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Hot Plates 8/6/14

Food Reviews & Stories
1. Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks 1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Portland’s best cheesesteak comes from the wilds of Northeast 154th and Sandy to tony Northwest 23rd. You want the original ($6.   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW Staff

New Crop, New Cream

Checking in on Portland’s post-Salt & Straw ice cream and froyo parlors.

Food Reviews & Stories
Salt & Straw changed everything. Before that “farm to cone” product hit the streets, ice cream wasn’t trendy. Gelato, maybe, for people into futbol and Vespas. But, in 2011, longtime   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 WW Staff

Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks

Food Reviews & Stories
The Philadelphia cheesesteak is a stupidly simple creation, and exactly the sort of thing you really can’t screw up. And yet, there’s such a clear distinction between the blah, good and tran   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The French Press

Testing Portland’s new wave of creperies.

Food Reviews & Stories
Crepes are the new cupcake. Or maybe they’re the new artisanal doughnut. Either way, until very recently Portland’s dedicated creperies had been a small, turn-of-the-millennium group—think L   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Deep Cuts

Okra stew, lamb sausage and pumpkin kibbeh at TarBoush Glisan.

Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone wants the hummus. That, and grilled meat —lamb shawarma is the most popular dish, but chicken and beef kebabs are huge sellers. And so the waiter working the nine tables at TarBoush   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

With a summertime trip to the beach.

Food Reviews & Stories
1. Stammtisch 401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com. The currywurst at this above-ground Rathskeller will bring you back to the unsavory tourist sections of the Ku’damm in Berlin. Th   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Buzz List: Our Favorite Portland Bars This Week

Patios, patios, patios.

Food Reviews & Stories
1. White Owl Social Club 1305 SE 8th Ave., 236-9672, whiteowlsocialclub.com. The picnic-table armada and party-biker vibe makes White Owl the best patio in Portland—good for every damn demogra   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Restaurant Review: Storrs Smokehouse

Food Reviews & Stories
Breakfast is a reassuring sign at a barbecue joint. Even if you’re not in the mood for early-morning biscuits and gravy, it’s always good to see the pitmaster hanging around the kitchen ju   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Fifty Plates: Delaware Scrapple

Eating the whole pig, German style.

Food Reviews & Stories
Scrapple is made of things you don’t talk about in polite company. It is a loaf of slurried pig—snout, eyeball, liver and heart—made mealy with corn and served fried. It is a comfort both    More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Review: Stammtisch

Bring an army to Stammtisch. Feed it beer.

Food Reviews & Stories
At Stammtisch, you want numbers. The new German tavern from the proprietors of North Mississippi Avenue’s Prost doesn’t demand it—a couple can get a very date-night meal seated on the square   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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