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Apr 3, 2010
Portland has recently become Mecca for small coffee roasting operators or "nano-roasters" as my friend/food writer Hannah Wallace recently dubbed them. Joining a newish PDX peer group that...
Mar 22, 2010
The 2010 James Beard finalists were announced today in New Orleans, and Portland fared extremely well, dominating the Best Chef Northwest category. Portland chefs Cathy Whims, (Nostrana) Naomi...
Mar 4, 2010
Thoroughly adaptable beasts, foodie entrepreneurs always find new ways to thrive in downturns, and the most recent spate of economic malaise has been no different. As restaurants have been hurt...
Feb 28, 2010
Being a food writer has its perks. On top of many expensed meals (Still the reason I haven’t seen my abs since early 2007), I receive quite a few food-related books in the mail every week. While...
Feb 26, 2010
From KPLU: "Ask a crowd full of Seattleites at a Starbucks what city in the United States has the best coffee, and the answer is unanimous: "Seattle, of course." But that’s not the view of coffee...
Feb 18, 2010
The James Beard Foundation unveiled the first round of nominees today for its annual awards. PDX contenders in national categories include Higgins Restaurant and Bar for Outstanding Restaurant, Le...
Feb 9, 2010
Let me tell you why I love food. I was born the youngest of six kids in a family that was culturally all mixed up. My parents were son and daughter of first-generation Scandinavian immigrants...
Feb 8, 2010
Attention coffee geeks: The second installment of Extracto Coffee opened yesterday next door to Podnah’s Pit at 1465 NE Prescott Street in the Sabin neighborhood. Though not too terribly far from...
Feb 3, 2010
Ten 01’s star sommelier and general manager Erica Landon, who was named the city’s best wine geek by this magazine in 2008, is leaving Ten 01 to become the director of marketing and events at...
Jan 28, 2010
Starting this Monday, Accanto will add a daily food and drink happy hour from 3pm to 6pm and after 9pm during the week—10pm on weekends.
Salumi and Formaggi, $1.50 per selection
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