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Tasty N Alder is John Gorham’s latest great restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
Much like a Montessori school, Portland chef John Gorham seems to operate on a three-year development cycle. His Northeast Russell Street tapas joint Toro Bravo—famed for its slow-marinated, t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Burrasca


Food Cart Reviews
With Wolf and Bear’s stacked falafel wraps, Guero’s rich tortas and Captured by Porches beer around a fireplace, the little cart pod on Southeast 28th Avenue and Ankeny Street was already on   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ava Gene's


Restaurant Guide
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com. [PORTLANDIA ALLA RUSTICA] Duane Sorenson’s ode to Italy (and, apparently, to his daughter, Ava) is a lovely, hearth-cooked affair of comfort wr   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: The Baowry


Restaurant Guide
8307 N Ivanhoe St., 285-4839, facebook.com/baowrystjohns. [BAO CHICKA BAO BAO] The Baowry, a charmingly domestic former hovel in St. Johns, recalls a vacationer’s eatery in a picturesque riverf   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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
 

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