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Oklahoma Chicken Fried Steak: Leftover Texas

The 50 Plates tour continues with steak's answer to chicken at the Country Cat

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with a chicken fried steak from Oklaho...   More
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Food and Drink Near MusicfestNW

MusicfestNW allows re-entry. Here’s how to use this privilege.


Food Reviews & Stories
Did you eat at past editions of MusicfestNW? It’s hard to remember. Maybe, while scurrying between venues, you were able to stuff a burrito down your gullet. Maybe you waited until the house l   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KATHERINE MARRONE

Restaurant Review: Son of a Biscuit


Food Reviews & Stories
Micah Camden doesn’t lack confidence. Coming off the excellent Boxer Ramen, the restaurateur of Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts fame was bullish about Son of a Biscuit, his new fried-   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

How Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis went from arthouse flop to hosting the party of a generation


MFNW 2014
Gregg Gillis is used to arguing about music—just not at dinner. But the waiter at this old-school Steel City Italian restaurant insists. “Is Pittsburgh really a rap city?” the waiter ask   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Nevada Strip Club Steak: Viva Las Acropolis

The 50 Plates tour continues with red-light meat from the Acropolis

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: Pizza Maria

Pizza Maria keeps it simple.


Food Reviews & Stories
The margherita pizza is almost as simple as it gets—crust, sauce, cheese and basil. It’s how American pizza snobs usually judge pies, because there’s nothing to hide behind. Lately, an   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Review: Ex Novo

Good Intentions.


Bar Reviews
Portland welcomed the nation’s first nonprofit pub, Oregon Public House, last year. Some questioned the city’s decision to give $50,000 in grants to a church-affiliated bar on Dekum Triangle   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Tahoma Kriek (Double Mountain)


Drank
No one scoffs at fruity beer anymore. Citrus-spiked IPAs are ubiquitous, Stiegl radler has replaced PBR among a certain class of well-coifed patio drinker, and you can find everything from passi   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

West Virginia Pepperoni Rolls: Miner Food

The 50 Plates tour continues with coal miners' porky ambrosia

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have...   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Girl Talk Vs. Spoon in the NYT: Who Ya Got?

Which MusicfestNW headliner does the New York Times love more?

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It's no secret that the New York Times loves pretty much everything concerning the city of Portland—foofy whiskeybar with a ladder? NYTOnIt!—but it's still interesting to see just how much the paper of record loves the headliners o...   More
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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