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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

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tanuki


Restaurant Guide
8029 SE Stark St., 477-6030, tanukipdx.com. [WOW!] Chef-owner Janis Martin’s Montavilla izakaya is a dim, nearly unmarked space frequented mostly by a small, self-selecting group of adventurous   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tarad Thai


Restaurant Guide
601 SE Morrison St., 234-4102, taradpdx.com. [PORK POT HIGH] Tarad Thai’s interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega designed by Hollywood, a home for Viet-vet expats who moved to the Thai    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tasty N Alder


Restaurant Guide
580 SW 12th Ave., 621-9251; 3808 N Williams Ave., 621-1400 (Tasty N Sons);  tastyntasty.com. From Toro Bravo to Tasty N Sons and now Tasty N Alder, John Gorham has made a career out of never h   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Yama Sushi


Restaurant Guide
926 NW 10th Ave., 841-5463, yamasushiandsakebar.com. [AVOID THE BLOWFISH] Yama means “mountain” in Japanese, on the face of it a bewildering name for a sushi restaurant. But Yama is also the    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Roe, Restaurant of the Year


Restaurant Guide
It’s 11 in the morning, six hours before dinner service begins, and Trent Pierce is already three hours into his workday. In the open kitchen of his tiny avant-seafood restaurant, Roe, tucked    More
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks is America’s troubled conscience.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s easy to forget this while hanging at an average Portland cafe, but America is scary as hell. Especially if you’re a Somali pirate. You probably already know the story behind the new T   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Nest: New Nest


Bar Reviews
Alberta Street party dive The Nest, which was destroyed in a fire last year (the sole evacuee was a cat, which firefighters treated with oxygen), inspired virulent loyalty among its regulars—e   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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