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 it's been a while since something really stood out. Salt … [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 charityIn 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 like this, most donate a small amount like 2%. Salt & … [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 to 2010. However, below that, there are new choices on the … [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 quality of the food they were serving (though the appetizers … [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 focus on vegetarian dishes, salads, and a breakfast focus … [Read more...] about John Gorham to Open Shalom Y’all at Pine Street Market