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Nov 19, 2009
For car-less souls like me, downtown living is the only option in PDX. Yet food-wise, Eastside options are much greater—especially on rainy days when I’m craving pho, that beefy Vietnamese noodle...
Nov 18, 2009
Monday night I had the pleasure of attending a Spanish olive oil dinner at the Seattle restaurant Spur Gastropub (Which is excellent, but not really a gastropub) where the trade group Olive Oil...
Nov 13, 2009
Just 373 days after closing its doors for what most speculated would be the last time, the legendary Belmont Street Eatery Genoa will begin dinner service on December 1st. The building that housed...
Nov 10, 2009
I love to see familiar faces, but I also have my hideouts. Here are five places I love when I want to get away.
627 SW Washington St.
For urban getaways in your own city, you can’t do any...
Nov 4, 2009
Dear local restaurateurs,
Although I feel grateful to you for improving my quality of life and making me so happy so much of the time, sometimes I admit feeling estranged by your wacky high...
Oct 28, 2009
The central city’s first new urban square in decades was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony last night. The meat between of a lopsided sandwich comprised of the diminutive brick-clad Guild...
Oct 26, 2009
The recently bankrupted Chicago Tribune identified the ten worst dining trends of the last ten years, and to my own surprise: I love most of them.
Here they are, and here’s how I feel about...
Oct 20, 2009
Listen up. An international magazine recently named the Portland Farmers Market the best in the entire world. That figures. Each week from March through December, the PSU Saturday Market location...
Oct 20, 2009
Here’s something that might surprise you. I’m no fan of weekend brunch. It’s not that I don’t like eating poached eggs bathed creamy butter-charged French-styled sauces. You’d have to be a jerk...
Oct 15, 2009
In his excellent book The Man Who Ate Everything, food critic Jeffrey Steingarton made a famous case against food phobes. To paraphrase: If you write about food, you have no business having them....
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