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Second chances don’t come easy, and there are plenty of reasons you might need one. Maybe you made some bad decisions, or maybe the recent near-Depression plunged you into the economy’s crac   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Best Thing I Ate

Our food writers dish on their favorite tastes of 2014.

Food Reviews & Stories
A friend is leaving Kachka as we’re getting seated. “You’ve got to order these,” she says, and snakes her arm over my shoulder to point to the Siberian pelmeni on the menu. Kachka’s    More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

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

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