News To Chew

Honky Tonk Closes, Blue Star Opens a Pizza Chain, Plus More PDX Food News

… including the Bagelworks explosion, celeb chef Chris Cosentino’s new hotel restaurant, and Smokehouse Tavern’s Top Chef run.

10/25/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Blue Star Donuts to Open PDX Airport Outpost

Travelers will be able to nab a Cointreau crème brûlée on their way outta town by Thanksgiving.

07/27/2016 By Kelly Clarke

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Pizza Maria shutters, Salt & Straw teases soft serve, and Stumptown Coffee launches breakfast.

11/16/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Hop Dog: A Sausage Fest with An Identity Crisis

The serial franchisers behind Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts struggle in concept and execution.

10/15/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Broder Soder, North Valley Vineyards, and Hop Dog are open, Coquine and Nomad.PDX expand their hours.

08/11/2015 By Katie Vaughan

BREAKING NEWS

Portland’s Little Big Burger Sold to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

Local burger barons Micah Camden and Katie Poppe sell their popular chain to focus on their other popular chain—Blue Star Donuts.

08/03/2015 By Karen Brooks

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including wild game at Lardo, free hot dogs, and Peruvian Independence Day celebrations galore.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Blue Star Donuts Escapes to L.A. this Summer

The local doughnut chain will add a Venice shop and new flavors, to its fast-growing international empire in late July.

05/28/2015 By Kelly Clarke

DEAR DONUT DIARY

"3 Things I Learned Opening A PDX Doughnut Shop in Japan"

Blue Star's Micah Camden reports from Tokyo on fancy donut mania, getting humbled by Japanese bakers, and why you ought to cover your tattoos before going to the gym.

04/24/2015 By Kelly Clarke

Trend Watch

Hot Dogs: So Hot Right Now

The iconic ballpark frank is going through a major Portland renaissance.

03/06/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BIG DEALS

Son of a Biscuit Opens With 1,000 Free Fried Chicken Meals

Micah Camden's and Katie Poppe's new SE Division Street fried chicken shack takes flight with free fried chicken, biscuits and sides on June 21.

06/19/2014 By Kelly Clarke

INTERVIEW

Getting Personal with Portland’s Food Napoleon Micah Camden

We sit down with the outspoken chef and restaurateur to find out the secret to smart expansion and his life's singular regret (hint: it involves Voodoo Doughnut).

04/11/2014 By Marty Patail

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spring Report: Ten Portland Restaurants to Watch

Your field guide to an exciting new season of Portland restaurant openings

01/27/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

OPENING WATCH

Micah Camden to Open Fried Chicken Shack

This spring, Portland's restaurant mogul will open a Blue Star Donuts outpost on SE Hawthorne, plus a brand-new fried chicken shack on SE Division.

01/16/2014 By Kelly Clarke

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Wave of Portland Eating

Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.

11/01/2013 Photography by Benjamin Tepler

OPENING WATCH

First Look at Boxer Ramen

Micah Camden and Katie Poppe are ready to unleash downtown Portland's newest ramen shop, with noodles, amazing mochi, and a side of neo-pop cool by Nov 1.

10/23/2013 By Karen Brooks

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Deconstructing Blue Star’s Valrhona Donut

We dig deeper into the cocoa-driven wonder from Blue Star Donuts.

03/27/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

OPENING WEEK

Sneak Peek: Blue Star Donuts

High-end donuts should have foodies fighting for a place in line.

12/03/2012 By John Chandler