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Portland Area

Portland and its suburbs are full of great food, from epic donuts to high-end spots. Get the scoop on everything that's happening food-wise in the area: new restaurants, closings, favorite local spots, and more.

9 Ridiculous Brunch Waits That Won't Make You Feel Like a Jerk

I love a good egg dish as much as the next guy, but waiting more than 45 minutes for brunch is when I’m tempted to just eat the granola bar I’ve stashed in my purse and call it done. Yes, brunch is...
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Kroger offers ‘thank you’ bonus after employees protest end of hazard pay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

" . . . The United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 21, which organized Friday’s protests, responded in a statement that 'Kroger’s decision today shows that we can have an impact.' But they ...

Food 2 Go-Go: Drive-Thru Strip Club Serves Up Solution For Coronavirus Blues

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

This club owner might deserve an entrepreneur of the year award. He's added a second service following a success with delivery service (originally names Boober Eats) https://www.chowhound.com/post/...

Communion Bakehouse | Sellwood - SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The absolutely best food I had in Portland was on the first day of my visit, Aug 21, 2019, at Communion Bakehouse. So much more praise dancing in my head to heap on this spot beyond my IG post of t...

Chameleon Restaurant is open for take-out

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

My return to Portland in May has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. But the city scene is still on my mind and I paid attention when I received a link to the take-out menu from Chameleon Re...

Portland's Boober Eats brings food and topless strippers to your door

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . The home delivery service, in which a pair of scantily clad strippers will deliver hot food to your door, started as a joke Boulden posted on social media. When people began seriously inqui...

Gourmet Food for Train Trip

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by Budstone 5 months ago

looking at the Empire Builder train ride from Chicago to Seattle and would like ideas for really good gourmet food for the trip. Will be taking a collapsable cooler and dry ice. Can you sneak (like...

Cultural Appropriation

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by stevewi 3 years ago

There's a huge uproar here in Portland (and maybe elsewhere) about two white women who went to Mexico, became enamored with the local tortilla-making process, came back to the US and perfected thei...

Best Dungeness Crab Meal

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by honeybrook_99 4 months ago

Hi all- we will be visiting in early July- is fresh dungeness still available? Where is the best place to experience it? TIA.

Grubhub - DoorDash - Seamless Delivery Service Fraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last night Pim Techamuanvivit discovered that Grubhub, Seamless and Yelp delivery services have fake listings for her San Francisco restaurant, Kin Khao, to accept food orders on their sites. Her r...

Seattle and Portland

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by mboxermd 9 months ago

Three couples from New York traveling to Seattle - Portland and some of the coastal towns for seven nights. Trying to figure out the best way to fly in and out of the area - some great restaurants ...

Boyco Foods Buckwheat Honey @ Portland Farmers Market at PSU

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

One of the most unique things tasted at the Saturday morning Portland Farmers Market https://www.chowhound.com/post/briar-rose-creamery-portland-farmers-market-psu-1076078 , was the Buckwheat Honey...

Support Black-owned Restaurants Week, Aug 26 - Sept 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Meg Cotner's blog alerted me to the upcoming 6th annual Support Black-owned Restaurants Week for the Portland area. http://bridgetownbites.com/2019/08/13/support-black-owned-restaurants-week-is-ba...

Yucatecan restaurants in Portland

Mr Taster
by Mr Taster 10 months ago

Hello 'hounds I've begun freelancing for our local paper, The Oregonian. I did a deep dive into our city's Yucatecan community, and my story published online yesterday. Let me know what you ...

Pastrami Zombie @ Sammich | SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

For my first time at Sammich, I ordered the signature sandwich, Pastrami Zombie, made famous at its cart of the same name. I'd been unaware of the owner's Chicago roots, that became apparent with t...

Never Coffee Lab | SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

First stop on arrival in Portland was the tiny cafe of Never Coffee Lab for a cappuccino. Made with "Les Truves", a blend of beans from high elevation sites in Peru and Ethiopian, this was bright w...

Biba! Chamoru Kitchen | NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Biba! Chamoru Kitchen softly opened last week. It is the latest Guamanian-Pacific Northwest cuisine venture from Ed Sablan of PDX671 cart, providing the food for the new Oakshire Beer Hall. The gra...

Kargi Gogo opens on Wednesday, July 18

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Opening Day Wednesday, July 18th 11 AM to 9 PM Gamarjoba! The wait is over: Kargi Gogo officially opens next week! Thank you for coming out to our events and "soft" openings over the l...

Feedback on itinerary for 2nd trip to Portland!

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by smiles33 12 months ago

We went to Portland last year (see thread and trip report which I attached here) and loved it. But since my older daughter broke her ankle 2 days before the trip, we didn't get to do as much as we ...

Fine dining in Portland, OR - need recs for a quiet spot

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by danceswchickens 11 months ago

Visiting my aging mom in Portland next week. We are both major foodies, but I usually cook for her as she's sort of allergic to noise and commotion that seems to be prevalent these days in restaura...