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Pizza Box

Food Cart Reviews
When it opened last fall in the front yard of a ranch house two blocks off Southeast 82nd Avenue, Pizza Box was slinging some of the best pies in town. The 12-foot-tall, clapboard-sided cabin on wheels survived the move to inner-southeast Portland intact, but the good pizza didn’t.   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Book of Bivalve

The Pearl gets oysters, courtesy of EaT owners’ new restaurant, the Parish.

Food Reviews & Stories
At the Parish, communion comes on the half shell.  It’s a pun, see? This New Orleans-inspired bistro from Tobias Hogan and Ethan Powell, the owners of North Williams...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

I Banh Mi

Finally: good downtown banh mi.

Food Reviews & Stories
There have long been plenty of banh mi to be found in downtown Portland from myriad near-identical Vietnamese food carts. But, broadly speaking, they haven’t been any good. A really great versio   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Carpaccio Trattoria

Can Carpaccio break its building's curse?

Food Reviews & Stories
The ugly brick building at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Fremont Street has not been kind to its ground-floor tenants. The first occupant, Terroir, shuttered after j   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 6

Cool Harry's Yogurt

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You can't spend a month eating your way through Portland's frozen desserts without doing some fro-yo. So here we go:Cool Harry's Yogurt
Southwest 10th and Alder St., coolharrys.wordpress.com.Price per scoop: $2.75 for a “very small.” A “very small” is about a cup.
Most popular flavor: The...   More
Friday, July 6, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Summer Guide 2012: Baby, it’s a Wild Wood

Hike until you’re hurting on one Portland trail.

Featured Stories
Forest Park is only eight miles long—it’s about the same size in area as Nauru, the world’s smallest island nation—but walking from one end to another will take you 12 hours. The Wildwood    More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Churchkey Can Co. Pilsner

Lousy beer in a stupid package—just like dad used to drink.

The modern beverage can is the product of 100 years and millions of dollars of research, at least some of which involved a particle accelerator. It weighs half an ounce. It is easily recyclable.   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Devour 2012: Your Almanac For Edible Adventure

Market Guide
How to shop at a modern American supermarket: Stick to the edges of the store—the produce, dairy, bulk dry goods and meat and fish departments. That’s where you’ll find whole foods with lo   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Mekong Bistro

Oregon's only Cambodian restaurant returns.

Food Reviews & Stories
When Good Call Sports Bar & Grill was evicted from its Hazelwood home at the end of December—the landlord lost the property—Portlanders lost not only a friendly place to watch the game b   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Hutch on Holgate: Time Machine

Bar Reviews
How did The Hutch on Holgate (4515 SE 41st Ave., 774-1822), a dim and dingy basement bar with a totem pole in the parking lot and carvings of pilgrims on the wall, come to be? Built as a house in    More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE
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