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Cravings: Fried Chicken

The search for perfect deep-fat-fried nostalgia.


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When I was very little, maybe 5 or 6, my grandmother would take me out to lunch, mainly to rescue me from the incessant teasing of older siblings. We would go to Marc's Big Boy (it's Marc's in my part ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Ivy Manning

Market Value

Instant-gratification grazing at your local farmers market.


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Portlanders have roughly 20 metro-area farmers markets to shop at and feel warm and fuzzy about. All those fruits and veggies in our baskets certainly are lovely, but let's face it: They're hours away ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Ivy Manning

Turn-around artist

Meriwether's brings a rock-star chef aboard, but do we hear a single?


Food Reviews & Stories
Even in the atmosphere of the ever-revolving kitchen doors of Portland's restaurant scene, news that Tommy Habetz (co-owner and chef of the defunct Gotham Bldg. Tavern) was taking over the kitchen at ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


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Sometimes a guy (or gal) just wants to go eat good food in a warm and welcoming place without "a production."   And that is precisely why Lovely Hula Hands has been a roaring success since opening in 2003. Its former digs, a funky pink house in the shadow of the Fremont Bridge, were warm and in   More
 
Sunday, March 18, 2007 Ivy Manning

Dish Review


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Knocking On Comfort's Door Screen Door's soulful cooking speaks for itself, despite the din. [October 4th, 2006] The term "screen door" evokes certain images�tall glasses of sweet tea, simple home cooking and lazy summer days silently swaying on a porch swing. Screen Door, the new Southern-inspire   More
 
Thursday, November 9, 2006 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


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This onetime NoPo drapery factory is now a Creole-inspired restaurant that invokes both the seriousness and the fun with which eating is approached in New Orleans. Chef Josh Blythe looks to the Big Easy for inspiration, but isn't chained to its conventions. A classic muffaletta sandwich is reinvente   More
 
Friday, October 20, 2006 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


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If Sophia Loren were in town and you took her out to dinner, this would be the appropriate place. The classy interior of Giorgio's, all Roman yellow walls, gauzy romantic curtains and deco fixtures, is just the sort of restaurant where you might see a movie star. Chef Peter Schuh's elegant weekly me   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


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Olea has garnered a large following by squeezing two dining experiences into one space: Pearl-dwellers come to the comfortable bar to sip lemon-rosemary vodka martinis and nibble on hummus, pencil-thin pommes frites, and brick-oven pizzas topped with the familiar (salami) and the not so familiar (qu   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


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This ambitious two-story restaurant offers sweeping views of Jamison Square, coveted see-and-be-seen patio seating and three cozy fireplaces; though it feels more like a shiny-new Bridgeport Village suburban eatery than an authentic French restaurant, the menu is more real. A long list of petits pla   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ivy Manning

Restaurant Guide 2006


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The opening of a fourth Japanese joint within a 1-mile radius of Lloyd Center seemed like a crazy idea, but a couple of bites of the supple seared albacore at Meiji-En will change your mind. The menu centers on two pages of sushi options. The nigiri is top-notch, consistently doling out exceptional    More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ivy Manning
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