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 Review

Michelin-Starred Chef Matthew Lightner Seeds Oregon’s Next Food Revolution at Okta

Two Michelin-starred chef Matthew Lightner conjures new menus in the middle of a farm field and fermentation lab.

11/28/2022 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2022

Som Tum Thai Kitchen Offers Papaya Salad Paradise Near PSU

The year-old restaurant in downtown Portland specializes in papaya salads, laab, soups, sausages, and more.

11/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Birria and Borscht Meet at Rusa PDX, a Standout Sellwood Food Cart

Mexican and Eastern European food seem like an unlikely pair, but they work seamlessly here.

11/01/2022 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

Food Events

What to Eat at the Portland Greek Festival This Weekend

Roasted lamb, snappy sausages, and so many desserts

09/30/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Review

Excellent Cuisine’s Dim Sum Is, Well, Excellent

I will not hear any complaints that “Portland doesn’t have any good Chinese food” until you’ve tried this spot.

09/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Cafe Olli's Goodfellas-Level Pizza, Destination Brunching, and a Year of Struggle

The do-it-all collective arrived last year with hope for a new future. We take stock.

09/13/2022 By Karen Brooks

Review

What to Order (and Skip) at Tanaka, Downtown’s Newest Katsu Sandwich Shop and Japanese Bakery

Thanks to the creators of Afuri Ramen, katsu sandos and miso chocolate chip cookies are now in the office lunch rotation.

08/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

At Akadi 2.0, Fatou Ouattara Is Cooking Her Way

From innovative suya wings and soursop cheesecake to classic spinach stew, Portland’s landmark West African restaurant has reached new heights.

08/10/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Review

The Minds Behind Eem and Langbaan Ignite a New Thai Food Experience with Phuket Café

Find curry puffs, cocktails, shaved ice, brunch, and Portland’s best new bar

04/27/2022 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Gabbiano’s Delivers Old-School Italian American Comfort Food

Mozzarella shots and saffron-infused limoncello drops add up to a delightful dining experience in Northeast Portland’s Concordia neighborhood.

04/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

Vietnamese Food Goes Rogue at Portland's Berlu

From a reimagined bánh xèo to a bold honeycomb cake with caviar and coconut cream, Vince Nguyen's tasting menu is a must-know, must-go situation.

03/03/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

First-Look Review

Acclaimed Han Oak Reopens with Hot Pot, Caviar, and Korean Chips

After nearly two years on hiatus, Portland's fun-loving Korean restaurant returns with a new concept

02/23/2022 By Karen Brooks

Review

Mira’s East African Cuisine Is a Somali Food Gem

From curries to flaky flatbread to stews with rice, this Montavilla cart makes a compelling case for including Somali cuisine in your regular rotation.

02/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Opening

First Look: Bing Mi Dumpling and Noodle Bar

Handmade noodles and juicy dumplings have arrived in Northwest Portland at Bing Mi Dumpling and Noodle Bar, a spinoff of a beloved Chinese food cart.

01/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Nepali Kitchen Offers Rainy Day Respite with Momo and Chai

Enjoy dumplings, curries, and parathas in your own private hut in the front yard of a house on NE Fremont.

11/16/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Why Mole Mole Mexican Cuisine Is Alberta’s New Must-Try Cart

Come for restaurant-quality mole, soups, and salads that feel like home.

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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