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New, the Noun

La Panza Cafe serves the best New Mexican in town.


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New Mexico is a state of many enchanting perils, with meth and frybread at the top of the list. The state’s cuisine—cowboy meets Chicano in a smoky haze of fresh-roasted local chilies—does   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Himalayan Food


Food Reviews & Stories
The Himalayan Food cart that recently appeared at Southeast Division Street and 50th Avenue offers a wildly diverse cuisine that’s both familiar and distinctive.   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Lang On Recipes

Lang Baan brings the long game to Portland’s top-level Thai food.


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You know this by now: Portland’s best Thai food is also some of the best anywhere in the country. We even had to donate our spare Pok Poks to New York City. Without leaving the city, Portland    More
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brunch Bites Back

Toast and Gravy take on dinner service, but in very different ways.


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Brunch is usually a bad omen. When restaurants known for dinner start offering up omelets, scrambles, frittatas, stratas or quiches, it means either they’re succeeding beyond capacity or they�   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Frice Pastry/Philippe’s Bread


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Ask Kurt Huffman how much his restaurant empire ChefStable used to spend on bread, and he’ll answer quickly: “A lot.” Bread markups are notoriously high, and for restaurateurs with a stake i   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Candylands Before Time

The last two drugstore soda fountains in Portland.


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Sandy Boulevard is the Bob Barker of Portland thoroughfares, the one street that time has chosen not to visit. There are now only two old-time drugstore soda fountains left in Portland, and both   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Oslo in the Summertime

Dinner at Broder Nord is pleasant but strangely quiet.


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There’s an instinctual pause before reaching for the door handle. There’s scant proof of life behind the window. But back at the curb, a sandwich board advertises openness. The door gives. App   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

It’s Local Somewhere

The American Local is an intriguing blend of diner flavors.


Food Reviews & Stories
The American Local is neither American nor local—which is to say, it’s as American as it gets. Like Smallwares, which it mirrors on the Portland city map, this clean-lined modern space is heav   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Dispatch From the Pale Continent


Food Reviews & Stories
Dearest Anne, I hope this letter finds you well. Things are well here, especially as the sun has finally shown its bright face in this Pale Continent, a considerable improvement from the drearine   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Knuckle Sandwich


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Knuckle Sandwich’s grinders come cut into fist-size halves—fist-size if you happen to be a massive Sicilian enforcer—and they’re as forthright and sloppy as a street brawl. This old-scho   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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