Food News


Strawberry Crisis! U-Pick Season Is Almost Over

Strawberry picking season is in crisis this year in the Portland area, as the picking period is just a couple weeks for some varieties.

06/21/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton


Korean BBQ Omakase, Karaoke Headline Han Oak's Much-Awaited Sequel, Jeju

We got the deets on the new restaurant, opening next weekend, with a fresh vision of whole-animal Korean barbecue.

06/15/2023 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Portland Just Won More James Beard Awards than Any Other City

In every category, Portlanders made their food-loving town proud.

06/06/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

The New Ritz-Carlton, Portland Restaurant Might Just Surprise Us

No tuxedos here. Two new chefs, Pedro Almeida and Lauro Romero, are ditching preconceived notions from kitchen hierarchy to snobby vibe.

05/30/2023 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Openings

PoMo Day Date: Tour Three New SE Eateries This Weekend

From doughnuts to oysters to amari, these are the new Southeast Portland cafes, bars, and restaurants on our radar.

05/25/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Legendary Portland Food Cart for Sale—Earns $500,000 Per Year

Owners Duane and Xue Mei Simard are retiring and passing on their noodle knowledge to the future owners.

05/19/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Clandestino’s Lauro Romero Named Chef at the Ritz-Carlton

He joins executive chef Pedro Almeida on the 20th floor of the downtown Portland luxury hotel.

05/18/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Why Is Portland’s Oldest Food Cart Pod Taking Cash from a Tech Company?

Expensify and ChefStable are teaming up to renovate a downtown cart pod. We track down what's really happening here.

05/18/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Closures

Portland’s Acclaimed Castagna Is Dead. Long Live Castagna.

Remembering two decades, four acclaimed chefs, and one gusty woman who powered the storied Portland restaurant.

05/05/2023 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Snags a James Beard Nomination

This is her third time being named a finalist for the award, which she won in 2017. Plus, several other Portlanders are in the running for media awards.

04/26/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Skidbladnir, a Former Rose City Park Food Cart, Is Reopening at Star Bar

Known for its Norwegian meatballs, lamb sandwiches, and Irish spice bags, owner Patrick Carney moves toward burgers and wings, plus a few favorites from the old menu.

04/13/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Openings

Gabriel Pascuzzi from Top Chef Reopens Stacked Sandwich Shop April 11

Take a look at the new Slabtown space, plus new sandwiches like green curry fried chicken and pork coppa.

04/07/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Michael Novak

Food News & Events

The Price to Taste a 60-Year-Old Japanese Whisky? $7,000.

The Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library is selling extravagantly-priced tickets to taste the House of Suntory’s Yamazaki 55 whisky—of which there are only 100 bottles in the world.

04/05/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Which Portlanders Were Named James Beard Award Nominees in 2023?

The competition narrows, with only a few of our local Portland and Pacific Northwest chefs left in the game. Stay tuned for the final awards in June.

03/29/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Events

McMinnville's Okta to Bring Michelin-Star Chefs for a Mini Food Festival in June

Expect an intimate dinner with 5 world-class chefs, LA’s Aitor Zabala to London’s Leandro Carriera. Plus: Solstice in the Fields at the restaurant's one-acre farm.

03/16/2023 By Karen Brooks

Best Bars

Portland Irish Pubs for St. Patrick's Day, or Any Day

From somewhat authentic throwbacks like Kells and T. C. O'Leary's to the spots where "Irish nachos" are the extent of the Emerald Isle offerings

03/15/2023 By Fiona McCann and Margaret Seiler

Food News

3 New Asian Dessert Spots Arrive in Portland

Bingsoo from Snowy Village, boba from Milk + T Mini, and Taiwanese shaved ice from Meet Fresh are all on the menu.

03/08/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Openings

Reopening or Rebirth? What to Expect from Ava Gene’s After 3 Years Away

The famed Southeast Portland restaurant on Division Street is reopening with new staff and corporate backing, and notably without its founding chef.

03/07/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Tabor Bread Has a New Owner and a New Location

Founder Tissa Stein is retiring, and baker Rebecca Tosdevin is taking the reins. We sat down for a Q&A with Tosdevin to discuss her plans for the new space.

03/02/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Less and More Coffee Will Open a New Location This Spring

A year and a half after the downtown Portland coffee stand opened, it’s expanding into a second location, a brick-and-mortar by Pioneer Courthouse Square.

03/01/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton