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Rebuilding the Bell

It’s getting tough to get Taco Bell in Portland. We asked a Mexican food expert to reverse-engineer our favorite FourthMeals.

Food Reviews & Stories For FourthMeal fans, these are trying times. Both Taco Bell locations in central Portland are currently closed, with the West Burnside Street Bell apparently being rebuilt and the Northeast ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Juniper: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews Juniper food cart is like the distilled essence of certain notions of Portland—a vegan, gluten-free, pan-cultural and eco-conscious cart owned by a quintet of young women who almost all work ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by AMY WOLFE

Wine Review: Underwood Rosé (Union Wine Co.)

Drank Oregon pinot noir in a can? Eh. The first aluminum-sided label I tried from Portland’s Union Wine Co. didn’t do anything for me—something feels wrong about drinking dry red wine out of a ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Solae’s Lounge: Old Solae

Bar Reviews The band was singing “Happy Birthday” to Snoop Dogg’s uncle, but they didn’t play it straight. It was a minor-key version extended with jags of solo guitar or keyboard, drums filling a p ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The First Annual Haute-N-Ready Awards

Food Reviews & Stories These are exciting times in the fast-food industry. What began with Doritos taco shells and fried chicken-as-sandwich bread has evolved into biscuit taco shells and fried chicken-as-hot dog bu ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

The 9

Food Cart Reviews I’d almost given up hope. After years of bone-dry biryanis, curries like oil-slicked dirt and bricked heat-lamp naan that could chip paint off a car, I had all but resigned myself to long driv ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

No Fun Bar

No Stooges

Bar Reviews For a place with nowhere to sit, Devil’s Dill sandwich shop is already an institution in its Hawthorne ’hood. It’s the last stop for the drunks at 3 am, and the first respite of the lazy ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Snakebite (Gigantic/Cider Riot)

Drank Mixing cider and beer makes you crazy, the legend goes. Maybe this came from London goths downing blood-red cider-beer drinks mixed with blackcurrant, maybe from working stiffs tempering the b ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hold Me

Pop-ups are a hassle for customers. Holdfast is worth it.

Food Reviews & Stories In a perfect world, Holdfast is pretty much perfect. Just before dusk, you arrive at a semi-industrial street, where the neighboring car dealership recently took down its barbed wire. Inside a ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Killingsworth Dynasty: Rotture North

Bar Reviews Few things at Killingsworth Dynasty (832 N Killingsworth St., 234-5683, killingsworthdynasty.com) are as they appear. The “chicken burger” contains no chicken—everything here is vegan. The ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: 2014 Whité (Jackalope Wine Cellars)

Drank Cabernet franc is a workhorse of a grape. The gnarly-branched red fruit flourishes in cold, gravelly soil and is mostly used to give heft to red blends. But Jackalope Wine Cellars’ new wine ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Wicked Wiches

Food Cart Reviews Pyro Pizza didn’t mean to expand, but since it happened, why not keep going? Owner John Eads has been serving up perfect bubble-crusted pies at Cartopia on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard since ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Hala Back

Lamb bacon and yogurt cocktails at Ya Hala’s Lebanese brunch.

Food Reviews & Stories Bacon or sausage? Before you answer, consider that neither of the two breakfast meats at Ya Hala’s new Lebanese brunch bears much resemblance to the familiar versions found down the street at ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Ely’s

Food Cart Reviews Decades before food-cart chefs competed in reality-TV smackdowns and gave inspirational TED talks, there were the humble food trucks. The “roach coaches” did not specialize, or congregate in ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Straight Rye Whiskey (Stein)

Drank Stein Distillery makes straight rye the cowboy way, with rye grown in their own fields near Joseph, Ore., plus 25 percent corn they buy from farmers 150 miles west in Hermiston. It’s aged ju ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Panic Room Caution: High Volume Bar

Bar Reviews PANIC, DON’T PANIC: “I’m just here to punch Jon Taffer in the face!” says the guy in line. The 30-year-old music venue Tonic Lounge is being filmed for the terrifyingly awful cable show ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drunken Noodles

Biwa ramen spinoff Noraneko serves up killer pork and booze.

