The News on Fox

Renard is a comfort-forward French bistro just now finding its stride with a new chef.

Food Reviews & Stories
Renard is named after a fox—the unpredictable charmer of French folk tales. And so far, the tiny restaurant has been equally unpredictable. At this new Frenchified bistro in the old St. Jack space,    More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Food Review: Fillmore Coffee (and Pizza)

Food Reviews & Stories
When it comes time to fasten and secure your leftovers for transport, rarely do pizza places hand you an industrial-sized roll of aluminum foil. Rarer still is the feeling that this is an extension of   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tour de Tabor

Charming hilltop bistro Coquine has some fine, fine chicken.

Food Reviews & Stories
A visit to Coquine is like traveling to a vacationers’ town in the center of Portland. High up in the tree-canopied, winding streets of Tabor, the little bistro may as well be up in the French count   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Tuscan Son

Burrasca brings the bright flavors of Florence to Clinton Street.

Food Reviews & Stories
The first person you will likely meet at Burrasca is chef Paolo Calamai. Looking like a friendly version of the assassin in The Professional, Calamai strolls through his intimate, airy Tuscan-style tr   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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 The hip and trendy frozen treat of the early 2000s had been replaced by quality American-style   More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


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