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Smaller plates? Just what will Portland's eastside food innovators think of next?

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Bar Pastiche, the new oasis on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, is a small gem of a space serving bites of flavor all day long. You can nosh on brioche in the morning, panini at noon and small hot dishe ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 Roger Porter

Saint Honoré's MIRACLE?

Northwest's croissant central offers some yeasty flavor but not enough authentic tastes.

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Until recently, in France any village of 200 people was required by law to have a bakery. In Portland, for years we relied on Franz and Oroweat, then on later arrivals like Grand Central and Pearl, so ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Roger Porter


Now a decade old, this homey Northwest Portland eatery keeps redefining its art.

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Since it opened in 1994, Paley's Place has created a name for itself among Portland's best restaurants, thanks to unpretentious, imaginative cooking. Typically, chef Vitaly Paley asks a simple questio ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 Roger Porter

Slavic FOLK

Hearty and heavy are the watchwords at Southeast Portland's Russian outpost.

Food Reviews & Stories
After dining at Russian Cuisine, what Portlanders will realize is just why vacationers on the Baltic or the Caspian seas are likely to spill ponderously out of their skimpy bikinis.The food served at ...   More
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 Roger Porter

Portland's Old Faithful

You'll find few surprises on a return to the reliable, tradition-bound RingSide.

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For seven decades, Portlanders have voted with their palates for the RingSide. Even the restaurant's name speaks to its tradition as the city's oldest sports bar, established in the greater Northwest ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Roger Porter

Back to Roots

Malanga exposes its Cuban traditions in meaty, starchy dishes.

Food Reviews & Stories
No American government policy can put an embargo on Cuban cooking. Good thing, too: Malanga, a restaurant venture of Connie and Eric Laslow, shows off the island's gastronomical traditions. The Laslow ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Roger Porter


Three Doors Down has expanded--but where's the spread on that reliable menu?

Food Reviews & Stories
One person's tradition is another's stubbornness. One restaurant's firmness of purpose is another's gastronomical sclerosis. Three Doors Down, one of Portland's palaces of persistence, has a faithful ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Roger Porter
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