BREAKING NEWS

New Spot Tusk to Remix Middle Eastern Food for Farm-Centric Portland

Ava Gene’s chef Joshua McFadden gathers a talented team to rethink the world of couscous and cocktails. Rhubarb and parsnip baklava, anyone? Eat Beat has all the details.

03/29/2016 By Karen Brooks

OPENING WATCH

First Look inside Americano, a New Coffee and Vermouth Bar on East Burnside

A new watering hole from Hale Pele’s Blair Reynolds embraces Italy’s greatest exports.

03/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

DISPATCH

Is Tipping Dead?

Restaurateur Scott Dolich of the Bent Brick and Park Kitchen embarks on a bold experiment to close the wage chasm between cooks and servers.

03/25/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Rachel’s Ginger Beer to Open Bar and Torta Spot in Southeast Portland

The Seattle-based ginger beer phenom migrates south.

03/17/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Castagna and Ox Chefs Nab James Beard Best Chef Northwest 2016 Finalist Slots

Castagna's Justin Woodward and Ox's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton represent Portland, plus nods for Clyde Common's bar program, Country Cat's cookbook, and Eater's multimedia eye candy.

03/16/2016 By Kelly Clarke

BREAKING NEWS

Ava Gene's Alums to Open Wine-Centric Restaurant, Dame, in Former Cocotte Space

Award-winning wine director Dana Frank and her crew will serve Portland’s first all-natural wine list with seasonal, Mediterranean, and Eastern European plates on NE Killingsworth.

03/08/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Expatriate to Launch Twisted Asian Brunch March 19

Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy and barman supreme Kyle Linden Webster rethink waffles, burritos, and Bloody Marys for a spice-loving generation. Eat Beat has the first details.

03/07/2016 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew: April 2016

Micah Camden’s Hop Dog shutters, lauded Japanese ramen chain Marukin opens in Southeast Portland, and much more.

03/04/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

BREAKING NEWS

Is A(nother) Vegan Grocery Store Opening in Portland?

Why nearly everything you’ve heard about German supermarket chain Veganz’s US expansion is wrong.

03/02/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BREAKING NEWS

Nodoguro to Open Brick-and-Mortar in Former Genoa Space in April

Pop-up artists Ryan and Elena Roadhouse find a home for their creative Japanese cuisine, hard-core sushi nights, and new mini menu backroom.

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

The Scoop on Bar Casa Vale, the Upcoming Spanish Spot from Olympia Provisions' Nate Tilden

What to expect at the restaurant and bar kingpin’s new project: “big-ass flames, Spanish braises, and major sherries.”

02/09/2016 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Salt & Straw Launching Soft Serve Ice Cream Concept, Wiz Bang Bar

It’s Dairy Queen turned upside down, Portland-style. Eat Beat has the first details on Kim and Tyler Malek’s new sit-down soft serve experience inside Pine Street Market, opening April 1.

01/28/2016 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Peter Cho Launches Han Oak—a Prix Fixe Korean Barbecue Spot and Chef Residency Hub Behind the Ocean

The chef morphs his planned Stray Birds brick-and-mortar into a multipurpose cook space dedicated to chef collaborations, special events, and—coming soon—Korean brunch(!).

01/25/2016 By Kelly Clarke

NEWS

Ruby Jewel Takes Its Ice Cream Sandwiches Nationwide

With a new production facility, the local ice cream maker eyes expansion.

01/25/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spielman Bagels Expands to Northwest Portland

The local bagelmeisters will open a third location on NW Lovejoy.

12/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD NEWS

Breakside Brewery to Open in Northwest Portland

The beloved craft beer maker plans a third location (and patio) in Slabtown.

11/23/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Castagna’s Justin Woodward Takes Over Castagna Café

Portland’s top modernist chef steers the legendary Southeast Hawthorne spot in a new direction.

11/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

OPENINGS

Tastebud's Wood-Fired Restaurant is Finally Opening on October 21

The long-anticipated wood-fired eatery from farmers market star Mark Doxtader will open next week.

10/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Quin Candy to Open a Second Location and Release a Candy Cookbook

Portland’s queen of sweet, Jami Curl, expands with a new candy shop on SE 28th Avenue and an upcoming tome with Ten Speed Press.

09/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

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