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Samantha Bakall

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

45 boxed wines ranked from best to worst

If you're trying to drink wine on a budget and you're not drinking boxed wine, you're missing out. Boxed wine has long been one of the most maligned wines in the industry, even though it's always been the more affordable and environmentally friendly option. In the past few years, boxed wine has grown into a compelling genre of its own, reaching beyond the familiar Franzia and Carlo Rossi to… → Read More

The procrastinator's guide to Feast Portland

If you didn't nab your tickets to the fifth annual food and drink festival back in May, you're mostly out of luck. But, all is not lost. → Read More

RIP Smallwares: The Northeast Portland restaurant calls it quits

The brainchild of one-time Momofuku Ssam Bar sous chef Johanna Ware, the restaurant will shutter after service on Sept. 24. → Read More

Portland's best new restaurant bar: Chesa

The second restaurant from Portland's most talented Spanish-born chef leads with its bar. → Read More

Portland's best new bar hideaway: Skyline Tavern

Northwest Skyline Boulevard might be the last place you'd think to look for a drink. → Read More

Southeast Portland wine bar Oso Market + Bar to close

Oso Market & Bar, the European wine bar along Southeast Grand and Morrison Avenue's bustling drinking district, is closing. Hours will remain the same through Aug. 30 when the bar will switch over to dinner service, only. The bar will shutter... → Read More

Five reasons you need to eat at Tusk right now

The much-anticipated follow-up from Ava Gene's chef Joshua McFadden opens Monday. → Read More

Chick-fil-A sets opening date for Vancouver restaurant

Get ready for more fried chicken sandwiches. → Read More

Northwest restaurant chain adds 'Living Wage' surcharge

Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., a Seattle-based restaurant group with locations in nearly a dozen states, has added a one percent "living wage" surcharge to all bills. The company, which runs restaurants in 10 states, owns Stanford's, Newport Seafood Grill, Henry's Tavern and a number of other restaurants across Portland. → Read More

First look: Revelry, the late-night, Korean-inspired restaurant from two star Seattle chefs

Yang and Chirchi, repeat James Beard Award finalists and owners of three Seattle restaurants, have partnered with Eric and Karen Bowler, owners of Portland's Fortune and Tube bar and lounges, on the 48-seat space. → Read More

Five injured in Powell Butte Highway rollover crash

Oregon State Police troopers responded to a vehicle rollover on U.S. 20 at 12:55 a.m. on Aug. 13 that injured five. The preliminary investigation found a 2001 Isuzu SUV was speeding southbound on Powell Butte Highway when it failed to stop at the... → Read More

Smoke, hazardous air conditions for cities near Rail Fire

A number of cities in the vicinity of the Rail Fire in Eastern Oregon are expected to see smoke and possibly hazardous air conditions today. → Read More

The summer you've been waiting for is finally here

After a wishy washy month of cooler-than-normal temperatures spiked with the occasional blast of heat, the weather seems to be hitting its stride. → Read More

Why you should feast at The Bite, still Oregon's largest food festival

Oregon's largest food festival, the Bite no longer draws headlines, with Feast Portland coming into its fifth year. But the three-day event, a benefit for Special Olympics Oregon, still draws huge crowds after 33 years. → Read More

First look: Double Mountain's first Portland taphouse opens

Double Mountain Brewery fans, your drive just got a lot shorter. → Read More

The tipping point: Why some Portland restaurants are ditching gratuities

Why half a dozen Portland restaurants, including Park Kitchen, Le Pigeon and Farm Spirit, have decided to ditch tipping. → Read More

How tipping works in restaurants

We break down how tipping works in most restaurants, and how three Portland restaurants, Park Kitchen, Le Pigeon and SuperBite, are tackling gratuity-free dining. → Read More

Blue Star Donuts to open shop at Portland International Airport

Those pink Voodoo Doughnut boxes are about to get some competition. → Read More

Pip's Original Doughnuts lands in hot water for vegan-free hiring practices

Pip's Original Doughnuts has found itself in the middle of a hiring controversy. → Read More

Portland's 10 most anticipated summer restaurant openings

We've already seen number of big restaurants open across Portland this year. And there's plenty more on the way. Here are 10 that we're most looking forward to this summer. → Read More