Articles by Kerry Politzer


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Enjoy plant-based Asian cuisines

Photo: SushiLove: Mother of Dragons   While it’s easy to avoid dairy when eating many Asian cuisines, it can be challenging to avoid pork and shellfish. But with the following list of plant-based Portland restaurants, you can enjoy Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food while respecting dietary laws. ICHIZA KITCHEN Open less than a year,…

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Anandi was born to sing

Portland jazz singer Anandi Gefroh hails from a long line of musicians. Her maternal grandmother, Nina, a classically trained singer, toured with the international production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Her mother, Rachel Faro, is a songwriter and producer, and her father is Nick Gefroh, a veteran jazz drummer and longtime local disc jockey. So…

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Russian tea tasty for patrons, nostalgic for chef

A little over a year ago, award-winning chef Vitaly Paley took the reins at the Heathman Hotel. He transformed its dining room into Headwaters, a Pacific Northwest seafood- focused restaurant. The Belarus-born Vitaly had a particularly intriguing vision for the Heathman’s Tea Court Lounge, which used to offer an English-style high tea with buttermilk scones…

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You won’t miss meat at Aviv

When the popular Gonzo Falafel and Hummus food cart closed, customers missed its shawarma fries. Israeli-born chef Tal Caspi used to operate Gonzo outside of a brewery, but as so often happens in the food-cart world, he was forced to move. After a brief and unsuccessful relocation, Tal decided to focus his energy on new…

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Nostrana chef finds inspiration in Italy

Open since 2005, Nostrana is one of Portland’s most beloved Italian restaurants. On any given day, the large, airy dining room is packed to the gills; it’s impossible to get a same-day reservation. Young people flock to the late-night happy hour, large parties celebrate birthdays and couples share wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas. When asked why Nostrana…

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“Feast” to end childhood hunger

Photo:  The Night Market at the annual Feast Portland helps raise funds to alleviate child hunger in Oregon. Photo by John Valls Since 2012, Portland has been home to one of the nation’s most prominent food festivals, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland. The festival, which has grown in popularity with each passing year, has a…

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NW Nosh: Israel inspires Ray

For many years, Chef Jenn Louis has been known for her handmade pasta and flavorful New American cuisine. But a recent trip to Israel left her so spellbound that she did a culinary 180. Jenn explains, “There’s this one restaurant I went to just outside of the Old City in Jerusalem. We sat down, and…

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Poke Mon: Hawaiian fish a healthy treat

Poke, which might be considered Hawaii’s take on ceviche, has long been a staple on Hawaiian restaurant menus in Portland. Noho’s Hawaiian Café, Ohana Hawaiian Café and the Woodstock location of Ate-oh-Ate all offer different versions of this delicious dish. But until recently, there were no Portland restaurants solely devoted to poke. Now we have…

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