Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, etc., and more often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" (ie, newest) places of the moment.
Thus, we offer the Eater HeatMap, which will change often to continually highlight where the food-focused crowds are flocking to at this very second. In a flurry of new restaurant and bar openings, this month sees four new additions to the list: Two familiar faces with new dining rooms (Pine State Biscuits and Nong's Khao Man Gai), a neighborhood barbecue joint with an impressive pedigree (Reverend's BBQ), and one of Portland's most anticipated openings, finally come to life (Kachka). And all those new drinking options? Fret not, an update of Eater's handy Booze Map is also coming soon.Read More