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Dish Review

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Seasonal foods from around the equator provide the theme for this new restaurant and lounge in the heart of the North Mississippi Avenue commercial district. The menu covers a lot of ground, from skewers of chicken flavored with green curry and served with mint chutney to tacos filled with garlic ma   More
Friday, February 17, 2006 Jim Dixon

Restaurant Guide 2005

Food Reviews & Stories
We've always thought the food at Wildwood was good, very good. But word on the street was, Wildwood is coasting on past glories. But after slipping into the dining room to see for ourselves, the first bite laid rumors to rest. Sardines were served up fried and crispy, atop a salad of arugula with a    More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Jim Dixon

Restaurant Guide 2005

Food Reviews & Stories
In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a restaurant like Savoy. You could walk in without a reservation and get something good to eat without spending too much money. The Wisconsin cheddar plate hints at owner Peter Bro's cheesehead roots, and the fried curds are perfect with a cold beer.   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Jim Dixon


Food Reviews & Stories
When Kevin Gibson and Monique Siu-a husband-and-wife team who'd both been present at the creation of some of the best meals in town (Gibson at Genoa, Siu at Zefiro)-opened Castagna on Southeast Hawtho ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Jim Dixon


Clinton Street newcomer Savoy cooks the homestyle ecclectic.

Food Reviews & Stories
In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a restaurant like Savoy. You could walk in without a reservation, get a table without waiting more than a few minutes and get something good to eat wi ...   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Jim Dixon


After more than a decade, Wildwood is still kickin' culinary ass.

Food Reviews & Stories
A local food-history lesson: Prodigal son Cory Schreiber grew up shucking oysters on the Oregon Coast and working for his family's seafood empire at Dan & Louis Oyster Bar. He honed his cooking chops ...   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Jim Dixon

Three Degrees of What?

Portland's newest rendition of a riverside food destination is hotter than that name suggests.

Food Reviews & Stories
Three Degrees. Spit-freezing, nose-numbing cold, at least in America, but merely chilly in the rest of the Celsius-scale world (multiply by 1.8 and add 32). Or does it refer to a thrice-matriculated a ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Jim Dixon

Bright Lights, Big Pity

Downtown's new haute spot, Harrison, has the visual chops. Shame about the food.

Food Reviews & Stories
Harrison is probably the nicest-looking restaurant in town. During the day, natural light floods the dining room, then bounces off the dark cherry wood to illuminate the hand-painted wallpaper. In the ...   More
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Jim Dixon

Winning Laurels

Lauro Kitchen’s creative play with Mediterranean flavors revitalizes the casual neighborhood bistro.

Special Section Stories
Here’s where you want to eat: a restaurant that’s friendly and unpretentious, casual but nice enough to make dinner feel a little special. You’d love to walk over, but don’t mind a drive if the street ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Jim Dixon


Basilico aims to bring real trattoria flavor to Northwest's Italian restaurant row. It's almost there.

Food Reviews & Stories
Basilico represents the yearning of its Roman-born owners, the husband-and-wife team of Luca Viola and Sharon De Mayo, for the trattorie of their hometown's neighborhoods. These casual, family-run eat ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Jim Dixon
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