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The July Hit List: Los Ponchos, Jem Supper Club, Nico’s, and More

Portlanders have never been more excited for summer. With a spring that just wouldn’t quit and endless rain (we are…

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The June Hit List: Fills, Palomar, Jacqueline, and More

The season we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: summer. And to celebrate the sun finally shining, we’re highlighting…

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The May Hit List: Artigiano, Ox, Dough Zone, and More

We’re finally emerging out of what feels like one of the longest and wettest Portland winters in recent memory. With…

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The April Hit List: Gado Gado, Takibi, Phuket Cafe, and More

Spring has always been a season of rebirth. Once-barren trees burst in bright pink and white flowers, new life resurfaces…

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The March Hit List: Bar West, Casa Zoraya, Han Oak, and More

Two full years into the pandemic, and it feels like Portland couldn’t be more nostalgic for the Before Times. Restaurant…

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The February Hit List: Canard, Bing Mi, Normandie, and More

February is one of the toughest months in Portland as cold weather, gray skies and rain continue for what feels…

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The January Hit List: Hey Love, Cafe Olli, Dame, and More

New year, new restaurants. After another tough year of mandates, closures, and restrictions, dining out has become a little more…

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Apizza Scholls, Toki, Cully Central, and More: Portland Dining’s Best in 2021

If another year of a pandemic taught us anything, it’s to cherish the people and places we love the most.…

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The December Hit List: Decarli, G-Love, Precious Pizza, and More

Somehow, it’s already December again. After another turbulent year of navigating COVID restrictions and the uncertain openings and closures it…

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The November Hit List: Casa Zoraya, Lovely Rita, Baon Kainan, and More

The dreary, rainy days of fall are finally here. And though the weather isn’t particularly inspiring, there are plenty of…

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