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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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As if Yelp doesn’t give businesses enough to worry about, Facebook is rolling out star ratings for businesses. According to TechCrunch, “Screenshots and live testing show that Facebook has turned on the star rating display for at least a small subsection of users, providing information to network users that g

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Back in January 2012, In Good Taste cooking school closed their Portland store which went on to become the Parish. Owner Barbara Dawson had hoped to keep her Lake Oswego store going, but that hasn’t worked out. It is with a sad heart that I am writing to tell you that In Good Taste will […]This origina

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Fratelli Italian restaurant in the Pearl District has closed permanently. In a confirmation this evening they said, “The building’s landlord is in negotiations to sell the building and with this knowledge, Paul determined that it was time to end his Portland restaurant’s legacy.  Additionally, with the launch

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11/7 add Quartet. 11/6 add trader vic’s.    You could cook at home this year. Think of it: the family gathered around the fireplace, the smell of turkey wafting through the air. Uncle Ned getting drunk and gassy. The kids screaming at each other, piles of dishes overflowing the sink, baked on gravy that you [

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