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Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Foodies may consider it anathema to make any sort of ethnic cuisine accessible to the less adventurous, but when the results are as balanced and satisfying as they are at BeWon, such things are easily overlooked. The go-deung-uh, broiled, salt-encrusted mackerel, is a fine example. The dish maintain   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This Portland institution’s longevity owes as much to its ability to reflect the attitudes of native Portlanders as to the quality of the food it puts in front of them. Greg Higgins’ eponymous restaurant has been preaching the gospel of local and sustainable for nearly a decade and a hal   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Southeast Portland’s Bamboo Sushi, the first Marine Stewardship Council-certified independent sushi restaurant in the United States, is tackling the question of whether sushi can still wow and delight using seasonal and sustainable ingredients. The answer is a resounding yes. There’s no    More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
A lot of subtlety has been lost from sushi as a cuisine during its transition into the mainstream. If prepackaged grocery-store California rolls or salt-and-sugar bombs at the local sushi-go-’round have blunted your appreciation for raw fish, a trip to Hiroshi is just the tonic you need. While   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
The bang-for-the-buck ratio at Belly Timber is so tipped in your favor that you may begin to feel as though you were stealing from its proprietors. The menu in this beautifully restored Victorian home on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard boasts a nice collection of small plates and sides, and all of the   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Ned Ludd, the mythical inspiration for the Luddites, famously opposed the automation of industry in the 19th century. Nothing quite so contentious comes to mind when considering the newish North Portland restaurant that shares his name, where co-owners and chefs Ben Meyer and Jason French celebrate    More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[BUTCHER] Chances are if you’re in City Market Northwest, where Chop shares space with PastaWorks and Newman’s Fish Market, you have a good idea of what you’re looking for: premium, mostly locally produced, small-farm meats and the products derived from them. Can’t wait to te   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[YANKEE DOUGH] Approaching its second anniversary, Tim Healea’s Little T American Baker has finally developed a patina of lived-in warmth while incongruously maintaining its sleek and modern interior. Regardless of the decor, the shop continues to delight eastsiders with world-class breads (th   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[INDIAN] Formerly known as India Direct, India Sweets and Spices is maddeningly hard to find, but name change or no, the store still delights with its selection of Indian mainstays—provided you notice the partially hidden back room. Whether you opt for a prepackaged garam masala or choose to a   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Looking for a breakfast détente for your vegan and carnivore friends? Look no further than Junior’s, where you can score a beautiful breakfast sandwich with maple-glazed ham and Brie ($9) and still supply your cruelty-free comrades with vegan french toast ($6) and killer tofu scrambles    More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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