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

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

There's Still Time to Get Tickets to Feast’s Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting

Portland’s celebrated food and drink festival returns this weekend. Get last-minute tickets to Oregon Bounty, featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with Feast’s top chefs.

09/14/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

Power-Ranking Oregon’s Best Hummus

We sampled every locally made retail brand of the ubiquitous chickpea spread available in the state to uncover the best … and the worst.

09/10/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

Garden Bar Will Open 3 New Locations—and Crisp Salad Bar Debuts in NoPo

Get the scoop on the popular customized salad shop's two upcoming expansions—including the eatery's first east-side spot. Plus: a new salad bar opens on North Williams. Battle of the bars?

09/08/2015 By Allison Jones

OKTOBERFEST

Oktoberfest in PDX: The Definitive Guide

As the country’s beer-touting capital, we take the Bavarian festival seriously. Dust off your lederhosen and check out our complete list of Portland's Oktoberfest celebrations.

09/03/2015 By Katie Vaughan

BREAKING NEWS

Stray Dogs Chef Team Reveals Restaurant Location

Peter Cho and Johnny Leach, the chef duo behind Stray Dogs and Stray Birds, ready for a tentative November opening.

09/01/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

Food and Drink Events

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Pop-ups inside pop-ups, Japanese pickles at Olympia Provisions, couscous at TBA, and much more.

09/01/2015 By Katie Vaughan

GOOD EATS

Tomatoes and Melon: A Gazpacho Match Made in Farmers Market Heaven

A cool, bright bowl of high-summer bounty is waiting to make friends with your blender.

08/26/2015 By Allison Jones

READ EM AND EAT

Fresh Flavors and Creative Watercolors Combine in Mi Comida Latina

An Oregon native pairs Latin recipes with vibrant hand-painted art.

08/26/2015 By Katie Vaughan