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Way Off-Key

Quartet tries to bring true fine dining to Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
In this unicorns-and-rainbows town, all the food carts are fabulous, and free-spirited chefs never fail to deliver mealtime magic on the cheap. Sycophants cheer the indie scene with the shrill fer   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Good Fishing

Fish Sauce brings solid Vietnamese to Northwest.


Food Reviews & Stories
In a gauzy dream sequence, I am beckoned to a remote area of town to check out a dingy, under-the-radar ethnic joint where every dish is a stunning success of bright, bold, exotic flavors. I’m t   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Knives Out

Notorious chef Morgan Brownlow resurfaces at Tasty N Alder.


Food Reviews & Stories
The rap on Morgan Brownlow is that he’s brutal on pastry chefs. During his tenure at Clarklewis, Brownlow even fired one just as dinner service was starting. The Portland-raised Brownlow cou   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Hail Caesar

Where to get the emperor of salads.


Food Reviews & Stories
Even the most carnivorous among us concede there’s something special about a Caesar salad. It could be a nostalgic association with haute tableside service, or perhaps it’s the body’s occa   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Square Peg

Jamison has ambition, a view and little else.


Food Reviews & Stories
The one enduring positive at the restaurant now known as Jamison is a location that maximizes the seasonal joy of al fresco dining. On the enclosed patio at the edge of Jamison Square in Northwe   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Feast Diaries: 72 Hours of Wretched Excess

Day four and some afterthoughts

feast

Food-writer-about-town Michael Zusman concludes his epicurean excursion through Portland's new food festival, Feast. Read his diary of day one, day two and    More
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Feast Diaries: 72 Hours of Wretched Excess

Day three

feast

Food-writer-about-town Michael Zusman continues his gastronomic journey through Portland's new food festival, Feast. Read his diary of day one here and day two here.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Feast Diaries: 72 Hours of Wretched Excess

Day two

feast

Food-writer-about-town Michael Zusman continues his gastronomic journey through Portland new food festival, Feast. Read his diary of day one here.
Friday, Sept. 21 
6:45 am: Late to bed, early to rise…Portland skies have their autumn-typical ash gray hue and...   More
 
Sunday, September 23, 2012 by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Feast Diaries: 72 Hours of Wretched Excess

Day one

feast

Portland's new food festival Feast debuts this week, running Sept. 20-23. Even if you couldn't scrape together the $650 for a ticket, you can still enjoy the festival vicariously through the diarised literary stylings of food-writer-about-town Michael Zusman (who, standard disclaimer, is no relation to WW editor in chief Mark Zusman, though ...   More
 
Friday, September 21, 2012 by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Jerk-Off

Me want dried meat. What brand best


Food Reviews & Stories
Beef jerky is a primal pleasure. Drying meat for storage was practical for cave dwellers, of course, but we keep making it in an era of refrigerators because there’s something satisfying about g   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN
 

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