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

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