215 SE 9th Ave., 239-8830, biwarestaurant.com.
[TOKYO TUNNEL] Biwa is far too
established to be called a secret. Yet happening upon the basement
izakaya still feels like an enchanted surprise. Gl
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 284-3366, oxpdx.com.
[SOUTH AMERICAN STEAKS] Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard is burning. The scent of fire still wafts from
the embers of the Monroe Apartme
Justin Woodward doesn’t dwell on the past. So he isn’t
burdened by the fact that the kitchen he now runs, Castagna, was dubbed
Restaurant of the Year by The Oregonian in 2000, when Woodward
5331 SW Macadam Ave., 227-3136, szechuanchefportland.com.
[SEATTLE SUPERSONIC] There’s
something piercingly lonesome about a vast Chinese restaurant hall,
something that summons a lifetim