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Restaurant Guide 2013: Bar Dobre


Restaurant Guide
3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 477-5266, bardobre.com. [POLE POSITION] With its deep-toned wood panels, framed mirrors and cast-iron chandelier, the homey Bar Dobre is the front room of your alcoholic    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Block and Tackle


Restaurant Guide
3113 SE Division St., 236-0205, blockandtacklepdx.com. [A FISHHOUSE DIVIDED] On the one hand, newly opened Block and Tackle is the mild-mannered River Queen fish house of chef Trent Pierce’s yo   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Castagna


Restaurant Guide
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 231-7373, castagnarestaurant.com. [PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD] Castagna is Portland’s most carefully curated dining experience—held in a minimal-eclectic, neutral-toned r   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Genoa


Restaurant Guide
2832 SE Belmont St., 238-1464, genoarestaurant.com. [JAKE’S FAMOUS HALIBUT] The entrance to deeply old-school, old-money Genoa looks like the truncated lobby of a hotel, and beyond black curtai   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Hokusei


Restaurant Guide
4246 SE Belmont St., 971-279-2161, hokuseisushi.com. [SHISO FINERY] Don’t let its unlikely location, next door to the bastardized Teppanyaki tables of Slappy Cakes, fool you into thinking you��   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Levant


Restaurant Guide
2448 E Burnside St., 954-2322, levantpdx.com. [BONZO FOR GARBANZO] Levant, chef Scott Snyder’s new Buckman restaurant, seems to have invented its own genre: high-end French modernist takes on t   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Natural Selection


Restaurant Guide
3033 NE Alberta St., 288-5883, naturalselectionpdx.com. [IMPRESSIONIST CHARDWORK] Natural Selection likes to make its metaphors plain. Not only on its vegetarian plates but in the procession of s   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Old Salt


Restaurant Guide
5027 NE 42nd Ave., 971-255-0167, oldsaltpdx.com. [MEAT PALACE] A stately Cully pleasure dome for food, Grain & Gristle’s sister spot Old Salt encompasses a whole-animal butchery, deli, past   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Simply Vietnamese


Restaurant Guide
2218 NE 82nd Ave., 208-3391. [NOT SO SIMPLE] From a Westerner’s perspective, Simply Vietnamese is perfectly bewildering and lovely—like Brigitte Bardot in the late ’70s. The eatery is nothi   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Smallwares


Restaurant Guide
4605 NE Fremont St., 971-229-0995, smallwarespdx.com. [BIGGIE SMALL] Johanna Ware runs the tightest kitchen in town. Seriously. Sit at the bar, order some small plates and watch her marshal traff   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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