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Food Innovation Center’s “Time To Market” Showcase

Free samples are only the beginning.


Food Reviews & Stories
For every food and drink product on market shelves, there are heaps of others waiting in the wings and vying for retail space. Of course, shelf space isn’t the be-all and end-all for food entrep ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

BeWon Korean Restaurant: Restaurant Guide 2010


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5-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 5-10 pm Friday-Saturday, 11:30 am-2:30 pm Friday. $$ Moderate.[KOREAN] This is one of Portland’s best and most underappreciated Korean restaurants. The latter may be because of its subterranean location. Although BeWon is on busy Northwest 23rd Avenue, its 30-seat below   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Murata: Restaurant Guide 2010


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11:30 am-2 pm Monday-Friday, 5:30-10 pm Monday-Saturday. $$$ Expensive.[SUSHI] Restaurant Murata is small and unassuming, nestled in a business plaza next door to its beret-wearing neighbor Carafe. If you find Murata, you’ll be rewarded with all sorts of just-off-the-boat fresh and unusual sus   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Those old men bending their knees in the North Park Blocks don’t know how close they are to deep-fried bacon. If they did, they’d drop their bocce balls and head for Park Kitchen’s dumbfoundingly delicious, lightly battered and fried bacon and green beans, served in a cone with tar   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This 15-year-old Hawthorne-neighborhood restaurant doesn’t miss a beat, from its talented staff, many of whom have been there for years, to the fresh, mostly Mediterranean menu. The top-selling and always delicious house pasta is the tortiglione in a slowly simmered, spicy vodka-spiked red sau   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
The house salad here isn’t complicated, with lettuce and pickled carrots spritzed in a light almond vinaigrette, but if you order it, be prepared to sink your teeth into some of the best lettuce you’ve ever had. That sounds strange, but Three Square Grill elevates straight-shooting veget   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Cafe Castagna is, at its core, an any-night-of-the-week neighborhood standby next door to the white-tablecloth, more special occasion Castagna. But beyond the burger, flat-iron and mac-’n’-cheesy offerings, there’s magic to be had in this svelte, minimal dining room. A late-summer    More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Alu changed hands and pretty much everything else but its name when it reopened in July. The exposed closet of a kitchen is headed by Sean Temple, formerly of Paley’s Place, and the food produced within is generally on the small side, too. The thinly sliced duck prosciutto drizzled with olive    More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
The New Orleans-inspired menu of this North Williams Avenue taproom is racked with fried, stewed and spiced Cajun fare like shrimp étouffée, surf or turf po’ boys and fried pickles. The real deal, however, is farm-direct raw oysters. Owners Tobias Hogan and Ethan Powell don&rsquo   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This Alberta Street pie joint, opened in late February, sprang from a popular food cart near Portland State University specializing in thin-crusted, freakishly good pizza, calzones, scarpetta and stromboli. Owner Stephen Ferruzza, whose dad was born in Sicily, favors high-quality ingredients, such a   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LIZ CRAIN
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