Matt Lightner named one of Food and Wine Magazine's "Best New Chefs" for 2010 Castagna has been getting rave reviews since Matt joined the restaurant in 2009. Under his leadership, many dishes have been added to the menu that flirt with new concepts for the Portland restaurants.Lightner worked his way through the Heathman Restaurant & Bar, Portland, Oregon; L'Auberge … [Read more...] about Matt Lightner Named One Of Best New Chefs 2010
You can see the results of the entire Best of Portland 2010, including the "Best Restaurant in Portland" here, But first...2010: FOOD TREND IN DESPERATE NEED OF RETIREMENTBacon - by overwhelming majority Pork Belly - wow, people are really over bacon Foams - a very distant 3rdMy vote: I'm a bit tired of bacon myself 2010: THE NEXT BIG FOOD TREND … [Read more...] about Restaurant Survey 2010: Food Trends
Note: Beast closed in 2020, but may come back at some point. I'm leaving the review up for reference. Last update: 11/17 Just about everyone who reads local magazines has seen this photo of Naomi Pomeroy of Beast. One of the creators of Gotham Tavern, Ripe Family Supper, and clarklewis, she is the stuff of local legend. In 2009 Naomi opened Beast, modeled somewhat on her … [Read more...] about Review: Beast Restaurant
The new issue of GQ Magazine features Portland restaurants in their City Guides section. More than any magazine article I have seen over the last year, GQ gets it right. How did Portland, a soggy city on the West Coast, come to be the scrappiest, most original gastronomic destination in America, a town where you can eat everything from food-truck feasts to four-star spreads … [Read more...] about GQ Gets Portland Right
Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of course a selection of beans from the variously featured … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?