Restaurant Review

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

Pandemic Kitchens

A Tale of Two Ghost Kitchens

Doug Miriello of Dimo’s Apizza and Andy Ricker of Pok Pok launch two delivery-only fried chicken concepts using two different models.

09/22/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Oregon Fires

Smoky Skies Halt Outdoor Dining In Portland—But For How Long?

Restaurants and food carts are facing tough calls about whether to remain open, temporarily close, or move things indoors.

09/17/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Ainslee Dicken

Wildfire Aid

Some of the Portland Restaurants, Pop-Ups, and Food Carts Helping Those Affected by Wildfires

Even while the foodservice industry faces a crisis of its own, many businesses are stepping up to help.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Pop-Up, Is Looking for a New Home

Get your rice and curry plates and street food lunches this weekend before the BIPOC worker-owned vegan pop-up leaves its Northeast Portland location.

09/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ciao, Portland

Cooperativa, a New Italian Food Hall, Is Now Softly Open in the Pearl

Travel to a Florentine market without leaving town.

09/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Baking News

Pix Pâtisserie Chef Releases New Cookbook

Cheryl Wakerhauser is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Petite Pâtisserie: Bon Bons, Petits Fours, Macarons and Other Bite-Size Treats, with a Pix-O-Matic release party. Try making the 7-Layer “Cake” for yourself.

08/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

At the Grocery Store, a Push to Re-Up Hazard Pay

Employees at New Seasons say the pandemic's not over, so their bonus pay shouldn't be either.

08/27/2020 By Julia Silverman

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

Food News

Bar King Reopens for Dinner Tomorrow

After opening and then abruptly closing in March, chef Shaun King plans to reopen the restaurant August 27.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking Food News

Seattle Pop-Up Hit Rough Draft Burger Shop Opening in Portland August 27

Because we need more smash burgers to argue about

08/26/2020 By Karen Brooks

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

Ice Cream

Salt & Straw’s New Camping-Inspired Flavors Drop Today

From salted hazelnut s’mores to cast-iron corn bread with huckleberry jam, this isn’t your average freeze-dried camping food.

08/14/2020 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

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

Vendgame

This East Burnside Vending Machine Is Raising the Bar for Quick Snacks

The Pix-O-Matic offers Pix Pâtisserie's wide selection of its trademark French-inflected delicacies.

08/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coffee Camaraderie

Two Years in, La Perlita Celebrates Its Status as a BIPOC Hub

The coffee shop is now home to a new roasting company, Reforma Roasters, and is hosting women and BIPOC-helmed food pop-ups on a near-daily basis.

07/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma’s Takeaway by Gado Gado Opens in August

The to-go and patio dining spot will specialize in Indonesian-Malaysian-Chinese barbecue platters.

07/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

The Bakery at Bar King Readies to Open August 6

The best baker you've never heard of has two projects unfolding: a major Southeast bakery and a downtown donut pop-up Aug 1–2 that announces a soon-to-open Berliner donut shop.

07/28/2020 By Karen Brooks

Portland Protests

Amid Protests, Riot Ribs Feeds Everyone

Barbecue pop-up Riot Ribs has given out free food to everyone in downtown Portland for the last three weeks.

07/26/2020 By Emily Gillespie Photography by Emily Gillespie