DINER 2013: Byways Cafe

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
 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

DINER 2013: Penny Diner

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

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Food & Drink
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
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sok Sab Bai


Food Reviews & Stories
Sometimes it’s the simple things that leave you reeling. Remember your first Ike’s Wings? Even if you’d known great chicken wings, there’s something special about Pok Pok’s signature dis   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Morning Sen

Andy Ricker’s new noodle joint has great noodles, even better custard.


Food Reviews & Stories
Andy Ricker is too busy to gather coconuts. Makes sense, given the Pok Pok owner has six restaurants on two coasts, a nationally distributed line of drinking vinegars and a cookbook coming out thi   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tarad Thai


Food Reviews & Stories
Tarad Thai’s interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega designed by Hollywood, a home away from home to Viet-vet expats who moved to the Thai countryside to find their souls. And it is ind   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lay Off the Sauce

No, Lake Oswego’s Pine Shed Ribs is not the best barbecue in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
Earlier this month, Stephen Colbert’s sister lost a congressional election to philandering former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. In response, the TV host shunned his home state, declaring a   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Via Chicago


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s been seven years since I lived in Chicago, where I attended college, drinking too much Midwestern beer and cramming as much of the city’s famous stuffed pizza into my maw as my student bu   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

In a Neat Little Roe

Former Fin chef Trent Pierce works wonders in Wafu’s back room.


Food Reviews & Stories
Going to Roe is a bit like passing into the Egyptian afterlife. Before you reach its peaceful space, you must first pass through the land of wish fulfillment—in this case, the lively food tunn   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Creature Comforts

Kingdom come, in Portland as it is in McMinnville. But who’s game?


Food Reviews & Stories
The Kingdom of Roosevelt’s menu may be a minor literary work, short prose that begins with “Fallow deer heart tartare with his marrow,” continues to “Eggs in various forms” and closes on   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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