[updated 9.17]¿Por Qué No? is yet another hole-in-the-wall taqueria to grace Portland, this time in the burgeoning Mississippi area. Located just 500 feet north of Fremont on Mississippi, it is a converted garage with a dozen tables inside, a recently converted and covered area next door, and a choice of tables and benches on the sidewalk out front. Service is very … [Read more...] about Review: Por Qué No? Taqueria
Restaurant Reviews for the Portland Metro Area
These are in-depth restaurant reviews for the Portland area which we have written over the years. You'll find every restaurant we have covered in this archive. You'll find them in alphabetical order. As restaurants close, we do our best to keep the list current.
Mother’s – Subliminally Sublime?Sitting at Mother’s at 1:15 pm on a Thursday afternoon looking at all the dust on the fixtures above me, it seems the place needs a good cleaning. Though the restaurant is only about 20% full, I am surrounded by empty tables full of dirty dishes that haven’t been cleared. Several tables of patrons are looking around wondering where their food … [Read more...] about Review: Mother’s Bistro
Updated 6.17If Disney Corporation was told to design a French bakery, I would guess that St. Honoré would be pretty close to their final result. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is more the movie version American tourists expect from a French bakery, but not like any I have ever seen in France. It just has too much of a ‘big money’ feel. However, it's still a great … [Read more...] about Review: St. Honoré Boulangerie
Updated 4/08: stopped here for a meal recently. Overall food quality has dropped significantly. I will go back for more meals and a full review, but for the time being, no longer recommend this restaurant.Many years ago on a whim, I took off on an adventure and went to stay in a small stone house on the outskirts of Heraklion, the capital of Crete. A two-week vacation ended … [Read more...] about Review: Eleni’s Philoxenia
Refreshed 12.09 The Queen of Sheba on Martin Luther King Blvd is home to what many consider the best Ethiopian food in Portland. The restaurant is located on the block between Echo and Russell St. BBQ in N.E. I have passed it many times on my daily runs, and the odor of spices in the air always urge me inside. Recently I made several visits.An old converted store, this is … [Read more...] about Review: Queen of Sheba