EAT WITH YOUR EYES

First Look: Modernist Berlu Opens June 13

Chef Vince Nguyen’s tiny, hard-core locavore Belmont restaurant has big ambitions.

06/03/2019 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

The 10 Biggest Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2018

It was a bullish year for Portland eating.

12/19/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Hotel Openings

Woodlark Hotel Now Open, Just in Time for Kolaches and Winter Cocktails

Woodlark is two hotels in one, plus a downtown outpost of Good Coffee, a history-heavy cocktail bar, and—finally!—Doug Adams's Texas-style meat palace, Bullard.

12/12/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Breaking News

Bernstein’s Bagels Poised to Break Big with Second Location on N Russell

The funky little (and little-known) St Johns bagel shop will be destination-ready with actual heating, bona-fide seating, and legit, hand-rolled traditional bagels. Opening date: Dec 22.

11/21/2018 By Karen Brooks

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

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market

The focaccia and cannoli have landed in Lents.

11/06/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hotel Openings

How Will the Hoxton Hotel Change Old Town?

The 119-room luxury tower is chock-full of millennial makers, rooftop macramé, talks with She Bop, and tattoo workshops. Chinatown may never be the same.

10/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Breaking News

Owners of Langbaan, Matt’s BBQ & Shipwreck to Open 'Thai Barbecue Cocktail Bar'

With EEM, coming this winter to N Williams, influential Thai restaurateur Earl Ninsom, Texas barbecue star Matt Vicedomini, and ace bartender Eric Nelson plan neo-tiki cocktails and Thai-spiced ribs.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

First Look: Castagna Café Reboot OK Omens Is Ready for Prime Time

The casual modern wine bar from Michelin-caliber chef Justin Woodward and rising somm star Brent Braun is now open, and we’ve got the details.

06/07/2018 By Karen Brooks

First Look

Either/Or Is Officially Open on North Williams

Coffee and mocktail whiz Ro Tam is joined in the kitchen by the Fenrir crew, with Tanglewood Chai slushies coming down the pike.

05/29/2018 By Karen Brooks

First Look

With Holiday, Stumptown Founder Duane Sorenson Goes Sober, Vegan, and Gluten-Free

The face of third-wave coffee has quietly transformed his Roman Candle Bakery into a cool, plant-based breakfast and coffee shop on SE Division, blocks from his soon-to-open roasting company, Puff Coffee.

05/02/2018 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Le Pigeon's Sister Restaurant, Canard, Opens April 16. We've Got Menu Details.

"Wild French bar food" only hints at Gabriel Rucker's new menu, with a major, geeky wine list from partner Andrew Fortgang.

04/05/2018 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Openings

The North Oregon Coast Gets a Groovy Saloon (for Foodies)

The sleepy town of Wheeler is now home to a hip waterfront eatery obsessed with Tillamook food producers and under-the-radar Oregon wines.

03/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Openings

DC Vegetarian’s Brick-and-Mortar Sandwich Shop Now Open on Division

Meanwhile, the flagship downtown food cart plans to close … someday.

02/19/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Breaking News

Celebrated Chef Cathy Whims to Open Enoteca Nostrana

A mod wine bar with iconic Italian eats and global vintages will rise in March, next to the venerable Nostrana on SE Morrison.

01/24/2018 By Karen Brooks

First Look

Inside Bistro Agnes, Downtown’s New Old-School Frenchie Joint

James Beard Award winners Greg and Gabi Denton of Ox have just opened their SuperBite replacement.

01/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

The People’s Pig Is Now Smoking Brisket on E Burnside

The barbecue standout opens with new happy hour snacks, cocktails, and a porchetta sandwich in the works.

01/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Ox Owners Greg and Gabi Denton to Open French Bistro Jan 18

With Bistro Agnes, the James Beard winners are ready to dig into their love of Parisian comfort food. We've got a first look.

01/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

Portland's 10 Biggest Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2017

We take stock of the whirlwind year in food.

12/27/2017 By Eat Beat Team