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
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
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
The party of the year is vodka drunk and fish happy.
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
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
2730 N Killingsworth St., 247-7499, handsomepizza.com.
Handsome’s wide, crisp-bottomed pies strongly resemble the
standard-setter at Apizza Scholls. Each emerges from a
Our picks for excellent vegetarian and vegan fare.
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
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
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
Food Reviews & Stories
401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com.
The currywurst at this above-ground
Rathskeller will bring you back to the unsavory tourist sections of the
Ku’damm in Berlin. Th