First Impressions

The Crown Is Downtown's New Lunchtime Pizza Go-To

Loaded New York pies and summery cocktails make Imperial’s side project a destination unto itself.

07/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Hit List

8 Power Lunch Destinations in Downtown Portland

Hosting foreign executives? Taking the team out for martinis? Just want to wear a suit? We’ve got a crisp-linen tablecloth for you.

04/11/2017 By Elise Herron

Breaking News

Ken Norris Out at Headwaters, the Heathman's Splashy Hotel Restaurant

The ambitious dining room has parted ways with Norris and pastry chef Jeff McCarthy. Owners Vitaly and Kimberly Paley promise bigger fish to come.

04/10/2017 By Karen Brooks

Boom Service

Are Hotel Restaurants Cool Again?

From the Heathman to the Hilton, Portland hotel grub gets serious.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

First Look at Vitaly Paley’s Seafood-Loving Headwaters, Opening October 14

Eat Beat’s got exclusive details on the revamped Heathman Hotel Restaurant and Bar, from a fresh look and adventurous raw bar to "sexual chocolate" for dessert.

10/12/2016 By Kelly Clarke

GOOD EATS

Is Oregon-Farmed Seaweed the Superfood of the Future?

Dig into some bacon of the sea.

06/24/2016 Photography by Hannah Wallace

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Doug Adams Leaving Imperial for an Undisclosed Project

The guy who brought Texan spice and Top Chef fans to the downtown hot spot will phase out this year to pursue a new opportunity.

04/20/2016 By Karen Brooks

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Nets 15 James Beard Nominations

… plus three more Beard nods from around the state make 2016 the biggest year ever for Oregon.

02/17/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

V-DAY CHEAT SHEET

Valentine’s Day in Portland: Where to Dine Out

Only a decadent date night will do for your one and only. In Portland, that means beef cheek dumplings, foie gras crème brûlée, and four-course meals—complete with oyster shucking—delivered to your doorstep.

02/03/2016 By Alex Keith

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From grilled scallop tostada at Imperial to banana-walnut bread with cajeta at Tasty n Alder, these are the things you must eat right now.

01/27/2016 By Eat Beat Team

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Top Picks for Chefs Week PDX

The third-annual food festival from Top Chef front-runner Gregory Gourdet is bigger and more star-studded than ever.

01/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From creamy, masa-steeped hot chocolate at Portland Mercado to a final Middle East brunch at Levant, these are the things you must consume this week.

12/07/2015 By Eat Beat Team

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew: November 2015

Bamboo Sushi to open a fourth location, Ned Ludd says goodbye to brunch and pizza, and Son of a Biscuit just says goodbye.

11/02/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

10/27/2015 By Kelly Clarke

Mother's Day

Mother's Day for Portland Food Lovers

Free canelés, bubbles and tea, hand-delivered alfajores, and a mighty Imperial brunch are just a few of the ways to feed mama right on Mother’s Day.

04/29/2015 By Rachel Davidson

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland this January

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the new year.

01/05/2015 By Karen Brooks

CHEF REVOLUTION

At Paley’s Place, Chef Patrick McKee Out; a Franco-Russian Revolution On Deck

As his executive chef readies to leave, James Beard-toting Vitaly Paley plans the next chapter for his iconic, 20-year-old Portland restaurant.

12/08/2014 By Kelly Clarke

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Two Portland Restaurant Stars to Compete on Top Chef

Departure's Gregory Gourdet and Imperial's Doug Adams join 14 other national chefs for a wicked-awesome new season in Boston. We've got the trailer!

08/20/2014 By Allison Jones

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

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Ben Bettinger to Leave Imperial

Vitaly Paley's right-hand man will depart Imperial and Portland Penny Diner this summer.

05/27/2014 By Allison Jones