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Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Nancy Hunt and Randy Goodman have transformed the space that once belonged to the Red & Black Cafe. Where once was a newspaper clipping of Bruce Springsteen scrawled with the words “The only boss we listen to” is now a sleek bar lined with bottles of single-malt scotch near an expose   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Although some Portlanders see a dark shadow over the newly opened restaurant in the space that last housed short-lived and stigmatized Terroir, the restaurant is as earnest and promising as they come. The roster: fresh/local/seasonal dinner and Sunday brunch. Bamboo tables and wicker chairs, deconst   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Get in My Belly

Belly does American eats right.


Food Reviews & Stories
Although some Portlanders see a dark shadow over the newly opened Belly, which resides on the corner of Northeast Fremont Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the same space as the short-liv ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

SoWa, So So

Bambuza needs a character boost.


Food Reviews & Stories
South Waterfront needs a little character. Not just the kind you build with a multimillion-dollar aerial tram, but the kind that comes with dents and dings—a little tarnish on all that newly min ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Top Shelf

Bar Avignon’s big tastes, small bites.


Food Reviews & Stories
Southeast Division Street’s new Bar Avignon has transformed the space that once belonged to vegetarian outpost Red & Black Cafe. The area that used to feature a newspaper clipping of Bruce Sprin ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Masa Me

Milwaukie’s Casa de Tamales puts the real casa in cooking.


Food Reviews & Stories
Canby Asparagus Farm has been wrapping and steaming farm-fresh tamales at local farmers markets for more than a decade, but since November its tamales have found a permanent home, along with a full Me ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Clam-Happy

Roll up your pants and start digging.


Special Section Stories
Although the geoduck, the horse penis-sized bivalve around which Anthony Bourdain wrapped his manly lips in the Pacific Northwest episode of No Reservations, doesn’t lurk beneath the beaches on ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Papa G’s

Slicing tempeh and tofu vegan-deli style.


Food Reviews & Stories
When the Daily Grind on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard closed last fall, so did its vegetarian deli. Grant Dixon, who had supplied the deli’s hot food since 2005 and who owns a local soy company ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Good Neighbor Pizza

Every neighborhood should be so lucky.


Food Reviews & Stories
According to Mark Saldaña, one of three owners of Good Neighbor Pizza, the best pizza is simple pizza. “There’s no secret to what I do. I try to use the least amount of ingredients ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Little Red Bike Cafe

A Kiwi-inspired cafe spreads the love one spoke at a time.


Food Reviews & Stories
Engaged couple Evan Dohrmann and Ali Jepson got the idea for their recently opened Little Red Bike Cafe in St. Johns while traveling around the South Seas three years ago. After sustaining a long-dist ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 LIZ CRAIN
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