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PDX, The Appetizer

Think 2007 tasted good? Wait until you get a nibble of 2008.


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More restaurants opened their doors in Portland in 2007 than any other year in recent memory. During some stretches, it seemed a new eatery would debut every weekend. And you know what? That was great ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Mike Thelin

Blithe Spirits

Toasting PDX’s drink leaders.


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Of the 100 or so micro distilleries in the entire USA, Portland’s industrial-eastside neighborhood is home to four of them, with three more on the way by 2009. Maybe that’s why bartenders ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Mike Thelin

Pearl Pickings

Imports claim Northwest territory.


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If the newish Pearl District eatery Leonardo’s (939 NW Lovejoy St., 546-2223) , which took over the spot where Graze once resided, were a car, it’d be a Ford Aerostar minivan. If it were ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Mike Thelin

East and Eden

The public market has lost its digs. Should it shift its gaze eastward?


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After a Portland Development Commission vote, the Portland Public Market’s nearly decade-long search for a home has collapsed again. The Pacific Northwest College of Art outmaneuvered backers of ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Mike Thelin

Clinton Inhales

Fresh bread, bowling and the best five-buck noodles in town.


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South Waterfront condos have river views and the Pearl District has neon totem poles, but here’s a condo amenity that beats ’em all—the lucky residents of the Clinton Condominiums wi ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Mike Thelin

Are You Kitchen Literate?

An Oregon author wants to re-educate your pie hole.


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Technology has been adding new links to the food chain for a century, but thanks to books like Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma , our disconnect with what we eat is common cocktail ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Mike Thelin

Food Invasion

imperialism doesn’t always suck.


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WW’ s recent Restaurant Guide debut made for busy Portland restaurants, so I skipped town, landing at the Seattle Vietnamese eatery Monsoon (615 19th Ave. E., Seattle, 206-325-2111) just minut ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Mike Thelin

At First Bite

New joints, good coffee and beach food.


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That Portland’s South Waterfront was predestined to become a beach town is not a surprise. Right from the get-go, its deep-pocketed master planners—including Pearl honcho Homer Williams&md ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Mike Thelin

Silly Young Thing

Alberta lost an oyster bar, but it just gained a tapas powerhouse.


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Giorgio Kawas must love Portland a lot. So much so that the Italian-born restaurateur, whose eponymous Pearl District bistro has charmed diners for nearly a decade, wooed a pair of chefs (who once wor ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Mike Thelin

Public Marketing?????

What’s missing from the push for a portland public market? The public.


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Last Friday night, more than 500 Portlanders paid $50 apiece to attend a fundraiser at Union Station for the proposed Portland Public Market. The iconic train station was packed with people excited by ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Mike Thelin
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