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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Two Portland Chefs and Restaurant Critic Karen Brooks are James Beard Award Finalists

Castagna’s Justin Woodward, Ox’s Greg and Gabrielle Denton, and Portland Monthly’s very own flavor-seeking wordsmith are in the running.

  • 03/24/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Major nominations for this year’s class of culinary professionals.

  • 02/18/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Boxer Ramen Northeast opens, Castagna launches a new menu, and the owner behind Gustav’s and Der Rheinlander plans a new location for Keizer, Oregon.

  • 01/23/2015
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WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat This November

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

  • 11/03/2014
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Three Reasons To Try Café Castagna’s New Middle East Brunch

Crackling Yemenite flatbread to cardamom breakfast donuts, Sunday mornings at SE Hawthorne’s veteran bistro just got interesting.

  • 10/21/2014
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Cafe Castagna's New Eastern Mediterranean Menu

Chef Wesley Johnson brings fresh energy to the Hawthorne neighborhood standby with the flavors of Turkey, Morocco, Israel, Lebanon, and Greece.

  • 08/13/2014
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HIT LIST

A Handy Guide to Portland's Best UnRestaurants

Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.

  • 07/01/2014
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BREAKING NEWS

Café Castagna Gets a Middle Eastern Accent

On June 26, one of Portland’s iconic neighborhood cafes adds a new chef, a new menu, and a fresh direction.

  • 06/24/2014
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BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Castagna Vets Launch 10-Course Pop-Up Nomad.PDX

With a new monthly dinner series, former Castagna sous chef Ryan Fox brings modernism, foraging, local artists, and guest cooks to the same table, at changing locations.

  • 04/08/2014
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TREND WATCH

5 Food and Drink Trends Taking Portland by Storm

The Hot List of 2014

  • 02/25/2014
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TREND WATCH

Finding the Sweet Spot in Savory Desserts

Portland pastry chefs venture into savory terrain with all-dessert pop-up dinners and prix fixe feasts.

  • 01/24/2014
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Castagna's Dessert Flight Delights

Pastry Eve Kuttemann's fanciful collaborations with Castagna chef Justin Woodward result in a stand-alone meal for the sophisticated sweet tooth.

  • 07/19/2013
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INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Eat the July Issue

All the food-centric stories from Portland Monthly's July issue in one handy place

  • 07/03/2013
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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Modern Art

At Castagna, Justin Woodward is sending local food in a fresh direction—restrained, delicate, and dressed to kill.

  • 07/01/2013
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ANATOMY OF A DISH

Castagna’s Black Cod

A look inside Castagna’s food laboratory at one of the most refreshing dishes of the year.

  • 05/21/2013
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland's 2013 James Beard Semifinalists

Six Portland chefs stand tall among 20 contenders for Best Chef Northwest, and six other local talents compete in the James Beard Award's national categories.

  • 02/19/2013
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THE YEAR IN FOOD

Portland’s 2013 Eating Cheat Sheet

In 2012, global boundaries blurred, crazed comforts ruled (again), and seafood made a splash, at last.

  • 12/31/2012
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Castagna + Noma Reunion Dinner

Rosio Sanchez, pastry chef at Copenhagen's acclaimed, will join friend and former colleague Justin Woodward for a one-night-only dinner at Castagna on January 19th.

  • 12/19/2012
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Best Restaurants 2012

20 Spots That Defined the Year in Food

It's our annual assemblage of Portland's most exciting eateries.

  • 10/16/2012
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Article

Best Restaurants 2007

What does Portland’s culinary revolution taste like? Grab a seat at one of the city’s top 10 hot spots to find out.

  • 05/19/2009
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