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Crowning Portland’s best Ethiopian restaurant.

Food Reviews & Stories
People aren’t shy about recommending a favorite Ethiopian restaurant. Their opinion is usually worthless, however, because it’s one of the two they’ve visited. It’s true that the menu, pri   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR


Cutting-edge cooking with cannabis.

Food Reviews & Stories
THC can be absorbed into the blood in many ways, and people figured out how to eat it pretty early on. Consequently, there are heaps of literature out there on how to ingest dope, and most of th   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 JEFF MCCARTHY

Snacktime Smackdown

How does yuppie junk food chalk up against the regular old crap?

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You make curious food purchases when you’re high. In fact, being baked exposes an essential truth about the kind of foods that litter the shelves at convenience stores: They are designed exclusi   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

Make Me Over

Pho PDX gets a chic, boozy overhaul at Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen.

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At Luc Lac you don’t just eat the pho—you drink it. And it’s damn good. Adam Ho, co-owner and bar manager at the newish downtown restaurant, mixes bourbon, cranberry juice and a little pea   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Burning Down The Mouth

Road-testing five Portland hot sauces.

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Yeah, yeah, you love Secret Aardvark. We know. But there’s a whole grocery shelf of locally made hot sauces out there just waiting to burn your face off. We put five to a blind taste test using    More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Torta Reform

Torta-Landia makes bocadillos for gabachos.

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Run an image search for “torta” and you’ll find many small variations on a single theme: lots of meat, avocado and shredded iceberg lettuce stuffed in an enormous loaf of soft, lightly crust   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Such Great Heights

2nd Story is worth the climb.

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Erin McBride does wonderful things with beets. And kale. And sometimes peaches. As so often happens in this town, (say it with me) it all depends on the season. The Ohio-born farm girl made desser   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Double Dragon

A bourgie take on banh mi.

Food Reviews & Stories
Banh mi price inflation is a hot button for foodniks. Is it reasonable to double the price of cheapo Vietnamese sandwiches when they’re composed of midgrade ingredients and served in swankier di   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Best Thing I Ate This Year...

Our food writers pick their favorite Portland meals of 2011.

Food Reviews & Stories
On a miserable, soggy day in mid-November, my wife and I sought shelter from the cold at Five Spice (2446 SE 87th Ave.), a Cantonese restaurant that opened this spring. It’s a pleasant, under-de   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Devour: Elizabeth’s Tamales

Food Reviews & Stories
There are many things I want to know about Elizabeth, the woman who rolled a cooler up to my front door to sell tamales. How she got in the cooler-based tamale business, naturally. Also, who else    More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

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