Food News

Restaurants from Portland, Maine, Are Popping Up on This Coast

Magna Kusina is throwing a Filipino-sushi mashup tasting-menu dinner, and Eem will host Portland, Maine’s Crispy Gai for bicoastal Thai street food and cocktails.

01/12/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants 2022

PoMo Food Writer Matthew Trueherz’s Insider Picks

What do the magazine’s food writers eat at Portland restaurants when they're off duty? Classic sushi, straightforward pho, serious sandwiches, and more.

12/05/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

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

Restaurant Openings

Janken, An Upscale Pan-Asian Restaurant, Opens in the Former Bluehour Space

A Miami transplant chef serves everything from wagyu steaks and caviar to pekin duck and nigiri at his first Portland restaurant.

11/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Two Famed Burger Spots Get New Restaurants, and Mitate Sushi Will Close

Canard and Hit the Spot get new restaurants, and Mitate sushi will close. Plus, a pop-up rec, and a solid rainy day activity idea complete with milkshakes.

04/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Nimblefish’s Cody Auger Is Now Executive Chef at Takibi

Auger has stepped down as Nimblefish’s executive chef, bringing his take on Japanese cooking to Takibi in Portland's Nob Hill neighborhood.

01/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Our 14 Favorite Portland Sushi Spots

From sets of adorable round nigiri to deep-fried rice patties topped with avocado and poke, Portland's sushi scene serves excellent fish and rice in traditional and creative ways.

10/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Dalila Brent, and Matthew Trueherz

Pop-Up Pick

Vegan Sushi Pop-Up Mitate Goes Beyond Cucumber Rolls

There's nothing fishy about these rolls.

03/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Travel

Eat All the Japanese Food in This Vancouver, BC, Burb

Richmond is home base for Vancouver’s airport—and also some of the best ramen, sushi, and teppanyaki in the West.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Hidden Portland: Eat This Now

4 Under-the-Radar Portland Food Scores

Lobster rolls to Indian spices, don't sleep on these finds.

12/21/2018 By Brian Barker, Fiona McCann, and Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Nimblefish and Holiday Unite for a Vegan Sushi Dinner

Get ready for persimmon sunomono and cauliflower sashimi from two of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants 2018.

10/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: Still-Flapping

Portland’s Best New Restaurants 2018: Nimblefish Serves Up Serious Sushi

All the fish. None of the frills.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Nimblefish Brings the Art of Sushi Back to the Basics

With a stellar wine list to boot.

02/27/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

What to Eat This Week: Jan 24–30

From "quinotto" at Andina to a banh mi burger at Aviary, these are the things you must eat this week.

01/24/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

16 Portland Restaurants for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

From meatless Israeli to sustainable sushi to fresh-fruit smoothies, head to these spots for guilt-free noshing.

12/28/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Dining Guide

15 Portland Seafood Spots Worth a Deep Dive

From ceviche to sushi, oysters to octopus, here are some of the best spots for devouring Cascadia's briny bounty.

07/10/2017 By Eat Beat Team

News to Chew

Vitaly Paley Serves Giant Pizzas, Zilla Sake Expands, and More PDX Food News

… including brunch at Tiffin Asha, vandalism on Alberta, and a concept change for Peruvian Paiche.

06/19/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

West End: Food & Drink

Where to Eat in Portland's West End

Subterranean cocktail bunkers, a Northwest brunch mecca, and one of the city's best food cart pods. Explore this neighborhood while you're hungry.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Tuck Woodstock

Hit List

8 Power Lunch Destinations in Downtown Portland

Hosting foreign executives? Taking the team out for martinis? Just want to wear a suit? We’ve got a crisp-linen tablecloth for you.

04/11/2017 By Elise Herron