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Restaurant Guide 2013: Chiang Mai


Restaurant Guide
3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 234-6192, chiangmaipdx.com. [No. 2 THAI TIE] The battle for second-best Portland Thai restaurant rages in the city where Pok Pok reigns supreme. Chiang Mai, specializing    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Fish Sauce


Restaurant Guide
407 NW 17th Ave., 227-8000, fishsaucepdx.com. [EAST MEETS WEST SIDE] In a gauzy dream sequence, I am beckoned to a remote area of town to check out a dingy, under-the-radar ethnic joint where eve   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Maharaja


Restaurant Guide
610 SE 10th Ave., Hillsboro, 214-4858, maharajahillsboro.com. [CAPTIVATING CURRY] Downtown Hillsboro is a schlep from anywhere east of Beaverton, but first-rate northern Indian food awaits urbani   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Noisette


Restaurant Guide
1937 NW 23rd Place, 719-4599, noisetterestaurant.com. [NORTHWEST GENTILITY] Portland’s commitment to keeping it casual leaves little space for crisp, white tablecloths. At Noisette, not only ar   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

A Broken Spoke

Township & Range is a pedestrian addition to Ladd’s.


Food Reviews & Stories
Southeast Portland’s leafy Ladd’s Addition neighborhood is spoiled. Its stately homes are set back from tall oaks lining a Eurocool hub-and-spoke compass of streets that radiate out from the   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Way Off-Key

Quartet tries to bring true fine dining to Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
In this unicorns-and-rainbows town, all the food carts are fabulous, and free-spirited chefs never fail to deliver mealtime magic on the cheap. Sycophants cheer the indie scene with the shrill fer   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Good Fishing

Fish Sauce brings solid Vietnamese to Northwest.


Food Reviews & Stories
In a gauzy dream sequence, I am beckoned to a remote area of town to check out a dingy, under-the-radar ethnic joint where every dish is a stunning success of bright, bold, exotic flavors. I’m t   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Knives Out

Notorious chef Morgan Brownlow resurfaces at Tasty N Alder.


Food Reviews & Stories
The rap on Morgan Brownlow is that he’s brutal on pastry chefs. During his tenure at Clarklewis, Brownlow even fired one just as dinner service was starting. The Portland-raised Brownlow cou   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Hail Caesar

Where to get the emperor of salads.


Food Reviews & Stories
Even the most carnivorous among us concede there’s something special about a Caesar salad. It could be a nostalgic association with haute tableside service, or perhaps it’s the body’s occa   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Square Peg

Jamison has ambition, a view and little else.


Food Reviews & Stories
The one enduring positive at the restaurant now known as Jamison is a location that maximizes the seasonal joy of al fresco dining. On the enclosed patio at the edge of Jamison Square in Northwe   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN
 

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