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Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Still one of the most elegant and evocative rooms in town, Bluehour has amped up its service from professional to cordial; no attitude here. But judging by several meals over the past couple of months, the food has lost some of the edge that justified the sky-high prices. Heirloom tomato soup was bl   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This welcoming restaurant, one of the first on Southeast Division Street’s restaurant row, just gets better as the years go by. Owner Ben Gonzales and sous-chef Raymond Anderson seem to have intensified the Mexican flavors, dishing out menu staples like sopes de chorizo (crisp cornmeal bowls f   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
A glance at Murata’s tiny, plain-vanilla space in an office plaza wouldn’t give you a clue that it is considered by many the best Japanese restaurant in Portland. Yet the restaurant’s claim to the title is solid, rivaled in the city center only by the more elegant Hiroshi. You&rsqu   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Next time you’re dining at Sel Gris, listen. Over the muffled bass of background music, you’ll hear bursts of laughter, the clink of crystal, and the animated conversations of people who are happy to be exactly where they are. And, if you’re attentive, you’ll hear executive c   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Why did chef Jen Lewis, who runs the fine catering company Culinary Artistry, and her husband, David Walsh, one of the city’s top-notch waiters and a producer for public radio, decide to venture into the risky and brutal world of owning a restaurant? Beats me, but their new venture, Lincoln, w   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant of the Year: Sel Gris

Mondok world: A self-taught iron chef who rules with an iron fist.


Special Section Stories
Next time you’re dining at Sel Gris, listen. Over the muffled bass of background music, you’ll hear bursts of laughter, the clink of crystal, and the animated conversations of people who a ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

The Trophy Wife

Lucier is sleek, sexy and eager to please. But how’s her cookin’?


Featured Stories
Bold. No matter what you think about Lucier—the eye-popping new restaurant that opened in late May on the west bank of the Willamette at RiverPlace—you’ve got to admit it’s bo ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Olé, ok

At this Cha, it’s best to stick to basics


Food Reviews & Stories
Cha, the upscale version of the Portland’s popular Cha! Cha! Cha! mini-chain of Mexican restaurants, has been open almost a year. A nice renovation of a vacant antique mall at Northwest 21st Ave ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Worth Its Salt

Chef Daniel Mondok’s Hawthorne dining room, Sel Gris, is a world of its own.


Food Reviews & Stories
Once in a great while, you arrive at a restaurant and know you’re going to have a terrific meal before you even walk in the door. Anybody who’s done some serious eating knows that promisi ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

Northwest Mex

Trébol delivers Mexican plates with a side of Oregon Ethos.


Food Reviews & Stories
The menus are in Spanish and the food’s billed as Mexican at Trébol, which opened in June on Northeast Albina Avenue. The walls are painted in Frida Kahlo colors of chile and maize, the b ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire
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