Sept. 14, 1990: A new restaurant opens at the corner of Northwest 21st Avenue and Glisan Street...

40th Anniversary
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 in town   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Roger Porter

Castagna: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 231-7373, [MODERN GARDEN] Under chef Justin Woodward, the elegant, modernist-leaning Castagna is as good as it's ever been.   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Restaurant Guide 2013: A Look Inside Castagna

Portland’s most adventurous kitchen.

Restaurant Guide
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    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AARON MESH

Restaurant Guide 2013: Castagna

Restaurant Guide
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 231-7373, [PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD] Castagna is Portland’s most carefully curated dining experience—held in a minimal-eclectic, neutral-toned r   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Matthew Lightner Leaving Castagna; Opening Restaurant in New York


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 ...   More
Friday, July 1, 2011 KELLY CLARKE


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