THE TABLE SETTER

In the ‘70s and ‘80s, This Prolific Portland Restaurateur Redefined “Fine Dining”

Michael Vidor—the man behind L’Auberge, Genoa, and Tanuki—replaced stodge with bohemian, come-as-you-are excellence.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

COMFORT FOOD

Portland Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Comfort Foods

From Yucatan pork stew to toffee sauce-smothered date cake, here's what the local pros crave.

01/25/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke

COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

01/25/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, Rachel Ritchie, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas

LONG LIVE THE KING

Why King Burrito Is Still North Portland’s Greatest Burrito Joint (After 20 Years)

The NoPo taco standby enters its third decade with a winning strategy for success: keep doing things the way they've always been done.

10/19/2015 By Margaret Seiler

READ EM AND EAT

Fresh Flavors and Creative Watercolors Combine in Mi Comida Latina

An Oregon native pairs Latin recipes with vibrant hand-painted art.

08/26/2015 By Katie Vaughan

HIT LIST

Dipping into Portland's Best Guacamole

A blind tasting of two dozen avocado dips reveals that the city's best guacs are all about the details.

07/20/2015 By Allison Jones

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Paletas

So long, Otter Pops. The city’s newest summer obsession with Mexican ice pops makes good on Oregon’s fresh fruit and creative chefs.

06/17/2015 By Katie Vaughan

RECIPE

Tex-Mex Touchdown! Recipes for Your Super Bowl Spread

La Taq’s fundido, salsa, and fumble-free guacamole are your top gridiron party prospects.

01/28/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

OPENING WATCH

Inside Alberta's Texan-Inspired Stella Taco

NE Alberta’s new taco shop is set to open its doors August 11—we've got a first look at the colorful space and menu.

08/07/2014 By Allison Jones and Erica Iannitti

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Fresh Guacamole and Ceviche at Tamale Boy

Grab some friends and set up camp on the sunny patio of Jaime Soltero's Woodlawn neighborhood brick-and-mortar.

08/05/2014 By Erica Iannitti

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Taqueria Nueve, Resurrected

The much-loved Mexican eatery rises again with familiar plates and a hungry crowd in tow.

04/29/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Xico's Take-Out Chicken Dinner

Picnic-worthy packs of Kelly Myers's perfectly spiced bird, sides, and salsas are available to-go from her SE Division Mexican eatery.

07/08/2013 By Allison Jones

RECIPES

Rock the Top Guac

For Cinco de Mayo, nothing kicks it like a great guacamole – and maybe a margarita to wash it down.

04/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

Cheap Eats

The Best Mex this Side of the ’Burbs

La Bonita opens a second outpost, bringing burly, budget-friendly burritos and more to North Portland.

03/02/2011 By Anna Sachse

LATE NIGHT

Couture Tacos on Northeast Alberta

The new-ish Cruzroom’s Taco Lab contributes to the local art of late-night nibbles.

10/29/2010 By Anna Sachse

Food News

Breaking Food Cart News

Chef Kenny Hill of Trébol is going to go to-go, Oaxacan-style, with a new food cart in Chinatown.

09/22/2010 By Anna Sachse

Beyond the Bridges

Sayulita Is Mexico's Hush-Hush Resort Town. Get There Before the Word Gets Out.

Sayulita, a tiny village of 2,500, still feels like one imagines it did during the 16th century, when the Spanish first happened upon it. Even the Mexicans began settling it only in 1941.

10/09/2009 By Randy Gragg