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
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
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
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
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
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
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��
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
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
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