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Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
The best sushi shop in the Portland area is one you’ve probably never heard of. Kurata, a small mom-and-pop operation in Lake Oswego, offers great nigiri, sashimi and maki items, but it also delivers far more than raw fish. Kurata’s rolls are well-balanced in flavor and texture. The Kura   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Ron Dollete

Big Catch

Kurata is Lake O’s best-kept secret.


Food Reviews & Stories
The best sushi shop in the Portland area is one you’ve probably never heard of: Kurata, a small mom-and-pop operation in Lake Oswego, offers great nigiri, sashimi and maki items, but it also del ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Ron Dollete

American Tofu

Thanh Son (and cousins) has your Vietnamese snacks.


Food Reviews & Stories
The first thing you’ll notice at Thanh Son is the smorgasbord of tofu, fresh and fried, in large and small blocks ($2.25 a pound). It’s everywhere—in bins at a buffet table, packaged ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Ron Dollete

Diner’s Diary

Escape to the suburbs.


Food Reviews & Stories
I’m definitely going against the flow of the bridge-and-tunnel crowd, driving west, away from the city, with the goal of finding great, cheap ethnic cuisine in the ’burbs. You see, due to ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Ron Dollete

Diner’s Diary

Never judge a restaurant by its neighbors.


Food Reviews & Stories
WW’s kicking off a semi-regular series inviting a handful of food-obsessed locals to tell us where they love to eat. And Ron Dollete, whom we found waxing ecstatic over the chawanmushi (Japanese ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Ron Dollete

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
On the western edge of Beaverton lies year-old Sabor Salvadoreño. I don’t speak Spanish, and yet I’m always strangely compelled by the telenovelas (soap operas) playing on the TV of this brightly lit, soccer jersey-lined diner. It serves some Mexican standards like tacos and burri   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Ron Dollete

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
OK, the entire menu here is in Korean, and the staff can communicate only in broken English. But Country Korean is proud of its food, and the servers are eager to provide suggestions for a great meal. They seem to have a special fondness for the non-Korean friends I bring there. It’s mutual: M   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Ron Dollete


Food Reviews & Stories
The best sushi shop in the Portland area is one you’ve probably never heard of: Kurata, a small mom-and-pop operation in Lake Oswego, offers great nigiri, sashimi and maki items, but it also delivered far more than raw fish.   You’d be forgiven for confusing this tiny, stylish    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ron Dollete


Food Reviews & Stories
The first thing you’ll notice at Thanh Son is the smorgasbord of tofu, fresh and fried, in large and small blocks ($2.25 a pound). It’s everywhere—in bins at a buffet table, packaged in the fridge—the firm fried tofu even comes plain or flavored with onion or hot chili lemong   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ron Dollete
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