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Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

Tacos Chavez: Restaurant Review

Tacos Chavez brings Michoacán to Southeast Foster Road.

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If you’re still clinging to the old truism about the best Mexican fare coming from places with bars on the windows and glossy billboard menus showing photos of enchiladas, it’s time to give    More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR


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

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