Why Portland’s Best Thai Fried Chicken Comes with Bread

The flavor of this tiny restaurant's glorious, rice flour-battered fried chicken is maximized with a thick, sweet, and salty coconut curry dipping sauce.
Javier Cabral

How This Chef Made Portland Go Crazy for 'Herring Under a Fur Coat'

At her restaurant in Portland, Oregon, Kachka, this Belarusian-American chef is using this dish to prove how delicious the cuisines of the former Soviet Republic can be.
Javier Cabral

This Tiny Oregon Brewery Is Making Rustic Beer with Fruit and Nuts

The founder treats trees as if they were different hop varieties. His Sebastian Rhubarb ale, for example, is a full-bodied, “basement-y” saison brewed with Douglas fir needles from his farm and heirloom rhubarb.
Javier Cabral

These Tips Will Help You Quit Your Day Job and Start a Small Food Business

We reached out to Michael Madigan of KitchenCru in Portland, Oregon to find out. In short, be prepared to work harder than you’ve ever worked before.
Javier Cabral

Why I Stopped Baking My Pizzas In Wood-Burning Ovens

After working with wood ovens since the early 90s, I asked myself: How much land is being cleared because of our foodservice demand for wood?
Alan Maniscalco

The Life and Death of Portland’s Bike-Powered Coffee Roaster

Portland is known for bikes, coffee, and hipsters. If you put those three things together, you get a charm-oozing café fueled by a bicycle-powered, wood-fired coffee roaster.
Jack Rushall
Filipino food

How I Helped Portland Embrace Filipino Food

"In the long run, I think Filipino food can absolutely get as mainstream as Thai and Chinese food. It's going to go through the same processes through which those cuisines went—an Americanization phase, then to many different offshoots under young...
Carlo Lamagna

These Turkey Meatballs Might Change Your Thanksgiving Feast Forever

Created by Joshua McFadden of Ava Genes in Portland, Oregon, this version of a Thanksgiving feast is very accessible to younger cooks or those who are easily intimidated by the prospect of cooking a whole turkey.
Javier Cabral
Dirty Work

Dirty Work: Portland’s OX Puts Onion Rings on Kale Salad

Munchies Staff

Who Is Behind the Recent Attacks on Portland's Food Carts?

In less than two weeks, five separate Portland food cart pods have been hit by vandals who clearly are not as enthusiastic about the concept as most Portlandians.
Nick Rose

Why American Single-Malt Whiskey Is the Ultimate Blank Canvas for Craft Distillers

American single-malt whiskey made by craft distillers could revolutionize distilling the same way craft beers changed the face of brewing.
Brad Cohen

This Portland Elementary School-Turned-Restaurant Is Haunted By an Undead Boy

I had just started the job when two women came running down the hallway pale in the face. They ran out of the building and never came back because of what they saw.
Cynthia Major