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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

And Oregon’s State Food is…

Our 50 Plates Tour comes home for the night.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we’ve been taking a culinary tour of America. Because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we didn’t have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state—continuing tomorrow. After 32 days on the road, our 50 Plates to...   More
 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Minnesota Lutefisk: Take the Risk

The 50 Plates Tour Continues With the Lye-Soaked Stockfish from Newman's

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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 f...   More
 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

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

Baerlic Brewing: The Baer Necessities


Bar Reviews
Once it’s built out, all a regular bar needs to do is roll in a few kegs and buy some bottles. Things aren’t so easy for brewpubs, which only open smoothly when they have enough—but not    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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