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

Bar-B-Confusion

The Oregonian savages Southland Whiskey Kitchen as the Portland Mercury praises it: So who’s right?

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Food & Drink
Southland Whiskey Kitchen (1422 NW 23rd Ave, 224-2668) is somehow the most controversial restaurant in town right now.The newish joint on Northwest 23rd Avenue is a big and fancy outlet for meat and whiskey from the people who own the Casa del Matador chain. It’s right around the corner from the WW office but, honestly, I didn’t expect it to be reviewed at all, let alone get big-time treatment ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Big-Tent Cooking


Food Reviews & Stories
The Baowry, a charmingly domestic former hovel in St. Johns, recalls a vacationer’s eatery in a picturesque riverfront town—which, of course, St. Johns very much is. On weekdays, the spot’   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Blue Star Donuts


Food Reviews & Stories
Fried chicken with fancy doughnuts is, apparently, a thing. The combination has taken the East Coast by storm, with four such shops announced in Washington, D.C., alone. But, as best as I can    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Southwest By Northwest


Food Reviews & Stories
The smoked pork shoulder quesadilla at Trigger—the Bunk Bar crew’s new Tex-Mex-ish joint underneath Wonder Ballroom—is far from what one might expect from that classic modified grilled-che   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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