Alto Bajo restaurant in the Hi-Lo Hotel has changed its name and focus from Mexican food to an eclectic American menu. The executive chef is Bryant Kryck who previously worked as a banquet chef for Omni Hotels & Resorts in Austin, Texas. He's a graduate of Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. He … [Read more...] about Alto Bajo becomes Craft PDX
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.
KGW News broke the story today that Cupcake Jones, the popular Pearl District bakery has closed without notice. Customers have been unable to get deposits back and employees say they are owed money. KGW reached out to the owner multiple times, and though she responded to text messages, she would not answer questions … [Read more...] about Cupcake Jones Closes Leaving Customers & Employees Unpaid
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
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