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Dish Review


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Owner Chris Kang’s mission is admirable: spice up staid sushi by offering Japanese “fusion” This plays out in “new style” sushi dishes made with the fish of your choice—tuna, salmon, albacore, yellowtail or octopus—served as a roll and covered in jalapeńo slices and sesame seeds, all resting in a ta   More
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Melanie Jennings

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Big Daddy's BBQ beckons from the corner of Southeast Hawthorne and 30th Avenue with flame-painted windows, red roof and requisite smoker. The A-frame provides a nice place to hang out, chat up the friendly servers, and watch ESPN on two televisions. Owner Steve Anderson offers every Southern dish kn   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 Melanie Jennings

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
After the decline of her NoPo Italian restaurant, Mama Gianetta's, Janet Penner hatched a plan to remake the place as a barbecue joint. She and chef Roberta Bond came up with their own special sauce and menu; they call it "Pan-Southern Northwest Barbecue," which is most easily described as "less sug   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 Melanie Jennings

Rivers' Run

Go for the view and the confident, comforting food. Stay for the dessert.


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The ghosts of restaurants past still haunt Rivers, one of Portland's best riverside dining rooms. But the restaurant's Northwest-influenced comfort food continues to be consistently good enough to riv ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 Melanie Jennings

NORTHWEST CLASSIC

Epicure's new dinner menu isn't revolutionary, culinarily speaking, but offers winning basics.


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On the quiet corner of Northwest 17th Avenue and Flanders Street, sandwiched between the trendy, restaurant-drenched neighborhoods of Northwest and the Pearl, Epicure has steadily built its clientele ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 Melanie Jennings

RAW FLAVOR

Two new Northeast Portland sushi slingers roll out neighborhood appeal.


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Northeast Broadway suffers from a dining identity crisis, as the street's not so much a neighborhood as a bipolar episode. There's the lunchtime crowd of Lloyd Center office trons versus tony Irvingto ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Melanie Jennings

Italian Dress-Up

Mingo goes urbane--in Beaverton?


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Empire-building can be a tough job, especially for restaurant owners and chefs. Recent conquests often get more loving attention than old stalwarts. So it goes with Mingo, the new incarnation of North ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Melanie Jennings

Locally Rooted

Lucy's Table is laden with fresh seasonal style.


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There are more fresh, local and seasonal ingredients in this town than you can shake a free-range drumstick at. In recent years a cult of chefs and diners alike has searched the Pacific Northwest for ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Melanie Jennings

Grill Love

Two BBQ newcomers vie for space on Portland's grill.


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When it comes to smoking, saucing and sucking meat from the bone, few places really deliver. With only a handful of inspiring examples of down-home cooking, Portland's not exactly known as the capital ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Melanie Jennings

From A to Zeba

The brothers Grider get the lounge part right at their downtown restaurant.


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Working for the man sucks. So when brothers Peter and Jeremy Grider tired of that, they decided to pursue Jeremy's lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. Last spring the pair opened Zeba, a Mediterran ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 Melanie Jennings
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