Most cities in the United States now have Mexican restaurants galore, but not all are blessed with a plethora of food from other Latin American countries. Portland doesn’t have a “Little Havana” or a concentration of immigrants from Colombia, Chile, or Peru, so you have to look a little harder to try regional specialities.
Portland is home to a lot of food and drinks you might expect: vegan barbecue, food carts serving cuisine that spans the globe, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it seasonal produce, niche breweries. Yet there are also plenty of unexpected delights lurking behind closed doors, up hidden stairs, and at fly-by-night pop-ups if you know where to look. Here are sugg...
Despite more than 2,500 miles separating Oregon and Hawaii, Hawaiians seem to share an affinity with our state. Theories range from our local universities attracting droves of college kids to Portland’s chill reputation, tailor-made for transplants’ laidback vibes. Whatever the reason, the Portland area has a number of restaurants and food trucks serving ‘ono grinds like loco moco, shoyu chicken, and plate lunches complete with big fat scoops of mac salad and rice.
Korean restaurants are more abundant in the Portland area than you might think, especially considering we lack the sizable Korean population of larger cities. In addition to favorites like Han Oak and Kim Jong Smokehouse, many are concentrated in Beaverton and scattered in neighborhoods outside of the city’s core, guaranteeing a mix of traditional and modern.
Whether you want all-you-can-grill meat, late night menus and a K-pop soundtrack, or cheffy takes on banchan using seasonal ingredients, these 17 restaurants all have aspects that make them unique.
If you’ve spent any time in NYC, you know that “Cocina Latina” usually means Puerto Rican or Dominican (aka “Spanish food” in local vernacular). But Queens, population 2.3 million-plus, is said to be home to the most languages spoken in the world. So it’s not surprising that in this multi-culti borough you’ll also find far-flung Latinx cuisines commingling on the same block.
We know that many viewers will tune in to the Super Bowl on February 4th out of loyalty to the Patriots or Eagles, but possibly even more will watch for the commercials. It’s the one time of year where advertisers don’t have to worry that viewers are changing channels or muting between the action.
Portland’s infamous gray, damp weather is practically the polar opposite of tropical, which is all the more reason to give the city’s beloved IPAs a rest and plan a tiki-drinking escape for the holidays.
McMurdo Station, one of three research stations operated by the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) and the largest on the continent, sits on the volcanic rock of Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island. Needless to say, it’s cold—it averages an annual temperature of zero degrees Fahrenheit, with 24-hours a day of sunshine or darkness, depending on the season.
Over the past few years, select restaurant operators have been experimenting with no tipping policies. In theory, eliminating tips can result in employee compensation that’s fairer, as well as make payment simpler for the diner. In practice? It’s a different story.