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Dish Review


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With softly flattering votive candles everywhere, the dining room, housed in an 1890s Victorian, is both sophisticated and cozy. A bonsai sits atop each table, and strains from Gerry Mulligans sax haunted the room on each visit. The prix fixe menu ($39; a six-course grand tasting menu costs $55) in   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
With softly flattering votive candles everywhere, the dining room, housed in an 1890s Victorian, is both sophisticated and cozy. A bonsai sits atop each table, and strains from Gerry Mulligan's sax haunted the room on each visit. The prix fixe menu ($39; a six-course grand tasting menu costs $55) in   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2005


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Bruce Carey's Zefiro raised the bar for serious dining in this town, and his Bluehour has set the standard for a glamorous venue with impeccable tastes. Gauzy black curtains create an elegant stage set for the high-ceilinged room, while the adjacent cocktail lounge shimmers with epicureanism. The ki   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
In Marco Shaw's kitchen, the pans are red-hot and the energy is palpable ("Fire," you hear, as another hanger steak hits the grill). The best seats in the house are on comfortable stools facing the action, where you can watch Shaw flipping the bird with pleasure—in this case, a tender Greener    More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The V.Q. has long been a favorite watering hole of lawyers, city planners and wheeler-dealers. It's the restaurant version of a railroad apartment: a long, slow march through the narrow bar and booth area to the lighter back precincts. Take the stroll to see how much patrons are enjoying themselves    More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This vaguely Mediterranean kitchen's daring dishes and thoughtful combinations often work handsomely. Begin your meal with a cluster of small shellfish plates: mussels stuffed with chorizo, bathed in saffron-infused broth, or a Moroccan treatment of cockle—cooked in a pot au feu—enriched   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Roger J. Porter

The Good Neighbor

Buckman Grill's American dishes turn dinnertime into a block party.


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What makes the perfect neighborhood restaurant?It helps to have welcoming faces at the door, calming ambience and a dining room that makes regulars feel as comfortable as they do in their own home. Bu ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Roger J. Porter

Technicolor Flavors

The hot peppers and flaming colors of Andina deliver a Peruvian education in the Pearl.


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Carlos Kalmar comes from Uruguay, three countries away from Peru across the narrow handle of South America, but he knows a decent Peruvian chicharrón when he sees one. So when the new con ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 Roger J. Porter

Tailored Tastes

The glowing promise--and uneven plates--at Carlyle, the newest spot in industrial Northwest.


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It will surprise you, the crystalline glow from the bar, a beacon in the night in an incongruous part of town: the warehouses near the on-ramps of I-405. You enter Carlyle past a charming stand of ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Roger J. Porter

French Casual

Pascal Sauton's Carafe is a sweet, Parisian-style treasure.


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Here it is at last: The first authentic, chef-owned French bistro in Portland that serves the kind of sophisticated home cooking that could almost tempt you to forgo a flight to France. Why spend ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Roger J. Porter
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