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

Macaromania

Taste-testing Portland macarons.


Food Reviews & Stories
For a dessert built from a frail little shell of egg white, the macaron has proven surprisingly durable. Back in February 2010, the confection’s burgeoning popularity was documented by NPR’s   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

901 Take Out


Food Reviews & Stories
901 Take Out—an unassuming shack just uphill from a pair of gas stations—is home to something rare: a vegan, gluten-free food item even better than its meaty, carb-laden original.  The    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bluebird Not For Early Birds

A very short play.


Food Reviews & Stories
A veteran news reporter and a grizzled editor are having a discussion in the Willamette Week newsroom. Reporter: So we go to this new bakery, Bluebird, at 24th and Thurman, to talk about a story. Ed   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS , BRENT WALTH

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