The Portland Phoenix has published a review of Fez.
The menu at Fez actually says “Safari Restaurant” on the front, which perhaps presages a change in name to follow the change in emphasis. A safari is, literally, a long journey, and one gets the sense that this restaurant is still at the beginning of its own journey — in particular away from Moroccan and Mediterranean food and toward East Africa. In the meantime, this early, transitional Fez is worth trying even as they are still getting their legs. Right now it’s BYOB — a nice plus that you usually can only find at new restaurants in Portland. If you bring a bottle of wine and the right attitude, dinner at Fez can be like a safari — pleasing precisely because it is unusual and unpredictable.