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NachoQuest

Don’t settle for subpar Super Bowl nachos.


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s a lot that can go wrong with nachos. An unfavorable ratio of chips to toppings, congealed cheese sauce, globs of brown guacamole, tough chicken—any of these moving parts can break,   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Muscadine: Down-Home Skillet

Muscadine brings the soulful, regional Southern fare.


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Brunch and Southern fare are the twin towers of American comfort. Combine them, and you might as well be auditioning as somebody’s replacement mom. That womblike nexus of hospitality, famili   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Off the Waffle: Restaurant Review


Food Reviews & Stories
A good corner has useful things. Not just pleasant things, such as a book-themed cafe with bad food and occasional poetry readings, or a twee Italian bistro with live acoustic-guitar music, bu   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Reconquista

Pollo Norte and Stella Taco bring excellent regional Mexican.


Food Reviews & Stories
I blame the Adams-Onís Treaty. In 1819, Ferdinand VII agreed to sever the Viceroyalty of New Spain at the 42nd parallel. Instead of the stock that settled Yerba Buena, Oregon got the Brits. And   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dimmer Switch

Bite-sized tips for dining at HK Cafe, Portland’s new favorite dim sum spot.


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Don’t just randomly show up at HK Cafe. If you’re a regular at Wong’s King or Ocean City, you might be surprised to find this neon-lit dining hall in Eastport Plaza is now the busiest of all   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant and Bar Openings of 2015

The restaurants and bars we’re most looking forward to.


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IMAGE: WW Staff1. Le Vieux Opening: Dec. 29 was the first day. Location: 1937 NW 23rd Place, former home to French fine-dining spot Noisette. From: Annette Yang and Brian Leitner of Nettie’s Crab   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Staff

Turn the Page

Revisiting the restaurants that left us wondering over the past 12 months.


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the big secrets of the food-review business: After making three or four visits in quick succession, even the best restaurants look good in the rearview. Actually, the spots we’re most eager   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

New City Kitchen


Food Reviews & Stories
Second chances don’t come easy, and there are plenty of reasons you might need one. Maybe you made some bad decisions, or maybe the recent near-Depression plunged you into the economy’s crac   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Best Thing I Ate

Our food writers dish on their favorite tastes of 2014.


Food Reviews & Stories
A friend is leaving Kachka as we’re getting seated. “You’ve got to order these,” she says, and snakes her arm over my shoulder to point to the Siberian pelmeni on the menu. Kachka’s    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

Pizzeria Otto: Floppy Disc

Wood-fired pizza ain’t easy. Roseway’s new Pizzeria Otto gets it wrong.


Food Reviews & Stories
Oak, folks! Fuel of the future! Now’s the time! Oak’s where you want your money! Crazy? Like a fox. The electric oven is on its way out. In the last year, at least five new wood-fired pizz   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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