Haute-N-Ready: Daredevil Fully Loaded

Taco Bell introduces chipotles, habaneros and ghost peppers, oh my!


Food & Drink
Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.Ghost pepper is on the verge of becoming a commonplace item in the fast-food world. Jack in the Box introduced a chicken sandwich with ghost pepper sauce over a year ago. Popeyes offered ghost pepper wings to kick off this year. Wendy’s slathered ...   More
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Cheap Eats 2015: Mexican Food

Cheap Eats
Pollo Norte Pollo Norte, 5427 NE 42nd Ave., 287-0669, pollonorte.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. When Pollo Norte opened, they did not advertise. But there was a deafening chorus of whis   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Tacos Chavez: Restaurant Review

Tacos Chavez brings Michoacán to Southeast Foster Road.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re still clinging to the old truism about the best Mexican fare coming from places with bars on the windows and glossy billboard menus showing photos of enchiladas, it’s time to give    More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Two Cocotte Co-Founders Plan Pacific-Mexican Restaurant in Montavilla

Zoe and Levi Hackett also plan cafe and commissary kitchen space.


Food & Drink
The food scene in Montavilla North—a.k.a. Northeast Glisan Street—will be blowing up even bigger this Spring.Zoe and Levi Hackett, two of three co-founders of Cocotte bistro, are starting a Mexican-inspired Pacific Coast restaurant, cafe and commissary kitchen in the former Tortilla Flats and Burger Barn location at 7901 Northeast Glisan Street. For now they're calling the ...   More
Monday, January 5, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Return Of the Taq

Taqueria Nueve is actually as good as everyone remembers it.

Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders are sentimental. When a food-cart pod closes, they cry. When a bowling alley is replaced by a hardware store, they moan. When a goat   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Sabrosa Barbosa

Food Cart Reviews
Silvia Barbosa asks only two questions when presented with indecisive customers at Sabrosa Barbosa: “Are you a vegetarian?” (No.) “Do you like spicy foods?” (Yes.) If those are your answer   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 LAURA HANSON

Cheap Eats 2014: Mexican Food

Cheap Eats
Angel Food and Fun 5135 NE 60th Ave., 287-7909. Lunch and dinner daily. The “fun” in Angel Food and Fun theoretically refers to the restaurant’s adjoining pool hall and video poker parlor   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff


Food Cart Reviews
Guero basically means “white boy,” and—let’s get this out of the way—that’s one of the people who’ll be making your tortas and huaraches at this pretty little cart on Southeast 28t   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Food Reviews & Stories
Rigoberto comes from a family that is large and well known, if not especially prestigious. Sitting snugly against a tire shop across from Grocery Outlet on Highway 99E in Milwaukie, Rigoberto’   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Melt With You

Grilling the goods at Xico

Food Reviews & Stories
Oaxaca is famous for inventing one of the world’s great cheeses. If you know how to pronounce the name of the southern Mexican state (wah-hah-ka) but not Xochitl or Tlaxcala, you probably owe    More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR


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