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Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Line up on the benches in the foyer with church-going grandmas and slumber-party participants still in their jammies�there's likely to be a wait for a table at this pine-paneled pancake palace. The menu boasts 20 kinds of flapjacks, including a bacon-flecked variety ($7.75), fruit waffles and an e   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
With the motto "you eat here because we let you," you'd expect a surly staff and no-nonsense food. Indeed, the kitchen does put out huge plates of greasy-spoon fare like chicken-fried steak, sausage gravy and eggs ($7.50) and rich cinnamon-roll French toast ($5.95). Happily, the quick refills on cof   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Creative wunderkinder Tres Shannon and Kenneth Pogson's tiny shop has garnered national media attention from the likes of Good Morning America and The Christian Science Monitor. Sure, they've got finely crafted doughuts like the Cocoa Puff-topped "Triple Chocolate Penetration" ($1, $8 for an assorte   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ivy Manning

The True Tortilla

Autentica lives up to its name with real-deal Mexican eats.


Food Reviews & Stories
Naming your restaurant Autentica is a risky move. If there were even a hint of inauthentic food at former Southpark sous chef Oswaldo Bibiano's new Concordia neighborhood restaurant, Portland foodies ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This squeaky-clean little Mexican outpost is rightfully famous for its Baja-style fried halibut tacos topped with shredded cabbage and tangy neon-yellow sauce ($3.75). But don't forsake the meat options: The virria taco/burrito filling, with tender chunks of pot roast in vivid red-chile sauce ($1.75   More
 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This temple to the ultimate Asian comfort food offers seven pot-sticker options, from the standard crispy-chewy pork-and-cabbage pot stickers ($6.95) to soft and silky boiled veggie dumplings ($6.95). A wide range of Pan-Asian cart food, from daily specials like Indian flatbread with lamb and tart t   More
 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 Ivy Manning

An Oyster Without A Pearl

Alberta's bivalve heaven doesn't equal entree nirvana.


Food Reviews & Stories
"Oh, hurrah, I never met an oyster I didn't like," I clapped happily when the sign in front of the Alberta Street Oyster Bar & Grill went up last November, and after a handful of visits I can say that ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Here's a cute neighborhood joint with gourmet takes on classics. Locals line up for breakfasts like the Camp scramble with extra-thick pepper bacon pieces and rosemary-spiked roast potatoes ($7.50) or French toast made from rich slabs of brioche with disappointingly thin syrup ($5.95). For lunch, go   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Ivy Manning

The Liquid Revolution

Is Portland's spirit renaissance for real?


Featured Stories
"This is a cocktail city," a devilishly handsome bartender at the Heathman Restaurant's bar declared to me recently as he rattled a cocktail shaker over his head. "Even more so than in L.A., people he ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Ivy Manning

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Soaring ceilings studded with electrical accoutrement, mostly bare concrete walls and rather severe lighting create a perhaps too-modernist vibe in this 1910 space. The quality of ingredients and technique merit Siam�s prices�slightly higher than at mom-and-pop Thai restaurants�but don�t ins   More
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Ivy Manning
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