Breaking News

NE Broadway Xurro Shop 180 to Relocate

The popular Spanish doughnut and drinking chocolate spot has closed, with plans to reopen in a new neighborhood.

08/01/2018 By Karen Brooks

Chef Diaries

Introducing 'Postcards from the Food Edge,' a New Series from Globe-Trotting PDX Chefs

In our inaugural post, Ataula’s Jose and Cristina Chesa explore churros, lap up coffee-ant mayo, and cook up a storm in Mexico City.

07/25/2018 By Cristina Baez Edited by Karen Brooks

Everyday Activism

A Massive, Food-Fueled Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Comes to Portland Next Week

Ataula, Han Oak, Lardo, Stumptown, and more host seven days of special feasts to raise money for Americans in need.

11/28/2017 By Kelly Clarke


Behold Your Late-Summer Dessert Overlord: 180’s Xurro Ice Cream Sandwich

It tastes exactly as good as you think it does.

08/25/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Jose Chesa’s Spanish-Modern Restaurant Chesa Has Closed

The Ataula chef and partner Cristina Baez gambled on an ambitious, paella-centric restaurant on NE Broadway last year. It didn’t turn out as expected.

06/28/2017 By Karen Brooks


The X-Files

Jose Chesa’s own private Barcelona, xurros to xocolata.

04/22/2016 By Karen Brooks


Han Oak Plays with Korean Cuisine, 180 Fries Up Spanish Xurros, and More to Check Out in April

From Peter Cho’s inventive prix fixe dinners to Jose Chesa’s pastry and paella, Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the obsessions of the month.

03/25/2016 By Karen Brooks


First Look and Menu Details for Ataula’s Sister Restaurant Chesa, Opening Next Week

Chef Jose Chesa gets serious with a design-savvy new dining room bursting with smoked paellas, modern tapas, and a major bar. Eat Beat has the first report.

02/16/2016 By Karen Brooks


Ataula Chefs Open the City’s First Authentic Xurreria, 180

Xurros, xocolata, and xuixos make their Portland debut.

01/29/2016 By Alex Keith


A Taste of True Catalan Comfort

Spanish modernist José Chesa shares a recipe from his chocolate-fueled childhood.

01/25/2016 By Benjamin Tepler


Portland Monthly's Chef of the Year 2014: Ataula's Jose Chesa

Ataula’s Barcelona-born chef just wants to make you a righteous spanish meal.

10/07/2014 By Karen Brooks


The Secret to Ataula's Spanish-Accented Success

At tapas house Ataula, Barcelona-born Jose Chesa masters a rare ingredient in modernist cuisine: comfort.

04/01/2014 By Karen Brooks


Classic Spanish Flavors at Ataula

Barcelona-born chef Jose Chesa brings the cuisine of Iberia to Northwest Portland

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


New Details Emerge for Spanish Gastrobar Ataula

Michelin-trained Jose Chesa opens Ataula next week with playful tapas, authentic paella, and a touch of modernism.

08/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


Q & A with Globetrotting Chef Jose Chesa

Former Ciao Vito chef dishes up details on his upcoming Ataula tapas restaurant.

06/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler