Restaurant Review: Storrs Smokehouse


Food Reviews & Stories
Breakfast is a reassuring sign at a barbecue joint. Even if you’re not in the mood for early-morning biscuits and gravy, it’s always good to see the pitmaster hanging around the kitchen ju   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: Stammtisch

Bring an army to Stammtisch. Feed it beer.


Food Reviews & Stories
At Stammtisch, you want numbers. The new German tavern from the proprietors of North Mississippi Avenue’s Prost doesn’t demand it—a couple can get a very date-night meal seated on the square   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Russia With Love

Kachka brings serious comfort fare with a wink and a shot.


Food Reviews & Stories
Russia is for writers, a place of tawdry sentimentalism and deep irony. This flavors even the food. So it is no surprise that the new, Russian-inspired Kachka has a high-art reverence for nostalgi   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Return Of the Taq

Taqueria Nueve is actually as good as everyone remembers it.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders are sentimental. When a food-cart pod closes, they cry. When a bowling alley is replaced by a hardware store, they moan. When a goat   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Atlas Pizza


Food Reviews & Stories
Metalheads who drive Chevy Cavaliers have long been the unsung heroes of the American pizza industry. Some guys in Austin figured that out 20 years ago, opening a place called Hoek’s Death Met   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

False Priest

Reverend’s BBQ doesn’t bring deliverance to Sellwood.


Food Reviews & Stories
The dining desert of Sellwood needs some salvation. Sure, there are a few great old standbys, yet Sellwood-Westmoreland remains the wealthiest neighborhood on the east side where you have to dri   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Secret of the Uz

A big jagshemash to East Portland’s Uzbekistan restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s tough to keep all those ’Stans straight, huh? If you can name all seven such-suffixed nations, well, you’re worldlier than me. Those Central Asian nations conquered by Mongol khans, t   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

New, the Noun

La Panza Cafe serves the best New Mexican in town.


Food Reviews & Stories
New Mexico is a state of many enchanting perils, with meth and frybread at the top of the list. The state’s cuisine—cowboy meets Chicano in a smoky haze of fresh-roasted local chilies—does   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Oslo in the Summertime

Dinner at Broder Nord is pleasant but strangely quiet.


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s an instinctual pause before reaching for the door handle. There’s scant proof of life behind the window. But back at the curb, a sandwich board advertises openness. The door gives. App   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

It’s Local Somewhere

The American Local is an intriguing blend of diner flavors.


Food Reviews & Stories
The American Local is neither American nor local—which is to say, it’s as American as it gets. Like Smallwares, which it mirrors on the Portland city map, this clean-lined modern space is heav   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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