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Behind the Volcano


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Only a few years ago, Montavilla’s reputation revolved around car lots and hookers. That stretch of 82nd Avenue is still a great place to find a 2008 Silverado, but on a recent Friday night, the   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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

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

Pooch Hooch

Beer for dogs is a funny idea, but do dogs actually like it?


Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone knows dogs like beer. Thing is, you’re not supposed to give it to them. The science is a little iffy—and anecdotes contradict claims that beer will harm your pooch—but giving a do   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Bar Dobre


Food Reviews & Stories
I fear saying good things about a still-obscure Polish spot like Bar Dobre. The last time WW brought attention to one (Grandpa’s Cafe), it made itself membership-only. Well, fingers crossed: The   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

Simply Fed

Goat’s the go-to dish at a new Vietnamese spot on 82nd Avenue.


Food Reviews & Stories
Simply Vietnamese is anything but. Or, at least, it’s not one of the myriad bun or pho or banh mi shops that Portlanders have grown accustomed to. The menu is one of the most distinctive among   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

Knives Out

Notorious chef Morgan Brownlow resurfaces at Tasty N Alder.


Food Reviews & Stories
The rap on Morgan Brownlow is that he’s brutal on pastry chefs. During his tenure at Clarklewis, Brownlow even fired one just as dinner service was starting. The Portland-raised Brownlow cou   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Ava-Garde

A user’s guide to Duane Sorenson’s offbeat Italian joint.


Food Reviews & Stories
Why was my beer coming in bottles? Tap handles hang behind the bar at Ava Gene’s, the new Italian restaurant from coffee kingpin Duane Sorenson, and the tables   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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