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Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now.   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Drink Mobile

How beer helped save the food-cart phenomenon.


Food Reviews & Stories
Tidbit Food Farm and Garden doesn’t look much like the apocalypse. It’s a sunny afternoon, and Portland’s newest food-cart pod—with 20 eateries, a mobile apothecary and a school bus sell   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BTU Brasserie: Restaurant Review

The city’s moribund brewpub food scene gets a Szechuan kick.


Food Reviews & Stories
A bold prediction: Brewpub food in Portland is going to get better, and fast. Sure, it’s been 30 years since Oregon brewers won the right to sell onsite, and those decades have seen little e   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mediterranean Exploration Company: Restaurant Review

John Gorham’s Mediterranean Exploration Company on choppy seas.


Food Reviews & Stories
“Mediterranean Exploration Company” is a mouthful, but there’s no word wasted. Recipes are, indeed, pulled from across the region that begins at Gibraltar and ends at the foot of the Zag   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.


Food Reviews & Stories
Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull a chef and lead bartender. When it opened a year ago, the restaurant had already dramatically transformed the catacomb of Northwes   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pepper Box Cafe: Food Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Last October, the Pepper Box food cart was scrambling to move from a redeveloping lot, leaving Hatchheads to bemoan the city’s lack of decent New Mexican food. Things are very different now. O   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.


Food Reviews & Stories
Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fenrir: Restaurant Review

Fenrir charms, but execution often falls short of ambition.


Food Reviews & Stories
Fenrir is a second story for the space that held 2nd Story, the impossibly twee upstairs-downstairs restaurant run by Cellar Door Coffee Roasters until late last year. The new tenants have mai   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

St. Jack: Restaurant Review

St Jack’s new bar gives the burger, dog and fries a whole new accent.


Food Reviews & Stories
St. Jack is less of a saint these days. The old eastside bouchon—which closed in February, when the restaurant hopped the river to Northwest 23rd Avenue—was a cozily domestic Portland take   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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