Food

8 Cooking (and Mixology) Classes in Portland to gift for the Holidays

Annie Spratt photographer The holidays conjure up visions of cooking in the kitchen and eating at the big table while singing about sugar plums dancing in our heads (even though most of us don’t even know what sugar plums are!). Hanging out in the kitchen, catching up with the fam, shooting the breeze with the […]

/ December 6, 2021


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 […]

/ November 9, 2021


Tin Shed Garden Cafe delivers one of the best Brunches in Portland

Tin Shed Garden Cafe delivers one of the best Brunches in Portland Janette Kaden has been making brunch since before it was cool. Nearly 20 years ago, Janette opened the Tin Shed Garden Cafe on Alberta Street — back then, it was one of the only restaurants in the area. Now she has plenty of […]

/ November 4, 2021


Portland ice cream – with Portland flavors

Salt & Straw is a homegrown Portland ice cream shop and it’s still one of Portland’s favorite ice cream slingers. Their locations in Lake Oswego, Division St., NW 23rd, and Alberta are constantly coming up with distinct Portland-specific flavors (for vegans and non-vegans alike): Cold Brew Coffee Cashew Praline ice cream, Pear & Blue Cheese […]

/ November 4, 2021


Comfort Food at a Gastro-Bistro

Looking for date night dining on a budget in Portland for meat-lovers? Or maybe a great comfort food brunch? Green gravy for Saint Patrick’s Day? And and and….?  We recommend the Leaky Roof for meat lovers (but if there’s a vegan onboard, you might look elsewhere). The hometown vibe and cheerful faces make the Leaky […]

/ November 1, 2021


💖 Meet the family behind Nacheaux and Unicorn Creations Food Hall

We sat down with Anthony Brown, the co-owner of Nacheaux to talk about this weekend’s upcoming town hall and the importance of community.

/ September 16, 2021


Akâdi brings the Ivory Coast 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 […]

/ August 5, 2021


🎆 5 ways to celebrate the 4th without fireworks

Here are some ways you can celebrate the nation’s birthday safely. (Bridgeliner illustration) 5 ways to celebrate the 4th without fireworks   The Fourth of July is this Sunday, and while many COVID-19 restrictions were officially lifted across the state yesterday, most firework displays were already canceled earlier this year. And considering the PNW’s dry spell, […]

/ July 2, 2021


Meet 4 Hot Sauce Bosses Who Are Spice 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, 2021


From Peru to Portland: Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine in Portland Andina’s will re-open soon, but in response to Covid, they are still serving up great Peruvian fare in their new patio concept restaurant 👉  Chicha As a more playful spinoff from Andina, Chicha explores the traditional street foods of Lima and Callao (Peru’s historic port city). From classics such as basted […]

/ March 19, 2021


Go Ahead: Eat This Raw Cookie Dough, Portland

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District WHAT IS BETTER? Oreos or Cookie Dough? Or you can’t decide? Well, you don’t have to decide. 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, became […]

/ March 6, 2021


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 […]

/ February 1, 2021


Nominate your favorite sweet treat for our Ultimate Portland Doughnut Bracket

Help us find Portland’s ultimate doughnut in this March Madness style bracket competition, where you are the judge. Which sweet treat will win?

/ January 21, 2021


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, 2021


Portland’s biggest restaurant openings and closings in 2020

Here are 11 of Portland’s biggest restaurant openings and the 10 saddest closings of this year.

/ December 18, 2020


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, 2020


Decision 2020: What Portland Restaurant Has the Ultimate Quarantine Takeout?

We have a grand champion. The winner is… Que Pasa Cantina! And our personal rec for what to order there is the Enchiladas De Camaron, aka the plate of Tiger shrimp, veggies, and saucy goodness. 😋  If you voted in our bracket, thank you. And if you’ve been supporting local restaurants by ordering takeout and […]

/ May 11, 2020


The Alder Food Carts Might Get Their New Home Soon

It doesn’t look like much now, but this block will eventually be home to a new food cart pod. (📸: Ben DeJarnette) “What happened to the Alder Street food carts? Did the new area for those carts work? I pass by the supposed area but don’t see them anywhere.” —Ethan Chen  It’s been eight months […]

/ March 12, 2020


How to Visit Pine Street Market Like a Pro

Morgan Joffe is the Instagrammer behind the handle @foodie.passport, and her insights into the local food scene have landed her appearances everywhere from KATU to BuzzFeed. After moving to Portland in 2011, Morgan went on the hunt for the freshest, newest, most delectable dishes in town — and more than 10,000 Portlanders now follow her […]

/ August 27, 2019


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