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: C'est Si Bon!

C’est Si Bon!, John and Gabrielle Esbeck’s French-style crêperie, doesn’t really have a happy hour menu. Rather, it has a regular menu and during happy hour, everything on it’s game for dollar discounts, from the pâtes, salads and seasonal crêpes to red, white and sparkling wines produced by growers who run sustainable, biodynamic and organic operations. If you’re more...

PDX Sandwiches: Stan'wiches' Porkstrami

Stan Pratnicki may have switched gears by reworking his now-defunct Polish bar into a full-on sandwich shop, but he’s stacked his new menu with a few ringers from his old one, and chief among those is his signature Portkstrami. With its griddled Fleur De Lis rye bread, gruyère cheese and housemade sauerkraut, it looks a lot like a Reuben. But Pratnicki’s swapped out the pastrami in lieu of pork more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Genies Cafe

If a restaurant has six decades under its weathered belt, like Genies, it’s certainly not doing something wrong. But to keep that up year after year in a city like ours, you’ve got to be doing a lot of things right. And while Genies’ kitchen puts out what have become de rigueur breakfast standards, it prides itself on self-reliance, especially when it comes slow-cooking and curing techniques. Want a more...

A Portland cafe operated by parents, for parents

PDX Patios: Unwind at Poa Café

PDX Patios: Unwind at Poa Café

The back patio at Janice Grube and Greg Windell’s Poa Café is a work in progress. There are plenty of seats, but Windell’s constantly fidgeting with ways to make it more family-friendly. (He’s building a trellis, a bike corral and, for the kids, wood-slatted teepees.) But what you may not know about Poa (Swahili for cool) is that it’s operated by parents, for parents. There are indoor more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Remedy Wine Bar

When it comes to happy hour at Remedy, your options are few: discounted glasses of daily red, white and sparkling wines, a low-alcohol cocktail, and a trio of small plates. If that sounds underwhelming, think again: The wines are always winners and the food options, while few, go far on flavor. The daily snack can be whatever chef Ingrid Chen has in mind. (The day we went, she was preparing generous bowls of more...

10 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in July

Portland’s DIYers seem to have made good on giving themselves a much-deserved summer break: We only counted 10 new businesses that opened in July. Of course, all of them are eat and drinkeries, in one form or another—from a new market that serves beer and wine or a new beer and wine growler shop that serves modern pub fare to a new nonprofit microbrewery that puts out simple, casual plates to pair with more...

PDX Sandwiches: Mi Mero Mole's Torta de Albondigas

Mi Mero Mole’s torta de albondigas—that’s Spanish for meatball sandwich—is muy grande: Its bolillo (roll) is shaped like a small football that’s been split down the center and stuffed with quesillo, parmesan cheese, guacamole, pickled red onions, and four of those aforementioned meatballs (made with ground beef, ground pork and minced ham), which in turn havebeen stuffed with bits of more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Miss Delta

The woman on the wall fixin’ to chug a whole lot of Tennessee whiskey is the aunt of Miss Delta co-owner Nick Weitz. In fact, all the people in all the photos on all the walls—save for the big one of Elvis—are relatives of Weitz and his business partner, and Alabama native, Marcus Oliver. So yes, Miss Delta’s a family place, even if a fair portion of their family of guests includes the more...

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Now Open in Portland: Eb & Bean

Now Open in Portland: Eb & Bean

When Elizabeth Nathan decided to get in the frozen yogurt game, she had her children, Eben and Sabine, in mind. She wanted them to treat them to what all kids want—sweets—but she wanted those sweets to be as clean and healthy as possible. After leaving a job in San Francisco’s publishing world (a job that allowed her to work remotely from Portland for years), she set off for France (where she more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Kachka

Whoever designed the happy hour menu at Kachka, Bonnie and Israel Morales’ Soviet-era comfort food eat-and-drinkery, should be commended. With its four drink specials and nine small plates (all of which fall within the $1 to $9 price range), it’s small enough to give you clear choices, but large enough to earn you plenty of passport stamps before deciding to see if a trip to the much larger dinner menu is more...