Food News

Tito’s Taquitos, Our Favorite Taco Cart, Reopens

Taco cart Tito’s Taquitos reopens in Southwest Portland, fried food cart ThiccBoi has returned, and McMenamin’s BrewFest is back.

05/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Best Tacos

From carnitas to lengua to goat birria, here are our picks—found all in a St. Johns market, a Beaverton cart, an old fast food spot in Rockwood & more.

05/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

República Is Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year

Find out why our editors chose República, located in NW Portland, as Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year for 2021.

11/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pop-Ups

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Duck Tlayuda at For Esme

Chef Luna Contreras and bartender Michelle Ruocco team up for a cocktail and Mexican snack-filled pop-up at Magna.

10/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Why Mole Mole Mexican Cuisine Is Alberta’s New Must-Try Cart

Come for restaurant-quality mole, soups, and salads that feel like home.

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coffee

5 Portland Roasters Weaving Culture and Identity into Coffee

The owners of Portland Cà Phê, Café Zamora, Super Joy, and more source beans from countries where they have deep family roots.

10/21/2021 By Monica Salazar

Eat This Now

3 Essential Portland Rainy Day Dishes

Time to break out the rain boots, umbrellas, mittens, curries, noodle soups, and stews.

09/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Recipes

Make Khalsa Salsa’s Sweet Potato Soup with Black Bean Salsa

Try this Indian-meets-Mexican recipe from Beaverton's award-winning, family-owned salsa business.

09/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Tito’s Taquitos Is Portland’s Must-Try New Taco Cart

Eat crispy potato taquitos topped with birria, chickpea al pastor garnished with pineapple on handmade tortillas, and tres leches cake with fresh berries.

07/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

The 8 Most Mouthwatering Nachos to Try in Portland

Where to get cheesy chips topped with anything from ahi poke to lemongrass beef to mole.

07/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurants

República’s New Tasting Menu Showcases Mexican Ingredients, from Escamoles to Huitlacoche

The five-course dinner might showcase amaranth, ant larvae, or corn smut, served with a side of culinary history.

07/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food

Three Sisters Nixtamal's Marvelous Masa

A good taco needs good tortillas. Here’s why a tortilla made with freshly nixtamalized corn is hard to beat.

06/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Beer

Portland's Must-Try Micheladas

Do you like yours with candied bacon, shrimp and mango, or dried beef?

06/04/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Eat & Drink

These Tacos and Beer Pairings Make for a Perfect Portland Summer

We scoured the whole city, including Gresham and Beaverton, for the best tacos around.

06/03/2021 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton By Tuck Woodstock and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

At Nightingale, Chef Luna Contreras Celebrates Mexican Street Food While Championing Identity and Community

The menu hearkens back to happy memories of Contreras's grandmother, with antojitos like flautas and gorditas at the center.

05/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Breaking News

New Food Cart Principe Maya Serves Excellent Yucatecan Cuisine at the Portland Mercado

You’ve tried panuchos, but what about brazo de reina, relleno negro, and kibis?

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food & Drink

Meet the Dream Team at República in Portland's Pearl District

The new Mexican café, wine bar, and restaurant isn’t just about one chef—it’s about collaboration and camaraderie. Plus, a recipe for salsa macha.

03/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Hoxton Hotel’s La Neta

Johnny Leach’s Mexican restaurant sources top-shelf masa, smears guacamole toast, and serves a cornflake, yogurt, and gin breakfast cocktail.

11/09/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Savor

This Grocery ‘Boot Camp’ Helps POC and Immigrant Entrepreneurs Get to Market

Portland Mercado's three-week crash course is free and bilingual.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

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