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Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This little Italian house had a rocky start when it replaced Sellwood’s Assaggio in late 2007—until chef Gabriel Gabreski took over the kitchen in May. Now the restaurant’s warm, soothing dining room and Gabreski’s beautiful but unpretentious dishes make A Cena a dining desti   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Tiffany Lee Brown

The Italian

A Cena is making sparks fly. Finally.


Food Reviews & Stories
Little Italian house a Cena had a rocky start when it replaced Sellwood’s old standby Assaggio in late 2007—until Chef Gabriel Gabreski took over the kitchen this May. Now the restaurant&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Tiffany Lee Brown

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
[wJuly 26th, 2006] Just blocks beyond the construction hell of Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Fleur de Lis straddles the line between unremarkable neighborhood bakery and destination-worthy lunch spot, producing some gustatory goodness in the Hollywood District, a 'hood that, quite frankly, can really u   More
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
June 7th, 2006] Looking for good excuse to eat with your hands? The Dibabu family, who previously ran the San Rafael Cafe, have set up shop in North Portland, dishing up hearty Ethiopian food in a deli-like atmosphere. Dalo's Kitchen offers neither gourmet perfectionism for the snootypants diner nor   More
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
A meal at Il Piatto is like a trip to some marvelous, imaginary village where the locals muse their way through rich Italian fare served by hipsters. Exuding warmth and romance and brimming with curios, it's a world far away from Portland's many sleek, hurried bistros. Though the food has grown less   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
DIY types will appreciate this family-friendly Italian cafe. Order at the counter, set your own table and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere filled with natural light and checkered tablecloths. Typical entree choices include bland spinach-ricotta gnocchi baked in tomato sauce, rib-sticking smoked-salmon ri   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Sungari Pearl will change your mind about Chinese food in Portland. Serving contemporary cuisine that draws from Szechuan and other traditions, Sungari allows fresh ingredients to shine in a tastefully minimal room. Battered, deep-fried foods, so often the downfall of American Chinese restaurants, a   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders have long made the pilgrimage to deep Southeast for the quirky Takahashi tradition. Light, crunchy tempura and chunky hunks of sushi bring them here. So does the dark, funky atmosphere, the Japanese knickknacks, the toy train running endlessly around the restaurant and the casual people-   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Meal Ticket

Braving mystery, meat, Morocco and high-tech movies in search of 21st-century dinner theater.


Featured Stories
An elegant night out didn't always involve sitting under bistro lights in a postindustrial-chic cement box or lounging in a designer ersatz Deco wonderland, listening to Bollywood soundtracks at discr ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown

Dalo's Kitchen

Delish hand-to-mouth eats in North Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
Looking for good excuse to eat with your hands? The Dibabu family, who previously ran the San Rafael Cafe, have set up shop in North Portland, dishing up hearty Ethiopian food in a deli-like atmospher ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 Tiffany Lee Brown
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