Angela Allen


Dining Out: Fine food, dab of drama

Originally published in The Columbian

Carlyle reminds me of a clubby little spot on New York City's tony Upper East Side. Its beautiful dark wood, white tablecloths and dazzling mirrored bar reflecting the rainbow of liquors would take in Type-As who spent a taxing day telling the nanny or junior partners what to do. Read More

Will Prouty of Southpark. Photo by Steven Gibbons

Fresh Sheet

Goateed food force keeps Southpark fresh

Originally published in Downtown Monthly
Photography by Steve Gibbons

Settle in at Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar's wraparound bar as Portland's arts season amps up, and anticipate some taste travel with the lanky guy on the other side. Read More

Chef Rucker

Burnside takes flight

At Le Pigeon, chef Gabriel Rucker is mixing it up—most of it right

Originally published in Willamette Week
Photography by Tom Oliver

Order Gabriel Rucker’s salt-rimmed chocolate tart and you’ll quickly dismiss any unsavory notions about the commonplace nature of pigeons. Read More

Gotham Bldg. Tavern

Dining Out: Taking tavern fare higher

Originally published in The Columbian

A few months ago, Gotham Bldg. Tavern made a pledge to act more like a tavern than a restaurant. Read More