Food Reviews & Stories Some go for the burger, but I don’t care for such people. For years, the late-night happy-hour ramen at basement izakaya Biwa has been a pilgrimage for me, a $5 antidote for skipped post-work ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Commons: Beer Good, Warehouse Bad

Bar Reviews Since it opened, The Commons has made consistently great beer. Five years after Mike Wright brewed his first batch of commercial beer in his Richmond neighborhood garage, the brewery has earne ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Chocolate Cinnamon Stout (Terminal Gravity)

Drank There was a time when Terminal Gravity Brewing made Portland’s go-to IPA. Or so they tell me—that was long before my time, and I’ve only ever had the stuff in dingy corner sports bars, t ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar of the Year 2015: Stammtisch

An authentic German bier bar in Kerns.

Bar Guide When it was time to buy toothpicks, Dan Hart wasn’t about to start taking shortcuts. Hart had been eyeing the Kerns space where Stammtisch now sits for five years—it’s originally where he w ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Guide 2015: Bar of the Year Runners-Up

Bar Guide 2. The Liquor Store 3341 SE Belmont St., 421-4483, theliquorstorepdx.com. 4 pm-2:30 am daily. The news is all bad at the Liquor Store. Kennedy is assassinated, maybe. John Lennon is shot. Pearl H ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cued Up

People’s Pig and Smokehouse Tavern up Portland’s pit potential.

Food Reviews & Stories Portland’s food scene is plenty dynamic, but the standard bearers tend to stay the same. After 10 years, Apizza Scholls is still the consensus choice for best pizza. Pok Pok was universally re ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

So You’re In...

This week’s Bar Guide celebrates our favorite 170+ Portland bars. Here’s where to drink in the ’burbs.

Bar Reviews VANCOUVER: LOOWIT BREWING COMPANY 507 Columbia St., Vancouver, Wash., 360-566-2323, loowitbrewing.com.  Where the party at, Vantown? Oh, yeah, Loowit Brewing, This 2-year-old brewery just m ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bing Mi

Food Cart Reviews Most tourists come back from China with just a T-shirt, or a cheap, stolen iPhone from a Shenzhen back alley. But Alisa Grandy returned with a deep hankering for jian bing—Chinese breakfast cr ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Belgian-Style Dark Ale (Pfriem Family Brewers)

Drank It took a year longer than expected, but Pfriem’s bottles are pfinally here. The Hood River brewery, whose Belgian Strong Dark became our 2014 Beer of the Year, has been draft-only since ope ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

PlayDate PDX: Sock Party

Bar Reviews If you’re a member of the muffin-top set, you’ve no doubt read the headlines about PlayDate PDX (1434 NW 17th Ave., 227-7529, playdatepdx.com), the popular indoor playground and drinkery with a ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Foster: The People

Foster-Powell just may be the most beautiful bar neighborhood in Portland

Bar Guide Damn the West End luxury malls and the cranes of Division, and let the budding skyscrapers of Burnside do their grim work. The most important neighborhood in Portland right now is probably that ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2015: When the Magic’s Gone

Strip clubs that double as hangouts, post Magic Garden.

Bar Guide Devils Point 5305 SE Foster Road, 774-4513, devilspoint.net. 11 am-2:30 am daily. Even people who “don’t go to strip clubs” go to Devils Point. Why? The beautiful spectacle of some of Por ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: A Little Bit of English

Pubs with a stiff upper lip.

Bar Guide Horse Brass 4534 SE Belmont St., 232-2202, horsebrass.com. Ah, the Horse Brass. It’s as close as you can get to old royalty among the newfangled world of beer bars and beer people, a shrine ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Dessert Cocktails

Sweet drinks for the dirty-minded.

Bar Guide Pepe Le Moko 407 SW 10th Ave., 546-8537, pepelemokopdx.com. Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s sweet tooth is well-advertised—or at least his disdain for the notion that all cocktails must taste like ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Patio Bars

Bars where all the action is outside.

Bar Guide Paymaster Lounge 1020 NW 17th Ave., 943-2780, paymasterlounge.com. Paymaster Lounge is the only eastside-style bar on the entire westside, an improvised little pinball-stackedddive with both a f ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Six Very Different Portland Sports Bars

Rip City, babe.

Bar Guide Yur’s  717 NW 16th Ave., 224-0160. Yur’s is a beautiful example of adaptability, having gone in recent years from resolute cabbie bar to unwitting PNCA after-class slum to, lately, on ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Shot ‘n a Back

Where the whiskey runs and beer chases.

Bar Guide Charlie Horse Saloon 627 SE Morrison St. In this newfangled Portland take on a Wild West saloon staffed by punk-rock Portlanders, avoid the needless $9 cocktails (a margarita made with Jameson ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: House Drinks

There’s no place like home, except these bars.

