Eat & Drink

Kitchen Consequential

Drugs and booze nearly gutted a generation of Portland's best chefs. Now they're setting the table for sober kitchen culture.

01/29/2019 By Karen Brooks Illustrations by Molly Mendoza

Food Fests

The Beast That Was Feast 2018

We recap flaming beef, epic bites, and the food Carnie Wilson wants to f***.

09/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Jordan Michelman, and Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

A Second Pizza Jerk to Replace Just-Shuttered Bunk Sandwiches on SE Morrison

As the original destination for Portland’s indie sandwich chain folds, another slice of co-owner Tommy Habetz's cult pizza shop rises.

01/15/2018 By Karen Brooks

Food Event Spotlight

Feast Tickets Are on Sale and Going Fast

Grab tickets to Portland’s sixth annual food festival before it’s too late!

06/06/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

The Wild Slice

New York. Chicago. Detroit. Portland? Making the Case for a New American Pizza City

We used to be a boring pizza town. Now we may be living the nation's most fascinating life of pie.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Best Restaurants 2016: Pizza Punk

Portland’s Best Pizza Spot That Almost Flamed Out: Pizza Jerk

Tommy Habetz didn’t let a major fire stop him from making top-notch pizza.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke


How to Grow a Pizza

Bored with your raised garden bed? Take your cues from Pizza Jerk, and plant for maximum flavor.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke


In 2002, Two Crazy Kids Basically Invented the Modern Portland Restaurant

Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy redefined the city’s old-world restaurant order.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks


Teeny Doughnuts, a Baby Cow, and Brawny Bloodies: PoMo’s Country Brunch, Recapped

A sell-out crowd devours Portland’s hottest morning dishes and crowns Raven & Rose Bloody Mary champs (for the second year running) at PoMo’s annual brunch soiree.

04/27/2016 By Kelly Clarke


Get Your Tickets to Portland Monthly’s Country Brunch 2016

Bites and Bloody Marys from 13 of the city’s brunch masters, plus live tunes, lawn games, and baby cows.

04/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke


High Chairs and Hard Core

Pizza Jerk rolls out a first: the punk-rock family pizza joint.

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks


The Biggest Openings and Closures of 2015

The Eat Beat team examines the year in Portland restaurants.

12/28/2015 By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Kelly Clarke


Where to Eat This Week: Dec 23–29

From char-spotted pepperoni pies at Pizza Jerk to grand whole Peking duck at Departure, these are the things you must devour this week.

12/23/2015 By Eat Beat Team


Bunk’s Tommy Habetz to Open Pizza Jerk

We’ve got opening dates and menu details for the sandwich king’s long-awaited pizza parlor.

10/28/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Sandwich Expansion: Bunk Sandwiches Opening in Brooklyn this Fall

Williamsburg is about to meet its new favorite sandwich, and Eat Beat has the exclusive details on the cross-country development.

08/21/2015 By Karen Brooks


Bunk's Tommy Habetz to Open Pizza Jerk on NE 42nd

Moon Pizza is no more; the newly named Pizza Jerk will rise this fall with slices, pies, and soft-serve.

07/06/2015 By Karen Brooks


The 2015 Portland Restaurant Halftime Report

We take a look at the biggest restaurant openings and closures of 2015, with updates on the year’s still-to-open prospects.

06/24/2015 By Eat Beat Team


Bunk’s Tommy Habetz to Launch Moon Pizza this Winter

Portland’s sandwich king plans to tap his East Coast roots for a family-centric SE Powell pizzeria and ice cream spot.

09/10/2014 By Kelly Clarke


Bunk Alberta Readies to Launch

Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood prepare to open for business at the newest location of their sandwich empire.

01/28/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Trigger to Close; Bunk Bar NE Will Rise

After serving its last meal on Sept 29, the year-old "Bunk-Mex" eatery will transform and join the Bunk family of sandwiches and anti-mixology.

09/25/2013 By Karen Brooks