Tuesday, October 25 09:34 AM
Stumptown Coffee founder Duane Sorenson put Portland on the caffeinated world map. But now he's turning his attention to other pursuits, namely those of the alcoholic and gastronomic variety, at the new Woodsman Tavern. The restaurant's roster reads like a who's who of the Portland dining scene, all in one unassuming, reclaimed-wood setting.
Joining Sorenson are chef Jason Barwikowski and bartender Evan Zimmerman from city institutions Olympic Provisions and Laurelhurst Market, respectively. They're serving a mix of drinkin' food such as chorizo crisps and pickled mackerel along with haute tavern fare including guinea fowl with savory bread pudding. Wash it down with a cask ale or a cocktail of rye, vermouth, and cedar-steeped Campari. Or both. You can caffeinate off the hangover back at Stumptown tomorrow.
Photo: Courtesy of the Woodsman Tavern
Tuesday, September 20 11:34 AM
Sure, Portland has one of the country's most innovative food scenes. But keeping up with all those craft-brew-by-way-of-locavore openings can be anything but a vacation. So for your next trip out there, we'd like to direct you to the new Salt & Straw ice cream shop, which dishes out the cold, hard (delicious) facts on Portland's food scene.
Salt & Straw's Brown Ale Bacon ice cream combines local ingredients from craft brewers Laurelwood, artisanal butcher Olympic Provisions, and the dairy Lochmead Farms. A frosty scoop of Pear and Blue Cheese mixes the bounty of Salem orchards with the bite of Rogue Creamery. It's all served up on cones made on a vintage waffle iron in an old-fashioned storefront with benches made from recycled bleachers and tables made from reclaimed barn wood. Sweet licks in cool digs--this is what Portland's made of.
Photo: Courtesy of Dina Avila
Tuesday, July 26 10:17 AM
Don't get us wrong. We love the food truck trend and scoring tasty, creative fare for less than a tenner. Eating on the run? Not so much. That's why we're excited to take a seat at Quimby's, Portland's newest pod of food carts (1502 N.W. 19th Avenue).
Simple black-leather booths and exposed brick walls give this renovated bar a no-nonsense, neighborhood-y feel. The food trucks that congregate outside dish up everything from Thai curries and chili cheese fries to overstuffed artisanal omelets and rustic smoked-meat sandwiches--all of which pairs nicely with the range of local microbrews on tap. Bring your food inside, pull up a chair, and order a cold one (minus the brown bag).
Photo: Courtesy of Travel Portland
Tuesday, February 15 04:24 PM
Portland pioneered the nation's gourmet food-truck craze. Now the city's mobile business is being taken to the next level, literally, by Lodekka, a dress shop in a bus. The 1965 double-decker originally ferried folks around Liverpool, England. Owner Erin Sutherland has no idea how the bus made it stateside, but she spent six months sanding, scraping, and painting the old clunker into one of Portland's coolest vintage boutiques.
Inside, you'll find 1970s jeans, swingy 1960s sundresses, flowy maxi-frocks, and retro souvenir pendants. Old board games and 1980s Esquire magazines will entertain the less sartorially minded. Next stop, a dance club in a 747? A salon in an Airstream? We can't wait to get on board.