Bar Guide Liberty Glass 938 N Cook St., 517-9931, libertyglassbar.com. This dimly lit bar in an old house at the base of Mississippi Avenue is downhill from a tire swing and an upgrade from every bar ne ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Skee Bars

Where to score.

Bar Guide The Wurst 724 E Burnside St., 971-373-8593, thewurstpdx.com.  The Wurst is the consummate skee-ball bar. Who cares if the boards have a little “personality”? It’s an all-too-essenti ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Cart Bars

The closest Portland gets to an old-school Biergarten.

Bar Guide Scout Beer Garden Good Food Here pod, Southeast Belmont Street and 43rd Avenue; Tidbit Food Farm and Garden pod, Southeast 28th Place and Division Street; scoutpdx.com.  Two of Southeast� ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: After the Bars Close

Bar Guide The Roxy 1121 SW Stark St., 223-9160, theroxydiner.com. Open 24 hours, but it don’t like Mondays. Whither the Roxy, so goes a whole culture of the teenaged, the goth, the gender-idiosyncratic, ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Without Badges: Eleven CBC Side Events for Regular Joes

Rare brews for everyone.

Drank So your buddy who cleans kegs at Laurelwood didn’t come through with that badge for the Craft Brewers Conference? Damn, didn’t see that coming. Well, it’s OK because not everyone ... More

Apr 10, 2015 12:26 pm by EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

Live Through This

What you need to survive CBC.

Drank Walking shoes Thanks to City Hall and Portland’s powerful taxi lobby, Uber is not operating here yet. Luckily, from the Oregon Convention Center you can walk to a bunch of breweries in 20 m ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

The Seven Wonders Of Beervana

Only in Portland...

Food Reviews & Stories Looking to get in touch with Portland’s beer culture this week? Well, you could go where the national beer magazines send you, enjoying Rogue’s carpet-flavored beer then heading over to Ap ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Chizu: Jones Dreams of Chizu

Bar Reviews There are more than 90 dudes named Steve Jones in Portland. We know, because we checked. But we’re wondering if some of the Joneses might just be clones of Portland’s famous cheesemonger. ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Tour of Salem's Five Breweries

Drinking all 54 original beers made in Oregon’s capital city.

Drank Salem, Ore., is known by many names: the Cherry City, Exits 260A and B, the Beaverton of the Mid-Valley. It’s often forgotten that this patch of flat, grassy land along Mill Creek, originally ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Charlie Horse Saloon: Bucks, Shot

Bar Reviews Every age needs a metaphor. In Portland’s construction-craned Southeast, it’s apparently the Wild West frontier, from Double Barrel to the incoming Bit House to the brand-new Charlie Horse S ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Keeper of the Old Vines

Higgins wine steward Andy Zalman watched an industry grow up around him.

Drank Every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm, Andy Zalman sits at table 49 at Higgins restaurant. One wine rep after another pitches him their latest cellar stock, in hopes he’ll order a case or ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Charlie’s Deli: Food Review

Food Reviews & Stories It all started on Facebook. We saw pictures of sandwiches at this place called Charlie’s Deli in Old Town, all seemingly 6 inches thick, plus fresh slabs of brisket and pork belly and prime ri ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

10 Barrel: Barreling Forward

Bar Reviews I really wanted to hate 10 Barrel’s new Portland brewpub (1411 NW Flanders St., 541-585-1007, 10barrel.com). Last year, 10 Barrel Brewing, which was crafting some of my favorite off-the-shelf ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Drank: Blue Butterfly Cider (Hedgerow)

Drank While most Oregon cideries struggle to get any Old World cider apples at all, Hedgerow’s Robert and Opal Morrow have planted no fewer than 58 varieties of English, French and American cider ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Playing the Hop Field

Lompoc has quietly brewed 100 different IPAs over the last three years.

