Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: A Taste of Portland’s Unique Eateries

15 11 2018

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life features a piece I wrote highlighting some of my favorite chef stories from the book, Unique Eats and Eateries: Portland, Oregon. Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.

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1859 Magazine: Po’Shines – Nourishing the Community’s Soul

13 11 2018

When I first started going to Po’Shines, it was because it was one of the best restaurants in North Portland. When the soul food eatery opened, it immediately became a favorite haunt for Kenton residents, followed quickly by the rest of town. But when I learned what was happening behind the pass, besides the best chicken & waffles around, it made me want to champion their cause even more. My latest for 1859 Magazine tells the story. Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.

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Portland Culinary Podcast: Unique Eats and Eateries, Portland

23 10 2018

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on the Portland Culinary Podcast to discuss my new book, Unique Eats & Eateries: Portland, Oregon. During the course of the show, we also dive into how Portland became the culinary Mecca it is today, as well as some of our favorite people and places that helped the city get there. Click here to listen!

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Eater Portland: Oregon Coast Dining Map

20 06 2017

My latest map for Eater Portland tells you where to go for what on the Oregon Coast. From the intro –

“It wasn’t all that long ago that dining along the coast was an exercise in frustration, but that’s changed. Today, up and down the coastline, you’ll find old-school haunts with stiff drinks and world-class fish and chips, as well as progressive dishes plated by the hands of rising-star chefs. And within those culinary bookends, the goal is to find restaurants with character — and characters — for an experiential taste of Oregon. From Astoria to Bandon, here are some of the best places to eat on the Oregon coast: crab boils, dockside dining, fish wrapped in paper, candlelight against fine linens, and more.”

Click here to check it out! Photo – Salmon at Baked Alaska

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Northwest Travel & Life: The Bozeman, Montana Cuisine Scene

25 05 2017

Dining out in Bozeman is everything you’d hope for from Big Sky Country, plus some very pleasant surprises. Click here and let me give you the details. (Photo – dinner at the Open Range restaurant)

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Eater Portland: Portland’s Must-Have Food Cart Dishes

8 02 2017

Another hat I wear for Eater Portland is the new editor of the Best Food Cart Dishes Map. From the article:

“By any standard, Portland is arguably the mobile food capital of the US. In honor of the city’s defining food movement, this map features 21 of the best food cart dishes currently available.

As opposed to most cities, the mobile food scene in Portland is dominated by carts, not trucks. Thanks to a combination of factors including city ordinances, many of the best carts are typically allowed to reside in one place. Groups of Portland food carts have popped up across the city, and these groups are called pods.

Over the years, a number of carts have become cornerstones of the scene—offering reliably excellent dishes that have garnered international media attention. Some of these carts move on to become full-fledged brick-and-mortar restaurants, while others, for a variety of reasons, fail to make the cut. So remember, when you try a spot below, you’re trying what could become Portland’s next hottest restaurant.

From the old guard to the new kids, these are the 21 must-have food cart dishes in Portland, right now.”

Click here to check out the revamped and updated version! (Photo: Cheeseburger from Burger Stevens)

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