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Throwing Ourselves On The Grenade of Bad Food to Save You

They gave it a good try. Le Pigeon and Little Bird Restaurants have returned to a normal tipping program – Return to Traditional Tip Model Last year, we implemented a gratuity-free payment model at both of our restaurants. While we are proud to have experimented with this format, it unfortunately, did not work as w

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New Year, New List: Zusman’s Best Restaurants in Portland – and the Overrated Ones As Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter once wrote, “The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet ‘neath the ground.” Portland’s darkest season made me want to flee or sleep, in turns. But at last Springy things are

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I’ve been going through every post ever written on this site over the past week, and a name has kept popping up: Scott Shampine. I wondered what had happened to the chef, who has worked for Branch in NE, Bluehour, a Cena in Sellwood, Olea in the Pearl District and Gracie’s in the Mallory Hotel. I

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Following a year of rumors, the Touché Mediterranean restaurant at NW 14th and Glisan in the Pearl District is closing. Once the home of historic Fire Station #3, the restaurant opened in 1995. In late February, it appeared a deal had been worked out, allowing the building to remain, surrounded on two sides by a 12

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The owners of The Old Gold and Paydirt have announced a third bar, Tough Luck   True to it’s name and well-over a year in the making, Tough Luck strives to be nothing more than the best neighborhood establishment it can be. And with good reason, too. Situated in the Woodlawn neighborhood and housed in

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Food & Wine Magazine’s “America’s 10 Most Exciting” new restaurants includes Tusk Restaurant From the press release, PORTLAND, Ore. (May 4, 2017) – On their third annual Restaurants of the Year list, FOOD & WINE named Tusk among the 10 top new restaurants around the United States. The editors descr

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So much of the food news these days isn’t worth an entire post, so they get swept away, the detritus of our news feeds. We’ve decided it’s time to do more roundups, like the old days. Aviary now has a burger. Knowing Sara Pliner it’s going to be good. Sarah’s Banh Mi Burger ($8) is made

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You read that correctly, Willamette Week has managed to trademark “Best of PDX” (I can’t say Portland here without lawyers getting involved), so we’ve been forced to change the name of our survey to “Best in Portland Area Food 2017”. It seems you can trademark just about anything, and

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Feast Portland has announced the lineup for the 2017 season According to OregonLive, the chef lineup this year includes “Barbara Lynch (Menton, Boston), Enrique Olvera (Cosme, NYC and Pujol, Mexico City), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, NYC), Ignacio Mattos (Estela, NYC), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune, NYC), Greg Baxstrom (

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Though Portland restaurants and chefs received many nominations this year, the final results of the James Beard Foundation Awards were disappointing. However, we did have some winners: After three years of nominations, Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, owners and chefs of OX and Superbite, have won a James Be

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Does camel milk taste like cow milk? I was driving past Barbur World Foods, when the electronic billboard made me hit the brakes – “Camel Milk Now Available”. I’m surprised there haven’t been car accidents in front of the store. I’ve seen camel milk while living in the Mediterranean w

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We want your opinion! What are the Best Restaurants in the Portland Metro? We skipped our poll 2016, because it was getting a bit ridiculous as everyone else was copying our polls, but another year has passed and we’d really like to know what you think. We are awarding 3 randomly drawn participants a $25.00 gift

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The James Beard Foundation has announced the winters of the 2017 Media Awards – Highlights from this year’s list of winners include: Book Awards: General Cooking: Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat, Meike Peters, (Prestel) Book of the Year: Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, R

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The newest branch of Pok Pok in the building that previously housed The Bent Brick, is now open in NW Portland. One huge change for the restaurant chain is half of the dining room is available for online reservations. I don’t believe they have tried this before. Though the menu is smaller than the Division

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Because it’s Friday Thursday – A lot of us are buying always-on internet connected devices for our homes, such as the Amazon Alexa, and Google Home. The idea is, you can say a key phrase to wake them up (they are always listening), and they will spring into life, answering any questions you might have, and

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Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square expanding food cart section, adding better seating, overhead cover In the wake of their refresh, Pioneer Courthouse Square is expanding the number of food cards along with some much-needed improvements, such as shared seating and cover from the rain. The Oregonian reports that M

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The TKS Group announced by vague press release that “Kuu”, the fourth Portland restaurant for the group will be opening this summer. Details are sketchy, but here is the PR – Portland, Ore.—This summer, the pioneers of Portland’s Izakaya-style Japanese gastropubs will open their fourth restaurant at

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Left your Easter planning to the last minute? This is a list culled from press releases from Bakeries with specials. Baker and Spice Bakery and Spice will be featuring Easter treats through Easter. Hot Cross Buns, Bunny Eared Strawberry Cupcakes, Chocolate Egg Cakes, Spring Shortbreads and more. Click here to see the me

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I can’t remember having covered Easter events in Portland before, but there seems to be quite a bit of interest this year, so I decided to list them here.  Unless otherwise noted, all of these events are for April 16th. More events will be added as we hear about them. 180 What happens when you

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After 12 years in business, Iorio restaurant in SE Portland, has announced they will be closing on April 15th. The southern Italian restaurant was known for its homestyle ambience, and for being very accommodating to those with gluten allergies; a bit of a challenge for an Italian restaurant. After 12 years, it still had

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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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