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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

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Injera, the spongy, tangy flatbread that accompanies all Ethiopian meals, pulls double duty at this restaurant. Not only is it a means to convey earthy stews to your mouth, soaking up flavors in the process, it’s also a way to break the toddler-owned monopoly on eating with one’s hands.    More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The shawarma sandwich’s Turkish cousin by way of Germany, the döner kebab ($6.99) served in this sleek shotgun establishment is a solid fist of shaved meat (here it’s turkey roasted gyro-style) in a freshly baked pita, adorned with veggies, some feta and a tangy yogurt sauce. If thi   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Grant’s, tucked away in far-flung Northeast Portland, continues to deliver the goods after six years in business. These gooey beef torpedoes ($5.50 for a half, $9.75 whole) are best enjoyed on the premises, where you can enjoy the delicious slurry of intermingling juices from the grilled beef,   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
“All natural” as a moniker can often be interpreted as “unappetizingly healthful,” but Cool Moon’s product is neither. The Pearl District parlor’s rich, egg custard-based ice creams may use all-natural ingredients (there’s no green in their mint chocolate-ch   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Yes, the extensive menu here does feature some tasty examples of Chinese restaurant staples such as shrimp fried rice ($7) and crispy bean curd ($7); and yes, their portions are huge. But why fill up on that stuff when you have a bowl of roast-pork won ton noodle soup ($7) staring you in the face? W   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The plain quesadilla ($4) at La Calaca Comelona is representative of the restaurant’s entire output: Simple, perfectly executed traditional Mexican. The housemade tortilla, fat with Mexican cheese, may be too salty or too greasy elsewhere, but here it sings. Pair it with the meaty, beany torta   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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