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Cheap Eats 2015


Cheap Eats
This was supposed to be the year the Portland food cart broke down.  Last spring, our cart pods looked like they would all be tilled under by developers, from Hawthorne’s Cartopia to Bel   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Down-Home Duet

Tapalaya’s Viet-Cajun mash-up brings the real flavor of modern New Orleans.


Food Reviews & Stories
Vietnamese and Cajun are like the main characters in every movie starring Jennifer Aniston: You wouldn’t think they belong together, but OMG. Both are French Creole cuisines, both river cultur   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Black Water: Hail Seitan


Bar Reviews
Vegan punk spots in Portland are like the Hydra. Cut the head off, and more will grow to take its place. Fast on the heels of Slabtown’s closure, punk-metal Black Water (835 NE Broadway, 546-1   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Kabob House


Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe I’m an unserious person, but every time Obama and Bibi get in a fight about Iran, my stomach growls. Every bit as much as the politics, Persian food is rich and complex, singular in it   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fill ’Er Up

A survey of Portland’s gas-station food spots.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the heartland, where the towns that survive are built along the great and open freeway, no gas station is just a gas station. It’s the town square, the place everybody goes, home to fresh   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Big Apple

Why local artisan cidermakers are at the core of a national boom.


Cover Story
The tree wasn’t all that special. It was just too damn big. Back in 2004, Nat West’s friend and neighbor in North Portland, Norris Thomlinson, had a large and craggy tree in his backyard t   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pickin’ Pubs

Where to go for draft and bottled ciders.


Drank
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 1813 NE 2nd Ave., 567-2221, reverendnatshardcider.com. The hardwooded taproom at Nat’s runs eight taps with only his own product, which is wide-ranging enough you��   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Upcoming Portland Cider Events


Drank
Thursday, Feb. 26 Cider Riot Tap Takeover Civic Taproom, 621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com. Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s garage cidery will take over a bar larger than his cidery. Expect the   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Farina Bakery


Food Reviews & Stories
The macaron is an unlikely feat of wizardry—tender and crisp in turns, a bright-hued confection every bit as stratified as Detroit economics. There is voodoo involved, folklore about whether   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Verdigris: Restaurant Review

French-accented Verdigris serves some terrific brunch, but dinner is a work in progress.


Food Reviews & Stories
When your mom asked to go to a “nice” restaurant back in the day, she maybe pictured something like Verdigris. Chef Johnny Nunn’s French-tinged spot opened very quietly in December on Nort   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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