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People’s Pig and Smokehouse Tavern up Portland’s pit potential.

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Portland’s food scene is plenty dynamic, but the standard bearers tend to stay the same. After 10 years, Apizza Scholls is still the consensus choice for best pizza. Pok Pok was universally re   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Seven Wonders Of Beervana

Only in Portland...

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Looking to get in touch with Portland’s beer culture this week? Well, you could go where the national beer magazines send you, enjoying Rogue’s carpet-flavored beer then heading over to Ap   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Charlie’s Deli: Food Review

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It all started on Facebook. We saw pictures of sandwiches at this place called Charlie’s Deli in Old Town, all seemingly 6 inches thick, plus fresh slabs of brisket and pork belly and prime ri   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Apizza Scholls Weekend Brunch

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For nearly a decade, Portland’s best pizza has been anachronistically named and a royal pain in the ass to buy. And for just as long, waiting for Brian Spangler’s perfectly chewy, char-spo   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fire and Stone: Restaurant Review

Fire and Stone needs some polish to be Beaumont’s pizzeria.

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Fire and Stone says it wants to be a “neighborhood spot.” That’s always sounded like a sheepish goal to me. Why not be a destination? Home to the best Patagonian-style salchichas con chucr   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Down-Home Duet

Tapalaya’s Viet-Cajun mash-up brings the real flavor of modern New Orleans.

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Vietnamese and Cajun are like the main characters in every movie starring Jennifer Aniston: You wouldn’t think they belong together, but OMG. Both are French Creole cuisines, both river cultur   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.

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The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of vegans? I don’t think so. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a known vegan eating a vegan bowl. Vegan bowls are for the rest of   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Kabob House

Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe I’m an unserious person, but every time Obama and Bibi get in a fight about Iran, my stomach growls. Every bit as much as the politics, Persian food is rich and complex, singular in it   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fill ’Er Up

A survey of Portland’s gas-station food spots.

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In the heartland, where the towns that survive are built along the great and open freeway, no gas station is just a gas station. It’s the town square, the place everybody goes, home to fresh   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sum Boke Brunch

Boke Bowl’s westside location enters the dim sum game.

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No cuisine is pure and unadulterated. The walls historically separating one group’s food culture from another’s have always been porous, riven and worn by prevailing trade routes and battl   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN
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