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 Where can you get the best Chinese food in Portland? The state of Chinese cuisine has improved greatly over the past few years. As recently as 2015, I complained about the lack of good Chinese restaurant options, but a spate of new openings has made a big difference. There is, of course, room for improvement,

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What restaurant has the best Italian food in Portland? I was curious how this survey question was going to come out, as we’ve had a steady increase in Italian restaurants over the years. Looking back at older surveys shows the trend away from simply serving a Caesar salad and a bunch of pasta has reached

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PDX Apple Recycling runs August through October to benefit Oregon Wild Judging for the apples rolling down the gutters, we have a good crop this year. Have more than you need? Recycle your apples with Portland Cider Company. CLACKAMAS, Ore. – August 11, 2017 – Portland Cider Company has announced details for its seco

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It is one of the most polarizing foods, but the majority of you have a strong opinion on the Best Barbecue in Portland While Podnah’s Pit has easily topped your list for many years, more competitors have opened and they are starting to make inroads on the king. The top three choices stand significantly above

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Mint/820 Restaurant, one of the foundations of the modern Portland cocktail scene has closed. As reported by Eater, the bar/restaurant ended its run this week. Founder Lucy Brennan who started out at Saucebox in 1995, opened Mint in 2001 followed by 820 Lounge next door in 2003. Her influence lighted a fire under the Por

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The Feisty Lamb restaurant at 2174 W Burnside has closed. Opened in summer 2015 by Top Chef contestant Micah Edelstein, the restaurant never seemed to be able to make it with Portland diners. I went twice, and service was so slow I decided not to go back. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one. Portland Monthly

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The Best Thai Restaurants in Portland I always expect to see Pok Pok at number one, but the big surprise is that Earl Ninsom has three restaurants on this list in the top four. With all of the Thai restaurants in Portland, this is quite an achievement. Another interesting change; Red Onion has been in

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Following on the successes of “Tasty n Sons” and “Tasty n Alder”, “Third n Tasty” to open. The press release tells the story – Third “Tasty” restaurant will serve brunch and dinner in Downtown McMinnville   McMinnville, Ore. (July 24, 2017)–The Toro Bravo Inc Restaura

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Salt & Straw gives away about half of profits on their campaigns to charity In an interview on the Right at the Fork podcast, owner Kim Malek casually mentioned that those little signs in the stores saying they give a percentage of profits to charity really do mean something. While many companies have programs like

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Where do you get the best sushi in Portland? I wasn’t surprised that Bamboo Sushi topped this poll; the restaurant has four locations and a slick PR program that seems designed just for Portland. But I am very impressed that Nodoguro followed closely behind, receiving almost 10% more votes than the next on the list

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Dear Friends, After 2.5 years & 50,000 sandwiches, Oregon Deli will be closing on Saturday July 22nd. We would like to thank all of those amazing people whom have helped us along the way. Including but not limited to:  Our great team of staff, the businesses on Historic Mississippi Ave, our daily regulars & corp

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Who Makes the best Mexican food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion I’ve eaten in several Mexican restaurants over the last few weeks, and have overheard the following comments: “If one doesn’t get me drunk, you are underpouring your margaritas”, “How can this be Mexican if there

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Who Makes the best Mexican food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion I’ve eaten in several Mexican restaurants over the last few weeks, and have overheard the following comments: “If one doesn’t get me drunk, you are underpouring your margaritas”, “How can this be Mexican if there

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Oregon Fruit Products Partners with Feast Portland for Second Annual Donation Match Campaign Benefiting Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon #MatchWithFeast Challenge Raises Funds for School Breakfasts and Summer Meals June 19, 2017 – SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Fruit Products, in its sponsorship with Bon Appétit Presents Fea

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Oregon Fruit Products Partners with Feast Portland for Second Annual Donation Match Campaign Benefiting Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon 10-Day #MatchWithFeast Challenge Raises Funds for School Breakfasts and Summer Meals June 19, 2017 – SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Fruit Products, in its sponsorship with Bon Appétit Prese

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H Mart Asian Market is opening in SE Portland [This story has been confirmed ] Ever since Zupans Market closed their store on SE Belmont in Portland, there has been a lot of rumors floating around about what will replace it. One seems to be gaining some traction – H Mart. H Mart is a huge Asian/Korean