Drank When Portlanders talk about new IPAs, Lompoc isn’t one of the first names to come up. The chain of friendly neighborhood pubs has been around for 20 years. In 1999, they launched C-Note—a 10 ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Apizza Scholls Weekend Brunch

Food Reviews & Stories For nearly a decade, Portland’s best pizza has been anachronistically named and a royal pain in the ass to buy. And for just as long, waiting for Brian Spangler’s perfectly chewy, char-spo ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: 10th Anniversary Barleywine (Amnesia)

Drank Gotta admit it: I thought Kevin King was crazy. In late 2013, Amnesia’s owner announced he was abandoning the Mississippi neighborhood corner where he’d established his brewery more than a d ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Donnie Vegas: Old, Not Dirty Vegas

Bar Reviews IMAGE: jenniferplitzko.coAlberta’s new Donnie Vegas (1203 NE Alberta St., donnie.vegas) isn’t the Vegas that stays in Vegas. It is the Vegas that endures in Sammy Davis Jr. films and faded m ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2015: Top 5 Food Carts of the Year

Cheap Eats Food Cart of the Year: Holy Mole Southeast 33rd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 347-4270. Hours posted weekly at facebook.com/holymoleportlandor.“In Mexico,” says Juan Fernando Otero, “we d ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Drank: Jacob Grier, Cocktails on Tap

Drank One week, it seems every fashionable cocktail is supposed to include some defunct European digestif resurrected for obscurity’s sake, and the next it’s bacon-infused everything. So why’s i ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Fire and Stone: Restaurant Review

Fire and Stone needs some polish to be Beaumont’s pizzeria.

Food Reviews & Stories Fire and Stone says it wants to be a “neighborhood spot.” That’s always sounded like a sheepish goal to me. Why not be a destination? Home to the best Patagonian-style salchichas con chucr ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Groaning Board: Bar Review

Bar Reviews The first thing you notice when entering the South Waterfront’s first and only gastropub, The Groaning Board (3500 SW River Parkway, 971-254-9785, thegroaningboardpdx.com), is how many light bul ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Cheap Eats 2015: African Food

Cheap Eats Safari 7815 SE Powell Blvd., 775-2998. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  You don’t hear much about Somali restaurants. Among African cuisines, only the northern countries have really ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: American Comfort Food

Cheap Eats Reel M’ Inn 2430 SE Division St., 231-3880. Lunch and dinner daily. There are few constants in this world: The Cubs won’t win the Series, Dick Cheney is an asshole, miniature golf is stupi ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Breakfast and Brunch

Cheap Eats Milk Glass Market 2150 N Killingsworth St., 395-4742, milkglassmrkt.com. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Tuesday-Sunday. You really shouldn’t be in a hurry at Milk Glass Market. Former Woodsm ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Chinese Food

Cheap Eats HK Cafe HK Cafe, 4410 SE 82nd Ave., 771-8866. Dim Sum, lunch and dinner daily. If you’re a regular at Wong’s King or Ocean City, you might be surprised to find this neon-lit dining hall in ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Burgers and Dogs

Cheap Eats Clutch 230 NW Lost Springs Terrace, No. 22, 746-6322, clutchsausagery.com. Lunch and dinner daily. Hot dogs, they tell us, are the new big thing in upscale old-school. Traveling New York chefs s ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Indian Food

Cheap Eats Bollywood Theater 3010 SE Division St., 477-6699; 2039 NE Alberta St., 971-200-4711, bollywoodtheaterpdx.com. Lunch and Dinner Daily.  Troy McLarty’s Division Street sequel is bigger an ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Island and Ocean Food

Cheap Eats The Fishwife 5328 N Lombard St., 285-7150, thefishwife.com. Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Saturday.  If you’re driving west with the sun in your eyes, you’ll probably drive rig ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Japanese Food

Cheap Eats Umai Southeast 33rd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 502-4428, umaipdx.com. Lunch Wednesday-Sunday. To get to Umai, you need a little faith. Turn down a street that doesn’t look like a street ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Korean Food

Cheap Eats Spring Restaurant 3975 SW 114th Ave., Beaverton. lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Like a lot of the best things in life, Spring Restaurant doesn’t advertise itself. People who live eight blo ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Latin American Food

Cheap Eats El Cubo de Cuba 3106 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 971-544-7801, facebook.com/elcubo.decuba. Lunch and late dinner Tuesday-Sunday.  El Cubo de Cuba looks more lived-in than most of Havana. Just a y ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Mexican Food

Cheap Eats Pollo Norte Pollo Norte, 5427 NE 42nd Ave., 287-0669, pollonorte.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. When Pollo Norte opened, they did not advertise. But there was a deafening chorus of whis ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Old World Cuisine

Cheap Eats C’est Si Bon Crepes & Vins 22 NE 7th Ave., 935-3761, cestsibonpdx.com. Dinner Wednesday-Saturday. Crepes are the new cupcake, or macaron, or maybe artisanal doughnut. Creperies in Portla ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Food

