Food

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


Go Ahead: Eat This Raw Cookie Dough, Portland

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District THE PLACE: Remember sneaking cookie dough batter from the mixing bowl as a kid? Or maybe… more recently? Now there’s a spot where you dig into dough guilt-free. The Cookie Dough Cafe is the dream of sisters Julia Clark and Joan Pacetti, who discovered a way to omit the eggs […]

/ March 6, 2019


Akâdi Brings West African Food to Portland

Spices from scratch, sauces from scratch, slow-cooked goat and whole-fried tilapia: Akâdi, which means “tasty” in Bambara (a Mali-originated language), is a restaurant in Portland’s Albina district that lives up to its name by serving homemade West African food from chef-owner Fatou Ouattara’s native Bouaké, Ivory Coast. Ouattara, who immigrated to the U.S. to attend […]

/ January 31, 2019


Video: Meet the Bar Behind the Bookshelf at Circa 33

Sunnyside is home to a lot of books — from the Belmont Library to the Powell’s on Hawthorne — but not all the books in this neighborhood are quite what they seem. At Circa 33, what looks like a bookshelf is actually a secret entrance to the bar’s hidden speakeasy. Inside, you’ll find a cozy […]

/ January 8, 2019


Video: How a Hawthorne Hot Dog Stand Became Zach’s Shack

Thirteen years ago, Zach Zelinger opened a late-night hot dog stand on Hawthorne and named the specialty brats after his favorite bands. Today, that hot dog stand is the brick-and-mortar restaurant Zach’s Shack, and with an outdoor patio, ping-pong, Pacman, and local brews on tap, it’s one of the most popular food options in Sunnyside.

/ December 17, 2018