Best Restaurants 2020

Matta’s Richard Le Remixes Vietnam with His San Jose Roots

What began in late 2018 as straightforward family recipes now embraces edgy remixes of Vietnam and America.

09/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Word of Mouth

Food Cart Matta Is Vietnamese Soul Food, Lost and Found

The NE Alberta cart serves up super-homey dishes, braised catfish to pandan doughnuts.

02/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Eat Here Now

At Nam Lộc, It's Crab Soup and Teeny Shrimp Pancakes with a Side of Law & Order

Don't skip this SE 82nd Avenue strip-mall spot.

05/22/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Eat This Now

Bánh Mì Nam Lộc Is a Trove of Teeny Vietnamese Seafood Pancakes

The SE 82nd Avenue strip mall spot serves banh khot with a side of Law & Order.

04/02/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2016: Bucket List

30 Portland Restaurants for the Ultimate Local Dining Bucket List

Hope you’re hungry. Here are 30 top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

Five Go-To Portland Pho Spots, Ranked

The Portland Monthly editorial staff blind-taste-tested five of the city’s most beloved neighborhood pho spots. Here are the results.

11/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Fish Sauce

A neighborhood Vietnamese spot brings a wallet-friendly happy hour and expertly crafted cocktails to Northwest Portland.

03/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

Cheap Eats

Pho Real

Northeast’s Pho Gia is a broth of fresh air.

04/18/2011 By Anna Sachse

Best of PDX

Five Places I Love

Eat Beat’s newest gastrophile, Allison Jones, waxes poetic about her all-time favorite spots in Portland.

04/13/2011 By Allison Jones

Cheap Eats

On the Pho in Downtown

Hefty portions of crush-worthy Vietnamese-Thai fusion fare at Pho PDX.

12/22/2010 By Anna Sachse

Cheap Eats

Stuff Yourself on Southeast Foster

An Xuyen Bakery has what it takes to sate your hunger without having to starve your bank account.

10/18/2010 By Anna Sachse

Cheap Eats

Fantastic Pho on NE Killingsworth

Get your pho fix for $5 at 33 Ave Pho.

08/27/2010 By Anna Sachse