Not so long ago, Portland’s bars
and restaurants were distinct. For the purposes of this guide, a
restaurant was a place you could happily dine without drink. A bar,
meanwhile, was a place tha
The American Local was made on the
road—in a cheese-logged Wisconsin bar called the Old Fashioned, and
amid the cream and sugar of Iowa’s Waffle Stop Grill. It was made in the
Ataula celebrated its one-year
anniversary in late August, with flamenco music and dance. The packed
house was rollicking, which says a lot since this was a Wednesday night
in the barely noticea
The party of the year is vodka drunk and fish happy.
Kachka is like a party at Mom’s house—if your mom grew up near Minsk and had a weird thing for Lenin.
In a room decorated with both Soviet propaganda posters
and carved window frames from
2319 NE Glisan St., 477-5779, slowburger.net.
Spun off from a dim Southeast Grand Avenue bar, the
namesake burger at this Ocean microrestaurant is a half-pound of
Angel Food & Fun
5135 NE 60th Ave., 287-7909.
Former Bluehour sous chef Manuel Lopez offers rich,
surprising Yucatecan meats and stews. Get the smoky relleno negro
2730 N Killingsworth St., 247-7499, handsomepizza.com.
Handsome’s wide, crisp-bottomed pies strongly resemble the
standard-setter at Apizza Scholls. Each emerges from a
2039 NE Alberta Ave., 971-200-4711; 3010 SE Division St., 477-6699; bollywoodtheaterpdx.com.
The Division Street sequel is bigger and
flashier than the original box-office
1239 SW Broadway, 222-9070, higginsportland.com.
Though most patrons—federal prosecutors, Oregonian
reporters—at the dim back bar of pioneer locavore Greg Higgins’
1416 SE Stark St., 683-3676, ensowinery.com.
This urban winery is a tops of the new wave, from its
urban-garagiste ambience to its affordable $5 Resonate reds and whites
to $10 taster trays