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Farina Bakery

Food Reviews & Stories
The macaron is an unlikely feat of wizardry—tender and crisp in turns, a bright-hued confection every bit as stratified as Detroit economics. There is voodoo involved, folklore about whether   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Verdigris: Restaurant Review

French-accented Verdigris serves some terrific brunch, but dinner is a work in progress.

Food Reviews & Stories
When your mom asked to go to a “nice” restaurant back in the day, she maybe pictured something like Verdigris. Chef Johnny Nunn’s French-tinged spot opened very quietly in December on Nort   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Tacos Chavez: Restaurant Review

Tacos Chavez brings Michoacán to Southeast Foster Road.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re still clinging to the old truism about the best Mexican fare coming from places with bars on the windows and glossy billboard menus showing photos of enchiladas, it’s time to give    More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR


Don’t settle for subpar Super Bowl nachos.

Food Reviews & Stories
There’s a lot that can go wrong with nachos. An unfavorable ratio of chips to toppings, congealed cheese sauce, globs of brown guacamole, tough chicken—any of these moving parts can break,   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Muscadine: Down-Home Skillet

Muscadine brings the soulful, regional Southern fare.

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Brunch and Southern fare are the twin towers of American comfort. Combine them, and you might as well be auditioning as somebody’s replacement mom. That womblike nexus of hospitality, famili   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Off the Waffle: Restaurant Review

Food Reviews & Stories
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.

Food Reviews & Stories
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.

Food Reviews & Stories
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.

Food Reviews & Stories
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.

Food Reviews & Stories
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

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