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Go Fish

A meat eater dives deep into Davy Jones’ Locker.


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This fall, I idiotically pledged to become a fish eater for 31 days. No good reason. I like seafood, I thought, so how hard could it be? But once you’ve told anyone about a resolution—wh   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

#BadBrunches Be Like

Basic brunches do selfies with berry basil muffins, not Smallwares.


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The brunchlash is here. A few years after the pecancake displaced the vodkatini at the center of young bougiehood, the haters have come out to do what haters do. In August, the world got a boo   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Zaatar: Double Generous

Tony Karam is back with an excellent new Lebanese place in the Pearl.


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The last crumbs of the appetizers have been cleared, and the salad plates are stacked with the pita basket atop. There are no unused glasses. Still, there’s no empty space on the table when th   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Chongqing Hot Pot


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It’s downright heartening when a restaurant is willing to hand you your own ass in a stainless-steel bowl. In keeping with its eponymous pepper-bathed region of China, soup spot Chongqing Huo    More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beaverton Sub Station


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Beaverton Sub Station isn’t much of a secret, judging by the noontime line, which runs out to the street. The back wall is covered in newspaper clippings, including an Oregonian column by Stev   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Joe vs. Bonnie

Say you wake up under a bridge in Slabtown. Do you eat breakfast at the gas station or the dive bar?


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Come fall, Portland is cold and brunch lines are long. That’s true year-round, of course, but this is when people start getting surly. It’s wet, it’s windy, and the asshole ahead of you on t   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Pono Farm Soul Kitchen


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Pono Farm Soul Kitchen is like a Star Wars prequel: You show up in Hollywood, heart on your sleeve, ready to love it. And what’s not to like about Pono Farm? It’s a Japanese “soul food   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sup Broder

Chef Derek Hanson’s excellent new dinner menu at Broder Nord shows the lighter side of Scandinavia.


Food Reviews & Stories
Sweden isn’t all heavy food and revenge killing, whatever you’ve seen in the movies. Dinner service quietly died in August at Scandinavian bruncherie Broder Nord, but it was revived in Septe   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drink Mobile

How beer helped save the food-cart phenomenon.


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Tidbit Food Farm and Garden doesn’t look much like the apocalypse. It’s a sunny afternoon, and Portland’s newest food-cart pod—with 20 eateries, a mobile apothecary and a school bus sell   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BTU Brasserie: Restaurant Review

The city’s moribund brewpub food scene gets a Szechuan kick.


Food Reviews & Stories
A bold prediction: Brewpub food in Portland is going to get better, and fast. Sure, it’s been 30 years since Oregon brewers won the right to sell onsite, and those decades have seen little e   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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