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Smallwares, which closed in 2016, is missed by many. Now news that it will be somewhat reincarnated, tentatively called “Wares”, in a smaller space. Personally, I think it should be called “Bigwares”, but that’s just my twisted sense of humor.  I’m just going to let Johanna Ware give

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Zupan’s Market on SE Belmont is closing. The rumor mill says the store is vacating in two weeks. [updated] And then there were three. Word on the street is that the Zupan’s SE Belmont location lost their lease. At this point they have stopped ordering perishables, other goods will not be restocked after the

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Food and Wine top choices for best fried chicken in the U.S. includes Portland Food and Wine announced their choices today, with Simpatica and Pine State Biscuits placing alongside big names like Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern in SF, Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc in Napa Valley, David Chang’s Fuku, and Momof

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Hopworks Urban Brewery has opened a new brewpub in Vancouver Washington Hopworks Urban Brewery has opened a 6,000 square foot brewery and restaurant in east Vancouver. It features an eight barrel brewhouse, and a sizeable restaurant, with seating for 300 diners. This joins their popular locations at 2944 SE Powell and B

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It seems best lists are all the rage with the kids these days, so I’ll mention a few Portland restaurants which impressed me in 2016. Best Meals: If I’m judging by jaw dropping, unexpectedly great food, I’d give the... Read mo

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Food & Wine Lists Two Portland Shops as Best Doughnuts in the U.S. Food & Wine Magazine has published their choices for the best donuts in America. They list Voodoo Doughnut, #14, as specializing in “wacky flavors and unexpected

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Worldwide: Best Meals of 2016 – Another Year of Eating Furiously Ah, 2016. Another 10 pounds around the middle after another year of eating furiously. Portland remains my home base, but airplanes fly, frequently with me on them.... Read more...

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Video Games and White Truffles – What Could Be Better? I’ve covered lots of odd food trends over the years, but this one makes no sense, especially coming from the Michelin starred restaurant Quince, in San Francisco. If.

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The Gorham’s of Toro Bravo Inc., owners of Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons/Alder, Pollo Bravo, Shalom Y’all etc., have quite a bit of news today. First, Shalom Y’all, which takes up one corner of Pine Street Market at 126 SW

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I get lots of requests to review kitchen gadgets, books, wines and various foods. When I tell vendors that I am happy to do so, but if I don’t like their product I am still going to review... Read more... The

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Suzanne Bozarth has had a difficult year, and it has just gotten worse. You may know her from Paley’s Place where she was the bar manager for several years, before opening James John Cafe at 8527 N Lombard in... Read more...

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The 2016 New Year’s restaurant events list are now available. The lists are too big for the regular feeds, but you’ll find New Year’s Eve here 2016, and New Year’s Day 2017 here. I’ve included full menus where possible,

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Lots of response to the list of restaurants open Christmas Eve; there have been additions since this morning. To follow up, here is a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day 2016. As before, check back, restaurants are frequently added. Did we miss your restaurant? You can add it here – including Christmas Eve and

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The first run of our annual list of Portland restaurants which report that they will be open Christmas Eve is now available. As always, it is based on what the restaurants send us, and other details we manage to find while scouring the web. More restaurants are added every day, so keep checking back. If you

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News today that Basta Trattoria on NW 21st in Portland is closing at the end of the year. Basta is one of those restaurants that have flown under the radar of the Portland food scene, but still has enough loyal customers to keep it going. When I first visited Portland back in 1994, it was one of

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Tabla Pasta e Vino will close on December 3rd. The Italian restaurant, which opened as Tabla in 2002, was once one of the brighter lights of our culinary scene, mostly around 2006 when Anthony Cafiero was in charge of the kitchen. It was noted for a $39, three-course dinner, which was an absolute bargain for

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[updated for 2016] Every year I receive emails asking where I eat Thanksgiving dinner. Years ago, someone important to me died during Thanksgiving week, and it is still a difficult time for me. Because of this, ten of the last 12 years, I’ve gone to a restaurant. Unfortunately, a turkey dinner is not easy for a

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It’s that time of year! The 2016 Thanksgiving dinner events list is now posted. It’s the biggest you’ll find – too big for the regular feeds, you can see the list in its entirety here. I’ve included full menus on a good many of them, and as many details as I can find. If your

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Though in 2015 some press breathlessly (cough, Portland Monthly) reported the news of a James Beard Public Market location in the new Morrison Bridge site, I’ve said putting it there was a silly idea idiocy. Original plans called for the market at the west end of the Morrison Bridge, across Naito Parkway from Tom

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Branch (previously Branch Whiskey Bar) on  Alberta is closing on November 5th after eight years in business. Owner Bruce Kaad is a retired school teacher, and wants to be completely retired, saying “I am more than ready to retire and enjoy being a grandpa”. Chef Scott Shampine and sommelier Jim Constantine

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Really nice note from Matthew at Firehouse Restaurant tonight. To our Firehouse friends and supporters, When Firehouse Restaurant opened 8 years ago, it fulfilled a longtime dream of mine. But over the last year or two I have realized that while I have been so unbelievably fortunate to have the support of so many Portla

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When I first moved to Portland back in 1990’s, Alexis Restaurant was just about the only choice if you wanted Greek food. Having come from living in Greece, I went there frequently, as it reminded me of my recent adventure, and I enjoyed practicing the language with the owner. In those days Portland didn’t ha

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This isn’t Portland news, but if you are a fan of the delicatessen, you’ve heard of the famous Carnegie Deli in New York City. It is on many tourist’s must try lists when they visit New York. Today, the Deli which first opened in 1937, announced they will close for good at the end of 2016. According

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The post Feast 2016 Brunch Village – Eat with Your Eyes appeared first on Portland Food and Drink.

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Feast 2016 was a rousing success. Every event sold out, and overall the festival seemed to run more smoothly than ever before. Lessons have obviously been learned, and every year is better than the previous. This year I don’t have a single complaint about Night Market. If anything, the percentage of really good dis

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A quick note. This story has nothing to do with food, but as always I memorialize the important things in my life on these pages. You will enjoy this story most if you have ever loved and lost an animal. When Russ was found in a forest in Utah, he had mange and was covered with

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There are shops that sell chocolate and then there are the Cacao chocolate shops in Portland. The latter can inspire even the most hardened and cynical among us. When we first heard about the Cacao chocolate shops, it clearly sounded like it was worth our attention. Serious enough to warrant not one, but two reporters

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This is absolutely just a rumor, but a reader sent me a real estate listing today which sounds suspiciously like Lincoln Restaurant: North Portland neighborhood dinner house. Inner North Portland corner location on one of the main streets, a great restaurant row, neighborhood favorite – the facility offered with

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My Top 10 Portland Restaurants along with my next 15 for September 2016 This is the first update to my Top 10 Portland restaurants list since it was originally published in March. It’s the only local list that’s immune from p.r. and advertising pressures and is actually written by someone who’s lived in Portlan

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The Parish Restaurant in the Pearl District has closed for good. Here is the press release – The Parish restaurant opened in May of 2012 offering Farm Direct Oysters and true Southern cuisine informed by the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. The Parish is now closed. This sale will allow us to return to EaT:

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