Where to Brunch in Portland: Autentica

There may be plenty of places to sit at Oswaldo Bibiano's Mexican restaurant, but the best one is perched atop a stool at the bar that wraps around an open kitchen where you can watch as the corn tortillas, which you’ll use to sponge up the over-easy egg and black beans of your huevos rancheros, are pressed. As is always the case with rancheros, it's the sauce that matters, and Bibiano's more...

Brisket, gumbo, fried chicken and craft draft beer

Now Open in Portland: Reverend's BBQ

Now Open in Portland: Reverend's BBQ

From Ben Dyer, David Kreifels and Jason Owens—the brains and brawn who brought Portland Laurelhurst Market—comes a barbecue spot that boasts the usual smoked staples (brisket, ribs, sausages and chopped pork) that can be paired with a wide variety of starters and sides—from deviled eggs, barbecue beans, collard greens and cole slaw to onion rings and French fries. The space is a large one—it more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Hip Chicks Do Wine

Tucked deep inside of a maze of small side streets in Reed’s industrial district is a little urban winery where you can stumble upon all kinds of treats on the last day of the work week. At their warehouse tasting room, Laurie Lewis and Renee Neely offer guests what they call “Five on Fridays.” That means you can swing by and sample $5 glasses of wine, $5 glasses of sangria, wine flights (six red more...

Stiff Drinks, Small Plates and Tall Pints of Beer in the Pearl District

Now Open in Portland: The Fields Bar & Grill

Now Open in Portland: The Fields Bar & Grill

Despite its 13 televisions tuned to all kinds of sporting events, Joe Frade, and his business partner Jose Ayhllon, don’t consider their new venture to be a sports bar. “It’s more of a sports-driven restaurant,” Frade says, pointing to the from-scratch and locally sourced dishes cooked up by head chef Judd Anthony, whom the pair imported from the kitchens of San Francisco. From one of the more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Detour Cafe

Long before SE Division Street exploded with countless bars, restaurants and cafes, Detour Cafe's Becky Doggett and Scott Krombein were holding down the fort. Of all the restaurants that pepper their stretch of Division Street, only Clay's Smokehouse Grill has been around longer, which, on a crowding street, is a testament to their success. Inside, the space is a charming bohemian hodgepodge of bright colors more...

Thai Chicken, Rice and Everything Nice

Now Open in Portland: Nong's Khao Man Gai

Now Open in Portland: Nong's Khao Man Gai

Since opening her first food cart in 2009, Nong Poonsukwattana has been one of the Portland food scene’s it girls. Nong’s Khao Man Gai was such a hit with locals—and local chefs—that she started bottling the sauce that accompanies her cart’s sole dish: Thai chicken and rice. After opening a second spot near PSU and then a southeast storefront, she’s bringing the kitchen skills she more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Hale Pele

When you hit up happy hour, you’re no doubt seeking small plates on the cheap and maybe a strong drink or two. And at Blair Reynolds’ tiki lounge, you get those, but you get a little something else too—something special. Yes, the WeeBimBap (kimchi with rice, seaweed, pickled vegetables and a soft-boiled egg) is tart and spicy and pairs quite nicely with a Corn ’n’ Oil (blackstrap rum and more...

Where to Brunch in Portland:  Bushel & Peck Bakeshop

Lots of coffee shops provide quick, easy bites to mellow the effects of each cup’s caffeine. Some shops are owned by locals who bake those baked goods every day. But few of them bake the way Amanda Felt does. Her oft-changing menu spotlights many staples (soups, salads, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and cookies), but Felt’s goodies are always a little different. For instance, she’ll brighten up a more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Enso Winery

The happy hour at Ryan Sharp’s urban winery is disarmingly casual. He doesn’t do food per se, but he sure knows how to curate a menu. For happy hour, expect—as you would at any winery—bread, meat and cheese. But, the bread’s been baked at Little T, the meats are cured by Olympic Provisions, and the cheeses (one goat, one sheep and one cow) are selected each week by Cheese Bar’s more...

Now Open in Portland: Vortex Music Magazine

From entrepreneur David Mosher, who owned and ran Art Media retail stores for 37 years, and journalist Chris Young, a founder of Oregon Music News, comes something Portland hasn’t seen in a quite some time: a subscription-based publication that focuses solely on the city’s vibrant music scene, with features on topics ranging from community, history and political issues, to behind-the-scenes profiles of more...