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Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Calling a restaurant "creative" is usually a backhanded compliment, but I can't think of a better description for the food chef Eric Bechard is turning out in his itsy-bitsy kitchen. The menu often lists as many as 20 dishes (about two-thirds starter size and the rest main courses), each one a focus   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
This little sushi bar at the unglamorous junction of Highway 217 and Interstate 5 may be relatively unsung, but it serves creative, spanking-fresh Japanese food in a homey atmosphere of devoted regulars. Much of the delectable fish Hiro's serves is imported from Japan; proprietor Hiro Ikegaya says h   More
 
Monday, September 18, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Full Circle

Ken's Artisan Pizza proves that practice does make perfect.


Food Reviews & Stories
One of my favorite pizzas in town, at Ken's Artisan Bakery in Northwest Portland, has been available only one night a week. Owner Ken Forkish, whose breads are second to none, began his pizza quest mo ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
This little sushi bar at the unglamorous junction of Highway 217 and Interstate 5 may be relatively unsung, but it serves creative, spanking-fresh Japanese food in a homey atmosphere of devoted regulars. Much of the delectable fish Hiros serves is imported from Japan; proprietor Hiro Ikegaya says h   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The newly refurbished space at the Western Culinary Institute is lovely and Asian-inspired, with dramatic windows overlooking the street and some of the most comfortable restaurant chairs in town. The menu itself is a time warp; back in the 80s, restaurantgoers endured disjointed cross-cultural fush   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The newly refurbished space at the Western Culinary Institute is lovely and Asian-inspired, with dramatic windows overlooking the street and some of the most comfortable restaurant chairs in town. The menu itself is a time warp; back in the 80s, restaurantgoers endured disjointed cross-cultural fush   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Fivespices terrace offers views rare lakeside views, and its interior interprets the Asian theme in a sophisticated mix of materials like bamboo, limestone and iridescent tile. If only the food evoked Asia as richly as the dcor. In Southeast Asian cooking, skillful cooks balance salty, sweet, sour   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Fivespice's terrace offers views rare lakeside views, and its interior interprets the Asian theme in a sophisticated mix of materials like bamboo, limestone and iridescent tile. If only the food evoked Asia as richly as the décor. In Southeast Asian cooking, skillful cooks balance salty, swee   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Heidi Yorkshire

MEXICAN MELTDOWN

D.F.'s plates almost make the grade.


Food Reviews & Stories
Taqueria Nueve has earned a loyal following over the years, with its authentic Mexican menu and generally consistent execution. So when owners Billy Schumaker and Stephen Speiser branched out into the ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Heidi Yorkshire

All Splash, No Spice

Fivespice drowns out the subtleties of Pan-Asian cuisine.


Food Reviews & Stories
The best thing to happen to Lake Oswego's dumpy downtown in recent memory is Lake View Village, a shopping center tarted up with Craftsman-style wood and glass. Lake View Village owner Barry Cain leas ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Heidi Yorkshire
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