Restaurant Closure

Last Call

After nearly 100 years downtown, dive bar Virginia Café gets 86ed.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

Gardening

Upstairs Eden

Forget the farm. All you need to grow delicious heirloom tomatoes is a little patch of rooftop.

05/19/2009 By Jordan Crucchiola

P.S.... Now!

I Want NY Pizza

Two-Minute Critic

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Bar News

Glass Precision

On a quest for the perfect old-fashioned? Take a page from the Oregon Bartenders Guild.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Spice of Life

Street Food

Forget the lunch cart. Find grub growing on a sidewalk near you.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Food News

Stalk Market

When the price of wheat soars, there are winners (Oregon grain growers) and losers (you).

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

RECIPE

Hooked on Chinook

Highly sought-after and often controversial, this perennial Northwest salmon is still the king of spring.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

FEAST

The Royal Family of Breakfast

Old-world recipes and generations of family focus keep the pancakes fresh (and the breakfast lines long) at the original Original Pancake House.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

5 MINUTES WITH...

Michael Pollan

The reluctant leader of the sustainable food movement and best-selling author of _The Omnivore’s Dilemma_ and _In Defense of Food_ is nothing less than frank when addressing our failing food policies.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

SAVOR

Local Pearls

The variety and abundance of Pacific Northwest oyster coves make our region a shucker’s paradise.

05/19/2009 By David Welch

RECIPE

Pass the Vinegar

A bold winery in the Willamette Valley has become the only producer of true Italian balsamic in the United States.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

Coffee News

Northern Migration

Stumptown Coffee Roasters flies the coop for Seattle. Well, sort of.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

RECIPE

Summer Sweets

With names like Sugar Buns and Silver Queen, what’s not to like about this season’s most toothsome and tender corn?

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Mooove Over

The Good Stuff

It’s expensive and barely legal, but raw milk is a hit in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Sips

Sour Power

The Japanese have embraced it, so why shouldn’t we? Drinking vinegars make a splash in Portland.

05/19/2009 By David Welch

Cart Commentary

NY Times Frugal Traveler on Portland

Matt Gross finds the lifeblood of Frugal Portland.

05/11/2009

Beard_Awards

No Portland Winners at Beard Awards

Seattle’s Maria Hines of Tilth Takes Top Northwest Honors

05/05/2009