Diner 2013: The Overlook

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s best ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Rigoberto’s


Food Reviews & Stories
Rigoberto comes from a family that is large and well known, if not especially prestigious. Sitting snugly against a tire shop across from Grocery Outlet on Highway 99E in Milwaukie, Rigoberto’   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Way Off-Key

Quartet tries to bring true fine dining to Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
In this unicorns-and-rainbows town, all the food carts are fabulous, and free-spirited chefs never fail to deliver mealtime magic on the cheap. Sycophants cheer the indie scene with the shrill fer   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Nudi Scene

Asian-European fusion from an Asian perspective.


Food Reviews & Stories
About halfway through a meal at Woodstock’s Nudi Noodle Place, my dining companion looked up and said, “This tastes good, but I feel like I don’t understand what’s going on anymore.” T   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

24th and Meatballs


Food Reviews & Stories
With all the attention paid to Kevin Cavenaugh’s micro restaurant pod, the Ocean, at Northeast 24th Avenue and Glisan Street, it would be easy to assume the concept is more important than what's   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Masa? No Mas.


Food Reviews & Stories
At Uno Mas, the new taco shop from Oswaldo Bibiano (Autentica, Mextiza), the al pastor pork is carved off a spinning spit and paired with a shard of pineapple in a taco’s 3-inch corn masa enve   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Good Fishing

Fish Sauce brings solid Vietnamese to Northwest.


Food Reviews & Stories
In a gauzy dream sequence, I am beckoned to a remote area of town to check out a dingy, under-the-radar ethnic joint where every dish is a stunning success of bright, bold, exotic flavors. I’m t   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Pot Meet Kettle

Cannabis is better for smoking than eating.


Food Reviews & Stories
Toasted, rolled, burnt and baked—can one exist solely off cannabis? Hemp advocates trumpet the many great qualities of this “wonder crop,” which has been cultivated since the dawn of civil   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

The Woodsman Market


Food Reviews & Stories
Upon first glance, the main trade of the Woodsman Market, the concern Duane Sorenson has situated in a vacant storefront between his successful tavern and coffee roastery, seems to be a random a   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Queen of Crust


Food Reviews & Stories
The eternal question: dessert or the check? In Portland, you’re usually better off with the check. Our town’s eateries can rarely afford a dedicated pastry chef, so even meals at excellent res   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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