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Silly Young Thing

Alberta lost an oyster bar, but it just gained a tapas powerhouse.

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Giorgio Kawas must love Portland a lot. So much so that the Italian-born restaurateur, whose eponymous Pearl District bistro has charmed diners for nearly a decade, wooed a pair of chefs (who once wor ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Mike Thelin

23Hoyt Called One of America's Best by Esquire

New York's shower of golden praise for Portland dining continues. This time around, Esquire magazine has aimed its stream of accolades on Bruce Carey's 23Hoyt, which Esquire columnist    More
Friday, October 5, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Public Marketing?????

What’s missing from the push for a portland public market? The public.

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Last Friday night, more than 500 Portlanders paid $50 apiece to attend a fundraiser at Union Station for the proposed Portland Public Market. The iconic train station was packed with people excited by ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Mike Thelin

Martha Stewart to Buy Edible Portland?

Good God, Al Gore is right! Sustainability does sell, just ask Martha Stewart who has allegedly been flashing her millions again, and this time t...   More
Monday, October 1, 2007 by Mike Thelin

PDX in The NYT...Again. This Time It's the Food

It had only been nine days or so since a Portland-focused piece had appeared in The New York Times, so Eric Asimov's piece that firmly places an East Coast approval stamp on our burgeon...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Mike Thelin

The Comfort Season

Diy dining for fall’s cold and huddled masses.

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Here’s the anatomy of a perfect salad: an inch-thick slab from a purplish-red, grapefruit-sized heirloom tomato, bathed in peppery olive oil, perched on a meaty hunk of buffalo mozzarella and fi ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Mike Thelin

Portland Public Market 2.0—Paul vs. Dolich at the City Club

The Portland Public Market is back, and coming to a City Club near you, that is, if you happen to live in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Public Market Consulting Director and longtime chef and restaurateur    More
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Just In: Genoa Chef Shuffle

After just a wee six months at the wheel, Genoa executive chef Ned Elliott is gonzo. Genoa owner Kerry DeBuse confirmed that the chef has been replaced by New York transplant Jeff Sprague, who arrived at Genoa more than a year ...   More
Monday, September 24, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Holy Jumpin' Jesus! 15 Grand For Dessert!

For the price of a new Jetta, it had better come with a happy ending. From the Daily News of Sri Lanka:
GALLE: The Fortress Sri Lanka, an award winning luxury resort in Galle has created the most expensive dessert in the world....   More
Monday, September 24, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Pacific NW Restaurant in New York? Smells Kinda Fishy

Check out this article in USA Today by former Willamette Week Arts and Culture editor Caryn Brooks about Wild Salmon, a new Pacific Northwest concept eatery in Midtown Man...   More
Saturday, September 22, 2007 by Mike Thelin
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