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Restaurant Review: Stammtisch

Bring an army to Stammtisch. Feed it beer.


Food Reviews & Stories
At Stammtisch, you want numbers. The new German tavern from the proprietors of North Mississippi Avenue’s Prost doesn’t demand it—a couple can get a very date-night meal seated on the square   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: East Glisan Pizza Lounge


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Montavilla has long been home to some of Portland’s better pizza. To my mind, at least. Flying Pie makes excellent classic pizzeria pies, moderately thick and covered in a blanket of salty pro   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Russia With Love

Kachka brings serious comfort fare with a wink and a shot.


Food Reviews & Stories
Russia is for writers, a place of tawdry sentimentalism and deep irony. This flavors even the food. So it is no surprise that the new, Russian-inspired Kachka has a high-art reverence for nostalgi   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Port of Call

Visiting Eric Bechard’s excellent new tavern in Astoria.


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Eric Bechard is from Quebec, a fourth-generation Montréalais. This explains a lot—about the chef, his now-shuttered Southeast Portland restaurant Kingdom of Roosevelt, and his preference for    More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Adrienne So

Return Of the Taq

Taqueria Nueve is actually as good as everyone remembers it.


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Portlanders are sentimental. When a food-cart pod closes, they cry. When a bowling alley is replaced by a hardware store, they moan. When a goat   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Burgers of Bosnia

Believe it or not, you can find four versions of cevapi in the Portland area.


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Bosnia’s national food is a negotiated peace. Cevapi (cheh-VOPP-ee) is a comfort food for a long day’s drinking and watching soccer, made with ingredients from all the cultures that colonized    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Atlas Pizza


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Metalheads who drive Chevy Cavaliers have long been the unsung heroes of the American pizza industry. Some guys in Austin figured that out 20 years ago, opening a place called Hoek’s Death Met   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

False Priest

Reverend’s BBQ doesn’t bring deliverance to Sellwood.


Food Reviews & Stories
The dining desert of Sellwood needs some salvation. Sure, there are a few great old standbys, yet Sellwood-Westmoreland remains the wealthiest neighborhood on the east side where you have to dri   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Secret of the Uz

A big jagshemash to East Portland’s Uzbekistan restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s tough to keep all those ’Stans straight, huh? If you can name all seven such-suffixed nations, well, you’re worldlier than me. Those Central Asian nations conquered by Mongol khans, t   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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
 

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