BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year: Nodoguro

A posse of playfully intense foodies reimagine Japanese food, one feast at a time.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of the Year: Nomad.PDX

Two upstarts transform a shabby urban space into a modernist showcase—tweezers, Wonder Bread, and beauty in tow.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

EAT BEAT WEEKLY PLANNER

Portland Nursery’s Annual Apple Tasting, Cow Roasts, Beer Hunts, and More!

Portland food events for every kind of eater

10/08/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

BEST RESTAURANTS IS COMING

Can You Guess Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year?

Our annual guide to the city’s best new restaurants, boldest chefs, and hottest trends will be revealed on Friday, October 9.

10/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

Are These the 10 Best Cheeses Made in the Northwest?

Portland’s annual cheese festival the Wedge brought together the best dairy products around. We picked our favorites!

10/06/2015 By Katie Vaughan

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Portland Gets a Taste of Southern Appalachia at Mae

Former Beast sous Maya Lovelace gives her grandmother’s Appalachian cooking the Portland treatment: 10-course pop-up dinners, food cart experiments, and more.

09/30/2015 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Quin Candy to Open a Second Location and Release a Candy Cookbook

Portland’s queen of sweet, Jami Curl, expands with a new candy shop on SE 28th Avenue and an upcoming tome with Ten Speed Press.

09/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

Healthy Haven Thrive Sauce and Bowls Now Open on NE Fremont

The health-conscious food truck puts down roots in the former Alameda Cafe space.

09/28/2015 By Tuck Woodstock

ATTENTION CHEESE NERDS

Portland's Epic Cheese Festival The Wedge Is Back

With dozens of cheeses from 17 of the top Oregon cheesemakers—plus beer, wine, bagels, honey, and jam!

09/24/2015 By Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

Sushi Lovers, Listen Up: Nodoguro Adds a Second Night

At Southeast Portland’s house of casual Japanese cool, sushi heaven is no longer reserved for Sunday.

09/24/2015 By Karen Brooks

GOOD EATS

Inside Portland's New Chopped-to-Order Salad Bar Crisp

The North Williams restaurant mixes up Portland's salad bar offerings with a dozen signature salads, choose-your-own additions, panini and soups—plus beer and wine.

09/23/2015 By Allison Jones

FEAST

Recapping Feast Portland: The Guts, The Glory, The Smoke.

Portland Monthly's food and health editors recap the gustatory extravaganza with favorite dishes, a few food-coma revelations, and tips and tricks for mastering the event in 2016.

09/23/2015 By Eat Beat Team

WEEKNIGHT WINES

Oregon's 25 Best Wines Under $25

Budget-friendly vino doesn't have to sacrifice flavor or local cred—especially in Oregon. Our panel of local wine pros blind-tasted more than 300 bottles to find the state's best wallet-friendly labels.

09/21/2015 By Allison Jones

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

THE BITTER TRUTH

Everything You Need to Know About Bitters from Mark Bitterman's Groundbreaking New Book

The obsessive 'Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari' reveals the wild, wide world of the once-humble cocktail dropper.

09/21/2015 By Karen Brooks

THE GRAPEVINE

The PSU Professor Who Says Wine's Whole 'Terroir' Thing Might Not Be a Thing

Joe Bohling, an expert on the history of the French wine industry, says his research looks at the not-so-ancient concept of terroir. We asked him to explain.

09/21/2015 By Marty Patail

FOOD NEWS

Besaw’s to Reopen in Northwest Portland

The cherished institution will relocate two blocks away, with a second restaurant in the works.

09/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Patrick McKee Joins Forces with Langbaan for New Pine Street Market Eatery

Paley’s alum McKee to launch East-meets-West Common Law restaurant with Langbaan’s Earl Ninsom in December.

09/18/2015 By Kelly Clarke

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

5 Reasons to Visit the Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Deep-fried cheesesteaks, unlimited pours, and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. Plus: we're giving away tickets!

09/15/2015 By Tuck Woodstock

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew: Tea Booze! RIP Chopsticks II!

Chopsticks II closes, Hood River Distillery opens a tasting room, and the New York Times loves/hates us.

09/14/2015 By Katie Vaughan