Gourmet Magazine, R.I.P.

Just received an email from a friend who works at a Conde Nast publication, saying, "I had to read this three times to make sure I was still employed," referring to the memo, released this morning, saying the company is ceasing three of its publications, including Gourmet. I will wager everyone over a certain age … [Read more...]

Alu Wine Bar and Lounge


Note: This establishment has closed "When it Alu going to open?" my husband asked last week, of the sliver of a building on NE Martin Luther King Blvd. just south of Stanton St., which seemed months under construction. Through the grapevine, I already knew the chef was Sandro Di Giovani, formerly of Noble Rot and … [Read more...]


{TERROIR IS NOW CLOSED - 2.08} My neighborhood, near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Fremont Ave., is not exactly teeming with restaurants. Unless you walk up to Mississippi, there’s Pizza a Go Go and the Fifth Quadrant, both on Williams, and on MLK, a Popeye’s, a new Subway, and, a little bit south, … [Read more...]

Monday Interview: Heidi Yorkshire


For more than twenty years, Heidi Yorkshire has written about food, as the author of several books; a travel writer for Bon Appetit and other publications; a longtime wine columnist for the Oregonian, and, most recently, as Willamette Week’s lead food critic. Tart and opinionated, with an unmistakable voice, Yorkshire … [Read more...]

Monday Interview: Morgan Brownlow

Chef Morgon Brownlow

Since returning to Portland in 2002, Morgan Brownlow has seen his star rise higher, faster, than any local chef in recent memory. After two years with Ripe and Family Supper, he became partner and founding chef at Clarklewis, which won the Oregonian's Restaurant of the Year for 2004, barely three months after it … [Read more...]