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Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Smokin’ Section

After a fire fells Mack & Dub’s, Dub brings his soul food to St. Johns.


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“Meet me at the counter,” the song says. “I’ll be here every day, smokin’ on through the night.”  Every day except Sunday, as it turns out. The song, “Mary Jane,” by Mack &   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Sudra


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The Sudra doesn’t serve Indian food, whatever they try to tell you. Nowhere that cheerily offers a sweet-but-sadistic strawberry habanero sauce with your “calabacitas” kofta is an Indian spo   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Straight Escape

Two New York pizza spots, one recipe.


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No good deed goes unpunished, it seems, and the only law never broken is the one about unintended consequences. Straight From New York Pizza and Escape From New York Pizza—just six blocks from   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Give it a Tri

Ken Forkish’s tavern-née-auto shop starts strong, needs detail work.


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Ken Forkish ambles into Trifecta just after 7 pm on a Friday night. He hangs up his coat, then does a lap. He works the room like a politician, shaking hands   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

A Comfortable Davenport

Kevin Gibson’s new restaurant is a paragon of refined simplicity.


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Everything about Davenport is quiet. But the new East Burnside Street restaurant from former Evoe chef Kevin Gibson and wine expert Kurt Heilemann, ensconced in the cozy former June space, started   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Witch Way

How is the food at Black Cauldron, Portland’s second vegan strip club?


Food Reviews & Stories
Some things are too good to be true. Unfortunately, a seven-course vegan tasting menu at a strip club in far-flung East Portland is one of them. When Casa Diablo owner Johnny Zukle opened his    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Todos Los Tacos

Nayar Taqueria shows more variety is great—until it’s not.


Food Reviews & Stories
Rookie restaurateurs are pushovers when it comes to their menus. If you mention you’re from the neighborhood and ask for something they might be expected to serve, there’s a decent chance you�   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Best Thing I Ate This Year

WW food writers pick their favorite dishes of 2013.


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Often the best thing is what surprises you. On a cold day in October—in a drizzling, windswept food-cart parking lot with a trash-can-style campfire and an immobile school bus that serves as a   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

Hand-Me-Down

Trinket serves cheery brunch in a dim den of horns and silver.


Food Reviews & Stories
In August, wild-eyed chef Eric Bechard surrendered the Kingdom of Roosevelt after only six months in business. The ambitious native-foods menu apparently out-weirded Portland with wood-pigeon live   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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