Tag: Portland

The Zimmern List Portland, ME: Eventide Oyster Co.

Eventide’s Brown Butter Lobster Roll A city that’s tethered to the ocean and everything it produces, Portland, Maine is the pearl of New England. Fresh seafood is the heart and soul of all the great restaurants in this town, from casual dockside butter-drenched lobster rolls to wood oven-roasted Maine mussels at local stalwart Fore Street.…  Read More

My Hometown: Andrew Taylor & Mike Wiley on Portland, Maine

Where to Eat & Drink in Portland Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley are the chef-owner duo behind Portland’s Eventide Oyster Co., Hugo’s and the brand new, noodle-focused The Honey Paw. A modern take on the classic American oyster bar, I love Eventide for their amazing raw selection, inventive Asian-influenced lobster rolls served in steamed buns…  Read More

Eventide Oyster Co.

Modern Take on the Classic Oyster Bar This is an amazing raw bar that serves a couple dozen varieties of fresh oysters and shellfish with innovative accoutrements like pickled ginger or kimchi ice. Dishes like the house-cured herring with beet ice amiably remind you that the kitchen is jamming on all cylinders and knows what it’s doing.…  Read More

Jenn Louis’ Guide to Portland

Not to Miss in Portland A Food & Wine Best New Chef and Top Chef Masters contestant, Jenn Louis is a champion of Pacific Northwest cuisine and one of Oregon’s most beloved chefs. At her restaurants Lincoln and the more casual Sunshine Tavern, Louis strikes the ideal balance between rustic and refined with a less-is-more approach…  Read More

Lincoln Restaurant

Honest Northwestern Cuisine Chef Jenn Louis and her husband, David Welch, opened Lincoln on North Williams in 2008, with a focus on simple, ingredient-driven cuisine. Her ever-changing menu is full of made-from-scratch specialties that highlight seasonal produce from the Pacific Northwest, most of which comes from local farms and purveyors. On my visit to Lincoln,…  Read More

Olympic Provisions

Portland’s Passionate Salumist European-style housemade charcuterie is the bread and butter of this Portland eatery. Salumist and owner Elias Cairo uses Old World techniques (hand-butchered local pork, cased in natural hog intestine and dusted in natural white mold) to craft salamis with the traditional flavor profiles you’d find across Europe, from Spanish chorizo and Italian soppressate…  Read More

Olympic Provisions

Portland’s Passionate Salumist European-style housemade charcuterie is the bread and butter of this Portland eatery. Salumist and owner Elias Cairo uses Old World techniques (hand-butchered local pork, cased in natural hog intestine and dusted in natural white mold) to craft salamis with the traditional flavor profiles you’d find across Europe, from Spanish chorizo and Italian soppressate…  Read More

Pok Pok

Portland’s Thai Destination Andy Ricker has garnered a national reputation (and a James Beard award) for his Southeast Asian cuisine at Pok Pok. Ricker doesn’t compromise traditional ingredients to cater to the Western palate, so don’t expect Asian “fusion” here – instead you’ll find a menu composed of foods he ate in restaurants, homes and markets while…  Read More

Pok Pok

Portland’s Thai Destination Andy Ricker has garnered a national reputation (and a James Beard award) for his Southeast Asian cuisine at Pok Pok. Ricker doesn’t compromise traditional ingredients to cater to the Western palate, so don’t expect Asian “fusion” here – instead you’ll find a menu composed of foods he ate in restaurants, homes and markets while…  Read More

Paley’s Place

Delicious French-American Cuisine By Bob & Sue The Dean of Portland chefs for many years, Vitaly Paley offers delicious French-inspired American cuisine.  A fresh albacore tuna salad amuse with a cherry tomato was followed by a delicious plate of charcuterie (pistachio mortadella, duck bologna, sweet coppa, speck and chicken liver pate).  Other highlights included American Wagyu beef…  Read More

Paley’s Place

Delicious French-American Cuisine By Bob & Sue The Dean of Portland chefs for many years, Vitaly Paley offers delicious French-inspired American cuisine.  A fresh albacore tuna salad amuse with a cherry tomato was followed by a delicious plate of charcuterie (pistachio mortadella, duck bologna, sweet coppa, speck and chicken liver pate).  Other highlights included American Wagyu beef…  Read More

Le Pigeon

Cutting-Edge Comfort Food By Bob & Sue Portland’s Gabriel Rucker (James Beard Rising Star Chef for 2011) pushes the envelope with pigeon crudo, artichoke and Parmesan soup with lardo, beef cheek Bourgogne, and a deep-fried braised lamb shoulder with green garlic risotto.  Comfort food at its best in a funky setting so typical of little…  Read More

Le Pigeon

Cutting-Edge Comfort Food By Bob & Sue Portland’s Gabriel Rucker (James Beard Rising Star Chef for 2011) pushes the envelope with pigeon crudo, artichoke and Parmesan soup with lardo, beef cheek Bourgogne, and a deep-fried braised lamb shoulder with green garlic risotto.  Comfort food at its best in a funky setting so typical of little…  Read More