Food

How Love Belizean Leaped from Food Cart to Restaurant

Earlier this week, we highlighted food critic Kevin Alexander’s argument that the “golden age of food” in America started right here in Portland — and a few of you raised skeptical eyebrows at us. So to help build the case, we’d like to take a moment to present Exhibit B… for Belizean. Love Belizean started […]

/ August 20, 2019


Why East Portland’s Namaste Bazaar is a ‘Hidden Gem’ for Indian Food

If you want to experience the true melting pot of Portland, drop by the Namaste Bazaar in Hazelwood around lunchtime. The Indian restaurant and grocery store has become a favorite meeting spot for local immigrant communities, from Sri Lankans to Tongans to Samoans. And more than a few Yelpers have described it as a “hidden […]

/ July 24, 2019


Von Ebert Brewing Expands to East Portland

Most beer lovers have heard of the main Von Ebert location in the Pearl, but the brewery also has a lesser-known outpost in Hazelwood — one of Portland’s largest neighborhoods. Owner Tom Cook named Von Ebert after his grandma Ebert, the matriarch who brought his family to the U.S. from Germany in the early 1900s. […]

/ July 22, 2019


Swift and Union Pays Homage to ‘Cow Town’ Kenton

Portland is considered one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the U.S., but once upon a time, the area now known as Kenton was actually a company town built around meat. Today, the legacy of the Union Meat Company — which was purchased by Swift and Company in 1906 — lives on at a popular […]

/ July 1, 2019


The Leaky Roof Satisfies Any Comfort Food Craving

Chicken and waffles, shepherd’s pie, or meatloaf? Whatever comfort food you fancy, you can find it all under one roof. And no, it doesn’t actually leak. Violet Asanovich opened The Leaky Roof over 70 years ago in 1947. The gastro pub started off as a “diner cart” in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, but has since […]

/ May 28, 2019


Why Bud Clark is so Special to Goose Hollow

It’s hard to love a mayor more than Portlanders love Ted Wheeler, but our city sure gave it a good run with Bud Clark. Bud opened the Goose Hollow Inn in 1967, and with the help of tavern regulars and neighborhood activists, he won Portland’s 1984 mayoral race in an upset that almost no one […]

/ May 24, 2019


Spike your Coffee with Fire, Huber’s Style

The Spanish coffee may have been concocted in Mexico, but Portlanders know the city’s oldest restaurant, Huber’s Café, will put on a show to make you one.  Watch Huber’s bartender of 38 years, John Pierce, mesmerize us with flowing moves and a flick of his wrist. At the end of the show, their fresh-whipped cream […]

/ May 14, 2019


How to Make Aebleskiver like a Pro Portland Chef

It’s no secret that Portlanders, who wait at least 90 minutes to snag a seat at their favorite spot, love their brunch. Broder Café is no exception. Since 2007, the Scandinavian eatery has perfected classic Nordic food with Pacific Northwest flair.  Their take on homemade Aebleskiver, also known as the “Danish Donut”, is two-inch spherical […]

/ May 8, 2019


The St. Johns Restaurant Where East Meets South

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: St. Johns THE PLACE: Fusion cuisine reigns among Portland’s foodie culture. But there’s only one place in St. Johns you can eat southern collard greens and korean kimchi harmoniously: Mama San Soul Shack. St. Johns has been historically lower income and more ethnically diverse than other parts of Portland. Mama San Soul Shack […]

/ April 3, 2019


From Peru to Portland: Andina Serves up Authentic Cuisine in the Pearl

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District THE PLACE: It all started with a a Peruvian chemistry teacher and a Peace Corps volunteer from Portland. After John S. Platt and Doris Rodriguez de Platt fell in love in Peru, they moved their family to John’s hometown of Portland. Decades later, they collaborated with their son Peter to […]

/ March 19, 2019