I have lots of little nuggets of news squirreled away, none worth a story on their own. Let's get started. Changes in the John's Landing neighborhood. A reader reports Szechuan Chef is moving down the street to the old Koji Osakaya location. Good riddance to Koji. Pier One is also leaving and the two combined spaces … [Read more...] about News: Penzeys, Foster Burger, Super Deluxe and Much More
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.
The cruise ship that is Andina Restaurant has hit the rocks. Updated 7/10 - the final score was 51 of 100 points. I'd like to say that this is a minor setback for Andina from which they will quickly recover, but this is another nail in the coffin for the Peruvian restaurant which was rocked with scandal in 2013 after … [Read more...] about Andina Fails Latest Health Inspection
Our patio dining pages are ready for your heat relief Summer weather is here and our outdoor patio dining pages are ready. You can search our listings by name, area, cuisine and more. Want a restaurant private patio with a full alcohol license, Korean food, open to minors and open Monday? Just check those boxes. … [Read more...] about It’s Patio Dining Season!
BON APPÉTIT Presents Feast Portland 2019 is Bigger and Better Than Ever With Fresh Looks, New Events, and Introducing "The Big Feast" Festival Leader Feast Portland is Back September 12-15 with Returning Favorite Events and Exciting Changes; Tickets On Sale June 7 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – In its eighth year, Bon … [Read more...] about Feast Portland 2019 is Bigger and Better; Tickets on Sale June 7
I really enjoyed Jolie Laide, and have been looking forward to the new venture, Berlu restaurant, from chef Vince Nguyen. Every so often he sends out a press release, and I pass them on in their entirety. There was a good two year span in my mid-20s where I would meet people and after introductions immediately forget … [Read more...] about Berlu Restaurant Opens June 13th
Chizu, the cheese “sushi bar” concept from Steve Jones of Cheese Bar will close June 2nd. I figured this news was coming but it makes me very sad. I love Chizu. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland and one of the places I frequently recommend to out-of-town visitors. I love going in and telling them to … [Read more...] about Chizu Closing June 2nd
James Beard Foundation snubs Portland Though chefs Katy Millard of Coquine, Justin Woodward of Castagna and Peter Cho of Han Oak were all nominated for Best Chef Northwest, the annual James Beard Awards night in Chicago was a complete washout for Portland. In the end, none of the local nominees won an award this year. … [Read more...] about Portland Shut Out of 2019 James Beard Awards
A roundup of Mother's Day restaurant events in and around Portland Oregon for 2019. I've gotten a lot of requests for Mother's Day ideas, so decided to put together everything I've come across. I will add more as they come in so check back! 23Hoyt 529 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210; Tel: (503) 445-7400 Special … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day in Portland 2019