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Book Report

Road-testing four new cookbooks by top Portland chefs.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland chefs are obsessive. If you’re looking for the thread running through our best restaurants—WW today releases its annual guide to about 100 of them—it’s the meticulous approach   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Double Dragon: Double Vision


Bar Reviews
In its first incarnation as a bougie banh mi shop, Double Dragon (1235 SE Division St., 230-8340, doubledragonpdx.com) had its fans. I was not one of them. The $7.50 price for a sandwich that ty   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Pumpkinomics

Your handy conversion chart between Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other fall activities.


Headout
It seems like autumn has become little more than an extended marketing campaign for pumpkin-flavored things. As a pumpkinhead—that is, someone who will freebase anything vaguely pumpkin-flav   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Downward Spiral (Widmer Brothers)


Drank
There’s tension at the heart of an oaked India pale lager. The hops that make an India-anything work are better when fresh, which is why the labels of top-notch IPAs like Russian River’s Pli   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Amelia's


Restaurant Guide
105 NE 4th Ave., Hillsboro, 615-0191, ameliasmexicanrestaurant.com. [MEJICANO MAGNIFICO] If you wander blindly into Hillsboro looking for great Mexican food, you’re likely to leave disappointed   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Bijou


Restaurant Guide
132 SW 3rd Ave., 222-3187, bijoucafepdx.com. [POWER BRUNCH] Maybe it says something about Portland that our rulers convene not over old whiskey and bloody meat in a wood-walled den, but over fluf   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Dar Salam


Restaurant Guide
2921 NE Alberta St., 206-6148, darsalamportland.com. [FRESH FROM BAGHDAD] By default, Dar Salam has held the title of “best Iraqi restaurant” in Portland since opening in February 2012. It’   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: DJK Korean BBQ


Restaurant Guide
12275 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, 641-1734. [PAN-KOREAN] There are times when I think life in Beaverton ain’t so bad. By “times,” I mean “meals at one of the stellar Korean restaurants.”   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: DOC


Restaurant Guide
5519 NE 30th Ave., 946-8592, docpdx.com. [IMBARAZZANTE CIAO] DOC’s foyer/kitchen leaves a strong impression. You arrive into the chaos of a galley in the middle of service. It looks like a coho   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Gino's


Restaurant Guide
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com. [SEEING RED] Gino’s is the perfect place for a hit: a small family place, good food, everyone minds his business. Granted, you have to lure the i   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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