Road-testing four new cookbooks by top Portland chefs.
Food Reviews & Stories
Portland chefs are obsessive.
If you’re looking for the thread running through our best restaurants—WW
today releases its annual guide to about 100 of them—it’s the
In its first incarnation as a bougie banh mi shop, Double Dragon (1235 SE Division St., 230-8340, doubledragonpdx.com)
had its fans. I was not one of them. The $7.50 price for a sandwich
Your handy conversion chart between Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other fall activities.
It seems like autumn has become little more than an
extended marketing campaign for pumpkin-flavored things. As a
pumpkinhead—that is, someone who will freebase anything vaguely
There’s tension at the heart of an oaked India pale lager.
The hops that make an India-anything work are better when fresh, which
is why the labels of top-notch IPAs like Russian River’s Pli
105 NE 4th Ave., Hillsboro, 615-0191, ameliasmexicanrestaurant.com.
[MEJICANO MAGNIFICO] If you wander
blindly into Hillsboro looking for great Mexican food, you’re likely to
132 SW 3rd Ave., 222-3187, bijoucafepdx.com.
[POWER BRUNCH] Maybe it says
something about Portland that our rulers convene not over old whiskey
and bloody meat in a wood-walled den, but over fluf
2921 NE Alberta St., 206-6148, darsalamportland.com.
[FRESH FROM BAGHDAD] By default,
Dar Salam has held the title of “best Iraqi restaurant” in Portland
since opening in February 2012. It’
12275 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, 641-1734.
[PAN-KOREAN] There are times when I
think life in Beaverton ain’t so bad. By “times,” I mean “meals at one
of the stellar Korean restaurants.”
5519 NE 30th Ave., 946-8592, docpdx.com.
[IMBARAZZANTE CIAO] DOC’s
foyer/kitchen leaves a strong impression. You arrive into the chaos of a
galley in the middle of service. It looks like a coho
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com.
[SEEING RED] Gino’s is the perfect
place for a hit: a small family place, good food, everyone minds his
business. Granted, you have to lure the i