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’Hood Hit

For a quick mocha, panino or pint, Laurelhurst Cafe is an ideal neighborhood eatery.

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What happens when a fine-dining chef and an exacting first-time restaurateur open a casual eastside joint? At Laurelhurst Cafe, good things. This place gets all the details right, offering food    More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 DENISE CASTAÑON

Surfing New Turf

RingSide Fish House pampers with an old-school sense of comfort.

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The RingSide Fish House, perched on the mezzanine of the theater district’s Fox Tower, is the first addition to Portland’s staid RingSide steak empire in three decades.   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bullshit Beliefs

Oregon biodynamic winegrowers use mystical cow crap to make great wine.

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The founder of biodynamic agriculture, Rudolf Steiner, believed in fire spirits, ghosts and gnomes. Oregon winemakers following Steiner’s biodynamic practices often overlook the gnomes—they’re   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 LIZ CRAIN

Noodle Western

Wafu walks a fine line between fatty and finicky.

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Wafu, the new Japanese-inspired restaurant from chef Trent Pierce, is intimidating. The dining room is a long, spare concrete corridor, with dark oaken tables, walls and bar, white paper light fixt   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

How to Pickle Almost Anything

Your Portland Fermentation Festival cheat sheet.

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Some people see cucumbers and think “salad,” but local author Liz Crain, restaurateur David Barber and dapper foodist George Winborn think, “I’ll stick those cukes in a crock, let ’em sit    More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Pop Art

The baroque Coke of Soda Pagoda.

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Richard Anders places a yellow, 8-ounce soda can labeled “Bird’s Nest” on the table in front of me. “It’s made with white fungus and bird spit,” he says. The beverage is cloudy and has t   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 EMILEE BOOHER


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You’d never know it from the ridiculous, tech-bubble name, but this tidy little 82nd Avenue Vietnamese spot makes great real world grub, from intense, cinnamony pho ($7.25-$7.95) to addictive litt   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

All in the Family

Grandpa's is full of grandmas (who think you look a little skinny).

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Some of my fondest memories from my time in Chicago are of the Spartan, hole-in-the-wall, train-car Polish cafes in the northwest part of the city. These were Polish community gathering places cente   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hunger Games

At the Bent Brick, the food is serious. Nothing else is.

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Scott Dolich and Will Preisch’s new food-obsessed tavern, the Bent Brick, doesn’t mince words. You might be given the phrase “shrimp, corn, cherry tomatoes, young coriander” ($14) and end up   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

The Happy Cliché

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

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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

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