Food

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


Alberta’s OG Brunch Spot Delivers

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 company, but Tin Shed still stands out for its local sourcing, its […]

/ October 23, 2019


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


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


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