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Bar Avignon: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2138 SE Division St., 517-0808, baravignon.com [WESTSIDE STORY] On summer evenings, this sleek wood dining room fills quickly with well-heeled Ladd's Addition residents in   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KAT MERCK

Enat Kitchen: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
300 N Killingsworth St., 285-4867, enatguada.com [BARE BONES, FULL BELLY] Amid all the hip, self-aware small plates and chalkboard walls cropping up along North Killingswor   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KAT MERCK

Grain & Gristle: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1473 NE Prescott St., 298-5007, grainandgristle.com [BEER ME] Much like the Pok Pok offshoot next door, Grain & Gristle offers a highly stylized take on its parent nati   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KAT MERCK

Restaurant Guide 2013: Pho Oregon


Restaurant Guide
2518 NE 82nd Ave., 262-8816. [PHO OUT] With its antiseptic, cafeteria-style atmosphere reminiscent of a big-city Chinatown, Pho Oregon is a world away from the precious chalkboards and decorative   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 KAT MERCK

Restaurant Guide 2013: Screen Door


Restaurant Guide
2337 E Burnside St., 542-0880, screendoorrestaurant.com. [MASON-DIXON...LINE] Perhaps nowhere more accurately mirrors the dichotomy of Portlanders’ eating habits than this East Burnside institu   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 KAT MERCK

Let Me Eat Cake

Living on starvation wages doesn’t mean you have to starve.


News Stories
For the past six months, I’ve been feeding two people on $35 a week. That’s right—$35 a week. Five dollars a day, $2.50 per person, 83 cents a meal. I live in a normal city lot; have    More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 KAT MERCK

Buckman Brewery


Food Reviews & Stories
Through the north doors of the cavernous brewery/warehouse/meeting room that is the Green Dragon, you will find a patio. There you will find a Quonset hut. And in front of this Quonset hut, you will f   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 KAT MERCK

Food Cart Review: Grindhouse Coffee


Food Cart Reviews
There’s nothing particularly sexy about the intersection of North Rosa Parks Way and Denver Avenue, but there it is, out on the sidewalk: a black-and-white sandwich board announcing “Sexy Coffee   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 KAT MERCK

Cheap Eats 2011: John Street Cafe


Food Reviews & Stories
Between the pastel paint on the walls and abundance of chicken breast, blue cheese and artichoke hearts on the menu, you’d be forgiven for feeling like you’d hitched a ride back to 1993 upon ope   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 KAT MERCK

Cheap Eats 2011: King Burrito


Food Reviews & Stories
You don’t go to a place like King Burrito sober. It’s possible, mind you, but such phenomena as coin-operated dispensers of religious-themed temporary tattoos, inexplicably hard-laminated copies   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 KAT MERCK
 

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