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'Cue Ball

Just 'cause summer's gone doesn't mean the grill is.


Food Reviews & Stories
It's that time again. We're all facing five cold, wet months of staying in bed listening to Nick Drake and dreaming of summer. Ah, summer. The searing of steak, the fanning of smoke, the catching ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 Sonja Al-sofi

FROM PERSIA WITH LOVE

The Green Onion is blooming at its new location near Portland State.


Food Reviews & Stories
Whether you already appreciate the splendid cross-cultural interplay characterizing Persian cuisine or don't know the difference between a barberry and a bamieh, the Green Onion is worth a visit. ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Sonja Al-sofi

Lebanese Dreams

Ya Hala goes that extra step to offer Portland Middle Eastern food that's made it across the desert alive.


Food Reviews & Stories
With few exceptions, Portland's Middle Eastern restaurants tend to be as uniform and predictable as the burger chains. Falafel, hummus, shawarma and baba ghanouj are the staples, while occasionall ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 Sonja Al-sofi

The Recession Special

Two pasta places target former big spenders and cheapskates-at-large.


Food Reviews & Stories
My, how things have changed. Last year, many of us were fat on the fruits of our labor, and the big question was how to get reservations at Paley's Place or Bluehour on a Friday night. Now fate la ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 Sonja Al-sofi

Square Italian

The charm of Alessandro's is how completely out of touch it is.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland is becoming awfully hip and sophisticated. This is a good thing when you need an iced decaf double latte pronto, or when you want to see the Iranian film that won the 1997 Palme d'Or at C ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Sonja Al-sofi

Dim Sum Demystified

Your handy guide to picking out the best this 'n' that during your next dim sum adventure.


Food Reviews & Stories
Dim sum brunch may be the most fun your mouth can have before 3 pm, and Portland is favored with several excellent places to enjoy it, including Legin, House of Louie, Fong Chong, and newcomer Lum ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 Sonja Al-sofi

MEXICAN WRESTLING

Dingo's Taco Bar and El Sombrero take different routes south of the border.


Food Reviews & Stories
When you think of outstanding Mexican cuisine, Oregon is not exactly the first place that comes to mind. Before the great Californian migration, Portland's typical Mexican restaurant was a pink st ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 Sonja Al-sofi
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