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Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
When ownership of the Utopia Cafe changed hands at the beginning of 2007, many regulars worried that the popular Southeast Portland breakfast joint’s food would suffer. They needn’t have. Utopia’s mainstay scrambles ($7.95) are still bursting with all things tasty, like the chorizo   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Awkwardly housed in the old Hollywood library, Fleur de Lis is co-owned by Greg Mistell (one the founders of venerable Pearl Bakery), and you can taste his experience in the bakery’s Franco-centric goods. A flaky, buttery breakfast croissant ($3.50) packed with Black Forest ham and Gruyè   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
One would think a cuisine as old and steeped in tradition as sushi would have a difficult time adjusting to the realities of the modern world. However, with many species of marine life overfished to the point of near extinction, adjustments need to be made. Luckily, Southeast Portland’s Bamboo   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
If, while sipping a house cocktail at the Observatory, you notice yourself feeling somewhat more pious than you did when you walked in, you are more than likely sitting on one of the pews the owners salvaged from a nearby church. The proprietors have deftly crafted a space that manages to exude the    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
If, while sipping one of the signature cocktails at the Observatory, you notice yourself feeling somewhat more pious than you did when you walked in, you are more than likely sitting on one of the pews the owners salvaged from a nearby church farther up Mount Tabor. The proprietors, a pair of local    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
While it’s easy to fall into a blissful trance watching the Bhangra/Bollywood music videos on the big screen at Tandoor Indian Kitchen, it’s the food that really deserves your attention. Start with some baiji ($5), chickpea-batter-dipped, deep-fried vegetables that are essentially less g   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The sleek, stacked stone dessert cases that greet you as you walk into 50 Plates signal you’ve entered concept-restaurant territory. Sitting behind glass and lit from behind, the cakes look more like museum pieces than after-dinner treats. Which, oddly enough, works as a theme, since the idea    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Ned Ludd, the mythical inspiration for the Luddites, was made famous for his opposition to the automation of industry, which threatened the livelihood of skilled artisans of the 19th century. Nothing quite so contentious comes to mind when considering the newish North Portland restaurant that shares   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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