First-Look Review

Acclaimed Han Oak Reopens with Hot Pot, Caviar, and Korean Chips

After nearly two years on hiatus, Portland's fun-loving Korean restaurant returns with a new concept

02/23/2022 By Karen Brooks

Dining Picks

Where to Get Lunar New Year Dishes & Treats in Portland

From bánh tét to nian gao, mark the holiday with dumplings, noodles, and more from Vietnam, Korea, China, and beyond.

01/26/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Dining Experiences: Toki, St. Jack, Sweedeedee & Oma’s Hideaway

Meet the restaurants—beyond República—that transported us into their worlds and mindsets.

12/01/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat

These Portland Classics Gave Many Locals Their First Taste of Korean Cuisine

Long-standing Cameo Café, Du’s Grill & Taste Tickler aren’t strictly Korean restaurants, but they’ve been bringing the bulgogi for years.

11/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Food on TV

Where to Find the Food from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ in Portland

From ddukbokki to raw ramyeon, we tracked down all the eats from the hit series.

10/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

A New Middle Eastern and Korean-Influenced Restaurant from a Lazy Bear and Aziza Alum Opens in Southeast Portland

Chef Brian Han pairs Okinawan purple sweet potatoes with ume tzatziki and shiso chermoula.

07/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Two New Chicken Chains Have Arrived in the Portland Area

Dave’s Hot Chicken sets up shop in Tualatin, while Chimcking adds a location in Hollywood.

05/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Air Travel

Delta to Start Direct Flights between Portland and Seoul in September

The Korean metropolis isn’t the only city with new nonstop service out of PDX in 2021. The Midwest and California’s Central Coast are suddenly a lot closer, ...

04/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Food News

Portland's AAPI Restaurant and Food Cart Owners Unite Against Hate Crimes

“It’s about community, not competition,” says Aron Moxley of the Rice Bowl Posse.

04/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

New This Weekend: Prey & Tell and Toki

Try one of these two spots that just launched.

01/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cowabunga 2019

Cowabunga Q&A: Kim Jong Grillin’s Han Ly Hwang

The Korean cart competitor talks kimchi, '90s salads, and the pitfalls of trying to re-create fast food.

06/25/2019 By Karen Brooks

Insider’s Guide 2019: Food

Where Portland's Next Generation Goes to Eat and Play

Move over, millennials. A Generation Z teen gives us her foodie favorites.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Recipes

Make Kim Jong Grillin’s Salty-Sweet Galbi Short Ribs at Home

The secret ingredient? Strawberry Sunkist.

07/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2017: Hang with Cho

Han Oak Is Portland Monthly’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year

With epic dumplings and endless format changes, Peter Cho remakes Korean cooking and captures a city’s spirit.

10/12/2017 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Life of Cho

From Korean dumplings to a raucous backyard vibe, Peter Cho's Northeast spot rules.

06/12/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Tuck Woodstock

Winter Relaxation: Recipes

Cut the Winter Chill with Spicy Kimchi Stew and Souped-Up Soju

Gettin’ jjigae with it.

12/20/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 22–29

From pretzel bagels at Pop to funky gamay at Dame, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

11/22/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2016: Casual Korean

Portland’s Coolest New Restaurant: Han Oak

Salt-baked pork belly bo ssam to thumping ’80s hip-hop, Peter Cho’s casual Korean spot is the place to be right now.

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler