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Paley's Place: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1204 NW 21st Ave., 243-2403, paleysplace.net [TOUR DE FAT] The house that Paley built almost 20 years ago remains both resolutely clubby and a bit humble in décor. The con   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ración: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1205 SW Washington St., 971-276-8008, racionpdx.com [STAND-UP FOOD] Modernist cuisine is the closest that chefs ever get to telling jokes. You see the ingredients on the me   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sen Yai: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3384 SE Division St., 236-3573, pokpoksenyai.com. [ROADSIDE THAI] Andy Ricker's Sen Yai is a pale blue Kuaytiaw roadhouse of unabashed kitsch and unexpected decor, from co   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

St. Jack: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1610 NW 23rd Ave, 360-1281, stjackpdx.com [DE LUXE] St. Jack is less of a saint this days. The bouchon moved this February from a cozy Clinton Street home to the bottom flo   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Yuzu: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
4130 SW 117th Ave., Beaverton, 350-1801[HIDE THE NOODLE] Yuzu is about as conspicuous from the outside as a mafia betting parlor; multiple friends have wandered aimlessly nearby, convinced the   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Typographer’s Dream: Theater Review

Labor relations.


Theater
You are where you work, we’re told. Lawyers are argumentative assholes, and nurses are either cold or caring. It’s a trope common in fiction since Dickens. In The Typographer’s Dream, writ   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Kachka, 2014 Restaurant of the Year

The party of the year is vodka drunk and fish happy.


Restaurant Guide
Kachka is like a party at Mom’s house—if your mom grew up near Minsk and had a weird thing for Lenin.  In a room decorated with both Soviet propaganda posters and carved window frames from   More
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Five Restaurants of 2014: Number 4, American Local

Road-tripping from Wisconsin to Japan.


Restaurant Guide
The American Local was made on the road—in a cheese-logged Wisconsin bar called the Old Fashioned, and amid the cream and sugar of Iowa’s Waffle Stop Grill. It was made in the piled, loose   More
 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.


Food Reviews & Stories
Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull a chef and lead bartender. When it opened a year ago, the restaurant had already dramatically transformed the catacomb of Northwes   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.


Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER
 

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