Food

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


Meet 4 Hot Sauce Bosses Who Are Spicing Up Portland

If you love hot sauce, follow @wetwizardsauce, @hotmamasalsapdx, @kombuchahotsauce, and @secretaardvark on Instagram for more of this. ☝️ Portland’s food scene is probably best known for food trucks, vegan fare, and fusion cuisine — but maybe it’s time to add something else to that list: hot sauce. Portlanders seem to love it with everything from […]

/ May 31, 2018