Now with two locations, Blue Star has emerged as the place to get sugary rounds of deep-fried dough in Portland. We went behind the scenes with pastry chef Stephanie Donlan to see how Blue Star's butter-rich brioche dough is made.
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How does a collection of food carts come together? A thriving example in Portland, Oregon shares a few secrets to success.
Lardo chef Rick Gencarelli doesn't need to go far to score a great sandwich, but even so, his cravings take him all over town. Find out his top picks, which range from barbecued pork banh mi to an unusual take on PB&J.
When it comes to cookies, Bridgetown can hold its own. From delicate French macarons to hefty oatmeal cookies that are almost substantial enough to qualify as breakfast, you can find a cookie to satisfy every craving. Read on to discover our favorite bakeries (and what to buy there).
One of the most common complaints I hear from people is that there isn't any decent Mexican (or even Mexican-American) food to be found in Portland. Well, I'm here to tell you that that's simply not true. There's plenty of good Mexican cooking in Portland, but sometimes you have to look a little farther afield. Here's where to find the best of the best.
Nong Poonsukwattana, creator of Nong's Khao Man Gai, recently opened her first brick and mortar restaurant in Southeast Portland. We ordered one of everything on the menu.
Bar food in Portland, Oregon, is something special. Here are 8 of our favorite 'snack' eats under $8.
The unfortunately named PDX Sliders does not sell any actual sliders as of yet, but they do serve up some tasty mini-hamburgers. At $3.50 a pop, you can afford to try a few, so we took it to the next level and ordered the entire menu.
The toppings on at least one of this fancy banh mi joint's burgers are enough to make a purist reconsider a predilection for the simplicity of beef and bun, but no toppings, innovative or otherwise, can save a lackluster patty.
For those looking to dine on the cheap, Portland's countless food carts provide an obvious solution. But there's also no shortage of sit-down places with stellar dishes for under $10. Good value can be found all over the city, including table-side at some of Portland's most celebrated restaurants. In fact, the difficulty isn't in seeking out bargains, but rather narrowing down the bounty of options. Here are ten of our favorites.
If anyone understands the relationship between cheese and beer, it's Steve Jones, owner of Portland, Oregon's Cheese Bar. Here's his advice on learning to pair your favorite cheeses with their best beer match.
Breweries, wineries, distilleries; Portland, Oregon has them all. Its craft beverage scene is the envy of cities around the nation. But sake? Yep: I visited SakéOne in Forest Grove to view the sake-brewing process firsthand and learn what distinguishes Oregon sake from Japanese.
Xico in Southeast Portland is known for making regional Mexican cuisine with the freshest possible ingredients—and that extends to dessert. Mindy Keith, Xico's resident pastry chef, is daring and talented, and has a knack for creating unique Oaxacan-inspired desserts. Take this chocolate cake.
If you're wondering where to go for great cocktails in Portland, consider this your guide.
Portland Penny Diner, a cheap eats lunch spot from one of Portland's most respected chefs, sells a simple burger at a price equal to its value. That price is $6.95.
In a world so inundated with meat innovation and extreme toppings, sometimes you need an everyday burger like the one at Grain & Gristle.
It's almost springtime on the West Coast! From an Italian Passover meal in Los Angeles to a foraging trip near Seattle, we've rounded up some of the region's most promising food and drink events to help you celebrate the season's bounty.
Saint Cupcake fans, rejoice. Owner Jami Curl has taken her old store and turned it into a whimsical shop where baked goods and candies collide.
When we hear the word manifesto we usually think of history class, not ice cream. But Chad Drazin, the creator of Portland's Fifty Licks ice cream, swears by his two part manifesto —"purity of flavor" and "texture above everything else"—and we're grateful for it.
When I heard that Kerns Kitchen, NE Portland's acclaimed pizza destination, was offering a dessert pizza on their new dinner menu, I was equally intrigued and frightened. And obviously had to give it a try.