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Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
With a menu as thoroughly patriotic as it is premeditated, Fife is the perfect place to take your red-state relatives for straightforward, well prepared American food. The setting is refined but unfussy, boasting a spacious, open dining room painted in rich, warm earth tones. You can snag a seat nea   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
The food here isn’t trendy; it’s elegant. Mashing together your favorite European cuisines, Giorgio’s chef Peter Schuh brings French stylings to his well-crafted Italian menu; his dishes have a nouvelle feel to them without being ’80s retro. It goes without saying that the ki   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Sometimes you want to be challenged with unusual preparations and exotic ingredients. But other times you just want to sink into a cushy-comfortable booth and be pampered with ample, richly flavored plates of well-prepared Italian favorites. Pazzo Ristorante is the place to turn for the kind of meal   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
NOTE: This restaurant is no longer open (see http://wweek.com/wwire/?p=11882). Here's what we wrote about it in Restaurant Guide 2007: Eating goat tacos in the shadow of a taco truck in a strip-mall parking lot is its own kind of sublimity. But sometimes you want a different kind of experience&mdash   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
With one of the most breathtaking verandas in the city, Rocket’s fourth-floor view is an oasis of romance above the grit and grime of East Burnside Street. Chef Leather Storr’s innovative cuisine aims high, with inventive (OK, maybe downright weird) combinations like carrot pancakes floa   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Miriam Wolf

Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
The art of the sandwich is alive and well at Tabor Authentic Czech Eatery a food cart nestled into the Southwest 5th and Stark Street grouping. The Schnitzelwich ($5) starts with a pounded-thin pork loin (or chicken breast) breaded fried and slipped into a toothsome ciabatta roll with lettuce and pi   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Capitol Coffee House is like a superhero. By day, it's a mild-mannered coffeehouse serving various well-made espresso drinks to its Southwest neighbors. But at night, the restaurant breaks out its "and Bistro" tag and goes to town on a small, well-thought-out menu of French- and Latin-influenced sea   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Miriam Wolf

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
At Got Pho?, the fresh, vibrant flavors and non-divey atmosphere almost make up for its unfortunate name. The pho ($6.45) is beefy, herbaceous and redolent of star anise. If you're not in the mood to splash around in a huge bowl of soup, the vermicelli bowls ($7.75) filled with toothsome rice noodle   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Sometimes you forget how good and satisfying straightforward pasta dishes can be. At the Pearl District's lovely Caffe Allora, the pasta isn't an afterthought to the secondi, it is the main focus of the menu. Plump ravioli drizzled with brown butter and sprinkled with fried sage leaves is ultra-rich   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Miriam Wolf

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Every city needs a restaurant where diners can order up big bowls of mussels, good, affordable bottles of wine and mounds of chocolate mousse, imagining all the while that they're sitting in a neighborhood bistro in the heart of Paris. Le Bouchon is Portland's wormhole to the Left Bank. With French    More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Miriam Wolf
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