Shops

El Interior Honors and Shares Traditional Mexican Folk Art

From colorful ceramic skulls for Día de los Muertos to floral table runners, Laura Gutierrez wants to share the art of her people.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Holidays

The Importance of Ofrendas on Día de los Muertos

Plus: We reach out to local Mexican/Mexican American/Latinx creators, makers, and businesses to help decorate our own ofrenda.

10/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in October

Visit Halloweentown, explore PNW hops, learn about mushrooms, and more this spooky season

09/30/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pop-Ups

Mis Tacones Serves Up Vegan Tacos and Community Vibes for Queer and Trans People of Color

Let the Walter Mercado Instagram posts draw you in for seitan tacos on hand-pressed tortillas twice a month at Local Lounge.

06/03/2021 By Tuck Woodstock

Eat This Now

6 Must-Try Corn Quesadillas

The criteria: handmade corn tortillas, mouthwatering fillings, tongue-tingling salsas.

05/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

I'm With Her

Get to Know These 4 Standout Women in Portland's Culinary Scene

Food industry folks gush about some of their favorite local ladies.

04/24/2018 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Pour

Kiosko Brings Latin Pride—and Mexican Affogato—to the South Waterfront

Forget your vanilla latte. At this diminutive coffee shop, it's all "cortaditos" and "ahogados."

04/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Spotlight

At Dos Hermanos, Two Yucatán-Born Brothers Work Bakery Magic

Gabriel and Josue Azcorra fuel N Williams with great baguettes and sugar-showered Mexican pastries.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Global Comfort Food

Portland Dishes That Taste Like Home

We asked some of our favorite local chefs and foodies one deceptively simple question: What tastes like home? Here are their globe-spanning responses.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

In Memoriam

Home Is Where the Enchilada Is

RIP, Original Taco House.

02/27/2018 By Emily E. Smith

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Tuck Woodstock

Best Restaurants 2017: Feel the Joy

Why We Need Güero's Delicious Tortas

Now more than ever.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Division/Clinton: Insider Picks

Where Division/Clinton Insiders Really Eat, Drink, and Play

The people who live and work in this booming Portland neighborhood spill its lesser-known charms.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Restaurant Review

Güero and Chalino Riff On Mexican Cuisine—with Unexpected Results

The Mexican-inspired spots are two of Portland's most anticipated restaurants this year. How do they stack up?

07/10/2017 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

04/17/2017 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 Tuck Woodstock

Hit List

Portland’s 5 Best Close-In Taquerias

Amazing taco spots dot the fringes of our city, but sometimes you just need a quick fix.

03/16/2017 By Elise Herron

Coffee Guide: International Bakeries

Pastries without Borders: 6 Globe-Trotting Portland Bakeries

Swedish cinnamon knots to Japanese kare doughnuts, butter is a universal language.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

First Look

First Look: Güero's New Brick-and-Mortar

The wildly popular torta cart has moved up the street, with some major upgrades to the menu and the décor.

02/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Güero Takes Over Tabla's NE 28th Avenue Space

The 14-year-old pasta joint makes way for creative tortas, Mexican hamburgers, and mescal by the carafe.

11/29/2016 By Benjamin Tepler