Right at the Fork

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Pairing Up Food and Wine

Pairing Up Food and Wine

Some things are meant to come in pairs. Sand and ocean, salt and pepper, pen and paper. Wine and food has definitely become the adult version of the pairing of peanut butter and jelly. In fact, I would say it even trumps old favorites such as needle and thread. What exactly are the rules for […]

Another Fork. Another Right.

Another Fork. Another Right.

Four short years ago, I often found myself venturing out to a bunch of restaurants and food shops I’d read about on Portlandfoodanddrink.com, pointing to vacant seats at chef’s counters in order to reserve my spot to have a front row seat to some of Portland’s finest theater. I’d ask chefs what I should order, […]

Chefs on Your Shelf

Chefs on Your Shelf

Right at the Fork A second restaurant, maybe a third, and then a cookbook. That seems to be the recipe for growth among some of Portland’s best chefs these days. ‘Tis the season to bring the recipes from the restaurants you love to visit into the home of someone you love. And hey, they just may prepare […]

Where Were You Eating in 2003?

Where Were You Eating in 2003?

Interviewing Scott Dolich for this issue, on the 10th anniversary of his Park Kitchen, caused me to stop and realize that it was exactly 10 years ago that I first stepped foot in this city. That year, I was on the second of two summer-long cross-country journeys with my sons and had no designs on […]

A True Foodie's Favorites

A True Foodie's Favorites

I’ve met many food-loving Portlanders since starting Portland Food Adventures almost three years ago. Many in this city may call themselves “foodies,” but I don’t know of anyone who isn’t a chef or in the business that has a better claim to that moniker than @Garythefoodie (find him on Twitter). He’s been known to jump on […]

Behind Every Great Chef

Behind Every Great Chef

Chefs don’t just appear from another planet with knives and whisks in their hands. While some may argue that point, someone had to put them there. In most cases it was Mom.

Food Column – Winter 2012

Cold butter, exploding ketchup, and hitting on the chef’s wife In Portland, food quality is abundant–from our few, true “fine dining” restaurants, to a huge tier of comfortable, excellent farm-to-table gems, to some great dives, food carts, and markets. Our street food ranges from the mediocre to the sublime (i.e. Lardo), which makes braving the […]