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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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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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