It’s 11 in the morning, six hours
before dinner service begins, and Trent Pierce is already three hours
into his workday. In the open kitchen of his tiny avant-seafood
restaurant, Roe, tucked
Not so long ago a “nice meal” in
Portland meant a big steak and a bottle of Italian wine. More recently,
it’s meant an aggressively casual atmosphere, where that steak is ground
into a bur
525 SW Morrison St., 802-5370, departureportland.com.
Departure comes with baggage. Located on the 15th floor of
the swank Nines hotel downtown, sometimes that’s literal. A recent
Justin Woodward doesn’t dwell on the past. So he isn’t
burdened by the fact that the kitchen he now runs, Castagna, was dubbed
Restaurant of the Year by The Oregonian in 2000, when Woodward
Looking at the future of Southeast Division Street
Division Street is home to our Restaurant of the Year,
runner-up and five other picks in this guide. Seemingly every old
business on Division is being converted into a trendy restaurant or bar.
Restaurants from the 2012 Restaurant Guide That Aren’t in this Year’s Guide
Food & Drink
Portland's restaurant scene is increasingly dynamic. This is a good thing. The past year has seen lot of new restaurants open, lots of chefs switching kitchens and, yes, plenty of good restaurants closing so the people behind them can move on to other things. In the interest of transparency, for the first time this year we’re providing a complete list of the restaurants we removed from this year’s ...
Like most of Portland, I have
wondered over the past two years whether I might be gluten-intolerant.
At one point I went to a naturopath, who told me to eat nothing but
amaranth, mung beans and
Ava Gene’s could have rested very comfortably on its
laurels. A breakout hit from its first weekend, the avant-Italian
follow-up to Duane Sorenson’s first restaurant, the Woodsman Tavern,
Restaurants too new (or nonexistent) to include, and those that have passed.
NEW & INCOMING
Roman Candle, the Duane Sorenson bakery bumping uglies with Ava Gene’s, opened at the beginning of July.
Trifecta, a bar, restaurant
and bakery from Ken Forkish, will op