Indulge me a moment. It was 1990, and I
was reviewing Zefiro for the paper. My first line was: “This may be THE
place.” I meant not only that this restaurant heralded something novel
Justin Woodward doesn’t dwell on the past. So he isn’t
burdened by the fact that the kitchen he now runs, Castagna, was dubbed
Restaurant of the Year by The Oregonian in 2000, when Woodward
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 231-7373, castagnarestaurant.com.
[PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD] Castagna
is Portland’s most carefully curated dining experience—held in a
minimal-eclectic, neutral-toned r
Food & Drink
Castagna's forward thinking chef and chief forager Matthew Lightner is leaving the restaurant reports Karen Brooks over at Portland Monthly. According to the chef, he's opening a restaurant in New York this August. Lightner's right hand man at Castagna, Justin Woodward, will take over the restaurant's kitchen.Read details on Brooks' Eat Beat blog, but first, here's a reminder of why locals fell in ...