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November 1-10, 2011


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

We boomerang to Barista regularly, but today's espresso made for a particularly pleasing bounce by for beany beverages.

The cappuccino was good as expected, but the standout was the Coava coffee coerced into a short, potent, potable potion of clementine caffeination.

539 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The cardboard flavored vegan scone:

... at Pearl Bakery:

... may not have been our fave, but late risers get less optimal options when it comes to a.m. eats.

The Peach cake:

... was a far more pleasing portion of caramelly cookery.

Let this be a lesson for us not to dairy dally.

Pearl Bakery
102 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Poutine ($9.00):

... at the Victory Bar:

... was a heap of fries, Cheddar curds and house made bacon doused with gravy to ballast our bellies for a couple bourbon based cocktails ($7.75 each):

The Bourbon Ginger was lightened with ginger ale while the Manhattan was a Grand Mariner and orange-bittered whisky wallop.

Spatzle ($8.00):

... was given the mac and cheese treatment with a gruyere sauce. This fried shallot fringed tub of dough nubs was served with an unexpected and pleasing pot of applesauce.

The venison burger ($11.00):

... with smoked cheddar and fried leeks rounded out our deer departed dinner at a casual corner of Victorious vittles.

The Victory Bar
3652 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Monday, November 7, 2011

Skin & Bones displayed nothin but meaty magnificence with a slab of corned bison ($21.00):

... strewn over a hill of vegetable variance. This Irish-influenced buffalo showed off the protein proclivities of this carne crew.

Our supper started with some of their swell house made bread to nibble on between sips of 2007 Witness Tree Pinot Noir (the apropos elixir for watching the action in the open kitchen.)

The cheese plate ($11.00):

... had a semi-soft slant, but it did not lack-tose in a firm foundation - given the stack of seedy sheets of house made crackers. These planes took flight with the fromage collage.

Cream and 'shrooms filled a roasted squash ($9.00):

... that gathered into a gourd-eous fungustatory formation. We scraped every scrap from this jacked-up lantern.

Apple cranberry pie ($7.00):

... was a wedgey wonder of 'tumnal tang with a fluffy cloud of creme Chantilly to finish up our memorable meal.

We loved our visit to this tiny tucker turnout and will return for more.

Skin & Bones Bistro
5425 E. Burnside
Portland, OR




Saturday, November 6, 2011

Ned Ludd may loom in history as a "job creator" and mill massacrer, but his namesake noshitorium converts customers to Luddites without resorting to destruction of property.

We pumped down Heart coffee during brunch in their flea-market collage of a dining room (complete with marvelously mismatched tableware.)

Pork coppa roast ($13.00):

... was a lovely low tech lump of crisply-fringed spuds with charred peppers and swell swine which we enjoyed with a side of mac n' mornay ($6.00):

... with some whole grain mustard elbowing in under crisp breadcrumbs.

The vegetable hash with smoked trout ($13.00):

... was swimming with swell squash, dino kale, fried eggs and potatoes. Flaps of fuméd fish made for a troutstanding triumph.

We resolve to revolve back to this industrious eatery for more of their homey, hearth-based cooking.

Ned Ludd

3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR




Saturday, November 5, 2011

We were tantalized by the Two Tarts Bakery stand at the PSU Farmers Market where this duo dispenses diminutive desserts.

Our selection process met with analysis paralysis until we realized a comprehensive confection selection was available. This micro management of morsels came in a bowed box ($8.00):

... which bestowed us with a bounty of sweet snackage.

Standouts included the tangy lemon bar, fleur de sel chocolate chip cookie and the mustache shortbread.

We'll have to visit their brick and mortar shop soon.

Two Tarts Bakery

PSU Farmers Market




Friday, November 4, 2011

We went for wine and snacks with friends at Coppia where a bagna cauda, charcuterie plate, agnolotti and a cheese plate made for fine munching with our mingling.

This Italian gathering spot was a swell stop for catching up.


417 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR





Thursday, November 3, 2011

We slid into Little Big Burger between waves of diners and got our order in a jiffy at this bustling burger business.

Our blue cheese and cheve burgers ($3.75 each) were cooked to a relishable rare with an order of truffle-oiled fries ($2.75) and a Sapporo ($2.00) rounding out our peppy portions.

This quick burger stop hit the spot (since In N Out was not about.)

Little Big Burger
122 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mini pies:

... came hot from the oven to tempt our apple-tites at the Pacific Pie Co. where Australian-style, portable, pastry portions are produced.

We continued keeping the doctor away with the apple pie ($4.00):

... which was streusel-strewn with a flaky fringe. These encased eats beckon us back to sample the savory selection (the lamb and the beef stout in particular) when we wedge in another visit... or we may have to go with the lunchtime bike delivery.

Pacific Pie Co.
1520 SE 7th Ave.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bulleit Rye was chambered in a Cherry Bulleit ($9.00) at Paley's Place where we refreshed with this and another whisky cocktail - their Manhattan ($11.00). This Dolfin vermouth and plum bitters variation on a classic went down well with their house made potato chips:

Sweetbreads ($15.00):

... glanded on a mound of spatzle with chanterelles. These tender chunks of tissue had crisply fried crusts adding an tantalizing texture to the 'shroomy shreds of pasta.

Hunks of handsome house made bacon bolstered Brussels sprouts ($8.00):

... in a cradle of cabbagey contentment.

A patty of house ground beef was encased in a poppy seeded brioche bun. This juicy burger ($15.00):

... had a good bread to meat ratio. Next time we'll have to try it with the optional add on of bacon and wheel back to check out the Oregonian offerings from the cheese cart.

Paley's Place
1204 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR









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