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The Happy Cliché

You've been to Skin & Bones before. But you’ll want to go again.

Food Reviews & Stories
Somebody hand Caleb McBee a pork-belly-shaped trophy. In his three-month-old Skin & Bones American Bistro, the former owner of much-missed Pearl-district bar Apotheke has succeeded in epitomizin   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Old Country

Gilda’s is all about the grandmothers.

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A large portrait of chef Marco Roberti’s grandmother Gilda hangs in the foyer of her namesake restaurant; she smiles approvingly at tables of other grandmas. Gilda’s Italian Restaurant, a Caesa   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 AARON MESH

Hog Heaven

Three Pigs makes big, bad sandwiches and more.

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Three Pigs is a fine-dining restaurant sandwiched between two slices of bread. Hidden away in a building at the corner of I-405 and West Burnside Street, the tiny sandwich shop (the former home of    More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

The Melting Pot

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

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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.

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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

Food Reviews & Stories
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
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

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