Is the Portland restaurant scene fading? Esquire Magazine released its much vaunted "Best New Restaurants in America" list, and two Portland restaurants are included: Coquine at number 4 and Han Oak at number 8. Since they opened in July 2015 and February 2016 respectively, one has to wonder how either made the list, … [Read more...] about Portland Restaurant News for November 2017
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.
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
Oba Restaurant Has Closed Two notes tonight from readers saying Oba Restaurant at 555 NW 12th Avenue in the Pearl District has abruptly closed after over 19 years of business. Though nothing has been said on their Facebook page, their website and Open Table reservations are offline. Oba was known for Nuevo Latino … [Read more...] about Oba Restaurante R.I.P.
[Note from FD. Michael seems to be in a pithy mood this week. These opinions are his and do not necessarily reflect those of PFD] Friday was a work day for me. I was feeling the effects of not enough sleep all week, but still managed to get my Feast on over the lunch hour and after work. Some further … [Read more...] about Feast 2017 Quick Hits – Day 2
Another year of Feasting underway. The founders were gracious (foolish?) enough to let me retain my media credentials for the whatevereth consecutive year, despite my best efforts at subversion. So, kisses to Carrie and Mike. Naturally, not all the highlights make the usual suspects’ fawning social media accounts. Here … [Read more...] about Feast 2017 Quick Hits – Day 1
I don't normally post news items that aren't related to food, but this piece by Paul Gerald made me break that rule. If you've never read it, his blog is a great read. So here is what I was going to write in the September Breakfast Bulletin. I was going to tell you about some great hikes I've been doing up on … [Read more...] about Amidst a Tragedy, Hope
News that City Rotisserie will be opening in the old Muselet space in the South Waterfront. Here's the press release - Scheduled to open early November in Portland’s booming South Waterfront, City Rotisserie will be a casual, full-service, neighborhood restaurant and bar offering savory roasted meats, flavorful side … [Read more...] about City Rotisserie to Open in Portland’s South Waterfront
Bruce Carey of 23Hoyt, Bluehour, Saucebox and clarklewis has taken over the former Rudy's restaurant at the Salem Golf Club, renaming it FairWay. The soft opening took place in late July, giving Chef Zack Capoccia a chance to get the restaurant in order. Zack started his career at Krue Restaurant in Sacramento, … [Read more...] about Bruce Carey Opens FairWay Restaurant in Salem