Eat This Now

What to Eat This Week: Crispy Pork Belly with Woven Vermicelli from Lúa

There’s no arguing with roast pork, rice noodles, garlicky fish sauce, and herbs.

09/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

A Love Letter to Bui Natural Tofu

This food writer visits this Vietnamese shop weekly for tofu salad rolls, meat tofu, and green pandan cake.

09/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Farm to Fork

Asian Veggies Grow at Mora Mora Farm in Gresham

Plus, a beef stir fry recipe from Richard Le of Matta.

08/26/2021 By Jade Yamazaki Stewart Photography by Michael Novak

Breaking News

Next-Gen Vietnamese American Noodle Shop Thơm Opens Soon

Jimmy and Johnny Le, who grew up in their parents' restaurant, have created a cool new haunt for old-school pho, opening August 19.

08/12/2021 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Mama Dút Foods Plans a Second Location in the Alberta Neighborhood

Owner Thuy Pham made the announcement over Instagram Live today.

03/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants

The Best Fried Chicken in Portland

From sandwiches to wings to quarter birds (no tenders allowed), here are PoMo’s picks.

03/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Word of Mouth

Get Schooled at This Family-Run Vancouver Pho Spot

Pho Le serves up a serious bowl of beef noodle soup—and a how-to lesson.

02/27/2018 By Karen Brooks

Dining Guide

30 Women-Run Portland Restaurants We Love

Who run the (food) world? These ladies.

03/20/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Word of Mouth

Slurp Your Way through Some of Portland's Finest Soups

Yes, there's the ramen boom. But that's a whole other story. Right now, Portland soup makers excel at small-batch Vietnamese, remodeled classics, and poetic seasonal expressions. Here are a few favorites.

02/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

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