Winter Openings

5 Restaurants to Watch for in Winter 2017

By mid-February, Portland will have a new class of promising eateries to explore.

01/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Openings

Hold the Fish Sauce! An All-Vegetarian Thai Restaurant Opens on Division

Herbivores can head to KaTi Portland for plant-based pad Thai and tofu tom kha.

01/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Breaking News

Honky Tonk Taco to Become an OP Wurst

The short-lived SE Division Street taco spot will soon transform into a sausage factory.

12/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Year in Review

The Biggest Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2016

It was a year of tectonic change for Portland’s food scene. Here are the 17 new spots and 11 shutterings to know.

12/27/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Breaking News

Portobello Vegan Trattoria to Shutter at End of 2016

One of Portland’s most beloved plant-based eateries will be replaced by a new project from the Sudra’s Sanjay Chandrasekaran.

12/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Bean Scene

Kainos Coffee Is One of Portland's Standout New Roasters

The outer Northeast Portland spot lures with sharp design, a big-hearted ethos, and hot mugs of “Freakin’ Yum.” 

12/06/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Güero Takes Over Tabla's NE 28th Avenue Space

The 14-year-old pasta joint makes way for creative tortas, Mexican hamburgers, and mescal by the carafe.

11/29/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat With Your Eyes

First Look: Rachel’s Ginger Beer Now Open on Hawthorne

The beloved ginger brewery opens its first location outside Seattle, pouring fizzy beverages and frying up chicken sandwiches in Southeast Portland.

11/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Pixie Retreat Raw’r Announces New Pearl District Lunch Space

Chow down on decadent vegan puddin’ and plant-based BLTs in the former Supa space on NW Glisan, starting November 30.

11/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Eat Here Now

Why Did Cult Tokyo Ramen Shop Afuri Come to Portland? Because We’ve Got the Water.

“Portland water makes our broth the best,” says the CEO. “Afuri cannot exist without the water.”

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Chef Johnny Leach to Open Playful Mexican Spot Chalino

A pair of Stray Dogs and Xico alums rethink Mexican on North Williams this winter.

10/26/2016 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

First Look at Vitaly Paley’s Seafood-Loving Headwaters, Opening October 14

Eat Beat’s got exclusive details on the revamped Heathman Hotel Restaurant and Bar, from a fresh look and adventurous raw bar to "sexual chocolate" for dessert.

10/12/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants: On the Verge

Four Intriguing Portland Restaurants Opening Soon

From lavish Russian tea service to pakora-fried chicken, these spots should light up our winter.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Ramona DeNies

Breaking News

First Look at Tokyo's Cult Afuri Ramen, Opening Soon in Southeast Portland

In mid-October, Afuri unveils an ambitious showcase for Japanese cooking in SE Industrial—noodles to sake and skewers—anchored by a key Oregon-only ingredient and major international chef talent.

10/03/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

New Details on Vitaly Paley's Lavish Russian Tea Service, Coming to the Heathman Hotel This Fall

Paley’s Heathman Hotel restaurant revamp promises a bit of DaNet in the historic Tea Court Lounge—antique samovars to Russian-accented pastries from dessert ringer Jeff McCarthy.

09/01/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Opening Watch

Natural Wine-Focused Restaurant Dame to Open Sept 14

We’ve got a first look at the NE Killingsworth restaurant from Ava Gene’s wine star Dana Frank.

08/30/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Openings

First Look: Honky Tonk Taco

Eat Beat has an early peek at the new SE Division Street rock-’n’-roll taqueria.

07/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

FIRST LOOK

Inside Southeast Hawthorne’s Poke Mon

Eat Beat has the inside scoop on the poke-centric eatery, with make-your-own bowls and local toppers, Choi’s Kimchi to Ota Tofu.

07/07/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Destination Dining: Vashon Island’s Bramble House

Top Chef contestant Lia Lira returns home with a “modern American” restaurant that fuses global influences with island rusticity.

07/06/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BREAKING NEWS

Verde Cocina Announces New N Mississippi Outpost

The farm-fresh Mexican café will take over the North Light space in late June.

06/03/2016 By Molly Woodstock