My wife is a Diet Coke fanatic, so I took her with me to test out the new Diet Coke Cherry Slurpee at 7-Eleven.
Baker extraordinaire Ken Forkish delivers yet another winner with his new Trifecta Tavern + Bakery's Pimento Double Cheeseburger, a pricey, half-pound beauty that's easily one of Portland's very best burgers.
The chain has rolled out three new smoothies that start with whole fruits and vegetables, like kale paired with mangoes and carrots with chia seeds and oranges. Could Jamba Juice pull off this fibrous endeavor and come up with something enjoyable to drink? We tasted our way through the lineup.
How many Hawaiian restaurants can you say serve a first-rate burger? Portland's Ate-Oh-Ate is one of them, and its kimchi-and-pork-belly-topped Aina Burger is the reason you should sit up and take notice.
There's a reason beer lovers call Portland 'Beervana,' and it's not just the 52 (and counting) local breweries supplying the city's tap houses. Portland happens to be home to some of the most noteworthy beer bottle shops in the country. These are our picks for the very best of them.
Starbucks has sold over 200 million of their pumpkin spice latte over the past decade. But the coffee behemoth's competition just got a little stiffer, with America's biggest fast-food chain, McDonald's, getting in on the action with a pumpkin spice latte of its own. If that's not grounds for a head-to-head comparison, I don't know what is.
Cinnabon's new limited-edition Salted Caramel Chillatta brings the salty dessert trend into the beverage world surprisingly well.
The Oregon Brewers Festival, which regularly draws crowds of 80,000 or more, rolled into its 26th year with an emphasis on rare and unusual beers (like, for example, a beer fermented with yeast cultivated from the brewer's beard). We tried many of the 84 beers on tap—here are 8 of our favorite weird-but-delicious options.
Just in time for a record-breaking ascent into high summer temperatures, mall cinnamon roll hawker Cinnabon joins the Reese's craze with the limited-time-only Peanut Butter Cup Chillatta, the latest in its line of sweetened iced beverages.
My two visits to Frack Burger so far have resulted in vastly disparate experiences, but the first of those meals convinced me it was perfectly fine to drive 30 miles from home for a cheeseburger twice in one week.
At Sweedeedee, a newish brunch spot in North Portland, you'll find tradition and the unexpected coexisting harmoniously. Order the hangover-busting corncakes and a slice of honey pie.
The recent resurgence in popularity of saisons and wild-fermentation ales was celebrated at Portland, Oregon's first Farmhouse and Wild Ales Festival, which featured over 30 different beers (many of them rare or one-offs) from nearly 20 breweries across Oregon and beyond.
For a slow day at the office made even slower as a result of hitting the sauce a little fervently the night before (hey, no one's judging anyone here), a hearty bite of Tex-Mex is just what the doctor ordered. And it's what you'll order, too, if you find yourself in a similar predicament and manage to make your way to the doors of Trigger, the newest place in Portland to procure that soul-pleasing marriage of Texas and Mexican comfort food.
Something about the combination of lard and fiery spices makes for an ideal opponent against a throbbing cabeza, and few places in Portland get the job done quite as well (or as cheaply) as Tortilleria y Tienda de Leon's, which offers some of the best guisados in the city.
With winter's grasp upon us, certified Pizza Obsessive Will Fain has finally introduced the world (and hungry Portlanders) to what those who know him say was a long time coming: Handsome Pizza.
Something about Nutella makes even the most mild mannered horf it down in an animalistic frenzy. And while Pacific Northwest-based Burgerville isn't using any actual Nutella here, the spirit of the transcendent spread is alive and well in the chain's delicious seasonal Chocolate Hazelnut Milkshake.
Arby's may be known for its fast-food roast beef sandwiches, but that hasn't stopped the national chain from getting in the holiday spirit of things with its new Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake.
Burgerville sources their pumpkins from Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis, Oregon, located 80 miles south of Portland. Because pureed pumpkin reaches a much smoother consistency than, say, blackberries or raspberries, this is Burgerville's easiest-drinking seasonal shake yet. For lovers of milkshakes and pumpkin + spice, Burgerville's fall seasonal shake is an easy recommendation.
Killer Burger opened in Portland two years ago, and they've since opened three additional restaurants and garnered a fiercely loyal following. Having never tried them before, it was high time to see what all the fuss was about.
After a night of throwing caution to the wind, why not do the same the next morning by heading to egg-centric food cart Yolk and ordering the chef's-choice, anything-goes, never-the-same-thing-twice breakfast sandwich, the Happy Accidents? Picky eaters, vegetarians, and those with dietary restrictions need not apply.
There is a certain contingent of people who, like those individuals ready to pounce outside drugstores and supermarkets the instant Cadbury Eggs hit the shelves in the weeks preceding Easter, wait patiently year-round for the autumnal arrival of the pumpkin spiced drinks at coffee houses across the nation. These established lovers of seasonal sips already have their favorites, but for those who don't often order these kinds of drinks, a throwdown is in order! Which pumpkin latte is best? And what are the differences, anyway?
It doesn't always happen this way, but often enough a restaurant will prove unsuccessful in meeting perhaps-unattainable expectations. That's exactly what happened when I tried the Griddle Burger at The Woodsman Tavern, after it clinched the #7 spot on GQ's "Ten Best New Restaurants in America" list.
The egg is often called upon to bridge the gap between breakfast and an entree from either of the other two meals of the day, but drape it over a pile of tater tots, cheese, onions, hot sauce, and jalapeños and you've got one bang-up hangover cure.
There are burgers, and then there are burgers. The one served at this classy German-inspired eatery is arguably the best in Portland.