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Chinese food that continues to impress found here

It’s not the case now, but for an extended period of time, Portland longed for a Chinese restaurant that offered something more than the typical Americanized take out specialist. Enter Empire Chinese Kitchen in 2013. The restaurant opened to lots of praise and has been going strong ever since, drawing crowds which, at times, have […]

Rise and Shiver – Why I’ve been taking cold showers and what it’s taught me about fear

Occasionally, I’m going to write about non-food topics as I find inspiration to do so. For this, and many of these articles, I’m starting a category called “Lifestyle”. Here’s the first one. Enjoy. It wasn’t something I ever thought I’d do. In fact, just the idea sounded utterly ridiculous. Why would someone even consider taking […]

Emilitsa – Greek food best described in superlatives

Valentine’s Day had love in the air and my wife and I were prepared with reservations at Emilitsa on Congress St. As Portland’s only traditional Greek restaurant – there are a few Mediterranean joints – they quietly go about their business without too much fanfare, having been a relatively longstanding player in the Portland food […]