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Maurice


Food Reviews & Stories
Maurice, named after chef-owner Kristen D. Murray’s pet rabbit, is bright white as an art gallery, with signage on reams of butcher paper in the front window. The sunnily domestic train-car bist   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pizza For One

Our favorite slices, slabs and personal pies.


Food Reviews & Stories
Stumptown isn’t a slice town. Portland’s strength isn’t making the greasy triangles Sipowicz folded and stuffed into his mouth on NYPD Blue, but producing pizzas in more diverse and nuanced    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Star-Crossed

Ecliptic shoots for the moon, makes a pretty good sandwich.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland brewery food tends to be solid, but far from spectacular. That is to say, you’ll never find foodies and wine lovers making reservations to get Breakside’s hummus, Lompoc’s wings o   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Block’s


Food Reviews & Stories
You’d never expect it from the outside of this Southeast Clinton Street storefront, but Block’s is devoted mostly to grandma-era New York Jewish lunch and brunch fare. It’s the stuff of la   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.


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There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Smokin’ Section

After a fire fells Mack & Dub’s, Dub brings his soul food to St. Johns.


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“Meet me at the counter,” the song says. “I’ll be here every day, smokin’ on through the night.”  Every day except Sunday, as it turns out. The song, “Mary Jane,” by Mack &   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Sudra


Food Reviews & Stories
The Sudra doesn’t serve Indian food, whatever they try to tell you. Nowhere that cheerily offers a sweet-but-sadistic strawberry habanero sauce with your “calabacitas” kofta is an Indian spo   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Straight Escape

Two New York pizza spots, one recipe.


Food Reviews & Stories
No good deed goes unpunished, it seems, and the only law never broken is the one about unintended consequences. Straight From New York Pizza and Escape From New York Pizza—just six blocks from   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Give it a Tri

Ken Forkish’s tavern-née-auto shop starts strong, needs detail work.


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Ken Forkish ambles into Trifecta just after 7 pm on a Friday night. He hangs up his coat, then does a lap. He works the room like a politician, shaking hands   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

A Comfortable Davenport

Kevin Gibson’s new restaurant is a paragon of refined simplicity.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything about Davenport is quiet. But the new East Burnside Street restaurant from former Evoe chef Kevin Gibson and wine expert Kurt Heilemann, ensconced in the cozy former June space, started   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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