Port of Call

Visiting Eric Bechard’s excellent new tavern in Astoria.

Food Reviews & Stories
Eric Bechard is from Quebec, a fourth-generation Montréalais. This explains a lot—about the chef, his now-shuttered Southeast Portland restaurant Kingdom of Roosevelt, and his preference for    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Adrienne So

Kingdom of Roosevelt Moving

Breakfast Nook Called Trinket to Take Its Place


Food & Drink
Eric Bechard's wild-game restaurant, Kingdom of Roosevelt, will be moving from its location on 2055 SE Cesar Chavez Ave. The restaurant's name harks to the terrain of the local Roosevelt Elk, and focuses heavily on wild game and locally foraged ingredients, served on the menu with poetic names such as "fallow deer heart tartare with his marrow" and "wood pigeon liver custard with elderflower and ...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Creature Comforts

Kingdom come, in Portland as it is in McMinnville. But who’s game?

Food Reviews & Stories
The Kingdom of Roosevelt’s menu may be a minor literary work, short prose that begins with “Fallow deer heart tartare with his marrow,” continues to “Eggs in various forms” and closes on   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: Food News, Sedaris and a Big Fat Correction

This gossip voted for pure, sweet revenge.

PIGGIE AND MARKET: Eric Bechard, the chef of McMinnville’s Thistle who was famously arrested for brawling over the birthplace of a pig used in a chef competition in 2010, is opening a restaurant   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Murmurs: Foodie Fisticuffs—The Lawsuit

A pig fight in court, and a watchdog ascends.

What began two years ago as a passion-fueled street brawl involving two foodies and a foreign pig has moved to an only slightly more civilized venue: the county courthouse. WW first reported the por   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

FOOD FIGHT PT. 2: Read the Cochon 555 Pig Fracas Police Report!

Food & Drink
Still don't know what to make of the epic Cochon 555 pig fracas? A quick recap if you need one: On Sunday night, a fabulous cooking competition at the Governor Hotel featuring a quintet of PDX's best chefs devolved into an evening packed with drunken head-butts, a chef being ejected from a local bar and a pair of food-industry pros being arrested by the cops after a brawl over local vs. out-of-state ...   More
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

FOOD FIGHT: And Now, the Pig Fight Shirt.

Food & Drink
Oh yes, somebody did. One of your fellow Portlanders (I'm assuming) has taken the initiative to create memorabilia for the Greatest Pig-Related Fight This Town Has Ever Seen. Now you can wear a T-shirt emblazoned with Eric Bechard's infamous pig fight battle cry. Here's a close up for ya: And there's more, from clocks to bags and water bottles. So now you can tote around your 100-fucking-percent ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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