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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

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

Lonesome Hearts Club

It’s time to take everyone’s favorite crazy pizzeria seriously.


Food Reviews & Stories
Lonesome’s Pizza was too weird to fail. Of course Portlanders fell for the quirky, late-night pizzeria like a nebbishy male lead playing opposite Zooey Deschanel. Toppings include edible glitter,   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Best Thing I Ate 2012

WW writers remember their favorite dishes from 2012.


Food Reviews & Stories
The Woodsman Tavern’s roasted trout in crazy water is crazy—like a fox. Chef Jason Barwikowski has created a trifecta of salty, savory and acidic that makes me want each bite more than the one   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Christmas Style

A green and red mess of Portland’s tastiest tamales.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you want great tamales this Christmas, you have to head south. Not too far south—just to Milwaukie’s pint-size Casa de Tamales, a shop with walls packed with gewgaws including a marlin, fra   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Staff

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

Hail Caesar

Where to get the emperor of salads.


Food Reviews & Stories
Even the most carnivorous among us concede there’s something special about a Caesar salad. It could be a nostalgic association with haute tableside service, or perhaps it’s the body’s occa   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub


Food Reviews & Stories
Are pizzas, like prophets, without honor only in their hometown? Founded in Portland in 1996, the Blind Onion Pizza & Pub has grown into a mini-chain with locations in Washington and Nevada.   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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