Breaking News

A New Middle Eastern and Korean-Influenced Restaurant from a Lazy Bear and Aziza Alum Opens in Southeast Portland

Chef Brian Han pairs Okinawan purple sweet potatoes with ume tzatziki and shiso chermoula.

07/19/2021 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

Restaurant Review

Oma's Hideaway Is Portland's Most Exciting New Restaurant

Welcome to a world that flickers with Malaysian Chinese barbecue, Indonesian sambals, French sausages, and psychedelic stoner food fun.

07/15/2021 By Karen Brooks

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 News

Derby Kenton 2.0 Unleashes Tropical Cocktails, Smash Burgers, and Filipino-Inspired Brunch

For her second North Portland act, Filipino American restaurateur Judith Stokes will unleash her vision of food and hospitality—drag bingo and live jazz in tow.

06/16/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food News

YāYā, A New Micah Camden-Backed Joint, Will Bring Cantonese Barbecue to NE Alberta

Camden and Chinese American former journalist and barbecue enthusiast Steve Chin plan to open the restaurant June 23.

06/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma's Hideway Opens with Chinese-Malaysian Street Foods, Char Siu Pork Platters, and Mai Tai Slushies

The owners of Portland's acclaimed Gado Gado open a new spin-off, with cocktail collaborations from Eem wiz Eric Nelson.

05/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Mama Dút Foods Plans a Second Location in the Alberta Neighborhood

Owner Thuy Pham made the announcement over Instagram Live today.

03/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat Beat

Chef Gregory Gourdet Cooks Up a Bold Black History Month Celebration in 10 Private Yurts

At his Kann Winter Village in SE Portland, the Top Chef star will honor the African roots of Haitian cooking and raise awareness of 20 small BIPOC bus...

01/25/2021 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

The 2020 Portland Food Highlight Reel: Pivots, Food Carts, and New Restaurants

Amidst all the chaos of this year, here are the pivots, new food carts, and new restaurants we're celebrating.

12/29/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Mirisata, Portland’s Only Sri Lankan Restaurant, Softly Opens October 1

After the spot’s pop-up closed abruptly, the BIPOC worker-owned cooperative is back in a brick-and-mortar location in Southeast.

09/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma’s Takeaway by Gado Gado Opens in August

The to-go and patio dining spot will specialize in Indonesian-Malaysian-Chinese barbecue platters.

07/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oregon's First Shake Shack Will Open in Downtown's West End

Early plans show Danny Meyer's international burger chain set to open across from Powell's Books.

04/14/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

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