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The rumor mill is gaining steam… is H Mart opening in SE Portland? Ever since Zupans Market closed their store on SE Belmont in Portland, there has been a lot of rumors floating around about what will replace it. One seems to be gaining some traction – H Mart. H Mart is a huge Asian/Korean grocery store;

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What is the best beer bar in Portland? 864 of you weighed in. I’ll be upfront here; I’m not much of a beer guy. I don’t like bitter beers, hoppy beers or IPA’s. What I want is something dark as a graveyard night, something to match the color of my soul after moderating comments on

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What is the best beer bar in Portland? 864 of you weighed in. I’ll be upfront here; I’m not much of a beer guy. I don’t like bitter beers, hoppy beers or IPA’s. What I want is something dark as a graveyard night, something to match the color of my soul after moderating comments on

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Is a surcharge for the new minimum wage going too far? In response to the recent raise in minimum wage, at least one restaurant in Portland has added a surcharge to restaurant tabs. This from the downtown Thirsty Lion menu – In an effort to offset the rising minimum wage in Oregon, we have opted

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Is a surcharge for the new minimum wage going too far? In response to the recent raise in minimum wage, at least one restaurant in Portland has added a surcharge to restaurant tabs. This from the downtown Thirsty Lion menu – In an effort to offset the rising minimum wage in Oregon, we have opted

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Smith Teamaker opens Seoul Korea Cafe Smith Teamaker has opened a location in Seoul. Here is the press release – For the last 4 years, we have partnered with Orefarm in Seoul.  Under the leadership of Orefarm’s Hosik Chang, the Smith Teamaker brand has flourished in Korea.   We are so pleased to announce the o

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Smith Teamaker opens Seoul Korea Cafe Smith Teamaker has opened a location in Seoul. Here is the press release – For the last 4 years, we have partnered with Orefarm in Seoul.  Under the leadership of Orefarm’s Hosik Chang, the Smith Teamaker brand has flourished in Korea.   We are so pleased to announce the o

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Best restaurant in Portland for a first date For me, after the obligatory coffee meetup, the first real date gives me enough information to decide whether we should go out again. I want to know 1) do they like dogs, 2) have a sense of humor and 3) how adventurous their palate is. These things are

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Best restaurant in Portland for a first date For me, after the obligatory coffee meetup, the first real date gives me enough information to decide whether we should go out again. I want to know 1) do they like dogs, 2) have a sense of humor and 3) how adventurous their palate is. These things are

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The 2017 Best Cocktail Bar in Portland results were surprising. Teardrop Lounge, which has topped this list every year other than 2011 suddenly dropped to number four. In its place, the next top choices all bumped up one. New this year: Mint/820, Laurelhurst Market, The Driftwood Room, and Bible Club. If you are into coc

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The 2017 Best Cocktail Bar in Portland results were surprising. Teardrop Lounge, which has topped this list every year other than 2011 suddenly dropped to number four. In its place, the next top choices all bumped up one. New this year: Mint/820, Laurelhurst Market, The Driftwood Room, and Bible Club. If you are into coc

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Chesa will close July 1st, Pono Farm Soul Kitchen July 8th Surprising Portland restaurant closures to cover. Jose Chesa’s Spanish restaurant Chesa will close July 1st. After critic raves over his Spanish and Catalan restaurant Ataula in NW Portland, Jose expanded to Chesa at 2218 NE Broadway. From our best of Port

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Chesa will close July 1st, Pono Farm Soul Kitchen July 8th Surprising Portland restaurant closures to cover. Jose Chesa’s Spanish restaurant Chesa will close July 1st. After critic raves over his Spanish and Catalan restaurant Ataula in NW Portland, Jose expanded to Chesa at 2218 NE Broadway. From our best of Port

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Coming in 2018: Happy Valley Public House From the press release – This 22,000 square foot building will boast local, family-friendly favorites BUNK Sandwiches, Pizza Jerk, and Mi Mero Mole; a coffee shop serving locally roasted beans and pastries from Lauretta Jean’s; and The Whiskey Kitchen, a whiskey bar and r

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