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Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The modern melding of country Cajun and refined Creole food into what's become known as "Louisiana cuisine" is served up at this sleek Northeast Fremont bistro. N'awlins folk art and George "Blue Dog" Rodrigue prints are the backdrop for some savory offerings from chef-owner Adam Higgs, who understa   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Chic and minimalist, Castagna's dining room is a handsome blank frame for food that manages to be both traditional and subtly innovative. One might be tempted to make a meal of the starters: a housemade pork-and-pistachio p�t�, delicate pasta purses stuffed with duck and porcini, or the "trio" o   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The devoted patrons of Sinju (and they are legion) swear that it's the best restaurant of its kind in Portland. That's arguable—but it's certainly one of the prettiest sushi-toriums in town, with tatami rooms overlooking 10th Avenue and immaculate tables that seem to have been set using protra   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The delicate-but-assertive spices of Greek cookery are familiar to most in a limited variety of dishes, but Eleni's, a romantic bistro in Sellwood, goes far beyond the gyros-and-grape leaves formula into serious Cretan cuisine. Tired of hummus? Try the skordalia, a garlic-packed potato-walnut spread   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Chef/owner Lisa Schroeder's Mama Mia dishes up a comfort-food throwback to the days when Italian meant red sauce, and plenty of it. Swagged burgundy drapes, gold paint and small chandeliers make a suitable jewel-box setting for an old-country greatest hits menu. Skip the forgettable house salad and    More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Philippe Boulot's marriage of French-country and bistro cuisine with Northwest ingredients won him a James Beard Award in 2001. Sometimes it's easy to see why: A salad of peppery arugula and sweet Oregon berries, topped with a sachet of soft cheese, is a quiet little wow, as is an appetizer of chill   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Kevin Allman

Tiki Wiki

Mai tai-ing one on with a tiki expert at a few favorite Portland spots.


Special Section Stories
Ask locals to name their poison, and you'll get an earful about Brewtopia and Willamette wines. But if your cup of cheer happens to be classic midcentury cocktails with an accent on tiki, you could do ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Kevin Allman
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