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Restaurant Inside Baseball: How (Exactly) Greg Atkinson Opened Marché Bainbridge

Betsy and Greg Atkinson inside their Bainbridge Island gem, Marché

Most of us fall into one of two groups.

There are the daydreamers, who fantasize about opening a bakery, cafe, bistro or restaurant of their very own one day. They imagine the space, the tables and chairs, the lighting, and of course what kind of food they'd serve. Read more »

8 Noteworthy Summer Restaurant Openings

Westward July opening in Seattle
Boat right up! The future home of Westward, opening in early July

We're in a familiar spring lull. Seems this time every year there's a short stretch of anticipatory time just before several restaurants open, in time for high summer. This year there are several worth watching for, including a major Tom Douglas project and a hidden Ballard spot from Renee Erickson. Here's what you need to know. Read more »


2013 Feast PDX Lineup Announced, and It Is Awesome

That there's a Velveeta Eclair. Yup. Get tix for High Comfort at Feast PDX and taste for yourself what the Joe Beef guys can do.

See that over there? That's a Velveeta Éclair. Or rather, Éclair Velveeta; its creators, chefs David McMillan and Frédéric Morin, hail from the legendary Joe Beef in Montreal. And they're just two of the dozens of chefs who'll grace Portland's second annual Feast PDX with their presence. Read more »

A Sneak Peek at Westward's Scratch Cocktail and Drink List

The Michelada, made with house-made Worchestershire sauce, lime, lager and a Rooster spice rim

The first thing I did after I read the email detailing Maggie Savarino's cocktail menu for Westward this morning was search "how to make vermouth." Read more »

Hey, That Looks Tasty! Brunch Debuts at Canon, Rain Shadow Meats Squared

Canon, brunch pork belly hash
Pork belly hash, anyone? Eat it at Canon's new weekend brunch

'Tis the weekend when everyone brunches with mom. But if run-of-the-mill scrambles and hotcakes won't do (for mom, or just in general), take a gander at the new, inspired brunch menus at Canon and Rain Shadow Meats Squared. Read more »