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...]

Portland Food and Drink – Change in Direction

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In a recent meeting with the editors, we noticed a continuing trend. It doesn't matter where a chef is cooking, if they are lousy at one restaurant, chances are, they will be lousy at the next... and the next... and the next; this is Portland, after all. In order to save our dwindling … [Read more...]

Breaking: Post Cereal Food Fraud!

One of our faithful sleuths turned us on to this story, and it's a exclusive! Brace yourself; Post Grape-Nuts cereal contains "whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, salt and dried yeast". Hello? What's missing here? Grapes! There are no grapes in Grape-Nuts cereal. Further investigation … [Read more...]

Four Out-There Restaurants Coming to Stumptown

(This was, of course, and April Fools Joke) This town is dense with dining establishments and packed with foodies. For anyone with restaurateur ambitions, it's a tough market to squeeze into and an even tougher crowd to please. While they may not be your dream themes, here's a rundown of the four most out-there … [Read more...]

The Oregonian Lists Their “Top 3 Restaurants”

Note that this is, of course, my 2011 April Fools post. The Oregonian has started a new quarterly feature today, which will list the the top three restaurants in Portland. Their decision is based on "how many readers click on various stories on their website, which will truly reflect the popularity of those … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Crop Forcast

In 1957, the BBC ran what is considered by many to be one of the greatest April Fools jokes of all times - a report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest.  Back in those days, many people weren't familiar with pasta, and knew nothing about how it was made. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, "Huge numbers of viewers were taken … [Read more...]