Recently booted Oregonian food critic Roger Porter
hasn't wasted any time finding himself a seat at a new dinner table. Food Dude, the shadowy diner behind longtime local food website Portland Food and Drink told us that Porter will start writing for the site this month.
"He'll be writing reviews at first, and whatever strikes his fancy as time goes on," the Dude explained. He also mentioned that he'll be covering the critic's food costs through PFD advertising revenue.
After years of writing for newspapers, including WW
, Porter—long known for his meandering food-cum-travelogues and ecstatic (bordering on florid) meal descriptions—may have found a true love match with the Internet foodie hub. After all, as far as we know, PFD doesn't impose any limitations on story length and doesn't have any plans to start reviewing suburban chains.