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Food Reviews & Stories
You’d never know it from the ridiculous, tech-bubble name, but this tidy little 82nd Avenue Vietnamese spot makes great real world grub, from intense, cinnamony pho ($7.25-$7.95) to addictive litt   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Food Cart Review: Mira's Ladle

Food Cart Reviews
“People think Polish food is heavy,” says Mira Kowalska with a little smile. “But it’s healthy.” Well, at least it is the way this Southern Poland native cooks it. She boils up big batches   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Hunger Games

At the Bent Brick, the food is serious. Nothing else is.

Food Reviews & Stories
Scott Dolich and Will Preisch’s new food-obsessed tavern, the Bent Brick, doesn’t mince words. You might be given the phrase “shrimp, corn, cherry tomatoes, young coriander” ($14) and end up   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Food Cart Review: Noodle House

Food Cart Reviews
You’d be forgiven for overlooking Noodle House. With the overwhelming array of eats served at the ever-expanding roster of carts parked at downtown Portland’s 10th Avenue and Southwest Alder Str   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Saint Cupcake Alder-Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Food Reviews & Stories
The best dessert at Saint Cupcake’s big, new downtown digs ain’t a cupcake. It’s a nutty, smoky chocolate chip cookie ($3) that tastes like a campfire in a sugar forest. Yes, the adorable egg   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Fatten Up

This Labor Day, put some Fatdog on your hot dog.

Jason Sohn makes great mustard…in part to finance his love of motorcycles. The part-time United Airlines luggage loader and his wife Mandie received the recipe for their signature condiment as a    More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Hog Heaven

Three Pigs makes big, bad sandwiches and more.

Food Reviews & Stories
Three Pigs is a fine-dining restaurant sandwiched between two slices of bread. Hidden away in a building at the corner of I-405 and West Burnside Street, the tiny sandwich shop (the former home of    More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Let Them Eat Beefcake

Fright Night gives vamp flicks an infusion of schlock.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Vampire movies have sucked all the fun out of being a vampire.  These days, Dracula’s progeny are always moping around, sparkling   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Dave’s Killer Bagels

All crust, all the time.

Food Reviews & Stories
Now that baker Dave Dahl has cornered the local toast market, with loaves of hearty Dave’s Killer sandwich bread popping up on supermarket shelves from Whole Foods to Winco, Portland’s wild man    More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Name Game: Vino Paradiso Becomes Coppia


It seems like a bad idea for a restaurant to let its diners rename their business, but the ploy has worked out well for Timothy Nishimoto and the crew at Vino Paradiso. The longtime Pearl District wine bar, which has been working hard to retool its food program and up its profile with a remodel and t...   More
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 by KELLY CLARKE
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