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Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The Press Club does it all in a small Southeast Clinton Street space: three meals a day, coffee and boozy drinks, magazines, music and events. The cocktails are stiff and cheap ($6-$7 regular, $5 happy hour), there are 20-plus whites and reds by the glass ($5-$13), and lots of snacks, sandwiches, an   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s good Korean in Portland proper but a lot more options in Beaverton, including Country Korean, a strip-mall spot serving beer, wine and some hard-to-find eats. Ever tried steamed pig feet ($19.95, $24.95) or pan-broiled blood sausage ($11.95)? CK’s pre-meal banchan (small plates o   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Homespun describes the menu and vibe at Arleta Library Cafe. The dishes are mismatched, the ketchup and jam are housemade and there’s always a quiche of the day ($9). Although Arleta does lunch, breakfast is the main draw with scrambles, a killer biscuits-and-gravy ($10.50) and semolina griddl   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Head to Gresham for the best wood-fired rotisserie chicken around, from family-run El Inka Authentic Peruvian Restaurant. The juicy, sweetly smoky birds ($7.99 for a quarter chicken and sides, $11.99 for a half), spiced with a secret rub and slowly cooked in the dining room’s brick oven, are f   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Beaverton’s Nak Won serves beer, wine and all the Korean classics: bibimbap ($9), marinated, thinly sliced meats ($12-$13), and really good banchan, including monkfish gelatin and fish-cake strips. Nak Won has plenty of seafood, from whole salted Atka mackerel to yellow croaker. The seafood pa   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 LIZ CRAIN

The Hard Stuff

Vintage Cocktail is a classic.


Food Reviews & Stories
“It tastes like Christmas.” That’s how a Vintage Cocktail Lounge bartender describes the Czech Becherovka Herbal liqueur ($5.50 drink) as he pours a taster ($2.75). And he’s ri ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Alu, Take Two

Same name, better game.


Food Reviews & Stories
Alu is dead, long live Alu. The original Alu, a short-lived German-centric kitchen on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard shuttered in February. The new Alu, which reopened in July in the same ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Make Mine Meatless

Portobello cooks Italian—the vegan way.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portobello feels clandestine—like some sort of after-hours vegan club. And it kind of is­—since the trattoria doesn’t have its own space, it takes over Cellar Door Coffee’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

There Will Be Wine

MetroVino is more than just a swank glass pour


Food Reviews & Stories
Wine snobbery got a little more accessible this spring when MetroVino opened across from Tanner Springs Park, in the space that last housed the upscale Mexican joint D.F. The restaurant offers all of ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Meet The Meatmen

Portland’s Butcher boys with sharp toys.


Featured Stories
HALF THE HOG HE USED TO BE: Morgan Brownlow of Tails & Trotters happily pokes a pig. IMAGE: Aaron Silverman A wave of sandwich shops has taken the city (not to mention Gourmet magazine and the Food N ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 LIZ CRAIN
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