Year in Review

Best Chef Interviews of 2020

In raw conversations with PoMo's Karen Brooks, Portland chefs Andy Ricker, Vitaly Paley, Gregory Gourdet, and Ghaith Sahib grappled with fear, loss, r...

12/30/2020 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

The Departed: Sorrowful for Portland's Restaurant Scene

Portland tragically lost nearly 100 food and drink spots this year. For PoMo's food critic, some felt like old friends.

12/29/2020 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Food News: Oregon Legislature Passes To-Go Cocktails Bill

Plus, try a new vegan restaurant, and make it to your favorite Portland restaurants before they close (some temporarily, and some forever).

12/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Sunshine Noodles Is Going on Hiatus Until March. Meanwhile, There’s Fried Chicken.

Diane Lam is launching a fried chicken wing pop-up on January 15.

12/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Akadi Will Close December 31, But Promises To Return

Owner Fatou Ouattara says her West African restaurant will be back bigger and better than ever.

12/22/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: To-Go Cocktails, Dungeness Crab, and Food Cart Break-Ins

Customers could purchase up to two sealed, to-go cocktails per “substantial food item.”

12/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King & The Bakery at Bar King Announce Permanent Closure

The live fire cooking restaurant, bar, and Asian-inspired bakery is closing its doors on January 2.

12/15/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Where to Order Takeout for the Holidays

Lamprais, lovecake, lasagna, and latkes.

12/11/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Gifts for the Food Lovers on Your List

Embrace the spirit of giving—all while supporting local food businesses.

12/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Food News: Learn to Make Real-Deal Soup Joumou

Plus, celebrate winter vegetables, order an exciting new monthly food box, and help two veteran Portland food businesses that are in trouble.

12/09/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Multnomah County Grants Now Available to Restaurants & Food Carts

Applications for the small grants are open until December 15.

11/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food & Drink

A Guide to Portland’s New Wave of Italian Markets

In 2020 alone, three Italian markets have opened up shop.

11/25/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Pie for Dinner and Dessert at Lazy Susan

The nostalgia-fueled Montavilla restaurant proves that you can, indeed, eat buttery, flaky pie crust for every meal.

11/20/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurants

Essay: The Last Supper—Again—of 2020

Finding work as a restaurant server has always been reliable. Not this year.

11/19/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Food News

Food News: Reel M Inn to Close Temporarily

Smith Teamaker will open its first standalone cafe in NW this spring. Plus, takeout specials from Gado Gado, Oma’s, and Masia; Kann is taking reservations; b...

11/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

What Multnomah County’s Four-Week Freeze Means for Restaurant and Bar Owners & Workers

“After a lifetime of dedicating myself to working, I am finding myself closer to being homeless than I am to ever reaching my dreams,” says one bartender.

11/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: November 13

Gumba is famous for its pasta, but the arancini are a hidden gem.

11/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King Goes Into Hibernation Mode with Baked Goods and Smoked Meats

The restaurant is paring down operations this winter in the hopes of being able to reopen next spring.

11/11/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food TV

Portland Monthly’s Own Karen Brooks Kicks Off New Hulu Food Series

Eater's Guide to the World premieres November 11. It opens with a tour of Portland food from a true expert.

11/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Food Listings

Put These New Portland Food Spots on Your Radar

Bring some delicious diversion into your life with these new eateries.

10/10/2020 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Marty Patail