Restaurant Guide 2013: Genoa


Restaurant Guide
2832 SE Belmont St., 238-1464, genoarestaurant.com. [JAKE’S FAMOUS HALIBUT] The entrance to deeply old-school, old-money Genoa looks like the truncated lobby of a hotel, and beyond black curtai   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Piazza Italia


Restaurant Guide
1129 NW Johnson St., 478-0619, piazzaportland.com. [ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB] “Piazza” loosely translates as “plaza” but, in the case of Piazza Italia, it’s more like “community center.�   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Mucca Osteria


Restaurant Guide
1022 SW Morrison St., 227-5521, muccaosteria.com. [MIGHTY RESTRAINT] It’s no secret that if you add enough butter and salt to something it’s bound to taste good. Even grizzled back-of-the-hou   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Luce


Restaurant Guide
2140 E Burnside St., 236-7195, luceevents.blogspot.com. [MADE PAN] How could one sweet little Italian restaurant cause so much debate? The shape and décor of Luce’s checkerboard-floored storef   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Gino's


Restaurant Guide
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com. [SEEING RED] Gino’s is the perfect place for a hit: a small family place, good food, everyone minds his business. Granted, you have to lure the i   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: DOC


Restaurant Guide
5519 NE 30th Ave., 946-8592, docpdx.com. [IMBARAZZANTE CIAO] DOC’s foyer/kitchen leaves a strong impression. You arrive into the chaos of a galley in the middle of service. It looks like a coho   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Coppia


Restaurant Guide
417 NW 10th Ave., 295-9536, coppiaportland.com. [PAIR UP] Timothy Nishimoto leads a double life. When not on tour crooning “Yolanda” or “Anna” with Pink Martini, he’s the graceful overs   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Angie Jabine

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ava Gene's


Restaurant Guide
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com. [PORTLANDIA ALLA RUSTICA] Duane Sorenson’s ode to Italy (and, apparently, to his daughter, Ava) is a lovely, hearth-cooked affair of comfort wr   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Old Country

Gilda’s is all about the grandmothers.


Food Reviews & Stories
A large portrait of chef Marco Roberti’s grandmother Gilda hangs in the foyer of her namesake restaurant; she smiles approvingly at tables of other grandmas. Gilda’s Italian Restaurant, a Caesa   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 AARON MESH

Name Game: Vino Paradiso Becomes Coppia

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Food & Drink
It seems like a bad idea for a restaurant to let its diners rename their business, but the ploy has worked out well for Timothy Nishimoto and the crew at Vino Paradiso. The longtime Pearl District wine bar, which has been working hard to retool its food program and up its profile with a remodel and the hiring of former Genoa man Aren Steinbrecher and sous chef Jason Bokros, revealed its new name today: ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

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