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Verdigris: Restaurant Review

French-accented Verdigris serves some terrific brunch, but dinner is a work in progress.


Food Reviews & Stories
When your mom asked to go to a “nice” restaurant back in the day, she maybe pictured something like Verdigris. Chef Johnny Nunn’s French-tinged spot opened very quietly in December on Nort   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Likewise: Not Really Like Anything


Bar Reviews
Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., likewise.website) is part bar, part performance art—a callback to the money-free, improvised ’90s, when Miranda July was still making origami out of Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Death Wish Bunny (Hi-Wheel)


Drank
It is not wine. It is not mead. It is not cider. Until its mead program gets off the ground in six months, Portland’s Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. mostly makes “fizzy wines”—fermented,   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Prospect Bottleshop & Bar: Good Apple


Bar Reviews
Like any good prospector, Prospect Bottleshop & Bar (1611 NE Killingsworth St., 971-229-0422, prospectbottleshop.com) understands the importance of location. Northeast 16th Avenue and Killin   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Stoopid Burger: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
Some of the best french fries in Portland are served crinkle-cut and salty in a crumpled paper bag, in a rain-slicked parking lot, by two guys who seem as if they’re having the time of their l   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Muscadine: Down-Home Skillet

Muscadine brings the soulful, regional Southern fare.


Food Reviews & Stories
Brunch and Southern fare are the twin towers of American comfort. Combine them, and you might as well be auditioning as somebody’s replacement mom. That womblike nexus of hospitality, famili   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Habesha Lounge: Say Wat


Bar Reviews
Habesha Lounge (801 NE Broadway, 284-4299) is either a party on top of an Ethiopian restaurant, or it’s a bar that stumbled into a patio party. Loosely open Tuesdays through Saturdays, it mo   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dogs are the New Pigs

(Truffle pigs are the new bacon)


Headout
Ah, the genteel art of truffle hunting. Since Roman times, an enterprising truffle hunter must merely strap himself to a rutting sow of three or four hundred pounds, and then keep worried pace a   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Monk’s Deli


Food Cart Reviews
Nobody ever thinks of Delaware when they say “cheesesteak.” Forgive them—they don’t know nothing. The Mid-Atlantic’s best-loved sandwich travels downstream on the Pepsi-sugared waters    More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ash Woodfired Pizza: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
Ash is easy to like. The wood-fired sourdough pizzas in the little Sellwood cart are made with attention and forethought from luxe ingredients, brushed with garlic butter after they’re removed   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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