Top Five Restaurants of 2014: Number 5, Expatriate

Playful, worldly excellence and damn fine drinks.

Restaurant Guide
Not so long ago, Portland’s bars and restaurants were distinct. For the purposes of this guide, a restaurant was a place you could happily dine without drink. A bar, meanwhile, was a place tha   More
Friday, October 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Top Five Restaurants of 2014: Number 4, American Local

Road-tripping from Wisconsin to Japan.

Restaurant Guide
The American Local was made on the road—in a cheese-logged Wisconsin bar called the Old Fashioned, and amid the cream and sugar of Iowa’s Waffle Stop Grill. It was made in the piled, loose   More
Saturday, October 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Five Restaurants of 2014: Number 3, Ataula

A new best tapas in town.

Restaurant Guide
Ataula celebrated its one-year anniversary in late August, with flamenco music and dance. The packed house was rollicking, which says a lot since this was a Wednesday night in the barely noticea   More
Sunday, October 12, 2014 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Kachka, 2014 Restaurant of the Year

The party of the year is vodka drunk and fish happy.

Restaurant Guide
Kachka is like a party at Mom’s house—if your mom grew up near Minsk and had a weird thing for Lenin.  In a room decorated with both Soviet propaganda posters and carved window frames from   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Counter Attack: Latin

Restaurant Guide
Angel Food & Fun 5135 NE 60th Ave., 287-7909. Former Bluehour sous chef Manuel Lopez offers rich, surprising Yucatecan meats and stews. Get the smoky relleno negro ($10)—midnight-black fro   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Counter Attack: Italian

Restaurant Guide
Handsome Pizza 2730 N Killingsworth St., 247-7499, Handsome’s wide, crisp-bottomed pies strongly resemble the standard-setter at Apizza Scholls. Each emerges from a super-ho   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Free the Animals: Restaurant Guide 2014

Our picks for excellent vegetarian and vegan fare.

Restaurant Guide
Bar Avignon: Meatless small plates outnumber those with animal protein on the menu’s “Finger Food” and “For Sharing—Or Not” sections. Bete-Lukas: Bete-Lukas offers a seven-item vege   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2013: Roe, Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant Guide
It’s 11 in the morning, six hours before dinner service begins, and Trent Pierce is already three hours into his workday. In the open kitchen of his tiny avant-seafood restaurant, Roe, tucked    More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Restaurant Guide 2013

Restaurant Guide
Not so long ago a “nice meal” in Portland meant a big steak and a bottle of Italian wine. More recently, it’s meant an aggressively casual atmosphere, where that steak is ground into a bur   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WWeek Culture Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

With a summertime trip to the beach.

Food Reviews & Stories
1. Stammtisch 401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, The currywurst at this above-ground Rathskeller will bring you back to the unsavory tourist sections of the Ku’damm in Berlin. Th   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW Culture Staff


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