Bamboo Izakaya: Cod is Great

Bamboo Izakaya is a weird take on Japanese, but the fish is divine.

Food Reviews & Stories
Done right, the Japanese izakaya is a party that makes you forget the indignities of the 14-hour workday with a barrage of bold flavors and bolder liquor. Portland is drunk with them lately, fro   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Food Cart Reviews
Minizo’s Munny population has exploded. The colony of vinyl toys was kept in check when the cart was downtown. But Minizo is now on Northeast Alberta Street, where a shop sells the toys around t   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Noodle Western

Wafu walks a fine line between fatty and finicky.

Food Reviews & Stories
Wafu, the new Japanese-inspired restaurant from chef Trent Pierce, is intimidating. The dining room is a long, spare concrete corridor, with dark oaken tables, walls and bar, white paper light fixt   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drink 2011: Tanuki

Bar Guide
Janis Martin’s endearingly odd bar has a lot in common with inexpensive restaurants all over Japan, in that it is tiny, cramped and not quite level with the sidewalk, pays little attention to decor, and serves food so strange and delicious it might make you cry.   More
Monday, January 24, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE


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