Year In Review

Our Food Writers’ Best Bites of 2022 at Portland Restaurants

From Sichuan to Haitian to Vietnamese and everything in between, these are our standout restaurant dishes after a year of eating in Portland.

12/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Karen Brooks, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Acclaimed Scottie’s Pizza Parlor Will Drop a Major Slice Shop in Northwest Portland, Mid-December

The shop's exacting pies, already a favorite on Division Street, will be showcased in six daily slices on NW 21st, burrata topped to grandma style.

12/01/2022 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Will Open a Restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and a Separate Wine Shop

Veterans of Sweedeedee, Tastebud, and Ava Gene’s are opening a natural wine bottle shop and and a New York-style pizza restaurant.

11/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Pumpkin Spice

Portland’s Great Pumpkin Dishes, Drinks & Desserts

Squash your pumpkin cravings with these seasonal specials, including doughnut, pasta, and White Russian cocktails.

10/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Cafe Olli's Goodfellas-Level Pizza, Destination Brunching, and a Year of Struggle

The do-it-all collective arrived last year with hope for a new future. We take stock.

09/13/2022 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Pop-Up Bakery Starter Bread Will Get a St. Johns Brick-and-Mortar in 2023

Some of Portland’s best loaves, currently only offered through a home-baked, under-the-radar delivery service, will expand with a bakery in St. Johns next to the new Gracie’s Apizza.

09/09/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland's Best Pizza

Whether you like your pizza round or square, thick-crusted or thin, these are our favorite spots at which to grab a pie.

09/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food on TV

Lovely’s Fifty Fifty—and Our Own Karen Brooks—Will Star in Netflix’s Chef’s Table: Pizza

Sarah Minnick’s Mississippi Avenue pizzeria and ice cream shop gets some much-deserved attention.

09/02/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Trend

Recess Therapy Got You Craving Corn? Have a Corntastic Day in PDX!

From corn pizza at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty to corn fritters at Oma’s Hideaway, these Portland spots are serving up corntastic treats.

08/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery Will Close August 14

The Killingsworth hybrid bakery and pizzeria, known for its cinnamon rolls, turmeric-loaded Zena cakes, and pizzas, is calling it quits after seven years.

08/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Bari Food Cart’s Italian Street Treat Is Fried Pizza and We Love It

Walter Ferrante, a native of Southern Italy, is dishing out crispy fried dough filled with cheesy, tomatoey goodness to Rose City customers.

06/28/2022 Videography by Monica Salazar and Rose Lee By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News & Events

Portland Food News and Events: March 3-10

Takibi introduces a tasting menu, Paladin Pie’s pizza cart opens, 10 Barrel raises funds for the new Rose Haven Women’s Shelter, and more.

03/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

A Dungeons & Dragons-Themed Pizza Cart from a Nostrana Alum Is Coming to Alberta

Paladin Pie, which began as a backyard pop-up in summer 2020, is scheduled to open in March.

01/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Exit Interview: Portland Bread Legend Ken Forkish

Parting thoughts on the baker and pizza maker’s legacy, comic book cookbook, and why he left Portland

01/05/2022 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2021

Pizza Hits Peak Pie Time in Portland

Dimo’s, Pizza Thief, and Cafe Olli bolster the case that Portland is America’s best pizza city.

11/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Openings

Cafe Olli Is Portland's Next Great Pizza Place

An all-day, worker-owned cafe is rising soon in the former Ned Ludd—everything handmade, major cakes included.

10/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Video

Apizza Scholls: Behind the Scenes at a Portland Culinary Institution

As part of our new video series spotlighting 'Tried and True' Portland locales, we connected with pizza guru Brian Spangler.

10/08/2021 Videography by Rose Lee and Monica Salazar

Review

Thick Pies Rule at No Saint, a Pizza and Natural Wine Pop-Up

Grandma-style thick-yet-airy pizza crust is the canvas for toppings like peach and sausage or ricotta and hot honey.

09/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza from Assembly Brewing

At this Foster-Powell pizzeria and brewery, the sauce, crust, and cheese all work together in rectangular harmony.

07/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Chewy Sourdough Crust Steals the Show at Slabtown's New Pizza Thief

An LA baker jumps into Portland's singular pizza scene, backed by whole-grain baking, seasonal handpies, and one rollicking chocolate chip cookie.

07/19/2021 By Karen Brooks