Grab your napkin and fork. Our food blog, Portland Plated, is now . . . drum roll:

Eat Beat.


More than a new name, it’s an expanded menu. Besides this blog, you can now sign up for a new weekly Eat Beat newsletter, delivering the latest restaurant news, insider picks for everything from burgers to cocktails, and seasonal recipes from our region’s most accomplished cooks—all directly to your email inbox.

That’s not all. The change reflects the full vision of our new food editor and restaurant critic, Karen Brooks. You’ve already been reading some of her savvy posts here on our blog. But with our November issue, now on newsstands, she brings her 25 years of covering Portland’s food scene to the task of picking this year’s top restaurants. And in December, she will debut her monthly restaurant review.

Between Karen, food writer Anna Sasche, and our longtime Bar Pilot blogger John Chandler, Portland Monthly is poised to bring you exactly what you want in one place: the best food and drink coverage in the city.

So sign up for the Eat Beat newsletter and let us prove it.

Happy eating,

Randy Gragg
Editor in Chief