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Paley’s Place PFA — Raising the Standard

by Katie Acheff

This month’s Portland Food Adventures brought us to a staple of Portland dining, Paley’s Place, owned by Chef Vitaly Paley and his delightful wife, Kimberly. Since its opening in 1995, the 50-seat Paley’s Place has been very influential in creating an ambiance conducive to an

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Restaurant Beck on an October Saturday night

I hadn’t been to Restaurant Beck in too long. It’s a wonderful romantic spot on the coast, and pretty much the only fine dining on the Central coast. Every once in a while the coast is a romantic escape for me, but most often it’s not. So I find myself at places like Local Ocean Seafoods and

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Ataula First Visit

My trusted friend Gary the Foodie wrote me about his first experience at Ataula about a week after it opened. He was excited about it, and when Gary likes a restaurant, I listen.

It was a beautiful Friday afternoon on the eve of Labor Day weekend, and I texted my friend Rose to see if she might

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