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The first rule of Family Supper is to forget all the rules you've learned from eating at restaurants.

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IntroductionRestaurants of the YearHail to the ChefAsk Miss Dish We Will Serve No Rind Before Its TimeRestaurant Listings Everybody knows how a restaurant works. A greeter of some sort takes you to ...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Jim Dixon

The Armchair Critic

A reader enthused about Mi Wa, a Vietnamese place on Sandy. She was right.

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"The food is just plain good," the letter says. I've gotten dozens just like it--sincere missives from concerned readers. They all want Willamette Week to review their favorite place, secure in th ...   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2002 Jim Dixon


O, Cielo! translates simple Italian trattoria fare in downtown Portland.

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I knew I would like O, Cielo! when I tasted the lentils. Not many restaurants serve them, probably because not many people eat them. Even the ancient Greeks disdained lentils as poor folk's food, ...   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2002 Jim Dixon

I'm GuMBo, DaMMiT

Getting a bead on New Orleans-style feed house Acadia

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I've never been to New Orleans. I've come close to the Mississippi Delta through the writing of James Lee Burke, whose books featuring Dave Robicheaux, the Cajun detective, let me wander the back ...   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2002 Jim Dixon

Nostalgia Tripped

When it comes to food, can you repeat the past? A look at local legends Rose's Deli and Skyline Restaurant tells two different tales.

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Food's power to evoke memories is undisputed. Nearly everyone eats something occasionally that brings to mind their grandmother's kitchen, the first time they planted a garden, or a particularly d ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2001 Jim Dixon

Border Patrol

Two local purveyors of Mexican cuisine represent the changing taste and face of Portland's citizens.

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In the past decade, the number of Latinos living in Portland has more than tripled. Emigrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries have always been the largest minority group in the stat ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 Jim Dixon
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