Review: Grüner

Gruner Portland

Note: this review was extensively updated 10/2012. Grüner isn’t a "German" restaurant, nor does it bill itself as such; rather it is Alpine. This is a vast region that includes pieces of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, and even a bit of Balkan and Mediterranean influences. All of this is … [Read more...]

Corazon: RIP

Just a week after Chris Israel dropped out of the Corazon Mexican restaurant collaboration, Portland Monthly is reporting that the restaurant has now closed for good. Anthony Cafiero, previously chef at Tabla, was brought in to simplify the menu for the third time, but just a few short days after the latest changes, … [Read more...]

Israel Out at Corazon

Chris Israel's Corazon Mexican restaurant collaboration with investment group ChefStable has been struggling since they opened the doors. I like the space, which is at SW 12th and Washington St., but from the opening the food was a bit expensive, not that great, the drinks were inconsistent, and the menu wasn't … [Read more...]

Washington Post Raves About Portland Restaurants

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, recently paid a visit to Portland, and has nothing but raves about our food scene. On the face of it, Portland, Ore., shouldn't be one of the best places in the country to dine. Unlike New Orleans or San Francisco or Chicago, Portland doesn't claim any classic dishes. The … [Read more...]