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Reign of Terroir

A new small plates bistro in Northeast Portland gets points for good intentions, but its flavors don’t measure up.


Food Reviews & Stories
Any honest chef will tell you that some of his best ideas were purloined from other people’s restaurants. A truly original dish is damn rare, and almost all restaurants these days are variations ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


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Choosing WW’s Restaurant of the Year is rarely easy. Picture a meeting of our hyper-opinionated editors and food critics, each with his or her own favorites, horror stories and personal sense of the drift of Portland’s trends. Imagine them trying to agree on one restaurant that stand   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Long one of Portland’s top restaurants, Wildwood is doing some re-tooling since the departure of founding chef Cory Schreiber on June 1. Service is still polished, the booths in back are still cozy, and executive chef Dustin Clark was mentored by Schreiber. The menu still looks like a farmers    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
It sure beats us why some of the folks in the endless line at Ken’s Artisan Pizza don’t walk next door to Masu East. For the same 13 bucks that buys them Ken’s (admittedly tasty) crust and cheese, they could bite into an impressive burger—a juicy disc of Kobe beef, topped wit   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
No Portland restaurant in recent memory has opened to such devastating reviews (including one by this reviewer) as did Ten01 last fall. Rather than close this stylishly designed space in the Pearl and start over—not a bad idea, given the infinite persistence of bad press on the Internet—   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Choosing WW’s Restaurant of the Year is rarely easy. Picture a meeting of our hyper-opinionated editors and food critics, each with his or her own favorites, horror stories and personal sense of the drift of Portland’s trends. Imagine them trying to agree on one restaurant that stand   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
When Hiro Ikegaya moved early this year from Lake Oswego to Jamison Square in the Pearl, he brought more than another sushi spot to town. Whether he’s serving impeccable sushi and sashimi or expressive, elegant cooked dishes, Ikegaya is simply a master chef. Take his early autumn special, mats   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
This bare, high-ceilinged gastropub in the new Ace Hotel, just off West Burnside Street, is filled from happy hour to closing with a stylish crowd downing creative cocktails and munchies like deep-fried, blue-cheese-stuffed green olives. Expect an uncommonly warm welcome and—about 75 percent o   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Toro Bravo: In Living Color

Fresh from the Simpatica life, John Gorham shines at Toro Bravo.


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Choosing WW’s Restaurant of the Year is rarely easy. Picture a meeting of our hyper-opinionated editors and food critics, each with his or her own favorites, horror stories and persona ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire

Into The Woods

Wildwood’s founding chef has moved on, but has the restaurant blazed a new trail?


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Cory Schreiber has left the building. When Wildwood opened in May 1994, it marked a moment when a native Oregonian who had worked at top restaurants throughout the country came home and applied his ta ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Heidi Yorkshire
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