Cheap Eats Dar Salam 2921 NE Alberta St., 206-6148, darsalamportland.com. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. It’s hard not to root for a restaurant with a story like Dar Salam’s. Two grade-school frie ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Vietnamese Food

Cheap Eats Pho An Sandy 6236 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-2990, phoansandy.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There is no consensus pick for the city’s best shop named after pho, with preferences ranging g ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Pizza

Cheap Eats Atlas Pizza 3570 SE Division St., 232-3004, atlaspizzapdx.com. Lunch and dinner daily. Metalheads who drive Chevy Cavaliers have long been the unsung heroes of the American pizza industry in p ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Thai/Laotian Food

Cheap Eats Haan Ghin Southwest Park Avenue and Harrison Street. Lunch Monday-Friday. Portland now has a second contender for iconic food-cart chicken dish from Southeast Asia, and its name is mii gai. Nong ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Sandwiches

Cheap Eats Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks 1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Lunch and dinner Sunday-Friday, closed Saturday. The Philadelphia cheesesteak is a stupidly simple creation, and exactly the sort of th ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Vegan/Vegetarian

Cheap Eats Canteen 2816 SE Stark St., 922-1858, canteenpdx.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of vegans? Maybe, but I don’t think so. Actually, ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: 21 amazing things to put in your mouth for $7 or less.

21 amazing things to put in your mouth for $7 or less.

Cheap Eats   ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

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

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Polli-Tico: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews Pssssst. Yo, over here. Hey, dawg, you want some rotisserie chicken? Naw, man, you don’t need to wait in line for Pollo Norte just cuz everyone’s all up on them pollos Mehicanas right no ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

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

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beer Review: Peanut Butter Porter and Marionberry Red Ale (Scout)

Drank Peanut butter beer’s time has come. Actually, this is one brewing trend where Portland is slightly behind—while we have Rogue’s gross Voodoo Doughnut-themed banana-and-peanut butter ale, t ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.

Food Reviews & Stories The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of vegans? I don’t think so. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a known vegan eating a vegan bowl. Vegan bowls are for the rest of ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

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

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lake Theater & Cafe: O, Really

Bar Reviews Until recently, it was impossible to get a beer with your movie in Lake Oswego if you weren’t popping a bottle in your Titanic-themed man cave. Thank God, you can now show off your expensive taste ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Drank: Safe Word/Pfriem Triple/ Notorious (Breakside/Pfriem/Boneyard)

Drank Before 2005, there was nothing else like Pliny the Younger. Russian River Brewing’s triple IPA—with three times as many hops as a normal IPA in a syrupy 11 percent ABV brew—became a touc ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

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

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: 25 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

The ultimate vertical tasting of Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve.

Drank Today’s Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve is not craft beer. Made by MillerCoors at an undisclosed location, the bottles of “Northwest-style lager” now shipped across the country aren’t ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, PARKER HALL

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

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

Food Reviews & Stories A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?
... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week

Food Reviews & Stories Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now. ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Still Life: Distillery Guide

Oregon is in high spirits.

Distillery Guide Kentucky might be known for its whiskey, but it only has about 20 distilleries. Oregon’s got more than 50. And though Washington gets nationwide attention for its 87 craft-distillery licenses� ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Restaurant Guide 2014: Editor's Note

Restaurant Guide Editor's Note: Holding the LineThe hottest debate in Portland’s food scene is both trivial and dire: What should be done about those lines?  That queue in front of your favorite restaurant ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Coffee Issue 2014: Coffee Rules Everything Around Me

Our favorite new Portland cafes.

Coffee Guide FOURTH ESTATE COFFEEHOUSE 7373 N Burlington St., 384-2756, fourthestatecoffee.com. The new Fourth Estate Coffeehouse is almost as old school as the entire notion of the Fourth Estate. Carved int ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Beer Guide 2015

The Legend of Beervana

Beer Guide Round and round they go, up one row and down the next. They look like kids waiting to ride Space Mountain, except they’re here for beer. It’s a Saturday night in San Francisco, and a bri ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Market Guide 2014: Introduction

From the Editor

Market Guide Look, you gotta eat every day. We get this. And because the demands of your growling stomach are as incessant and irritating as A Prairie Home Companion on NPR weekends, it’s easy to fall into routi ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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