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Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Home to fresh pared-down cuisine a notch up from Southeast Asian street food prepared and presented by brother and sister Tuan and Sarah Nguyen Mekong serves quick but healthful takeout or dine-in fare along fast-gentrifying Southeast 13th Avenue. You order at the counter here sans table service off   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Angela Allen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Filbert's kitchen reflects chef-owner Bill Sutherland's utter amazement over the ingredients we take for granted here. Sutherland is an East Coast transfer, and when he opened his 35-seat, umber-hued Northwest Portland cafe in November 2005, he was mesmerized by local fare like Carlton Farms pork an   More
 
Sunday, March 18, 2007 Angela Allen

Ingredient Envy

Filbert's offers Northwest standards with a sure hand.


Food Reviews & Stories
Filbert's kitchen reflects chef-owner Bill Sutherland's utter amazement over the ingredients we take for granted here. Sutherland is an East Coast transfer, and when he opened his 35-seat, umber-hued ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Angela Allen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
After 30 years, we can safely bid adieu to the unpleasant connotation of the word "Mekong," as in the Vietnam War's Mekong Delta. Now it represents a fresh, pared-down cuisine a notch up from Southeast Asian street food. Prepared and presented by brother and sister Tuan and Sarah Nguyen, Mekong serv   More
 
Thursday, January 4, 2007 Angela Allen

Mekong: A Vietnamese Grill

Mekong brings clean cuisine to a 'hood hungry for Vietnamese fast food.


Food Reviews & Stories
After 30 years, we can safely bid adieu to the unpleasant connotation of the word "Mekong," as in the Vietnam War's Mekong Delta. Now it represents a fresh, pared-down cuisine a notch up from Southeas ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Angela Allen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Nostrana means "ours," and this sprawling cafe in a revamped Southeast Portland grocery store is distinguishing itself as a premier staging place for local foods, with at least 20 nearby growers and producers listed on the menu. The scent of smoky dishes; a mixed grill of quail sided with Portland F   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Angela Allen

A Mighty Big Field

At Graze, the space is bigger than the menu excitement.


Food Reviews & Stories
Late this summer, Northwestern tapas hub Graze replaced the regrettable Nina's Place in the glassed-in building that looms at Northwest 10th Avenue and Lovejoy Street. The first thing you notice about ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Angela Allen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Stoke up on brain fuel to locate this 46-seat osteria (another name for trattoria) and you'll be rewarded with vibrant Northern Italian food. The restaurant's namesake, the Piedmontese town of Alba, is known for its white truffles, an autumn specialty at the oesteria. Chef Kurt Spak's intimate cuisi   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Angela Allen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The Tuscan warmth of this Sellwood hotspot hasn't cooled despite new owners taking over in February '05 (the kitchen still prepares the recipes of the original owners, Sarah and Darryl Joannides). The front room's enoteca, or wine bar, lets several sippers tuck in, and reservations are taken so you'   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Angela Allen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Take your chances nabbing a table at this no-reservations primo Italian cafe. It's booked up nightly for good reason: the food continues to live up to its simple-yet-superb reputation. Even the brief menu's simplest dish, an insalata mista tossed in a perfectly weighted vinaigrette of extra-virgin o   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Angela Allen
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