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It’s Local Somewhere

The American Local is an intriguing blend of diner flavors.


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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

Macaromania

Taste-testing Portland macarons.


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For a dessert built from a frail little shell of egg white, the macaron has proven surprisingly durable. Back in February 2010, the confection’s burgeoning popularity was documented by NPR’s   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Nick’s Big Beard

McMinnville Italian joint is second America’s Classic in Oregon.


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James Beard was a native Oregonian, but before last week only one restaurant in the state held the highest honor given in his name. In my opinion, that’s at least being deemed one of America��   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Jump the Stump

Changes are percolating at Stumptown—literally.


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When news broke in 2011 that Duane Sorenson’s caffeine fiefdom had been sold, many observers—this newspaper included—expected big changes at Stumptown Coffee Roasters and its cafes were immi   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Maurice


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Maurice, named after chef-owner Kristen D. Murray’s pet rabbit, is bright white as an art gallery, with signage on reams of butcher paper in the front window. The sunnily domestic train-car bist   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pizza For One

Our favorite slices, slabs and personal pies.


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Stumptown isn’t a slice town. Portland’s strength isn’t making the greasy triangles Sipowicz folded and stuffed into his mouth on NYPD Blue, but producing pizzas in more diverse and nuanced    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Star-Crossed

Ecliptic shoots for the moon, makes a pretty good sandwich.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland brewery food tends to be solid, but far from spectacular. That is to say, you’ll never find foodies and wine lovers making reservations to get Breakside’s hummus, Lompoc’s wings o   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Block’s


Food Reviews & Stories
You’d never expect it from the outside of this Southeast Clinton Street storefront, but Block’s is devoted mostly to grandma-era New York Jewish lunch and brunch fare. It’s the stuff of la   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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