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Oregon breweries claimed a total of 17 medals at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held October 5-7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. From the press release – Oregon Breweries brought home 7 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. The Portland Metro area won 8 medals, Central Oregon won 4 medals, the

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Oba Restaurant Has Closed Two notes tonight from readers saying Oba Restaurant at 555 NW 12th Avenue in the Pearl District has abruptly closed after over 19 years of business. Though nothing has been said on their Facebook page, their website and Open Table reservations are offline. Oba was known for Nuevo Latino cuisine

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As every year, the vote for the Best Indian Restaurant in Portland is so lopsided, it’s hardly a contest. No snub intended; the winner has three big things going for it: two locations, low prices, and good food. Portland isn’t exactly overflowing with good Indian cuisine, but it is slowly getting better. 690 of you

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[Note from FD. Michael seems to be in a pithy mood this week. These opinions are his and do not necessarily reflect those of PFD] Friday was a work day for me. I was feeling the effects of not enough sleep all week, but still managed to get my Feast on over the lunch hour

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Another year of Feasting underway. The founders were gracious (foolish?) enough to let me retain my media credentials for the whatevereth consecutive year, despite my best efforts at subversion. So, kisses to Carrie and Mike. Naturally, not all the highlights make the usual suspects’ fawning social media accounts. Here

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I don’t normally post news items that aren’t related to food, but this piece by Paul Gerald made me break that rule. If you’ve never read it, his blog is a great read. So here is what I was going to write in the September Breakfast Bulletin. I was going to tell you about some

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News that City Rotisserie will be opening in the old Muselet space in the South Waterfront. Here’s the press release – Scheduled to open early November in Portland’s booming South Waterfront, City Rotisserie will be a casual, full-service, neighborhood restaurant and bar offering savory roasted meats, flavo

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Bruce Carey of 23Hoyt, Bluehour, Saucebox and clarklewis has taken over the former Rudy’s restaurant at the Salem Golf Club, renaming it FairWay. The soft opening took place in late July, giving Chef Zack Capoccia a chance to get the restaurant in order. Zack started his career at Krue Restaurant in Sacramento, whe

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I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this category because I already have –  If you are interested in more details on Ringside, El Gaucho, Ruth’s Chris and Morton’s, you’ll find my steakhouse showdown review here, along with a few more stories about my life in Texas. However, there are restaurant

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Vegetarian food in Portland – up and coming I’ve noticed an interesting trend in the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Portland category. In 2011 428 votes were cast, in 2012 450 votes, in 2013, 560 votes, in 2015 878, and for this year 902 votes were counted. I’m not sure if this means people are trying

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What is the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland? For years I said that Middle Eastern food had tons of potential, but chefs weren’t exploring it. But since we ran the 2015 survey we’ve seen lots of changes, when Levant and Mediterranean Exploration company burst onto the scene. That forced other restaura

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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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