New Bars

Cocktail Pop-Up Deadshot Now Has Permanent Digs and a Posse of Bartenders

Before, Adam Robinson's Mondays-only bar night was Holdfast's sidepiece. Now, the industry hangout stirs up sweet trouble seven days a week in SE Portland's former Associated space.

05/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

News to Chew

Bamboo Does Brunch, Wild Abandon Shutters, and More PDX Food News

… including yet another new brunch at Bar Casa Vale, a reboot at Shizuku by Chef Naoko, and new digs for Holdfast and Deadshot.

02/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

17 Portland Restaurants with Stellar Wine Lists

From hard-to-find Slovenian wines to mile-long Champagne lists, here's where to eat out when you're serious about grapes.

09/13/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Restaurant and Bar Updates

PREAM, Muselet, and the Bent Brick Call It Quits, Plus More PDX Food News

… including a flashy Ava Gene’s acquisition and Pickathon’s new dinner series.

07/18/2016 By Michelle Porter

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


The Biggest Openings and Closures of 2015

The Eat Beat team examines the year in Portland restaurants.

12/28/2015 By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Kelly Clarke


Home at Last, Holdfast Blends Comfort and Avant Cuisine

The brick-and-mortar restaurant from former pop-up king Will Preisch plays the perfect stage for his modernist experiments.

04/27/2015 By Karen Brooks


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


The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

Our hottest restaurant prospects for the new year (March is going to be a big one).

01/21/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Holdfast Finds a New Home in Southeast Portland

In January, Portland’s modernist experiment will take its talent and runaway success story to the front room of Fausse Piste Winery, four nights a week.

12/17/2014 By Karen Brooks


A Handy Guide to Portland's Best UnRestaurants

Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks


Charting the Rise of Portland's Hottest UnRestaurants

In back rooms, on off nights, and behind borrowed counters, forward-thinking chefs are redefining dinner in Portland.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks


Holdfast Dining's One-Man Show

With just 10 stools and a rented kitchen, Will Preisch presents a pop-up vision of high-end eating: casual, personal, and thrilling.

10/01/2013 By Karen Brooks


Slide Show: A Night with Holdfast Dining's Will Preisch

Dive into a market-driven, modernist one-man show, offering plates like wasabi pea soup and cornbread madeleines topped with lardo and honeycomb.



Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Raise a glass to Holdfast Dining's Vegetarian Dinner, SE Wine Collective’s Eastside Fish Fry, and more of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events.

08/20/2013 By Tuck Woodstock


Will Preisch Returns to PDX with Holdfast Dining

The former Bent Brick chef is back in Portland after honing his skills in Europe, and is set to launch a daring new supper club series this month.

06/21/2013 By Allison Jones