Articles by Chad Walsh

Chad Walsh
Chad Walsh has been police reporter, a house painter, an impresario, an editor and a waiter. He reports on a variety of local topics for Neighborhood Notes, but when he's not, he writes about food and drink for local restaurants, websites and magazines. He likes long walks, good whiskey and imagining where electrons really go when they've lost all their spin.  
Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Tamale Boy

The only happy hour deals you’ll find at Jaime Soltero Jr.’s lively tamale joint come in the form of discounted drinks ($2 off all cocktails and draft beers). But don’t let that dissuade you from exploring his food menu, which is already ridiculously affordable with its $2.50 tacos and meal-worthy tamales that never run more than an Abe Lincoln. To see what’s new, check out the daily specials more...

PDX Patios: Unwind at The Old Gold

Since 2011, The Old Gold has anchored Overlook’s still-transitioning stretch of North Killingsworth Street. Maybe that’s because the place is unfussy and casual. Maybe it’s because it’s the only bar in town where you can press a secret button and have a bottle of champagne delivered to your table. But it’s probably because it’s the neighborhood spot to meet up after work—and more...

Made in Portland: One Condition Herbal Oils at One Creativity and Design

Emmanuel Santana says those bottles of shampoo in our shower caddies are probably doing us more harm than good. Sure they clean our hair, but they also strip it of its natural oils and nutrients, which is why our hair gets dry, brittle and prone to frizz. To battle that, we ply our heads with a variety of goos, gels and sprays. Yes, those products help us sculpt our hair, but they suffocate it too. Santana, stylist more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: La Panza Café

Using the word divorced is a plangent way to describe one of your best egg dishes, but in reality, huevos divorciados is simply another way of plating huevos rancheros, only this time using two very different sauces to cover the eggs rather than just one. Plus, the divorced eggs at La Panza are really more of a New Mexican take on an old Mexican classic: That’s why owners Andy and Jessica Razatos pour over the more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Serratto Restaurant & Bar

At a mere $8, Serratto’s marvelously juicy half-pound, ground-in-house, bacon, fried onion and barbecue happy hour cheeseburger (with fries!) is king—you can find out more succulent details here. But if you lunched late or simply aren’t hungry enough to commit, it may be a bit much for a before-supper, mid-afternoon snack. If that sounds like you, don’t worry: Serratto’s kitchen puts out more...

Jacobsen Salt Co. has new SE Portland digs

Now Open in Portland: Jacobsen Salt Co.

Now Open in Portland: Jacobsen Salt Co.

Every chef in town (and that includes those of you who are the head chef of your home kitchen) knows that the best way to finish entrées is by lightly scattering them with sea salt harvested from the Oregon Coast by Ben Jacobsen. But, maybe those professionals (or you) don’t yet know how to best season your suppers with one of Jacobsen’s many different kinds of salt—until now. Enter more...

PDX Patios: Unwind at Bistro Marquee

The patio at Leslie Palmer’s downtown bistro is rich with amenities. It’s located just a few short blocks from a nearby streetcar stop. It stands across the street from the Keller Auditorium and kitty-corner from the Keller Fountain. And most impressively, it’s open year-round. But if you wish to sit outside, just make sure you plan ahead: When shows are running at the Keller, Bistro Marquee’s more...

Meet maker Sahlia Michelle Spaan

Made in Portland: Sahlia Jewelry

Made in Portland: Sahlia Jewelry

Jeweler and Astoria native Sahlia Michelle Spaan has been fashioning women’s earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces for eight years—the last seven in Portland—but her focus wasn’t always aimed at the intricate details required to craft jewelry. Rather, Spaan primarily shaped metals into large-scale sculptures as a fine arts student at the University of Oregon. After graduating, she moved to more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: A.N.D. Café

We know, we know. Someone somewhere’s always telling you about vegan eats that would please even the strictest omnivores. Sometimes that’s not true, but sometimes it is. And when applied to A.N.D. Café, that statement rings true. First, everything on the menu is both vegan and gluten-free (with a few exceptions for vegetarians who still enjoy eggs, cheese and flour tortillas). Second, most of the more...

Exploring Faye Cuneo's Laurelhurst sewing studio and retail space

Now Open in Portland: Candace

Now Open in Portland: Candace

New Jersey native and painter Faye Cuneo earned her degree in apparel design from Colorado State University and, upon graduation, promptly set her sights on Portland. After working in the snowboarding apparel industry for a few years, Cuneo decided that what she really wanted to do was design her own clothes. Enter her new 600-square-foot sewing studio and showroom. Inside, you can try on Cuneo’s custom line of more...