Starter Kit

5 Must-Eat Portland Dishes

From game-changing ice cream to the best Thai chicken and rice imaginable, here are the local eats you can't miss.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

10 Ways to Gorge on Portland's Early-Summer Fruit Haul

Including pickled rhubarb at Departure, Ox's barbecued strawberries on rib eye, a broody blackberry cocktail, and marionberry handpies.

06/28/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Run Wild

Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Takes Over Sellwood Riverfront Park This Sunday

Power through a 5k run/walk/roll to raise funds for Girls Inc, then celebrate bold Oregon women with feminist social club the Perlene, the Badass Women's Protest Choir, Salt & Straw, and local nonprofits.

05/31/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Weekly Planner

A Pink Martini Ice Cream Sing-Along, Outdoor Movies at Pix, and More Portland Food Events

Including cooking classes at the farmers market, Powell’s cookbook readings, and a Sardegna dinner at Artigiano food cart.

05/24/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Holiday Eats

Valentine's Day Dining Guide 2017

Here's where to go solo, take your numero uno, or feast with the whole family.

02/06/2017 By Elise Herron

Winter Relaxation: For What Ales You

Six-Grain Whiskey to Salted Caramel Stout, 5 Northwest Winter Warmers

Best sipped slowly by an open fire.

12/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Marty Patail

News to Chew

Kachka to Expand, Salt & Straw Hits SF, Plus More PDX Food News

… including House Spirits’ sale of Aviation gin and a new lunch program from Taylor Railworks.

11/30/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Politics

Oregon Business and Community Leaders Reflect on Trump

From the role of venture capital to the urban/rural divide to simple pain and healing, there’s a lot of work to do.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Profile

Interior Designer Andee Hess Puts the Portland Aesthetic on the National Map

Wiz Bang Bar to House Spirits, Hess and her company are behind some of this city’s sharpest spaces.

09/21/2016 By Fiona McCann Photography by Christopher Dibble

V-DAY CHEAT SHEET

Valentine’s Day: The Take-Home Edition

Whether you’re flying solo or flocking together, we’ve rounded up Portland’s best Valentine’s Day treats to savor from your love nest.

02/05/2016 By Alex Keith

BREAKING NEWS

Salt & Straw Launching Soft Serve Ice Cream Concept, Wiz Bang Bar

It’s Dairy Queen turned upside down, Portland-style. Eat Beat has the first details on Kim and Tyler Malek’s new sit-down soft serve experience inside Pine Street Market, opening April 1.

01/28/2016 By Karen Brooks

Year in Review

Karen Brooks’s Best Portland Dishes 2015

Portland Monthly’s food critic on the dishes that defined the year.

12/29/2015 By Karen Brooks

NEWS

Earl Blumenauer Teams Up With Salt & Straw to Get Bikes for Kids in Need

The Oregon Congressman is baking his legendary fruit cake. You read that correctly.

12/04/2015 By Marty Patail

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Vitaly Paley and Béla Fleck team up for charity, Flying Fish smokes up a storm, and Tri-Met’s orange-themed picnic comes with new Salt & Straw ice cream flavors and fireworks.

08/19/2015 By Katie Vaughan

FOOD NEWS

Salt & Straw Expands Its Los Angeles Empire

The enterprising ice cream thinkers open two new locations: one in Abbot Kinney, another in the Arts District

08/10/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

The Scoop

Taste Test: Salt & Straw’s Food Cart Flavors

Portland’s ice cream innovators hit the streets to create five new flavors. We got the inside scoop.

06/17/2015 By Karen Brooks

SUGAR RUSH

Portland's Most Creative Ice Cream Dreams

Local spots, from restaurants to pop-ups, flaunt fresh churns on ice cream—and yes, fro-yo!

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke

PROFILE

How Salt & Straw Captured Portland in a Cone

The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.

08/01/2014 Photography by Karen Brooks

PORTLAND RESTAURANTS

Ranking Salt & Straw's Best (and Worst) Flavors Ever

We look back at ice cream emperors Kim and Tyler Malek's winning creations—and a few that flopped.

07/11/2014 By Karen Brooks