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And Oregon’s State Food is…

Our 50 Plates Tour comes home for the night.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we’ve been taking a culinary tour of America. Because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we didn’t have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state—continuing tomorrow. After 32 days on the road, our 50 Plates to...   More
 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Minnesota Lutefisk: Take the Risk

The 50 Plates Tour Continues With the Lye-Soaked Stockfish from Newman's

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive f...   More
 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks


Food Reviews & Stories
The Philadelphia cheesesteak is a stupidly simple creation, and exactly the sort of thing you really can’t screw up. And yet, there’s such a clear distinction between the blah, good and tran   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Baerlic Brewing: The Baer Necessities


Bar Reviews
Once it’s built out, all a regular bar needs to do is roll in a few kegs and buy some bottles. Things aren’t so easy for brewpubs, which only open smoothly when they have enough—but not    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Florida Key Lime Pie: Wonder if LeBron Will Miss It?

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with an amazing Key lime pie from Palio on Ladd’s Circle

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each s...   More
 
Monday, July 28, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Andrew Jackson Jihad: Saturday, July 26

Stuck inside of Michigan with the Christmas Island blues again.


Music Stories
It’s hard to picture Sean Bonnette in Big Ten country. The Andrew Jackson Jihad frontman belongs back in Phoenix, gazing out on smoggy sunsets, working at a suicide hotline, skating at Encanto   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Ohio Sliders: The Purest Form of Hamburger

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with frozen White Castle sliders from the grocery store, because that’s the closest thing to a real slider in Portland.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with th...   More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Roe Finally Gets its Propers: Trent Pierce's Seafood Shack named "Most Underrated"

The Portland Mercury takes brave stance on scrappy upstart.

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Roe, the heretofore unheralded prix-fixe seafood restaurant on whatever they call that little road between Southeast Ivon and Caruthers Streets, has finally received some well-deserved recognition.Yesterday’s edition of The Portland Mercury    More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Tennessee Hot Chicken: Nashville’s Hottest Hit

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with spicy fried chicken from Cackalack’s Hot Chicken Shack, which ain’t nearly as spicy as it should be.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with th...   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Deep Cuts

Okra stew, lamb sausage and pumpkin kibbeh at TarBoush Glisan.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone wants the hummus. That, and grilled meat —lamb shawarma is the most popular dish, but chicken and beef kebabs are huge sellers. And so the waiter working the nine tables at TarBoush   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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