First Look

Fermenter Chef Aaron Adams Is Opening a Vegan Cuban Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Workshop Food and Drink, Adams’s newest project, will open February 18 on Belmont Street in Southeast Portland's Buckman neighborhood.

01/31/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Our Favorite Breakfast Sandwich Right Now Lives at Balong, a Filipino American Pop-Up

Stop by the Baon Kainan food cart on Mondays and Tuesdays for house-made sausage on house pandesal.

01/10/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Year in Review

The Trends That Drove Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Openings

A return to fine dining, two restaurants are better than one, and wine bars galore, from Kann to Canard to a slice shop from Scottie’s Pizza

12/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Restaurant Review

Heavenly Creatures Marks a Shift in What We Want from ‘Restaurant Food’

Come to Heavenly Creatures for the wine and warm-lit vibes, stay for the quietly game-changing food menu.

12/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Thomas Teal

Restaurant Openings

Viking Soul Food Expands to a Restaurant in Woodstock

The Scandinavian food cart in Southeast Portland has found a second home for its meatball lefse wraps, family recipes, and hot sauce named for Thor's hammer.

12/02/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Restaurant Openings

Janken, An Upscale Pan-Asian Restaurant, Opens in the Former Bluehour Space

A Miami transplant chef serves everything from wagyu steaks and caviar to pekin duck and nigiri at his first Portland restaurant.

11/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

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

Food News

Local Institution Tortilleria y Tienda De Leon Is Moving to Southeast

The tortilla factory, salsa shop, tamale producer, and hot bar, which has sat on the edge of Gresham for 23 years, will reopen in the Reed neighborhood.

10/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Portland Artist Mike Bennett Opens an Installation Space and Café in St. Johns

At Wonderwood Springs, drink mead lattes among 400 hand-painted medieval fantasy-themed pieces.

10/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Jojo Gets a Glow-Up in the Pearl

The social media–famous fried chicken, burger, and jojo cart now has a brick-and-mortar restaurant on the west side.

10/10/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Openings

Paniolo in the Pearl: Fools and Horses Slings Hawaiian Cowboy Fare 

The people behind Pink Rabbit open a slightly grown-up, but equally hip spot next door.  

10/06/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Bars

First Look: Basquiat and Pink Velour in Kann’s Basement

Decorated with Basquiat and pink velour, the subterranean sibling of chef Gregory Gourdet’s ode to Haiti is a pan-Caribbean party.

09/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Eat This Now

This New Oaxacan Restaurant Serves a Hard-to-Find Regional Goat Soup

El Yike Oaxaqueño, a newcomer to N Lombard Street in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, offers a menu full of delights.

09/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Opening

Fried Chicken and Burger Sensation Jojo Opens Its Restaurant

The beloved blue Portland food cart has expanded to a restaurant in the Pearl, complete with vegan and gluten-free options, milkshakes, and a full bar.

09/15/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Food News

One of Our Favorite Burger Joints, Hit the Spot, Now Has a Restaurant in Southeast

The former food cart on Sandy is now a full-fledged restaurant with burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, shakes, beer, and fries.

08/31/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

With Pah!, Portland Now Has a Proudly Deaf-Owned Restaurant

The queer, Latinx, and deaf-owned eatery inside The Zed serves up beef and vegan burgers, blooming onions, and fish and chips with a side of ASL slang.

08/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Gregory Gourdet’s Long-Awaited Restaurant, Kann, is Now Open

Reservations are tough to snag at this new spot featuring wood-fired Haitian cooking—but here are three dishes we can’t wait to try.

08/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Openings

New, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+-Focused Food Cart Pod to Open in Southeast Portland

It's the first project from the new restaurant group Win Win, from the owners of soup dumpling spot XLB

07/26/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Q&A

6 Questions for Chef Matt Lightner of Okta, McMinnville’s Most Anticipated Restaurant

The Michelin-starred chef talks farming, country living, and hotel breakfast. Doors open to Okta, located inside the new boutique Tributary Hotel, on July 13.

07/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton