Q&A

Joel Palmer House’s Pandemic Pivots

For the famed wine country restaurant, the state shutdown came during the slowest season.

10/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Local Libations

Here Are the Wines and Wine Shops Keeping Us Saturated in These Trying Times

Raise a glass to the bottle shops, tasting rooms, and corner stores, with everything from hot new discoveries to “easy drinkers that can ease our reality.”

10/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Conner Reed

Food News

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Restaurant, Softly Opens October 1

After the spot’s pop-up closed abruptly, the BIPOC worker-owned cooperative is back in a brick-and-mortar location in Southeast.

09/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Author John Birdsall on James Beard's Gay Identity and Oregon Roots

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard offers a compassionate, honest, and meticulously researched take on how Beard became one of the most...

09/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eating Out

10 Places to Picnic in Portland Right Now

Make the most of the sunshine with these outdoor delights.

09/29/2020 By Ainslee Dicken With Fiona McCann

Best Restaurants 2020

Malka Shows There Can Be Beauty in Chaos

Call it global hippie food from a mad scientist or a tornado twisting of Thai food and Shabbat. We call it delicious.

09/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

Coffee & Tea

8 Creative Ways to Caffeinate with Local Concoctions

Switch up your daily coffee routine.

09/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2020

Matta’s Richard Le Remixes Vietnam with His San Jose Roots

What began in late 2018 as straightforward family recipes now embraces edgy remixes of Vietnam and America.

09/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: September 24

The content in our queues, from tacos to Thom Yorke

09/24/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Tale of the Tots

The 8 Stages of McMenamins

When it comes to Portlanders’ relationship with the brewpub-theater-hotel chain, well, it’s complicated.

09/04/2020 Illustrations by Hawk Krall By Margaret Seiler

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland's Changing Food Scene, with Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks and Portland Monthly food editor Katherine Chew Hamilton discuss how restaurants and food writing are...

08/28/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Support Black-Owned

Five Days Remain in Portland’s Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week

If you haven’t already been supporting your local Black-owned food businesses, this week is a great time to start.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Snack Time

Meet Portland’s Gluten-Free Cracker King

“I already knew I had the best gluten-free crackers in the world, but people would walk by a Black product and they wouldn’t try it because a Black family was on the front.”

08/20/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pizza Party

At Paladin Pie, Pizza Fuels Social Change

The weekly pizza pop-up has donated to racial justice nonprofits and mutual aid funds including Don’t Shoot PDX, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the Okra Project.

08/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Tea Time

Mamancy Tea Brings a Taste of Kenya’s Tea Culture to Beaverton

For Anne Johnson, friendships are built on drinking tea.

08/09/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Stay Fresh

Meet Portland’s New Black-Owned Juice Brand, Drink Mamey

Founder Cydnie Smith-McCartney wants to spread her love for juice and wellness.

08/05/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

A New Rooftop Bar, Lady of the Mountain, Arrives at Kex Hotel

Plus, Dóttir reopens for indoor and outdoor dining at the Icelandic hotel.

08/04/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

New Wave Okinawa

From the Minds Behind Nodoguro, Tonari Re-Spins Healthy Japanese Food

Tonari invites us in, if only for a few moments, to soak in not just joy but reflection.

08/01/2020 By Karen Brooks

The Little Joys of Summer

Here's What You Need Right Now to Party at a Distance

Celebrate local eateries and drink makers with your own backyard feast of homey takeout, icy drinks, and vividly flavored market finds.

08/01/2020 By Kelly Clarke

News to Chew

5 Things to Eat This Week in Portland

Light and easy summer fare.

07/29/2020 By Lauren Carlos