2504 SE 50th Ave., 477-8778, bete-lukas.com.
[ETHIOPIAN ELEGANCE] With its
spare dining room, earth-toned walls and folded cloth napkins,
Bete-Lukas looks like it should be hosting a stodgy tech
304 SE 28th Ave., 517-9951, kensartisan.com.
[WOOD COASTER] Reclaimed
wood is everywhere in this damn town. Every cocktail bar, farm-to-table
restaurant and corn syrup-happy ice cream parlor seem
1134 NW Everett St., 241-1600, ovenandshaker.com.
[BOOZY NEAPOLITAN] On the east
side, the better pizza joints tend to shutter by 10 pm. But on the west
side, thanks to this royally pedigreed Pea
422 NW 8th Ave., 223-7275, parkkitchen.com.
For indecisive diners, tasting menus are a blessing and a curse.
Freeing you from the pressures of an overwhelming menu, they can pr
2039 SE Clinton St., 360-1281, stjackpdx.com.
[GALLIC GLORY] St. Jack is
resolutely anti-fad. Rather than fancying itself some imaginary
19th-century hunting lodge, this Clinton Street spot trans
8733 SE Division St., No. 101, 788-8883, wongsking.com.
[GIMME SUM MORE] When I last ate
dim sum at Wong’s King, I stood in the parking lot and watched as two
men loaded a pig—whole, fully co
Like most of Portland, I have
wondered over the past two years whether I might be gluten-intolerant.
At one point I went to a naturopath, who told me to eat nothing but
amaranth, mung beans and
Comedy and Variety
Last weekend, the Great American Rape Joke Debate finally
hit Portland. It’s been a long-boiling controversy in the comedy world:
Who can joke about rape and when? These questions have also ra
The streets in the unnamed suburb of Detroit—which
is not necessarily set anywhere near the Motor City—evoke light.
Ultraviolet Lane. Fluorescent Avenue. Sunshine Way. Lightness, too: