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Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Chef Kenny Giambalvo is an Italian-American from New York trained in classic French technique, but the focus on regional (and regionally popular) ingredients at Bluehour lets you know you’re in Oregon. Think salmon, beets and lobster mushrooms. Many dishes on the constantly changing menu are c   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Come here because you’re serious about dinner. They will ask you how you like your pork cooked. They’ll give you hot bread (who does that anymore?) and more silverware than you’ll know what to do with. Preparations and presentations are impeccable: The succotash upon which your lus   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Here rustic, straightforward Mediterranean cooking lets seasonal ingredients do their thing with minimal interference. With three large seating areas, a bustling bar and private rooms, Serratto is good for groups and people who don’t like to wait. Portions are wonderfully generous—two ca   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
One of Portland’s most perplexingly under-hyped restaurants, Gilt Club is a quietly glamorous lounge that happens also to serve amazing food. It may not be one of Portland’s culinary media darlings, but it deserves to be. The flavors are true, the preparations inspired, and the staff pro   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
A lighter, more authentic North Indian cuisine than that on offer at typical Indian restaurants, Indish’s dishes forgo the usual curries and naan in favor of a variety of smallish plates, some of which actually require a knife. The peanut salad appetizer, basically just peanuts with pico de ga   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
If you want an adventure in high-concept international fusion cuisine, this is the place for you. From the menus, encased in Plexiglas cubes nestled in a bed of grass, to the sexy lounge area with a bench shaped like a head, the atmosphere screams contemporary glam sophistication. Dishes like duck b   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Delightful flavor combinations take center stage in this industrial yet intimate restaurant and bar tucked in a pocket of North Portland near the foot of the Fremont Bridge. Combining Mediterranean, Latin American and Northwest influences, Scott Guynn’s dishes are composed not to be showy but    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Pambiche brings a spot of cheery brightness to often-gray Portland. Heated outdoor seating, upbeat Cuban music, brilliant tropical flavors and bright colors add up to an instant party yet somehow manage to not seem annoying or cheesy. Traditional, rustic dishes are full-flavored without being too he   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
The new team at the Oyster Bar (which closed last August and was reopened four months later by Bruce and Kathy Kaad) keeps some elements of the old restaurant and makes some tweaks, providing an experience that is totally indulgent yet refreshingly low-key. Chef Laurel Gunderson’s new, slightl   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen

Happy Hour of the Year: Carafe


Special Section Stories
Seemingly every Portland restaurant worth its Malden salt has some sort of happy hour, but not all specials live up to the name. Delectable, inexpensive morsels might come with $9 cocktails, and bars ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen
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