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Off the Waffle: Restaurant Review

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Bamboo Izakaya: Cod is Great

Bamboo Izakaya is a weird take on Japanese, but the fish is divine.

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Done right, the Japanese izakaya is a party that makes you forget the indignities of the 14-hour workday with a barrage of bold flavors and bolder liquor. Portland is drunk with them lately, fro   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Earl Blumenauer’s Fruitcake Ice Cream (Salt & Straw)

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Every year, bow-tied U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer sends fruitcake to friends, family and favored local news outlets. This year, there was a twist. Local ice-cream monolith Salt & Straw m   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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