It’s been a tough time for restaurants, as the coronavirus pandemic has brought restrictions affecting how dining establishments can try and prevent customers and staff from spreading the virus.
Portland, with its national reputation for a lively food scene, hasn’t been immune from the challenges. But a documentary series coming this winter promises to lavish a bit more attention on eating and drinking in the Rose City.
“Eater’s Guide to the World,” which begins streaming Nov. 11 on Hulu, will take viewers to such locations as Casablanca, New York City, Costa Rica and the Pacific Northwest. One episode, “Dining Alone in the Pacific Northwest,” stops in at a number of eateries in the region, including a handful of Portland choices. Among the familiar faces on hand is veteran food critic Karen Brooks, who worked at The Oregonian/OregonLive before joining Portland Monthly.
In one portion of an episode titled “Dining Alone in the Pacific Northwest,” Brooks, a 2017 winner of the James Beard Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award, visits some of her favorite food and drink destinations in Portland.
Maya Rudolph, the “Saturday Night Live” veteran who recently won an Emmy for her voice-over performance in Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” narrates “Eater’s Guide to the World.” The series is produced by Eater and Vox Media Studios.
— Kristi Turnquist