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Restaurant Guide 2013: Beast


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5425 NE 30th Ave., 841-6968, beastpdx.com.  [SAME OLD SHOW] The problem with Beast is one anybody should be so lucky to have. Everything that chef/owner Naomi Pomeroy plates in her 24-seat C   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Lucky Strike


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3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-8292, luckystrikepdx.com.  [SICHUAN EMPEROR] Next time I hear someone open their yap to whine about how bad Chinese food is in this town, I’m going to fill it    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Restaurant Review: El Cubo de Cuba


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Little Havana’s Cuban restaurants feel strangely uptight, like they’re run by Republicans. One of the best lunches I’ve had all year, at the Versailles Bakery in Miami, was marred by the u   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hispanica Incognita

Rough-cut Mexican restaurant Prehispanica still excels in places.


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Just one block south of Tasty n Alder and across from Saint Cupcake, at the dusty frontier of the past year’s West End restaurant boom, lies something vanishingly rare in Portland: an upscale-   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Sugar Cube


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On the blackboard behind the glass counter at her new bakery on Northeast Alberta Street, Kir Jensen has chalked “No guilt, just pleasure.” You’re going to need to buy into that philosophy,    More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Eye of the Shawarm

Searching for Portland’s best Lebanese mezze platter and shawarma plate.


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If you want great Lebanese food, you need to go south and east. Not too far—but the best places I found in trips to nine local Lebanese restaurants were both on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Th   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Portland of Milk and Honey

As Feast presents the Rose City as foodie paradise, we taste-test the appropriate foodstuffs.


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Milk It can be surprisingly hard to find local milk. Supermarket shelves are lined with dairy from megafarms in Wisconsin and Ohio, but what if you want something from a local megafarm? We wante   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Grassa-Fed Cattle

Wait in line, get some oily pasta.


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Grassa and Lardo share more than just a back door. Rick Gencarelli’s new housemade pasta restaurant is indeed adjoined to the West End outpost of his sandwich empire, which is expanding even fas   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

MusicfestNW 2013: Drink Before, Eat After

Where to get a good pre-show buzz and a satisfying post-show burger.


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Drink before, eat after. Take it from a 32-year-old veteran of a couple thousand concerts. Why? First, alcohol is more effective on an empty stomach. Second, a large meal often leaves one groggy   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hook, Sinker

Trent Pierce’s Block and Tackle contains bright surprises, dull familiars.


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Trent Pierce’s Block and Tackle—in the former Wafu space—is like a four-eye butterflyfish. That is to say, it’s hard to tell where its head is. On the one hand, Block and Tackle is the   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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