Breaking News

Holy Triple Fat-Fried-Chicken! Southern Pop-Up Mae to Open Two Restaurants

Next spring, expect a homey, counter-service spot up front, and story-slinging, prix fixe fine dinners in the back.

10/25/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Dining Guide

These Are Portland’s Essential Sit-Down Restaurants Right Now

Hungry? Here are top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Weekly Planner

A Puerto Rican Block Party at Chesa, Southern-Korean Dinners, and More PDX Food Events

… including a Tusk/Kachka summer soiree, a flash mob-style Dinner en Blanc, and a cookbook reading at Powell’s.

08/01/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

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 Molly Woodstock

Hit List

Portland’s Best Fried Chicken

Sandwiched in a bun, served with spice-dusted jojos, or piled in a to-go bucket, these seven eateries set the bar for deep-fried poultry.

04/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

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

The Long Play

PODCAST: Behind the Scenes of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants Issue

Every year, we devote an issue to the city’s best new restaurants. How does the madness (and magic) happen? Our food team hashes it out.

10/24/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Best Restaurants 2016: Southern Comfort

Portland’s Best Appalachian Supper Club: Mae

Three days a week, Maya Lovelace transplants a new vision of Southern comfort.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Appalachian Hot Spot Mae to Launch Southern Brunch

Beginning September 4, rising chef Maya Lovelace will enter her vaunted fried chicken, serious baking, and farmers market finds into Portland’s Sunday brunch ring.

07/26/2016 By Karen Brooks

WORD OF MOUTH

A Communal Appalachian Feast and More to Check Out in March

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

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Portland Gets a Taste of Southern Appalachia at Mae

Former Beast sous Maya Lovelace gives her grandmother’s Appalachian cooking the Portland treatment: 10-course pop-up dinners, food cart experiments, and more.

09/30/2015 By Karen Brooks