Got $10,000? The Red and Black Wants You to Start A Restaurant

Rent their space, save a housing co-op, help prisoners read books.

Red and Black

Food & Drink
Buckman spot Red and Black Cafe closed last week after 15 years as an anarchist-vegan touchstone at 400 SE 12th Ave. But the owners would still very much like you to run a restaurant there. Quickly.While there's no saving the current cafe at this location, owners say that if they can find someone to lease their 1,400-square-foot cafe space, they may be able to preserve their ownership ...   More
Monday, March 30, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Turn the Page

Revisiting the restaurants that left us wondering over the past 12 months.

Food Reviews & Stories
One of the big secrets of the food-review business: After making three or four visits in quick succession, even the best restaurants look good in the rearview. Actually, the spots we’re most eager   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland's Top Restaurants Donating to Pass Driver's Card Measure 88

Donors include Bollywood Theater, Bunk Bar and Pine State Biscuits.


With ballots arriving in Oregon mailboxes this week, millions of dollars are pouring into ballot measures that would label genetically modified foods, change the state's primary elections and legalize recreational marijuana.But one hot-button issue isn't drawing big donations: Measure 88, which would authorize giving four-year driver’s cards to people who can’t prove they are in the United States ...   More
Friday, October 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Beer Buddies: Portland Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurants with great beer lists.

Restaurant Guide
Higgins Bar 1239 SW Broadway, 222-9070, Though most patrons—federal prosecutors, Oregonian reporters—at the dim back bar of pioneer locavore Greg Higgins’ restaurant d   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014

Cheap Eats
From the Editor Portland is a great place to be a cheapskate. Each year, we put out our Cheap Eats guide to the best restaurants in Portland with dinners under $15 and lunches under $10, and ea   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beer Guide 2014: Food & Brew

Restaurants with great beer.

Beer Guide
Wildwood  1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, Wildwood’s not merely a fine restaurant serving fine beer; it’s easily the best beer bar anywhere near its Northwest ’hood   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: What Are You, Chicken?

Eat Every Part of the Chicken. Every Part.

Restaurant Guide
 1 Liver Warm Chicken-Liver Pane with Plums and Marsala, $9 Ava Gene’s 3377 SE Division St. 2 Skin Fried chicken-skin salad, $10Aviary1733 NE Alberta St. 3 Hearts  Chicken-   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2013: Wine vs. Beer Service

What should you expect from beer and wine service at a restaurant?

Restaurant Guide
We asked Hilary Berg, editor of Oregon Wine Press, and Brian Yaeger, author of Red, White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey and the forthcoming Oregon Breweries, how they know they’re getting good    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

DINER 2013: City State

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


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 ...   More
Monday, June 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Future Drinking: Tiki Month Edition


Food & Drink
According to a press release from the new Portland Trader Vic's, Mayor Sam Adams will declare August "Portland Tiki Month" at the bar's grand opening Aug. 1. So break out the leis, y'all.  It's retro-future drinking this week!The news from this week's OLCC applications:Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings has applied for a brewing license for its new location on Northeast Fremont Street. Harvester ...   More
Saturday, July 30, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE


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