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The Melting Pot

A local prep kitchen incubates Portland’s next generation of food businesses.


Food Reviews & Stories
Michael Madigan owns the best kitchen in Portland. It’s 3,200 square feet of gleaming stainless steel, filled with stoves, grills, mixers, slicers, smokers and fryers, manned day and night by a w   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Tot or Not?

Zeus Cafe tries to bolt past the usual McMenamins fare.


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With its open kitchen, neatly arranged plates and locally sourced ingredients, Zeus Cafe is the first McMenamins restaurant that aspires to be an actual restaurant. The strength of Brian and Mike M   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 AARON MESH

Dave’s Killer Bagels

All crust, all the time.


Food Reviews & Stories
Now that baker Dave Dahl has cornered the local toast market, with loaves of hearty Dave’s Killer sandwich bread popping up on supermarket shelves from Whole Foods to Winco, Portland’s wild man    More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Sausage Fest

Gorilla Meats Co. takes charcuterie underground.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s 2 pm on a Wednesday afternoon and Bryan Rudd and Mike Malone are hanging out: drinking white wine, listening to Eurythmics and shoving pounds of fat-flecked ground kielbasa into a sausage st   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 NATASHA GEILING

Oregon Brewers Festival


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The sudsy celebration that started Portland’s obsession with gathering to slurp tiny tasters of craft brews is back for its 24th year. These days it has metastasized into a juggernaut of an event    More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Mio Seafood Market

Mio wants you to make your own sushi.


Food Reviews & Stories
The eight Portland-area outlets of Sonny Kim’s Mio Sushi empire go through a lot of fish any given day—so much so that the chain buys its sashimi fodder in very, very large quantities, and distrib   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

You Got Your Tofu In My BBQ!

At So Kong Dong, hot tofu and meat live happily ever after.


Food Reviews & Stories
At So Kong Dong Tofu & BBQ, you hear your food before you see it. The hiss-spit-sizzle of broth and meat hitting hot stone
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Brasserie 3: The Brassering

Brasserie Montmartre returns from the grave—again.


Food Reviews & Stories
Our story thus far: In 1978, the same year voters approved the creation of the nation’s first urban growth boundary and WW declared the Bee Gees artists of the year   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Daniel Klein, The Perennial Plate


Food Reviews & Stories
I’ve been hungrily video-stalking Daniel Klein for over a month. One week he was hanging out with a Vietnamese fisherman on the Gulf Coast; another he was trailing shiitake mushroom farmers in the   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Kitchen Playground

Aviary sets taste buds—and imaginations—aflutter.


Food Reviews & Stories
Note: After this review went to press, an illegal firework caused a fire on Aviary's roof. The restaurant is temporarily closed, but we'll let you know on wweek.com as soon as it reopens its doors.&   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
 

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