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

Restaurants

República’s New Tasting Menu Showcases Mexican Ingredients, from Escamoles to Huitlacoche

The five-course dinner might showcase amaranth, ant larvae, or corn smut, served with a side of culinary history.

07/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18 Finale Recap: A Winner Is Crowned, but the Ending Is Complicated

With a winner chosen, I hope Bravo has more to say.

07/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Move Over, Peanuts. Meet Canard's Dairy Queen-Inspired Pine Nut Buster Parfait

Chef Taylor Daugherty goes all in on pine nuts to create the great new Portland sundae.

06/10/2021 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

Top Chef

Born-and-Raised Portlander Gabriel Pascuzzi Talks ‘Top Chef’

The chef-owner of Mama Bird, Stacked Sandwich Shop, and the soon-to-come Feel Good talks about life on reality TV.

05/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oma's Hideway Opens with Chinese-Malaysian Street Foods, Char Siu Pork Platters, and Mai Tai Slushies

The owners of Portland's acclaimed Gado Gado open a new spin-off, with cocktail collaborations from Eem wiz Eric Nelson.

05/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Goodbye, Le Pigeon Burger: Big Changes Ahead for Rucker’s Restaurants

The iconic Le Pigeon will move to a tasting menu-only model on May 4; Canard is dinner-only for the foreseeable future.

04/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Veteran San Francisco Chef Readies to Open Brasa Haya in June

Michelin-starred kitchen alum Ian Muntzert unveils his brand of Spanish cuisine: fire-kissed, ingredients first.

04/22/2021 By Karen Brooks

Restaurants

Restaurants in Portland and Beyond Look to Cooperative Ownership Models During the Pandemic

Experts say it’s a business model that’s resilient during crises and improves working conditions in an industry notorious for long hours and low pay.

03/30/2021 By Jade Yamazaki Stewart

Design

Osmose Design Has Transformed Montavilla’s Lazy Susan Into a Retro, Cozy Diner

It's not quite midcentury, but it's comfy.

03/26/2021 By Marty Patail

Food to Go

10 Best Takeout Spots in Portland

Where to get classic cheeseburgers, vegan Sri Lankan street food, briny crab-and-featherback dumpling soup, and more.

03/22/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Food News

Restaurants Can Now Reopen for Indoor Dining at 50% Capacity. But Will They?

As Multnomah County moves into the moderate risk category, restaurant owners face tough decisions.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Comfort Food

A Note on Our Spring 2021 Issue Cover

We rarely feature chefs, or faces at all, on our covers. Here's why Thuy Pham is our pick.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants

The Best Fried Chicken in Portland

From sandwiches to wings to quarter birds (no tenders allowed), here are PoMo’s picks.

03/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Park Avenue Chef Karl Holl to Launch Ambitious Food Foraging Company

With the everyday kitchen grind in the rear view, Portland's premiere farmer-chef is embracing his inner woodsman with foods found in the wild.

03/05/2021 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Oma’s Takeaway Will Morph into Oma’s Hideaway, with a Night Market Feel and Live Cooking

Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly’s Division Street restaurant has been on hiatus since January, but it’s coming back refreshed in mid-April.

02/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurants

Fans Flock to Grind Wit Tryz for Ono Chicken and Poke Nachos. Is It Worth the Wait?

The lines at the Hawaiian food destination snake down the block—and it’s worth the wait.

02/26/2021 By Jordan Michelman

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Hollywood

An art-deco movie palace, vegan doughnuts, and Sandy Boulevard's "Green Mile" for the cannabis-inclined

02/22/2021 By Conner Reed