Karen Brooks

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Jan 5, 2011
Not all Portland restaurants are joining the French revolution or replicating their own DNA in casual spinoffs. Some are just drilling down, thinking smarter, getting better. And no place more...
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Dec 22, 2010
Convince yourself you need a last-minute stocking stuffer or a cocktail party gift guaranteed to trump all those obvious bottles of wine. Or just acknowledge the need to kiss the long, strange...
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Dec 21, 2010
Fin takes advantage of our proximity to two rivers and an ocean.
Thumbnail for - Dining 2010: Picks and Pans
Dec 15, 2010
KAREN BROOKS (Restaurant Editor, Portland Monthly; blogger, EAT BEAT) RESTAURANTS THAT EMBODIED THE YEAR: In a food-centric city that can’t (or won’t?) support a strong upper class, two places...
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Dec 8, 2010
  The DIY decor has been replaced by tush-friendly lipstick-red banquettes, teeny bird portals, and big antlers over a sign reading “The Kitchen.” Instead of an edgy party vibe, you’ll find urban...
Thumbnail for - Charcuterie Wars Coming!
Dec 8, 2010
Get ready for the next wave of meat love, as off-the-radar skilled salami makers prepare to challenge Olympic Provisions domination of the growing artisan charcuterie market. Next March, Chop...
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Dec 2, 2010
Eight friends and couples, going their own way, cooking the Euro-flavored food they loved in a their own hand-forged candlelit space—and grabbing attention as a charcuterie hot spot—seemed a...
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Dec 1, 2010
  “Oh wow, man. Look at that. I need to have some of that,” a man wailed last week at Portland’s Saturday Farmers Market at PSU, immediately holstering his umbrella and locking down his eyes, the...
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Nov 17, 2010
An intimate den of coffee cool, Courier Coffee roasts some of the best beans in the city, turning those smooth roasts into pour-over coffee and lovely lattes.
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Nov 17, 2010
If Ray Kroc went to the Rhode Island School of Design, with a semester in Tokyo, history may have looked like Little Big Burger, the Pearl District’s first independent fast-food joint.
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