After a very long vacation, I'm back in Portland - you'll find plenty of photos on my Instagram. Along the way, I ate at a wide variety of restaurants, and for the first time, the Portland scene feels a bit dated. It no longer stands out to me as a beacon of light. Sure there are lots of new restaurants opening, but … [Read more...] about Portland Restaurant News for October 2017
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Salt & Straw gives away about half of profits on their campaigns to charity In an interview on the Right at the Fork podcast, owner Kim Malek casually mentioned that those little signs in the stores saying they give a percentage of profits to charity really do mean something. While many companies have programs … [Read more...] about Salt & Straw Walks the Talk
Where to go for the best desserts in Portland We haven't asked this question since 2013 because it never seemed to vary from year to year. One would think your opinions would have changed over the past three years, but this is not the case. The top three in our survey results this year parrot surveys all the way back … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Desserts in Portland
Tabla Pasta e Vino will close on December 3rd. The Italian restaurant, which opened as Tabla in 2002, was once one of the brighter lights of our culinary scene, mostly around 2006 when Anthony Cafiero was in charge of the kitchen. It was noted for a $39, three-course dinner, which was an absolute bargain for the … [Read more...] about Tabla Closing, Kachka Opening Second Location, Salt & Straw Expands to SF and More!
Shalom Y’all brings Israeli Street Food to the Pine Street Market John Gorham has announced that in partnership with Ron Avni and Mediterranean Exploration Company executive chef Kasey Mills, they will be opening a new restaurant to the upcoming Pine Street Market. Shalom Y’all will feature Israeli street food, with a … [Read more...] about John Gorham to Open Shalom Y’all at Pine Street Market
Andy Ricker of Pok Pok is opening a restaurant at the airport. From a Craiglist ad, "Pok Pok Restaurants is holding open interviews for our new quick service, pop-up location at Portland International Airport. We are hiring for kitchen, counter service and supervisory positions. Interviews will be held Wednesday … [Read more...] about Pok Pok, Salt & Straw, Country Cat, Tommy Habetz and More!
Old Salt Marketplace chef Timothy Wastell has been replaced by sous chef Ben Schade. According to co-owner Ben Meyer, the restaurant will "move away from Tim's Italian influence. Plans are to focus more on American food. We are an American restaurant, and I think that will be more obvious over the next weeks and … [Read more...] about News: Old Salt, Ned Ludd, Salt and Straw and more
Online website Thrillist has declared Pok Pok's "Ike's Vietnamese fish sauce wings" one of America's "most iconic foods". In a city known for its innovations on seemingly ordinary foods -- where people will wait in line for 45mins for a phallic donut, call a grilled cheese gourmet, and consider eating something made … [Read more...] about Portland Food News ROCO, Clear Creek, Bunk Alberta, St. Jack NW, and Ike’s Wings