Sandwichworks: Kenny & Zuke's Strikes Back

It's official. Kenny & Zuke's Sandwichworks, the offshoot of the duo's successful downtown Jewish deli, has opened at 2376 NW Thuman Street. And, damn, they serve some tasty meat-on-bread. A trio of WW staffers strolled down to the new sandwich-centric spot (our office is only a few blocks away) for a hefty meatball hero ($8.75), lightly spiced Chicago Italian beef ($8.25) and a "Super Torta ...   More
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Future of McCormick & Schmick flagship outpost uncertain.

What's goin' on with McCormick & Schmick? Former WW staffer and gossip maven about town Byron Beck reported on his blog Wednesday afternoon that the Portland-based seafood empire will close its big First Avenue and Oak Street location on Thursday. M&S also owns downtown staples Jake's Famous Crawfish and Jake's Grill. Beck writes: UNHAPPIEST HOUR: I've just heard that Thursday, April 9, will ...   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Eat Mobile AND Watch Portland Devour Houston!

Were you actually worried that you would miss a second of the Trail Blazers' first playoff appearance since 2003 if you're coming to WW's second annual Eat Mobile food cart extravaganza on Saturday night? Ye of little faith. We've got you covered—we'll be screening the Portland/Houston game at Disjecta (8371 N Interstate Avenue) while you chow down on great samples from more than 15 tasty ...   More
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Story Forum Editor

PICA Announces 2009 Time-Based Art Festival Lineup

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art announced Friday the lineup for this year's Time-Based Art Festival. The Festival begins one week earlier this year, starting Labor Day weekend and running Sept- 3-13. Notable artists include Young Jean Lee, Amyro and the Slow Food Movement. This is the first year of new guest artistic director Cathy Edwards' tenure, and it has a very different tone from ...   More
Monday, April 27, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Anthony Bourdain Live (a.k.a. Vegetarians: They're Just Fuckin' Rude)

I'm not sure if I am able to write about chef/writer/traveler Anthony Bourdain without sounding like I have my head up his ass. But if I didn't already think he was the coolest and most rock food “celebrity” out there before I went to see him speak at the Keller Auditorium last Friday night, I totally do now. Why Bourdain rules: 1.Because the man has paid his dues. After putting ...   More
Monday, June 1, 2009 JOANNA MILLER

Food Fame: WW's Summer Recipe Contest.

Let Willamette Week make like Jesus and multiply your loaves and fishes to feed the multitude. We want you to share your favorite summertime recipes—legendary strawberry shortcakes, magnificent baby back ribs, Granny's potato salad—and we'll choose the best concoction to whip up and serve at Susan Tedeschi's upcoming concert at the Oregon Zoo on Friday, Aug. 21. The winner gets VIP ...   More
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Pickle Power: Portland's First Ever Fermentation Fest

Okay, so you probably don't get as irrationally excited about pickled and fermented foods as I do (why yes, there is a plastic bucket in my garage used exclusively to make kim chee). But if you've ever enjoyed slurping miso soup, loading sauerkraut on a sausage or chugging cider then, well, you already dig fermentation. Thursday, Aug. 27 we can all celebrate the power of rot together as Ecotrust ...   More
Monday, August 10, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Holy foodgasm: Travel Oregon's "Cuisinternship" Contest

Okay, I get a lot of emails about contests and promotions, but this is a genuinely amazing opportunity for all you food geeks out there. Travel Oregon is sponsoring a new contest in which seven food-obsessives will get a chance to hang out with an, ahem, “notable Oregon culinary personality” for a week-long “cuisinternship” plus win six nights free lodging and $1,000 in ...   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Portland Fermented.

"How many people here have problems with surface molds?" asks Sandor Katz, the wild haired man standing on a chair in the middle of Ecotrust's second floor conference room. A ton of hands shoot up from the crowd, which is packed into the room like, well, hunks of cabbage in a crock. They are here to share information, troubleshoot and generally geek out at all things pickled here at Portland's ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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