Food News

Egg Prices Send Local Food Businesses Scrambling

Once a cheap source of protein and staple of baking and cooking, eggs are skyrocketing in cost, and business owners are making changes to accommodate.

02/06/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Fermenter Chef Aaron Adams Is Opening a Vegan Cuban Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Workshop Food and Drink, Adams’s newest project, will open February 18 on Belmont Street in Southeast Portland's Buckman neighborhood.

01/31/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Closures

Malka, the Wonderfully Imaginative House-Turned-Restaurant on SE Division Street, Will Close

Chef and co-owner Jessie Aron says the Southeast Portland restaurant's last day of service will be February 26.

01/17/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Our Favorite Breakfast Sandwich Right Now Lives at Balong, a Filipino American Pop-Up

Stop by the Baon Kainan food cart on Mondays and Tuesdays for house-made sausage on house pandesal.

01/10/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Year in Review

Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Closures, from Acadia to Ya Ya

Longtime institutions, food carts, and fledgling restaurants all shuttered this year, including Clyde Common, Sunshine Noodles, and Toffee Club.

12/29/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Matthew Trueherz, and Karen Brooks

Year in Review

The Trends That Drove Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Openings

A return to fine dining, two restaurants are better than one, and wine bars galore, from Kann to Canard to a slice shop from Scottie’s Pizza

12/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Food Carts Are the Heart of Portland’s Food Culture. Could January 2023 Regulations Change That?

Some carts have called it quits for now due to difficulty complying with new rules about wastewater.

12/27/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

The Iconic Feast Portland Food Festival Will Not Return

Cofounder Mike Thelin talks about why Feast mattered, why he pulled the plug, and what Portland needs now.

12/22/2022 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Sunshine Noodles, Diane Lam’s Contemporary Cambodian Restaurant, Will Close December 18

Sunshine Noodles started out as a pop-up and grew into a Slabtown restaurant beloved for dishes like phnom penh noodles and lime pepper chicken wings.

12/09/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Openings

Viking Soul Food Expands to a Restaurant in Woodstock

The Scandinavian food cart in Southeast Portland has found a second home for its meatball lefse wraps, family recipes, and hot sauce named for Thor's hammer.

12/02/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Food News

Acclaimed Scottie’s Pizza Parlor Will Drop a Major Slice Shop in Northwest Portland, Mid-December

The shop's exacting pies, already a favorite on Division Street, will be showcased in six daily slices on NW 21st, burrata topped to grandma style.

12/01/2022 By Karen Brooks

Beer and Games

Portland’s First Tabletop-Roleplaying-Devoted Brewpub Will Open This Spring

TPK Brewing wants to be a haven for beer lovers and gamers.

11/15/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Food News

Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Will Open a Restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and a Separate Wine Shop

Veterans of Sweedeedee, Tastebud, and Ava Gene’s are opening a natural wine bottle shop and and a New York-style pizza restaurant.

11/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Frozen Treats

Ice Queen Opens a Paleteria near Ladd’s Addition

The Chicana and Indigenous–owned vegan ice cream business now sells its paletas and soft serve at a new storefront.

11/09/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Food News

At Lollipop Shoppe, Portland Has a Brand-New Spot for Late-Night Southern Food

The new music venue takes over the former Dig a Pony space, with food and beverage from the Tulip Shop Tavern team.

11/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

The Complicated, Triumphant Return of Portland’s Honey Bagel

After 18 months, the cult bagel pop-up returns November 7 with unorthodox hours.

10/26/2022 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Local Institution Tortilleria y Tienda De Leon Is Moving to Southeast

The tortilla factory, salsa shop, tamale producer, and hot bar, which has sat on the edge of Gresham for 23 years, will reopen in the Reed neighborhood.

10/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Halloween

Ghoulish Grub: Scary Portland Dishes to Try Before Halloween

From blood sausage pasta to toffee mealworm ice cream, we’ve rounded up a few frightening but tasty picks.

10/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Ripe Cooperative, the Year-Old Euro-Centric Sidewalk Café in the Former Beast Space, Is Closing

Naomi Pomeroy’s exciting pandemic pivot aimed to show the true cost of running a restaurant. What does its closure mean?

10/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

4 Fascinating Facts from Newly Released Book Lost Restaurants of Portland, OR

The nostalgia-fueled book chronicles 20 now-closed restaurants, from Henry Thiele’s to the Hollywood Burger Bar, with history, recipes, and personal accounts.

10/05/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton