Eat & Drink

Kitchen Consequential

Drugs and booze nearly gutted a generation of Portland's best chefs. Now they're setting the table for sober kitchen culture.

01/29/2019 By Karen Brooks Illustrations by Molly Mendoza

Breaking News

Little Bird Bistro Unveils New Menu and Chef

Le Pigeon and Canard are Portland food stars. Now, famed chef Gabriel Rucker and wine maven Andy Fortgang are sharpening the focus on their downtown bistro.

01/07/2019 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

The 10 Biggest Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2018

It was a bullish year for Portland eating.

12/19/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Best Restaurants 2018

Portland's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Ten amazing dining destinations, five must-eat dishes, and one neighborhood on the rise. It's an excellent year to eat in Portland.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Best Restaurants 2018: Duck Stacks & Steam Burgers

Portland Monthly's 2018 Restaurant of the Year: Canard

With his third restaurant, famed Le Pigeon chef Gabriel Rucker proves he’s still an original.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

Feast 2018

Why a Booze-Free Dinner Was the Most Important Meal at Feast Portland 2018

Five of the nation’s best-known chefs, Gabriel Rucker to Andrew Zimmern, are the new face of food culture sobriety.

09/19/2018 By Karen Brooks

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Departure’s Gregory Gourdet to Host Talent-Studded James Beard Dinner Fundraiser

Thirteen of Portland's James Beard stars (and Congressman Earl Blumenauer) join forces to fight for a fair food system.

07/24/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Review

Gabriel Rucker's Canard Is 2018’s Best Restaurant (So Far)

From funfetti pancakes to rare Burgundy wines, Le Pigeon's sister spot is a gloriously odd duck.

07/17/2018 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Le Pigeon's Sister Restaurant, Canard, Opens April 16. We've Got Menu Details.

"Wild French bar food" only hints at Gabriel Rucker's new menu, with a major, geeky wine list from partner Andrew Fortgang.

04/05/2018 By Karen Brooks

Hometown Pride

Oregon Scores 18 Semifinalist Nominations at 2018 James Beard Awards

It’s another landslide year for Portland chefs, restaurateurs, and wine aficionados.

02/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 1–8

Lunch at Luce, crêpes at Little Bird, and bone broth at Broth Bar are your required eating for the week.

10/31/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Best Restaurants 2016: Bucket List

30 Portland Restaurants for the Ultimate Local Dining Bucket List

Hope you’re hungry. Here are 30 top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

CHANGE AGENTS

In 2002, Two Crazy Kids Basically Invented the Modern Portland Restaurant

Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy redefined the city’s old-world restaurant order.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Longtime Le Pigeon Chef Andrew Mace Leaves His Post for Sustainable Seafood Project

The talented chef de cuisine will sell subscriptions to a sustainable restaurant fishery and man a fresh-from-the-docks seafood cart, Local Fish, opening soon at NE Eighth and Couch.

05/09/2016 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

Karen Brooks’s Best Portland Dishes 2015

Portland Monthly’s food critic on the dishes that defined the year.

12/29/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

The 4 Most Memorable Portland Restaurant Moments of the Year

A handful of standing ovations are in order for the year's best menu, dish, spread, and cuisine.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Gabe Rucker takes over Little Bird, Erik Van Kley opens Taylor Railworks, and Flying Fish expands its seafood empire.

06/30/2015 By Eat Beat Team

BREAKING NEWS

Holdfast to Reopen February 12 with Ambitious Monthly Chef Collaborations

For its second act, Portland’s two-man modernist kitchen is ready to unveil a new Southeast location and joint chef dinners in what could be the Rose City’s ultimate R&D lab.

01/26/2015 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Doug Adams Crowned Imperial’s Chef De Cuisine

Up-and-coming sous chef Doug Adams takes the reigns at Vitaly Paley’s downtowner Imperial.

07/24/2014 By Kelly Clarke