Food News

These 10 Oregon Chefs and Restaurants Are James Beard Award Semifinalists

Kann, Okta, and beloved local chefs Peter Cho of Han Oak, Vince Nguyen of Berlu, and Thomas Pisha-Duffly of Gado Gado made the list. But who got snubbed?

01/25/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Where to Get Lunar New Year Dishes & Treats in Portland

From bánh tét to nian gao, mark the holiday with dumplings, noodles, and more from Vietnam, Korea, China, and beyond.

01/18/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Where to Grab Dinner, Desserts, and Holiday Drinks for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve

Sometimes, holidays call for relaxing and letting someone else do the cooking. Here are Portland restaurants and bakeries for holiday dine-in and takeout.

12/13/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Where Does PoMo Food Critic Karen Brooks Eat Off-Duty?

From scratch-made breakfast to late-night cocktails and bar eats, here’s what Brooks seeks out at Portland restaurants

12/02/2022 By Karen Brooks

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Cobra Dogs Eats Mount Hood

The snowboarding chefs behind the iconic hot dog truck give us their advice for where to eat on the hill.

12/02/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Illustrations by Chris Koellig

Eat Cheat Sheet

Where PoMo Food Editor Katherine Chew Hamilton Eats Off-Duty

Comfort food is the name of the game at this food writer's go-to Portland restaurants.

12/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: How a Magazine Helped Me Fall in Love with the City

‘Working here and writing about the mind-bending arts, the blazing food scene, the outdoors, the shops, the wine, has immersed me in what’s truly crushable about this town.’

12/01/2022 By Fiona McCann

Food Industry

Help Wanted: The Kitchen Is Hiring

Restaurant jobs are nearly back to pre-COVID numbers and unemployment is lower than ever, but cooks are nowhere to be found.

11/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Gone Fishing

9 Places to Eat a Whole Fish in Portland

From branzino to pompano, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite nose-to-tail offerings across the city.

09/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food

Bread Isn’t Free Anymore. It’s a Good Thing, and Here’s Why.

Local chefs say charging for bread creates higher-quality loaves and reduces waste.

09/13/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

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

Inflation

Are $5 Cheeseburgers Gone for Good?

Fryer oil, the latest soaring food cost, puts local independent food carts like Mid-City Smash Burger and latke seller Sweet Lorraine's in a tough place when it comes to menu prices.

07/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

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

Food and Drink

Yes, Pix Patisserie is Closing. That Doesn't Mean It's Going Away

Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser says the iconic spot is reinventing itself, as it always has.

07/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Best of PDX

50 Things to Do in Portland

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

07/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Dining Picks

Portland’s Essential Outdoor Dining Spots

Behold: a wine-lovers' patio den carpeted in Astroturf, a hidden spot for sashimi and next-level cocktails, and a strip-mall A-frame with one table only.

06/30/2022 By Karen Brooks

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on Oregon’s South Coast, from Coos Bay to Brookings

A Star Trek/tiki motel, painted dinosaurs at Prehistoric Gardens, the private zoo at West Coast Game Safari, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and more!

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Where to live now

Neighborhood Guide: Beaumont-Wilshire

Strollers on the street, old-school Italian food, and a bespoke Botox bar are just a few highlights of Portland's Beaumont neighborhood.

05/12/2022 By Marty Patail

Interview

Chef Kristen D. Murray's Last Stand at Måurice

The iconic downtown Portland pastry luncheonette has endured vandalism and financial pandemic-era blows. Now, it's banking on tasting menus for survival and sanity.

04/28/2022 By Karen Brooks

Let's Do Lunch

Portland Lunch Locator: Pick a Quadrant and Eat!

Jianbing in Northwest, Hmong sausages in Southwest, an Indian food cart in North Portland, and more!

03/23/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton