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Jackrabbit restaurant, from celebrity chef Chris Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters, has now opened inside the Hilton Hotel Portland Jackrabbit restaurant is the second from Cosentino, who previously opened Cockscomb in San Francisco, which received a three star review from the SF Chronicle. You may have heard of C

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For those of you who are fans of Mi Mero Mole on SE Division, this is your last week to go. On Sunday, March 26th, the restaurant will have a party to say goodbye to their loyal customers. The rueda de fortuna is back!  Bad weather kept us from having an anniversary party this year,

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No idea why the James Beard Foundation broke the finalists for 2017 into two press releases, but it’s my fault for not wanting to sit through the long streaming announcement – there just wasn’t enough wine in the house. Here are a few more: Best Chef: Northwest Portland Nominees: Katy Millard of Coquine

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Pok Pok LA will close March 21st, 2017 Perhaps Andy Ricker is not finding other cities support his business model as well as his home turf in Portland. Pok Pok Phat Thai in Los Angeles closed in August of 2016. Now Eater LA reports that Pok Pok LA will be closing on March 21st. This leaves

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2017 James Beard Foundation Awards Finalists More James Beard Foundation award nominees were announced today. Two Portlanders made the list: Single Subject: The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home Ken Forkish (Ten Speed Press) Ken is the author of the James Beard award-winning book Flour

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David Machado has announced he will be opening Tanner Creek Tavern in the new Hampton Inn Suites I don’t have any information that isn’t in the press release, so here you go – PORTLAND, Ore. – March 14, 2017 – Veteran Portland restaurateur and chef David Machado has signed a lease for a new 5,000 s

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Open house tonight Toro Bravo is celebrating their ten-year anniversary with a remodel. The Spanish inspired restaurant has always placed at the top of our “Best Restaurant in Portland” list, and is so popular I frequently advise people asking about it to get there by 5pm, or be prepared to wait. Toro Bravo w

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The people behind Olympia Provisions have launched OP Wurst Sausage bar at 3384 SE Division St., right across from Roman Candle Baking. The new restaurant serves and expanded version of the menu found at the Oregon City and Pine Street Market locations, and includes a full bar, beer program, and an 80 seat patio. This

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Wares, the newest restaurant from Johanna Ware is now open inside The Zipper restaurant complex Johanna was the owner/chef behind the popular Smallwares on NE Belmont, which closed in 2016, crushing the hearts of many fans, myself included. In January 2017, she announced she would be opening a “micro” versio

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Lincoln Restaurant will be closing March 18th, but will reopen as “Ray”, on March 24th, which will focus on Israeli cuisine. Award winning chef and author Jenn Louis, has announced she will be closing Lincoln restaurant, a N. Williams fixture since 2008. PDX.Eater says she will be opening a new restaurant,

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Tails & Trotters extensively damaged Updated: Nomad PDX is hosting a fundraiser – see bottom of story for details. The popular Tails & Trotters pork producer and deli, was heavily damaged by a fire on February 22nd. Tails & Trotters specializes in signature pork developed from pigs, which is finished o

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Heart Pizza has announced their first restaurant will open Friday, February 24th, at 417 SW 13th Ave The first branch of soon to be a chain Heart Pizza, has an opening date. The restaurant is located just across the street from Blue Star Donuts and the Cacao Chocolate shop. Co-owners Micah Camden of Blue Star Donuts/Box

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After 25 years, Hall Street Grill in Beaverton has closed According to their Facebook page, the restaurant has closed permanently. If you have a Hall Street gift card, they say it can be used at Oba Restaurant, which is owned by the same company. Their website is offline. According to a reader, a sign on the

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Over 50 Portland restaurants have pledged to donate 10% of sales this President’s Day weekend to the Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights an

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The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2017 awards. Semifinalists will be announced March 15th. The final award nominees will be announced at the James Beard House in New York City on Tuesday, April 21st. Here are the local nominees: Best New Restaurant: Han Oak, Portland, OR   Outstand

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Bless Your Heart Burgers, or “BYH” has opened in Pine Street Market, replacing Mediterranean restaurant, Shalom Y’All, which has moved to SW Alder St. Here is the press release:   Join us daily from 11a-10pm daily at the Pine Street Market Bless Your Heart Burgers is inspired by Drew Sprouse and Jo

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Seven Restaurants in Seven Days – We Can Make a Difference It’s no secret that week after week of bad weather has left restaurants struggling. During the snow and ice storms, many were forced to close, and those that stayed open were almost empty. Not only do they lose receipts, but food has to be

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If you’ve ever paid careful attention to the person making coffee at a mass market coffeehouse like Starbucks, you’ve probably contemplated the prospect of the entire process being taken over by robots. The problem has been that the robot systems being demonstrated at various robotic shows have been awkward a

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Searching for a restaurant for a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner in Portland? Look no further than our 2017 roundup of Portland restaurant Valentine’s Day events! We will update the list as more events come in, so check back frequently. You’ll find the complete list here. Do you want to add your restaurant

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I don’t have anything to say that isn’t in this press release, so here you go: Portland, Oregon, January 18, 2017 – ​Great Notion Brewing (GNB), best known for hazy, juicy IPAs and “culinary-inspired” sours and stouts, has signed a lease with OSB2LAN Management to open a new production brewery, resta

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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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