The Hot Box BBQ


Food Cart Reviews
You can feel sorry for doctors or not, but until a month ago the South Waterfront had almost no affordable lunch fare. The new Gantry—a roadside walkway lined with food carts—has since bogarted As   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Totes Gelly

Licking through town on a search for the best gelato in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
Gelaterias—Italian-style ice-cream joints—had all but disappeared from Portland just a few years ago. The hip and trendy frozen treat of the early 2000s had been replaced by quality American-style   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 NICK ZUKIN, MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Ha Ha


Food Reviews & Stories
Ha & VL is like a Vietnamese version of the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld, except when they say, “No soup for you,” they apologize. The tiny shop serves two different soups each day except Tuesday (ne   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Summer Lovin’

The pop-up romance with Lil’ Wares’ General Tso sandwich will be short but intense.


Food Reviews & Stories
Like a new love born at Coachella, Lil’ Wares was never meant to last. Consider it a summer fling, equal parts exciting and doomed. When the quaint Red Fig restaurant closed down this spring on No   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Battered and Fried

Batter Griddle & Drinkery is sloppy drunk food.


Food Reviews & Stories
If Cheech and Chong opened a restaurant honoring their weed-humor heyday, I’m certain it would bear an uncanny resemblance to Batter Griddle & Drinkery. Batter, which opened to much fanfare in M   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Salt & Straw's New Street-Food-Based Ice Creams


Food Reviews & Stories
On paper, it looks wonderful. Ice-cream collaborations from some of our favorite food carts—Nong’s Khao Man Gai, Wolf and Bear’s, Viking Soul Food—available all June as seasonal flavors. Thing   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

All Piez On Me

You got teeth in your mouth, so P.R.E.A.M. pies gotsta fit.


Food Reviews & Stories
The sad-bastard music had to go. A few years ago, most upscale Portland restaurants—places where people went for some nice cooked food in their nice clean drawers—played Black Keys Pandora   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Frice Pastry/Philippe’s Bread


Food Reviews & Stories
Ask Kurt Huffman how much his restaurant empire ChefStable used to spend on bread, and he’ll answer quickly: “A lot.” Bread markups are notoriously high, and for restaurateurs with a stake i   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Knuckle Sandwich


Food Reviews & Stories
Knuckle Sandwich’s grinders come cut into fist-size halves—fist-size if you happen to be a massive Sicilian enforcer—and they’re as forthright and sloppy as a street brawl. This old-scho   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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