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Charlie’s Deli: Food Review


Food Reviews & Stories
It all started on Facebook. We saw pictures of sandwiches at this place called Charlie’s Deli in Old Town, all seemingly 6 inches thick, plus fresh slabs of brisket and pork belly and prime ri   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Apizza Scholls Weekend Brunch


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For nearly a decade, Portland’s best pizza has been anachronistically named and a royal pain in the ass to buy. And for just as long, waiting for Brian Spangler’s perfectly chewy, char-spo   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fire and Stone: Restaurant Review

Fire and Stone needs some polish to be Beaumont’s pizzeria.


Food Reviews & Stories
Fire and Stone says it wants to be a “neighborhood spot.” That’s always sounded like a sheepish goal to me. Why not be a destination? Home to the best Patagonian-style salchichas con chucr   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Down-Home Duet

Tapalaya’s Viet-Cajun mash-up brings the real flavor of modern New Orleans.


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Vietnamese and Cajun are like the main characters in every movie starring Jennifer Aniston: You wouldn’t think they belong together, but OMG. Both are French Creole cuisines, both river cultur   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.


Food Reviews & Stories
The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of vegans? I don’t think so. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a known vegan eating a vegan bowl. Vegan bowls are for the rest of   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Kabob House


Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe I’m an unserious person, but every time Obama and Bibi get in a fight about Iran, my stomach growls. Every bit as much as the politics, Persian food is rich and complex, singular in it   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fill ’Er Up

A survey of Portland’s gas-station food spots.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the heartland, where the towns that survive are built along the great and open freeway, no gas station is just a gas station. It’s the town square, the place everybody goes, home to fresh   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sum Boke Brunch

Boke Bowl’s westside location enters the dim sum game.


Food Reviews & Stories
No cuisine is pure and unadulterated. The walls historically separating one group’s food culture from another’s have always been porous, riven and worn by prevailing trade routes and battl   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Farina Bakery


Food Reviews & Stories
The macaron is an unlikely feat of wizardry—tender and crisp in turns, a bright-hued confection every bit as stratified as Detroit economics. There is voodoo involved, folklore about whether   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Verdigris: Restaurant Review

French-accented Verdigris serves some terrific brunch, but dinner is a work in progress.


Food Reviews & Stories
When your mom asked to go to a “nice” restaurant back in the day, she maybe pictured something like Verdigris. Chef Johnny Nunn’s French-tinged spot opened very quietly in December on Nort   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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