Articles by Kerry Politzer



PHOTOS: Above, Nouveau Bistro at Feast Portland last year. Right, tastes from Grand Tasting  and Smoked (far right) at last year’s Feast. Photos by Alan Weiner. Now in its eighth year, Portland’s biggest food festival promises to impress both locals and natives alike. The festival attracts thousands of foodies each year with a jam-packed schedule…


Gifts for foodies

Looking for the perfect Hanukkah gift for a Portland foodie? Not only are many of these items locally produced, a few are even kosher. Here is something for everyone on your list. Ale Aficionado One of the few examples of Hanukkah-themed beer will be available starting Nov. 20. Leikam Brewing, Portland’s kosher microbrewery, will release…


Chef Sarah Schneider in high demand

PHOTO: Sarah Schneider. Photo by Cheryl Juetten California-born chef Sarah Schneider took a circuitous route to end up in Portland. After growing up in San Francisco, she moved here to attend culinary school, but soon found herself back in the Bay Area, where she worked at famed restaurant Foreign Cinema. “(Chef) Gayle Pirie helped me…