Interview – Billy Wilson: Barista Coffee

Billy Wilson - Barista Coffee

Sure, you thought that you’ve been in Portland’s hippest coffee shops, sipped on single-origin French press while enjoying the pour over bar, sleek furnishings and espresso equipment that likely is worth more than your car. But now that’s water under the bridge. Add all of that to a high definition surround sound … [Read more...]

Review: H5O bistro & bar – First Impression

H5O (and that's h-five-oh, in case you were wondering) bistro & bar is a part of Portland's newest boutique hotel compound: Hotel Fifty. The bistro is under the helm of Texas transplant, Nicholas A. Yanes, a chef with a resume of high-brow dining rooms around Dallas, along with a degree from the Western Culinary … [Read more...]

Interview: Chef Ken Gordon

Ken Gordon of Kenny and Zuke's Deli

Perhaps Ken Gordon's t-shirt said it best: "By Reading This You Have Given Me Brief Control of Your Mind." Ken is half of Kenny & Zukes -- one of Portland's most beloved Jewish delis, and he hasn't gotten to the point of moving 800 pounds of pastrami in a weekend by letting his kitchens get out of line. "I mean … [Read more...]

Monday Interview: Alyssa Gregg


By Catherine Cole Alyssa Gregg is one of our town's charming and reserved chefs. She has been quietly creating culinary magic at Castagna, and now is the head chef at The Teardrop Lounge in the Pearl. She's also spent time in commercial kitchens throughout San Diego and San Francisco. Alyssa graciously allowed us to … [Read more...]