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Throwing Ourselves On The Grenade of Bad Food to Save You

If you’ve been around the Portland food scene for a while, you were probably familiar with Robert Reynolds and his cooking school. Robert was an institution in the community, and when he died in 2010, a dedicated group of people formed Good Keuken, a new school in his honor. Now that school has closed, at least [&

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Ten restaurants will be joining the Portland Street Seats program this year. Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park. Based on similar programs in

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This is one of the reasons I never “like” a brand on social media. From the NY Times, General Mills, one of the worlds largest food companies, has quietly added language to its website that customers give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities,

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“Can a coffee machine connect 2 strangers? After a year in the making, watch the Coffee Connector finally make its debut in a conference at the Time Warner Center in New York” How would you feel about having to make friends with a stranger in order to get coffee out of a vending machine? Not […]

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The Portland branch of Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shoun), the large southern Brazilian churrascaria chain, will open for dinner on Friday May 2nd in the old NikeTown space. The restaurant which has eight locations in Brazil and 23 around the United States, features gaucho servers patrolling the restaurant with an endless

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“Everyone seemed so happy!” Is Viagra-laced ice cream the hot new thing? It was if you were a guest at a recent party held by someone who would rather not have his name disclosed. In response to a request from a well to do customer, “Edible inventor” Charlie Francis of South Wales created a blue-c

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Sorry Little Big Burger. From OPB.org - A big change is on the way for businesses that compost commercial food waste in Portland. Metro, the regional government that oversees the city’s commercial food waste collection, is changing the rules for what kind of material it accepts at its Portland transfer station. Within

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I noticed a sign in the window of Soho Asian Fusion Bistro in the South Portland Waterfront last week saying they have closed - To our Valued Customers It saddens us to inform you that Soho will be closing its doors on Monday March 31st, 2014. We appreciate your patronage and support and have enjoyed […] Thi

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Willamette Week breaks the story that Quartet, the much maligned South Waterfront restaurant has closed. The restaurant which opened on Valentine’s Day 2013 wanted to bring fine dining into the space which had sat vacant for years, after the previous tenant, the über upscale restaurant Lucier closed in early 2009.

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Food & Wine magazine is asking for votes for “People’s Best New Chef: Northwest & Pacific”. Portland has a good selection of contenders – Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton from OX, Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s and Roman Candle, Sarah Pliner of Aviary, Scott Snyder of Leva

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The popular Portland based Culinate.com newsletter is ceasing production. From the press blast: There’s no easy way to say this: After seven years online, Culinate — at least the part of Culinate that publishes stories and recipes — is closing up shop, and today’s newsletter will be our last. Although publishing

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Rewritten/upated 3/25/14 While many wine bars like Bar Avignon and the newly opened Oso Market and Bar are gaining in popularity and exposure, Portland Oregon wine shops often fly under the radar of the public.  Big retail stores like Fred Meyer’s, Zupan’s, New Seasons and even Trader Joe’s carry large internation

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I don’t think I’ve ever posted a link to any campaigns to Kickstarter or Indiegogo to raise money, but this time I’m making an exception. If you have been following this site for a while, you’ve probably enjoyed Paul Gerald’s writing. In 2008, he wrote the first edition of Breakfast in Bridg

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Chicago Tribune  writer Kevin Pang has posted a photo of an instruction sheet he found in a restaurant kitchen describing how to identify food critics, media & bloggers, as well as a protocol for serving them, and a list of major critics. A few of their tips for spotting a critic: Guests who ask an […]

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As the Pythons used to say, “…and now for something completely different.” There is traditional American cuisine – featuring the usual roll call of comfort food classics – and Modern American, blending hyperlocal and global ingredients with whiz-bang tricks from the 21st century world of food science and techno

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Another year, same James Beard awards hype. A couple of surprises – Clyde Common has been nominated for Outstanding Bar Program, and Andy Ricker has been nominated for an article on curry in Saveur magazine. Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY) Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle Jason Franey, Canlis,

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News from multiple sources - John Taboada, owner of long-time favorite Portland restaurant Navarre, has finally opened his new restaurant, Angel Face. Some interesting tidbits from a Portland Monthly article, The bar is named for a glass cherub over the bar, and is also a reference to Robert Reynolds, “who us

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Widmer Brothers Pub has announced they will be temporarily closing their restaurant located on North Russell Street, March 17th and March 24th through 27th. The remodel is part of a series of initiatives to celebrate the brewery’s 30th Anniversary. Beyond a major cosmetic renovation – one that hasn’t been done sinc

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The winner of the 2014 food haiku contest is Alina! She wins a three-course dinner for two as part of Portland Dining Month 2014. By Alina - One hundred choices, A month with thirty-one days… Is “Second Lunch” gauche?   The runner up by Carly Jane: I remember when one hundred good restaurants Portland did [

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In the future, the barista serving your morning coffee may just happen to have a degree. University of California at Davis has founded a coffee center dedicated exclusively to the study of coffee. The school, which I proudly attended back in the (cough) early 70′s has always had a strong curriculum in everything ag

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The Roadrunner Cafe, a popular brunch restaurant at Southeast 35th and SE Division has closed. A sign on the door says, Dear Friends, Thank you for 2 wonderful years! We are moving on to pursue new paths and have sold the restaurant. Sincerely Tammar and Mike Wolfson PS. Looking for weekend brunch? Check out our […

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This Saturday, March 15, Portland Farmers Market returns to Portland State University promising peak-of-the-season produce and other locally produced foods, including baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and more. More than 100 farmers, food producers and artisans will start the season off, and this number will grow to

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Finally some news this week that is worth reporting! John Gorham is planning to open a restaurant at Northwest Flanders and 13th in the Pearl District space last occupied by Riffle NW. According to the Oregonian, the new restaurant will be called the Mediterranean Exploration Company, and will feature dishes from Israel,

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We have narrowed the list of our favorite haiku entries down to ten. Now it is your turn! Please take a 2014 Haiku! Here is the final outcome: 1 - ( 49 votes ) 2 - ( 130 votes ) 3 - ( 23 votes ) 4 - ( 1 vote ) 5 - ( 7 votes ) 6 - ( […] This post appeared first on

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