North Mississippi Eats: North Light

North Light on Mississippi

North Mississippi is rapidly becoming a contender for one of the best eating strips in the city. Watch out Southeast Division Street,  Northeast  Alberta Street, and North Williams Avenue! It’s also our favorite shopping and strolling street in Portland–chock full of interesting, well curated indie shops. With a laid-back vibe that takes us down memory […]

Portland Chef Jam: For Love of Vegetables

For the Love of Vegetables

My love of vegetables, leafy greens, and fresh herbs has taken me to some mighty strange places as a cook. I have made strawberry tomato dessert sauces, carrot basil ice cream,  and candied fennel. I serve Burmese Grated Carrot Salad alongside steamed rice and call it dinner. I am not a vegetarian, but to me, vegetables […]

Essential Portland Restaurants April 2014

Firehouse Restaurant

Quick! Name the 38 hottest Portland restaurants. Can’t do it? Okay, try naming a dozen. Still no luck? You need this article. I’m glad to see Firehouse on NE Dekum made the cut. We were there (again!) last night. The Pizza with House Made Fennel Sausage, Onion, and Fresh Mozzarella and Hand-Made Pappardelle with Pork Sugo, and Parmesan were […]

The Little Cart That Could: Nong’s Khao Man Gai


If you haven’t heard of Nong Poonsukwattana or Nong’s Khao Man Gai, you either don’t live in Portland or you never prowl the food carts around the city looking for that magical bite of something quick to eat. While there are hundreds of tasty food carts to nibble from in Portland, it is rare for any one […]

Portland Food Carts Coming to OMSI

Eat Mobile – April 27, 2014

We all love the wide diversity and high quality of Portland food carts. On Sunday, April 27th, you can sample the offerings of 35 of the best food carts in Portland in one convenient location. Typically this involves driving all over Portland and scrambling for parking. Plus, who can eat full size servings from more than one or […]

Spanish Improv in Northwest: Ataula

Ataula Restaurant

Portland Monthly food writer, Karen Brooks, makes us hungry once again with her mouth watering story on the latest Spanish tapas hotspot, Ataula (ah-TOWL-la), in the Northwest District (Nob Hill). We have been seen peering through the windows after indulging in espresso and Bitter Orange Cake at St. Honore around the corner. But then somehow Ataula slips from […]

Portland Farm-to-Table Dinners 2014

A Sneak Peek at 2014 Farm Dinners

Portland farm-to-table dinners are all the rage these days. And who can argue with farm fresh produce paired with some of the regions most talented chefs? This season’s Portland farm-to-table dinners are sponsored by Plate and Pitchfork, Phantom Rabbit Farm, Field & Vine, and Get Dirty Farm Tours. Check out their websites. And make a […]

Miso Mashup from Biwa’s Miso Maestro

Biwa's Miso Maestro

Your ideas about fermented soybean paste may never be the same. This is Miso Mastery from one of Portland’s most inventive chefs. In this article, Gabe Rosen, shares three novel miso mash-ups for the home kitchen–a marinade, salad dressing, and flavored butter. Each will find a permanent place in your fridge. “The miso in Gabe Rosen’s home […]