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Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Why pay $2.50 for a taco when you can get one for $1 at the taco truck? There's a restaurant law that you get what you pay for, and �Por Qu� No? delivers the goods: half a dozen taco choices ($2.50-$3.50), plus quesadillas ($3.50-$6.50) and specials like excellent, delicately fluffed tamales ($5   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Why pay $2.50 for a taco when you can get one for $1 at the taco truck? Though cries of �Yuppie!� have begun to resound across Mississippi Avenue, there�s a restaurant law, often unheeded, that you get what you pay for, and �Por Qu� No? delivers the goods and then some. Folksy knickknacks    More
 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
This popular Italianate cornerstone sprawls into several dining rooms, lending a pleasingly nostalgic feel, as though we're kids let loose in the vast Italian restaurant of our childhood. Perhaps recognizing this, chef John Eisenhart hits some familiar marks, particularly with standout pastas like c   More
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The oh-so-'90s name doesn't inspire confidence, but lurking inside the clean, pleasantly generic facade is a first-rate Vietnamese restaurant. Unsurprisingly, the pho ($2-$6.45) is top-notch, a bowl fairly bursting with rice noodles and all manner of beef products swimming in a heady anise-scented b   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Though logo of a maiden seems to be accentuating attributes other than her face, there's no confusion when it comes to the pies (single slices, too), ranging from the workmanlike cheese disc ($14.50) to the "swine and pine" ($18, with Canadian bacon, pineapple and two mozzarellas) and a respectable    More
 
Thursday, February 16, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The interior, dimly lit and done up in somewhat homespun carpets and banquettes, is oddly comfy, even if there�s no hiding the fact that you�re seated in a darkened box. It�s a welcome surprise to visit a Moroccan restaurant that isn�t dressed to the nines in luxuriant tapestries and pillows   More
 
Thursday, February 16, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The interior, dimly lit and done up in somewhat homespun carpets and banquettes, is oddly comfy, even if there's no hiding the fact that you're seated in a darkened box. It's a welcome surprise to visit a Moroccan restaurant that isn't dressed to the nines in luxuriant tapestries and pillows. Sadly,   More
 
Thursday, February 16, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Concordias physically awkward spacean L-shaped room that exhibits all the charm of a cell-phone storehandicaps it from the start. A handful of beer posters fail to contribute much ambience. At the crux of the space is the bar. Concordia offers more than 100 beers, including at least 20 on tap, bu   More
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Concordia's physically awkward space—an L-shaped room that exhibits all the charm of a cell-phone store—handicaps it from the start. A handful of beer posters fail to contribute much ambience. At the crux of the space is the bar. Concordia offers more than 100 beers, including at least 2   More
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Seth Lorinczi

Daily Grind

Fanatical home roasters take Portland's coffee buzz to a higher level.


Featured Stories
The smell hits you first. It's a mélange of aromas: toasted wood, hot oil, burning leaves, Baker's chocolate. You're smelling your first coffee roast, but it's less Maxwell House's "good to the ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Seth Lorinczi
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