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Macaromania

Taste-testing Portland macarons.


Food Reviews & Stories
For a dessert built from a frail little shell of egg white, the macaron has proven surprisingly durable. Back in February 2010, the confection’s burgeoning popularity was documented by NPR’s   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Nick’s Big Beard

McMinnville Italian joint is second America’s Classic in Oregon.


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James Beard was a native Oregonian, but before last week only one restaurant in the state held the highest honor given in his name. In my opinion, that’s at least being deemed one of America��   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Jump the Stump

Changes are percolating at Stumptown—literally.


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When news broke in 2011 that Duane Sorenson’s caffeine fiefdom had been sold, many observers—this newspaper included—expected big changes at Stumptown Coffee Roasters and its cafes were immi   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Maurice


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Maurice, named after chef-owner Kristen D. Murray’s pet rabbit, is bright white as an art gallery, with signage on reams of butcher paper in the front window. The sunnily domestic train-car bist   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pizza For One

Our favorite slices, slabs and personal pies.


Food Reviews & Stories
Stumptown isn’t a slice town. Portland’s strength isn’t making the greasy triangles Sipowicz folded and stuffed into his mouth on NYPD Blue, but producing pizzas in more diverse and nuanced    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Star-Crossed

Ecliptic shoots for the moon, makes a pretty good sandwich.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland brewery food tends to be solid, but far from spectacular. That is to say, you’ll never find foodies and wine lovers making reservations to get Breakside’s hummus, Lompoc’s wings o   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Block’s


Food Reviews & Stories
You’d never expect it from the outside of this Southeast Clinton Street storefront, but Block’s is devoted mostly to grandma-era New York Jewish lunch and brunch fare. It’s the stuff of la   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Smokin’ Section

After a fire fells Mack & Dub’s, Dub brings his soul food to St. Johns.


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“Meet me at the counter,” the song says. “I’ll be here every day, smokin’ on through the night.”  Every day except Sunday, as it turns out. The song, “Mary Jane,” by Mack &   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Sudra


Food Reviews & Stories
The Sudra doesn’t serve Indian food, whatever they try to tell you. Nowhere that cheerily offers a sweet-but-sadistic strawberry habanero sauce with your “calabacitas” kofta is an Indian spo   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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