Portland Farmers Markets Bloom in Neighborhoods Throughout Portland – Over 30 new vendors bringing ghee, saffron, plant-based ice cream, milk and cheese and more to five weekly markets as the Portland Farmers Market enters its 28th season – Portland, Ore. (April 18, 2019) – Gardens are bright with fresh sprouts, the … [Read more...] about Season 28 of the Portland Farmers Market is here!
Portland Food and Restaurant News and Discussion
This is an archive of Portland metro area restaurant and food news, political debate, diatribes, discussion threads etc. If we aren't quite sure where a story belongs, you'll find it here.
Pending completion of a review of an Indian restaurant (one more visit needed), here are some news items which have recently caught my eye. Have you been waiting for the Filipino restaurant Magna to open? As a fan of Filipino food, I have. It was back in June of 2017 when chef Carlo Lamagna left his position at Clyde … [Read more...] about Restaurant News: Magna, Montesacro, Impala Mexican, New Beaverton Restaurants
The restaurant will have a closing party April 20th When Uptown Billiards opened in 1995, it was my favorite place to play pool in Portland. You'd never know when heading up the long flight of stairs off of NW 23rd Ave. that you'd be ending up in a big, upscale lounge with plenty of tables. Over the years, the … [Read more...] about Uptown Billiards Closes April 30th
An interesting press release today about Piccone's Corner Butcher Shop, Restaurant and Bar to open in NE Portland. Reminds me of the original press for Laurelhurst Market. Here it is in its entirety - Owner Austin Piccone brings farming experience from Wallow & Root Pasture Farm and Italian-American roots to new … [Read more...] about Opening Aug. 2019; Piccone’s Corner Butchery, Restaurant and Bar
James Beard voters leave Portland out of national awards. It seems like they just came out with the semi-finalists list, but the James Beard Foundation Award nominations for 2019 have been narrowed down to just a few semi-finalists in the Portland area. We were left out of all the national awards: For Best Chef … [Read more...] about James Beard Foundation Announces 2019 Finalists
This is interesting enough to report - Little Bean, the latest venture from Micah Camden of Blue Star Donuts and Super Deluxe is opening Monday at 1241 NW Johnson St., in Portland. That's between REI and Jamison Square in the Pearl District. Here is the press release - Little Bean products are based entirely on the … [Read more...] about Little Bean “Chickpea Ice Cream” Opens Monday 4/1
In 2016 our little food world was abuzz with talk about a new Japanese Bakery which had just opened in Beaverton - Oyatsupan. I made the trip out and wasn't particularly impressed. Fast forward to 2019 when I was helping a friend move a few blocks away and I decided to give it another try. I'm glad I did; all of the … [Read more...] about Review Oyatsupan Japanese Bakers, Beaverton
After discontinuing regular dinner service in October 2018, Park Kitchen has officially closed the doors. There are few Portland restaurants which I'd call "icons", but this was one of them. The restaurant was one of the first in Portland that I truly loved. In its heyday, the food coming out of the kitchen was often … [Read more...] about Park Kitchen Closes Permanently