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Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This little izayaka, or sake bar, in the basement of the old Hillsboro library is just remote and rustic enough to make it feel like you've stumbled into a samurai's watering hole. Rice-paper screen windows, giant sake bottles lining the walls and an exhaustive menu of Japanese soul food make the wh   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Ivy Manning

A River Runs Through It

Far from the Portland crowds, Tha' Hood (River, that is) is quickly becoming a restaurant town.


Special Section Stories
The Columbia River has attracted those with vision and passion to its banks for millennia. Theres something magic about such a quantity of water rushing by with such a singular purpose. Artifacts ret ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Ivy Manning

Suburban Food Safari, Part 2

Northward bound in search of ethnic delights.


Bite Club
Last time we met, your faithful foodie had narrowly escaped vehicular carnage as I burned rubber from Clackamas northward to explore the bounty of fringe foods available in Vancouver, Wash. (Check out ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Ivy Manning

Suburban Food Safari

The search for intelligent groceries beyond Portland.


Bite Club
Our fearless Bite Club editor, Kelly Clarke, has abandoned her WW desk to celebrate her nuptials (she and her new hubby are probably mainlining Dungeness crab at an undisclosed Oregon Coast locale rig ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Ivy Manning

CRAVINGS:

In search of salad rolls.


Food Reviews & Stories
The coolest thing that ever happened to my mouth was a delicate, exotic salad roll made for me by my parents' friend Thoy. She was Thai, exotic and beautiful, and she catered parties. To a preteen foo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Ivy Manning

IRON CHEF - FARMERS MARKET EDITION

You've got the fresh fruits and veggies. Now what the hell do you do with 'em?


Food Reviews & Stories
In Portland, farmers markets are about as easy to come by as an SUV in the Pearl District. Wandering elbow-to-elbow with other hungry locals and gazing at the beautiful produce-and earnest faces of th ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Ivy Manning

CRAVINGS

In search of a real Caesar salad.


Food Reviews & Stories
What has happened to my beloved Caesar salad? I have witnessed its noble existence tarnished with corn, pesto chicken, Thai shrimp skewers and namby-pamby watered-down dressing. This American fave has ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Ivy Manning

CRAVINGS:

The Search for the Perfect Pot Sticker


Food Reviews & Stories
Lately, I've been lying awake at night dreaming of Chinese pot stickers. I once tasted the paragon of pot stickers at a Portland cooking class, where two Taiwanese sisters made their favorite family r ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Foodies have been frequenting this "Pho Row" haunt for years. Maybe it's because they encounter the friendliest staff this side of Ho Chi Minh City, or maybe it's the super value of the pan-Asian lunch menu with well-executed standards like Mongolian beef and pad Thai ($5-$5.50). Even the pho-phobic   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Ivy Manning

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The first whiff of the hotter-than-Hades pickled kim chee at the door keys you in: This is authentic Korean. Lunchtime bento boxes come packed with sweet-salty sliced beef or chicken, salted soy beans, and of course, an array of pickled treats ($6.50). If you've got an animal yearning to grill your    More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Ivy Manning
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