The Commons Urban Farmhouse Slays Competition in New Seasons Contest

WW's 2013 Beer of the Year rolls on the East Side, but here's what other neighborhoods liked.


Food & Drink
The Commons' Urban Farmhouse—our Beer of the Year back in 2013—is apparently very popular with New Seasons' customers.The saison won a month-long competition at 13 area grocery stores, being picked as the favorite in all four stores in Portland's urban eastside—stores in Concordia, Hawthorne, Division Street at Seven Corners and Arbor Lodge.There are a few other interesting things about ...   More
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Drank: Get Sprung

Taste-testing the crop of new and unfamiliar seasonal beers.

Spring is here—well, sort of—and with it a new crop of local brews. So far, 2014 looks to be the year of the citrus IPA, with a host of new fruit-forward pale ales landing on local taps and    More
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER


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

Drank: The Greatest Pumpkin

A blind taste-off of 23 pumpkin beers and ciders.

When it comes to pumpkiny booze, no one touches New York. That’s what nine Willamette Week tasters found from a blind taste-off of pumpkin beer and cider. The Oregon debut of Pumking, the vaunte   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Eye of the Shawarm

Searching for Portland’s best Lebanese mezze platter and shawarma plate.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you want great Lebanese food, you need to go south and east. Not too far—but the best places I found in trips to nine local Lebanese restaurants were both on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Th   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Portland of Milk and Honey

As Feast presents the Rose City as foodie paradise, we taste-test the appropriate foodstuffs.

Food Reviews & Stories
Milk It can be surprisingly hard to find local milk. Supermarket shelves are lined with dairy from megafarms in Wisconsin and Ohio, but what if you want something from a local megafarm? We wante   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Lite-N Up

In honor of America, a blind tasting of light lagers.

American beer has moved on without us. As we’ve been drinking sour elderberry stouts in our Portland bubble, Budweiser has expanded into Platinum, Select and Black Crown varieties. Meanwhile,    More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 WW Staff

Instant Karma

Our summer interns gorge themselves on worldly ramen.

Food Reviews & Stories
How good can instant ramen get? Good enough for Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker, Portland’s best-known chef and the restaurateur behind one of The New York Times’ top restaurants of 2012, who likes Th   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Pickin’ Apples

A massive blind taste test of Portland-area apple ciders.

Like the national census or U2’s popularity, a cider boom recurs about once a decade. We’re nearing the crest of a wave right now, according to Wandering Aengus co-owner James Kohn. “The n   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ENID SPITZ

TASTE TEST: Baditos de Trigo from El Cubo de Cuba

Fall weather may not exactly inspire al fresco dining, but that hasn't put a damper on the ever-growing conga-line of new food carts gradually taking over every spare scrap of space in town. In the past month alone, the downtown Alder Street Pod between Southwest 9th and 10th Avenues has gained a hot dog cart (that makes two), a Korean cart (that makes three), a Hawaiian cart, an Ethiopian cart, ...   More
Thursday, November 11, 2010 RUTH BROWN


Web Design for magazines