Eat This Now

What to Eat This Week: Lamb Dibi and Niambi ak Ndiebe from Kabba’s Kitchen

This Senegalese-Gambian food cart delivers enthralling flavors and textures, with generous portions to boot.

09/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

A Love Letter to Bui Natural Tofu

This food writer visits this Vietnamese shop weekly for tofu salad rolls, meat tofu, and green pandan cake.

09/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Portland's Best New Cheeseburger Is Hiding on Davenport's Lunch Menu

Once again, acclaimed chef Kevin Gibson makes a burger for the record books—heavenly meat included.

08/31/2021 By Karen Brooks

Review

St. Jack’s New Chef Serves Dishes Rarely Seen Outside of France

The restaurant's new chef is serving dishes rarely seen outside of France.

08/05/2021 By Karen Brooks

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

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

Restaurant Review

At Nightingale, Chef Luna Contreras Celebrates Mexican Street Food While Championing Identity and Community

The menu hearkens back to happy memories of Contreras's grandmother, with antojitos like flautas and gorditas at the center.

05/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Food Review

Heaven Is Alive and Well at Cloudforest’s Reborn Chocolate Shop

Ecuadoran chocolate maker Sebastian Cisneros reprises his ungodly hot chocolates and cookies in Southeast Portland.

02/25/2021 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2020

Malka Shows There Can Be Beauty in Chaos

Call it global hippie food from a mad scientist or a tornado twisting of Thai food and Shabbat. We call it delicious.

09/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2020

Matta’s Richard Le Remixes Vietnam with His San Jose Roots

What began in late 2018 as straightforward family recipes now embraces edgy remixes of Vietnam and America.

09/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

New Wave Okinawa

From the Minds Behind Nodoguro, Tonari Re-Spins Healthy Japanese Food

Tonari invites us in, if only for a few moments, to soak in not just joy but reflection.

08/01/2020 By Karen Brooks

Word of Mouth

Burnt Basque Cheesecake Is Coming for Portland

Welcome to the cult.

04/03/2020 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Everyman’s Michelin: Why Coquine Matters

Ten months after earning our tag as Portland’s Next Rising Star, a bistro on SE Belmont comes into its own.

05/24/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Granola Power Ranking

Presenting Portland’s best morning bowls, oats to nuts.

03/25/2016 By Karen Brooks

EAT THIS NOW

Jook Joint's Awesome South by Southeast Asian Eats

Texas brisket–topped Thai porridge to coconut hush puppies, this downtown cart makes the Southern-fried Asian eats you never knew you craved.

03/11/2016 By Kelly Clarke

EAT HERE NOW

Olympia Oyster Bar Combines Cocktail Talent with Gussied-Up Mollusks

North Mississippi Avenue has a new place to slurp.

03/01/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

REVIEW

High Chairs and Hard Core

Pizza Jerk rolls out a first: the punk-rock family pizza joint.

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Agony & the Ecstasy of Micah Edelstein’s Feisty Lamb

A one-woman restaurant bursts with heartfelt ideas and world flavors—if you can stick around long enough to taste them.

01/25/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Does Muscadine Make Portland’s Best Fried Chicken?

Laura Rhoman’s tiny Northeast Portland eatery delivers a genuine taste of the South, Nashville hot birds to true grits.

12/21/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of the Year: Coquine

How a California couple moved in and put the Michelin in Mount Tabor.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks