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Devour 2011: Wok and Bowl High School

From baking cookies to slaughtering pigs—a primer on Portland’s cooking classes.

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In a city where eating is virtually a religion and chefs its deities, many of us harbor fantasies of baking the perfect croissant, hand-pulling noodles and creating our own porchetta from scratch.    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Devour 2011: I Need...

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...a pickling crock Whether you’re jumping on the fermented-foods bandwagon or just really love sauerkraut, a large-scale pickling operation calls for a large-scale fermenter. While you could make   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Beer And Brine

Grain & Gristle is the neighborhood bar you wish you had.

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When chef Ben Meyer left Ned Ludd last year to open a public house with Upright Brewing’s Alex Ganum, the city’s fooderati wondered how much of Ludd’s elevated spin on rustic ingredients would   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

The Chocolate Maker

Portland’s first bean-to-bar chocolate is dreamy.

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Charley Wheelock is a man with big dreams. Sitting on his back deck in inner Southeast Portland, he talks of building a chocolate factory   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN


Gregory Perrault runs June on flower power.

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A dinner at June is intensely floral. By this I mean not only that the petite restaurant, opened last summer by former DOC chef Gregory Perrault on a previously unattractive stretch of East Burnside   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 AARON MESH

Big In Japan

Shigezo curries favor with Rising Sun comfort food.

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A handmade sign hangs in the men’s room of Shigezo Izakaya, promising the purchase of “a fancy Japanese toilet” to match the one in the ladies’ lavatory once the restaurant hits 50,000 cust   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 AARON MESH

Are you Lonesome’s tonight?

Late-night laughs with a side of pizza.

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“Be good and you will be lonesome,” says the Mark Twain quote on the front of a Lonesome’s Pizza box. Twain might not have been talking about pizza specifically. And who knows if what he says    More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Pre-Midnight Express

Secret Kebab will serve you anything (sometimes), so long as it’s kebab.

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Secret Kebab, as the name might suggest, is a kebab-smuggling operation, steered by the unseen hand of a shadowy, mustachioed figure known as Alparslan the Turk, who is also suspected of being a li   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Eat Mobile 2011: Start Your Own Food Cart!

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It’s time to get out of the rat race, man, time to be your own boss. Quit your job, give your manager the finger and make your own way. Over 600 food cart-owners can’t be wrong—there’s gold in   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Eat Mobile 2011: Pod Profusion

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The past 18 months have seen dedicated food-cart parking lots spread across the city like so many dandelions, springing from the ruins of failed condo projects, reclaimed vacant lots and the fever    More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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