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Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
A Culinary Institute of America graduate running a floating restaurant in Scappoose? Sounds like a crazy idea, until you sit down at a romantic little table on the very edge of chef Mark Altstetter's pier and watch the moon rise over Sauvie Island as ducks glide silently by. Then Mark's far-out addr   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ivy Manning

S.O.S.

"Sauce on the Side" and other restaurant accounts of special-order hell.


Special Section Stories
Imagine this: It's Saturday night and you're a chef working on the line of one of Portland's busiest restaurants. You're so busy you can't even look up. Your team of cooks and servers have their groov ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Doors will be whisked open by dapper doormen, your eyes will slowly adjust to the moody darkness inside and then the alluring essence of this ritzy steak house will surround you and make the outside world evaporate instantly. Don't expect breathtaking innovation here, just beefy goodness and straigh   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Ivy Manning

Knocking On Comfort's Door

Screen Door's soulful cooking speaks for itself, despite the din.


Food Reviews & Stories
The term "screen door" evokes certain images—tall glasses of sweet tea, simple home cooking and lazy summer days silently swaying on a porch swing.Screen Door, the new Southern-inspired eatery o ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The buzz continues even though there's often a wait for a table, early closings due to dough shortages and stringent rules about toppings (no more than three on any pie). All the hype is for good reason: The cult-worthy pies ($17-$22) here are the size of a Hyundai and feature a crackly-yet-chewy cr   More
 
Friday, September 15, 2006 Ivy Manning

Empire Of The Roll

An expert rice roller finds a place to call his own—Meiji-En.


Food Reviews & Stories
The Northeast Broadway neighborhood has become a bit of a mecca for sushi bars; there are four within a one-mile radius of Lloyd Center. So, the opening of another Japanese joint on Broadway seemed li ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Ivy Manning

Brazil Grill

An under-the-radar, all-you-can-eat meatery invades downtown Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
Carnivores rejoice, churrasco has arrived in Portland. The traditional Central and South American meat preparation involves cooking hunks of meat on a rotisserie and serving them in the rodizio style, ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cravings: Mac 'n' Cheese


Food Reviews & Stories
Growing up, I had no idea macaroni and cheese existed in any form other than the wretched stuff in the blue box with the powdered neon-orange "cheese." I assumed the devotion that Americans had to the ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland's favorite greasy chopstick: The utilitarian dining room done up in pink formica and wood paneling is filled on weekends with families feasting from the train of rattling dim sum carts that offer up everything from mundane egg rolls ($2.20) to exotic lotus leaf-wrapped sticky rice with pork   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
This small, family-run spot serves home-cooking from Eastern Africa, a.k.a. "the Horn," including Somalian, Kenyan and Ethiopian cuisines. There's something terrifically sensual about scooping up exotic food with spongy biddeena flatbread, and the mountainous combo plates like the vegetarian sampler   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ivy Manning
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