Knuckle Sandwich


Food Reviews & Stories
Knuckle Sandwich’s grinders come cut into fist-size halves—fist-size if you happen to be a massive Sicilian enforcer—and they’re as forthright and sloppy as a street brawl. This old-scho   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Macaromania

Taste-testing Portland macarons.


Food Reviews & Stories
For a dessert built from a frail little shell of egg white, the macaron has proven surprisingly durable. Back in February 2010, the confection’s burgeoning popularity was documented by NPR’s   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

901 Take Out


Food Reviews & Stories
901 Take Out—an unassuming shack just uphill from a pair of gas stations—is home to something rare: a vegan, gluten-free food item even better than its meaty, carb-laden original.  The    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bluebird Not For Early Birds

A very short play.


Food Reviews & Stories
A veteran news reporter and a grizzled editor are having a discussion in the Willamette Week newsroom. Reporter: So we go to this new bakery, Bluebird, at 24th and Thurman, to talk about a story. Ed   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS , BRENT WALTH

Diner 2013: The Overlook

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s best ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Rigoberto’s


Food Reviews & Stories
Rigoberto comes from a family that is large and well known, if not especially prestigious. Sitting snugly against a tire shop across from Grocery Outlet on Highway 99E in Milwaukie, Rigoberto’   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Way Off-Key

Quartet tries to bring true fine dining to Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
In this unicorns-and-rainbows town, all the food carts are fabulous, and free-spirited chefs never fail to deliver mealtime magic on the cheap. Sycophants cheer the indie scene with the shrill fer   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Nudi Scene

Asian-European fusion from an Asian perspective.


Food Reviews & Stories
About halfway through a meal at Woodstock’s Nudi Noodle Place, my dining companion looked up and said, “This tastes good, but I feel like I don’t understand what’s going on anymore.” T   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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