Hometown Pride

Ox Takes Home the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest

The Argentine grill from Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton does Oregon proud at the 2017 James Beard Awards.

05/02/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

James Beard Awards

Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Wins a 2017 James Beard Award

Our own master wordsmith, veteran Portland food voice, and all-around punk rocker takes home the James Beard journalism prize, alongside accolades for two other Oregonians.

04/25/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

James Beard Awards 2017: Portland Scores Finalist Slots in Best Chef NW, Food Writing, and More

Best Chef Northwest nods for Coquine's Katy Millard, Castagna's Justin Woodward, and Ox's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton. Plus, PoMo's Karen Brooks is one of three national finalists for restaurant criticism.

03/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Hometown Pride

James Beard Awards 2017: Oregon Dominates NW Semifinalists

The lauded award foundation names 19 Beaver State notables.

02/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

WHAT WE ATE

Portland’s Restaurant History: The People, Places, and Plates That Set Our City’s Epic Table

How did we conquer the food world? We chronicle more than a century of Portland dining.

08/15/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke

FOOD HISTORY

Pioneer Salt, Giant Pancakes, and Sexy Salads: The Two-Century-Long Story of How Portland Conquered the Food World

Here are the wild spots, rule breakers, lost treasures, and unforgettable dishes that forged our food culture.

08/15/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Molly Woodstock, and Michael Zusman Photography by Nicolle Clemetson Styled by Ashley Marti/Local Haven

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Comes Home Empty-Handed at the 2016 James Beard Awards

Washington takes Best Chef Northwest for the second year in a row.

05/03/2016 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

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

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN

The International Designer Behind the James Beard Public Market Goes Chasing Waterfalls

Renowned international design firm Snohetta sets its sights on two ambitious Oregon projects, including a promenade to Oregon City's Willamette Falls.

10/05/2015 By Randy Gragg

PORTLAND FOOD

5 Things About James Beard, Portland's Original Foodie

The first chef on television still captures our hearts and culinary imagination

08/24/2015 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

This is What Portland's Groundbreaking James Beard Public Market Might Look Like

The Norwegian firm envisions a development that would transform Portland's food scene—and cityscape.

06/24/2015 By Randy Gragg

ARCHITECTURE

Superstar Norwegian Architects Will Reveal the New James Beard Market This Week

Acclaimed firm Snohetta will preview its plans to transform a dour parking lot into locavore heaven.

06/22/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

James Beard shutout, Josh Ozersky is dead at 47, and some of the year’s most exciting restaurants are finally here.

05/05/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

ARCHITECTURE

The Genius Scandinavian Architects Making Portland’s Public Market

A famed Norwegian design firm promises to turn a patch of asphalt into the James Beard Public Market—using global expertise.

04/02/2015 By Randy Gragg

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Two Portland Chefs and Restaurant Critic Karen Brooks are James Beard Award Finalists

Castagna’s Justin Woodward, Ox’s Greg and Gabrielle Denton, and Portland Monthly’s very own flavor-seeking wordsmith are in the running.

03/24/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Major nominations for this year’s class of culinary professionals.

02/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Celebrate James Beard on the Oregon Coast

Celebrate "America's First Foodie" with a night of film, stories, and food inspired by the culinary icon.

05/07/2014 By Brooke Bass

FOOD NEWS

Naomi Pomeroy Wins 2014 James Beard Foundation Best Chef NW

The chef/owner of Beast brings home the title on her fourth nomination, saying "I feel like I'm taking this home for everybody in the Northwest."

05/06/2014 By Allison Jones

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Jan 22–Feb 10, 2014

Head out for a Dungeness crab feed, a bevy of chocolate festivals, tequila tastings and deep–dish pizza parties, and more tasty Portland food events.

01/21/2014 By Kristin Leigh