Andrea Damewood

Andrea Damewood

Andrea Damewood is a food writer and restaurant critic. Her interests include noodle soups, fried chicken, and sparkles.

Recent Articles

Making Matta Moves

Chef Richard Văn Lê closed his cart, and moved into restaurant collective Lil’ Dame.

Order Everything on the Menu at Pastificio d'Oro

Chase Dopson and Maggie Irwin’s capable hands rolled Pastificio d'Oro into a new St. John’s landmark.

Say Nice Things About... the Portland Food Scene!

Food cart pods, old standbys, and eateries that support our city’s sex workers.

Food and Drink May 9 2:45 PM

Food Review: Janken Is the Most Un-Portlandy Restaurant Possible

There's only one place in Portland you could be served maguro tuna, foie gras, and truffle nigiri beneath a blossoming cherry tree.

Food and Drink Jan 31 12:17 PM

Food Review: Street Disco Went from a Pop-Up to a Brick-and-Mortar Success

Items on the Foster-Powell restaurant's ever-changing menu disappear faster than a bag of coke at Studio 54.

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Food and Drink Dec 27 1:29 PM

Best Bites from Portland Chefs and Restaurants in 2022

Mercury food critic Andrea Damewood on the best sides, desserts, prix fixe courses, and other delights she tasted this year.

Food and Drink Aug 4 12:00 PM

Ode to the Tomato Season BLT

Virgina is for lovers, August is for tomatoes, and the summer's BLT specials have hit the board.

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