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Two Starches?

Cafe Dacx is a pleasant new neighborhood restaurant that needs to find a focus.


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People open restaurants for a myriad of reasons: to present a cuisine close to their hearts, to create a community of clients for sharing good times, to make a buck. But all that matters to the cu ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Go Tell It on the Mountain

A Scottish restaurant nestled in a local resort is bogged down by inconsistency.


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In the early '80s, Portland's most distinguished restaurant was Le Cuisinier, a downtown hole-in-the-wall owned and run by a very young man who was considered one of America's most promising new c ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Serratto All Over Again

This upscale Italian restaurant in Northwest overcame a bumpy start.


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As the anchor of Portland's little Little Italy--a row of restaurants on Northwest 21st Avenue that includes Caffe Mingo and Tuscany Grill--Serratto is by far the most ambitious. But the successor ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2001-- everything looks better after a meal

During times like these, the communal feel of a restaurant can come to the rescue.


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Restaurant Guide 2001 IndexThe RestaurantsWelcomeEverything looks better after a mealShop TalkSecret Seattle--six eateries up north.Year of the Frog?Thrill SeekersThe very word "restaurant" comes from ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2001-- year of the frog?

in 2001, portland's culinary scene leaned toward france.


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Restaurant Guide 2001 IndexThe RestaurantsWelcomeEverything looks better after a mealShop TalkSecret Seattle--six eateries up north.Year of the Frog?Thrill SeekersTrends do not sweep through Portland' ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2001-- thrill seekers

two new restaurants, mint and bluehour, nourish portlanders with excitement.


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Restaurant Guide 2001 IndexThe RestaurantsWelcomeEverything looks better after a mealShop TalkSecret Seattle--six eateries up north.Year of the Frog?Thrill SeekersAmong the restaurant openings during ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Without A Paddle

Rivers American Grill is long on view and big on portions, but is that enough?


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The instant you enter Rivers American Grill you sense that everyone is acting as if he or she were somewhere else: Cancun perhaps, or Maui. A tropical-resort hilarity assaults you; the band on a s ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Elephants in the Midst

The North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival didn't stink.


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The unhappiest looking group of visitors at last weekend's North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival was a pack of greyhounds. Several of the sleek dogs were strolling in front of a stand that sold ga ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Le Restaurant

Zinc Bistrot attempts the hard task of replicating a real French bistro. And it's almost there.


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Some restaurants, like some people, have visions. The 19th-century French philosopher Brillat-Savarin, whose Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy attempted to endow foo ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 Roger J. Porter

Your Guide to Legin

This legendary Chinese restaurant offers hundreds of items on the menu, but you don't need to try them all unless you want to.


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When you confront a menu of some 250 items, deciding what to choose for dinner is more daunting than Napoleon's plotting his assault on Russia. The ever-mysterious Chinese menu writers don't help: ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 Roger J. Porter
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