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Fizz Without Buzz

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If I wanted to get rich and famous in Portland, I’d open an old-timey soda fountain. I’d call it Dr. Pickwick’s Tonics & Elixirs. I’d fill it with vintage pharmacy bottles and old pa   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Mi Mero Mole

Nick Zukin is your new Mexican grandmother.

Food Reviews & Stories
The aroma inside Mi Mero Mole is like entering the kitchen of a Mexican grandmother—a heavenly blend of freshly made corn tortillas and simmering spices. She would insist you stay for dinner and   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Turning Japanese

Love Via Crepes fills its crepes with love (and wasabi mayo).

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Crepes are not something one associates with Japan, but, as a placard on the wall at Love Via Crepes compendiously informs us, it is a street food that traveled the oceans a century back. And li   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Schmear Apparent

We miss Kettleman’s bagels, too. Who can replace them?

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Kettleman Bagels is in zombie mode. Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros. Kettleman’s superb boiled bagels...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Las Primas

Peruvian sandwiches, punched up.

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In most every language, “sandwich” is a synonym for delicious. Case in point, Las Primas, a new Peruvian joint on North Williams Avenue next to the Box Social, which ditches ceviche for stre   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Pho Huy

Lean meat, phat flavor.

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That a great bowl of pho need not be all gizzards and tail is blasphemy to some. So call mine the ignorant opinion of a margarine-raised Midwesterner, but I like really nice, clean shaves of nea   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

A Pair To Remember

Coppia remains a vinter’s paradise—now with food to match.

Food Reviews & Stories
Blind item: What famed Portland director of various Afflecks was recently seen supping at Pearl District dining hotspot Coppia with a statuesque blonde companion?   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 AARON MESH

A Fine Show

Tony Demes is back with Noisette.

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Chef Tony Demes’ new French-modern restaurant Noisette is good for both dinner and a show if you do it right. Couvron, his much-missed previous restaurant—which Demes moved from Portland to Ne   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

EC Kitchen

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The sign outside this newly refurbished house on Southeast 82nd Avenue, about a mile north of the dividing line between civilization and Clackamas County, promises “Chinese Traditional Delight   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Teff Love

Crowning Portland’s best Ethiopian restaurant.

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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

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