Soho “Asian-fusion” Bistro & Lounge Closed

Closed. R.I.P

I noticed a sign in the window of Soho Asian Fusion Bistro in the South Portland Waterfront last week saying they have closed - To our Valued Customers It saddens us to inform you that Soho will be closing its doors on Monday March 31st, 2014. We appreciate your patronage and support and have enjoyed serving you. … [Read more...]

Rumor Mill: Mellow Mushroom Pizza to Close

Closed RIP

Word on the street is that Mellow Mushroom Pizza at 1411 Northwest Flanders Street in Portland is closing its doors on Sunday, 4/13. An internet search shows that the building is for sale. According to the rumor mill, it will reopen under a new owner as a 10 Barrel Brewing concept. Mellow Mushroom is a national … [Read more...]

New Review: SE Portland’s Roman Candle

Roman Candle

This is of course, an April Fools joke. I'm so tired of all the stupid words being made up by aging writers in a vain attempt to come across as cool, all the stupidity to make the food scene sound more important than it really is, and the over-the-top hyperbole being used by people who used to be good critics, I … [Read more...]

Ingredient of the month – all about Oxtail


This was, of course, an April Fools joke. I apologize to the lady who wrote me a nasty letter this morning about being embarrassed by her butcher. This is the first of a new once a month series of articles about food ingredients. I hope you use the information to better understand some of the lesser used but … [Read more...]

Distillery Row “Cocktails Demystified”

Distillery Row

I think a lot of folks will find the "cocktail demystified" on Saturday the 28th appealing. Distillery Row is holding an event showcasing local products from Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, House Spirits, and Rolling River. The distilleries will take turns presenting … [Read more...]

Quartet Sinks into the Willamette

Circling the Drain

Willamette Week breaks the story that Quartet, the much maligned South Waterfront restaurant has closed. The restaurant which opened on Valentine's Day 2013 wanted to bring fine dining into the space which had sat vacant for years, after the previous tenant, the über upscale restaurant Lucier closed in early … [Read more...]