Max Brody’s mother is the author of multiple cookbooks, and he dined with Julia Child as a youngster.
Though the forecast for the first week of July is bright and sunny, it’s raining restaurants in downtown Portland. A slew of new places, from a Vietnamese noodle house on Washington Avenue, to a steak-forward reinvention of Caiola’s in the West End, await eager diners. But first, what happened to Benkay on Commercial Street? After […]
“I walked in and fell in love immediately and thought this is what Portland could support.”
Bar manager Alexa Doyer of hours-old Opium tosses mysterious potions (from earl grey tea to hemp oil) into shakers. She pours spiced bitters and aged spirits into a glass hookah, with a handheld flame the mixologist torches spices into smoky tendrils.