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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

Go Fish

A meat eater dives deep into Davy Jones’ Locker.

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This fall, I idiotically pledged to become a fish eater for 31 days. No good reason. I like seafood, I thought, so how hard could it be? But once you’ve told anyone about a resolution—wh   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

#BadBrunches Be Like

Basic brunches do selfies with berry basil muffins, not Smallwares.

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The brunchlash is here. A few years after the pecancake displaced the vodkatini at the center of young bougiehood, the haters have come out to do what haters do. In August, the world got a boo   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Zaatar: Double Generous

Tony Karam is back with an excellent new Lebanese place in the Pearl.

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The last crumbs of the appetizers have been cleared, and the salad plates are stacked with the pita basket atop. There are no unused glasses. Still, there’s no empty space on the table when th   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Chongqing Hot Pot

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It’s downright heartening when a restaurant is willing to hand you your own ass in a stainless-steel bowl. In keeping with its eponymous pepper-bathed region of China, soup spot Chongqing Huo    More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beaverton Sub Station

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Beaverton Sub Station isn’t much of a secret, judging by the noontime line, which runs out to the street. The back wall is covered in newspaper clippings, including an Oregonian column by Stev   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Joe vs. Bonnie

Say you wake up under a bridge in Slabtown. Do you eat breakfast at the gas station or the dive bar?

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Come fall, Portland is cold and brunch lines are long. That’s true year-round, of course, but this is when people start getting surly. It’s wet, it’s windy, and the asshole ahead of you on t   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

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Pono Farm Soul Kitchen is like a Star Wars prequel: You show up in Hollywood, heart on your sleeve, ready to love it. And what’s not to like about Pono Farm? It’s a Japanese “soul food   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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