Restaurant Of The Year 2010 Runner-Up: Castanga

Special Section Stories Ten years in, Hawthorne Boulevard’s only successful fine-dining venture has dramatically reinvented itself, under the leadership of lauded chef Matt Lightner, in a transformation no less surprising than, say, the phrase “Senator Al Franken.” The understated, almost severe dining room that once ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

Tasty N Sons: Restaurant Of The Year 2010

John Gorham makes us hungry and happy again, and this time it’s at brunch.

Special Section Stories Photos by Chris RyanIn the 18 years Willamette Week has chosen a Restaurant of the Year, never once has a single chef received the honor twice—until now. In 2007, we picked Toro Bravo, John Gorh ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by KELLY CLARKE

Blue-Chip Cheap Eats

Five of our favorite budget bites.

Special Section Stories Bui Tofu’s all about excellent, fresh tofu, whether it’s fried and coated in lemongrass ($3), served hot ’n’ plain with soy sauce (60 cents for 8 ounces) or ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am

Good Mornings

Brunches worth waiting for.

Special Section Stories Bakery BarStep away from the beguiling bakery case—filled with moist cakes, crumbly scones and Earl Grey shortbread
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Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by Ben Waterhouse, Kelly Clarke

Road Trip

Eating well outside of Portland.

Special Section Stories VANCOUVER: For a good dinner just across the river, grab a New York-style pie at 360 Pizzeria (3425 SE 192nd Ave., 360-260-3605) or Higgins-esque Northwest cuisine at Roots (19215 SE ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am

Neighborhood Gems

Excellent eats wherever you call home.

Special Section Stories IMAGE: Taylor SchefstromSellwood: Jade TeahouseLucy and April Eklund’s airy cafe offers dozens of teas from around the world, delightful pastries and enormous platters of Thai and Vietnamese sta ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am

Top-Flight Food Carts

Five reasons Portland has the nation’s best street food.

Special Section Stories ArtigianoRachael Grossman and Tyler Johnston’s bright red trailer serves handmade gnocchi, ravioli and fettuccine along with a half-dozen ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

How To Order Wine

An expert explains how to get better booze for your buck.

Special Section Stories For many people, going to a restaurant and trying to pick a bottle off the wine list is an exercise fraught with fear, resentment and the occasional prayer. Being in the wine b ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am

Cheese, Please

The city’s best cheese plates.

Special Section Stories IMAGE: Roger BongCheese seems to have become practically mandatory on Portland restaurant menus. Problem is, too often the cheese is there only for show—all style and no substance. But some chef ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am

Too New To Review

And coming soon.

Special Section Stories IMAGE: Darryl JamesAte-Oh-Ate 2452 E Burnside St., 445-6101.A Hawaiian plate lunch spot from the Simpatica crew. Caffe Autogrill 6446 SW Capitol Highway, 892-9999.A cafe from the owners of Alba Ost ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am

Smörgåsbord

Special Section Stories Five Chefs’ Favorite CookbooksBen Bettinger, Beaker & FlaskAll of Mario Batali’s books. “A lot of his cookbooks have been very influential on me. I like his simplicity. It’s a ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

High Fives

Special Section Stories FIVE PRIX FIXE DEALSTabla: 200 Northeast 28th Ave. An appetizer, half pasta and entree for $24.BeWon: 1203 NW 23rd Ave. Seven courses for $24.95 (two-person minimum).Daily Cafe in the Pearl: 902 NW 13 ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Glossary

Special Section Stories Boquerones: Spanish white anchovies, usually cured in vinegar and packed in oil.Compressed fruit or vegetables: These items have been squished in a vacuum sealer to make them look like jewels.Farro: W ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Where The Pros Eat

Local food professional's guides to neighborhood dining.

Special Section Stories Click on a Pro below for their guide to a neighborhood! Aaron Zieske - Bar Manager Ten 01 Jaret Foster - Senior Market Manager, Portland Farmers Market Julie Richardson - Co-owner, Baker ... More

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 am
 

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