/08/2013 By Allison Jones and Molly Woodstock

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

What You Need To Know About Roman Candle Bakery

Stumptown coffee lord Duane Sorenson bakes up ambition, artisan breads, and casual dining next door to Ava Gene’s, opening on Monday, July 8.

07/03/2013 By Karen Brooks

HOMETOWN PRIDE

GQ Names Woodsman Tavern a Top Whiskey Bar

The quintessential American men's mag hails the SE Division hot spot's daring Portland-style cocktails

05/06/2013 By Allison Jones

SNEAK PEEK

Burning Details on Duane Sorenson's Roman Candle Bakery

As Stumptown Coffee’s food-loving founder continues to devour SE Division Street, we got an early look at the baking vision and menu set to debut in early May.

04/03/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Italy, Rocking

With his new restaurant, Ava Gene’s, Duane Sorenson gives indie dining an Old World polish.

03/15/2013 By Karen Brooks

Slideshow

Slide Show: A Night at Ava Gene's

An inside look at Ava Gene's, Duane Sorenson's love letter to Italy on SE Division Street.

03/15/2013

JUST OPENED

Just Opened: Ava Gene's

What you need to know about Duane Sorenson's new Italian restaurant

01/23/2013 By Karen Brooks

OPENING NIGHT

Inside Ava Gene's, Now Open on SE Division

Take a long look the gorgeous new eatery from Duane Sorenson—the brains behind Stumptown Coffee and The Woodsman Tavern—now serving hard-to-find Italian pasta and crave-worthy charcuterie.

12/07/2012 By Allison Jones

Slideshow

Slide Show: Ava Gene's Debuts on SE Division

Peek inside the long-awaited new eatery from Duane Sorenson (the brains behind Stumptown Coffee and The Woodsman Tavern), now serving Italian pasta and crave-worthy charcuterie.

12/07/2012