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July 21-31, 2012


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  Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dick's Kitchen is ringed with renderings of Richards including Burton, Nixon, and Clark:

We came for Dick's taters which we were told would satisfy my sweet potato fry hankering. These yam strips were tossed in oil and baked to a caramelized sweetness that brought to mind those marshmallow-topped Thanksgiving dishes (but in a good way.) These were a side ($3.00) to my French onion burger ($8.25):

... that had melted Swiss in this juicy soup 'spired sandwich. House made ketchup offered support to this grass-fed patty on a house made potato bun.

Dinosaur kate chop ($5.00):

... was a hazelnut and blue cheese showered chiffonade dressed with vinaigrette. This swell salad trumped the Caesar ($7.00):

... that was bland and skipable.

The kielbasa ($7.00):

... with grilled onions and peppers was a frankly fine, but the burger was the thing to order at this Dick-ish diner.

Dick's Kitchen
3312 SE Belmont
Portland, OR



  Monday, July 30, 2012

A hearty hash ($12.25):

... at Bijou Café:

had chunks of cow spudded with plugs of potato. Fried eggs surfaced and sauced this satisfying serving alliumated with a oniony infiltration.

The oyster omelet ($15.00):

... bundled big bits of bacon which dominated this fetal foldover strung together with onions. A salad and some Dave's killer bread added green and gluten to this 'greeable grub, but it was not as tagable as the hash.

The servers seemed a little burnt out, but we eventually got fed and out the door and wouldn't rule out returning for another Bijou bite.

Bijou Cafe
132 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR



  Sunday, July 29, 2012

Our breakfast at the Brunch Box food cart:

... was fat fortified but caffeine challenged (they offer no coffee.) This ground zero for zero coffee grounds was more about ground beef, but we bypassed the burgers for breakfast.

The "OMG" ($6.50 plus .50¢ for mushrooms):

... was a spam, ham and bacon bolstered mit melded with 'merican cheese. A "double down" ($6.50):

... wasn't the KFC chicken creation, but a deck of cheese and meat for which you can choose any pairings to promote the double-egg interior. I went with bacon and Swiss between the English muffin borders of this belly bomb.

They sell a lot of stunt food including burgers that have grilled cheese sandwiches standing in for both sides of the bun. They also have a "Big Kahuna" burger which I understand is the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.

A brick and mortar is in the works for this wheeled wagon of massive masticatables. We aren't their target audience, but their campy concoctions seem to attract a constant crowd.

Brunch Box
SW 5th and Stark St.
Portland, OR



  Saturday, July 28, 2012

The intellectual property rights haven't expired at Public Domain:

... (evidenced by cash registerista describing the fruity and buttery qualities of the various pour over options to a hot coffee patron.)

We went with a couple iced coffees ($3.25 each):

... which was welcome cooling, chocolaty, caffeination as we detoured through downtown. These levitating liquids had us skipping out the door hoping to hop back to check out some of their other offerings soon.

Public Domain Coffee
603 SW Broadway
Portland, OR



  Friday, July 27, 2012

A pint of IPA and WIT at Breakside Brewery ($4.75 each):

... were quenching quaffs as we sat outside:

... with deep fried pickles ($6.00):

This dill of fare was a pregnant pause of cumbery crunch. These stunt saline sticks had their charms, but weren't a reorder.

Mussels ($14.00):

... were plump peds tumbled in tomato. We shelfishly shoveled through these marine morsels sopping up the sloshings with toast.

The Breakside Burger ($16.00 plus $1.50 fries supplement):

... was a meaty melding of beef, blue cheese and caramelized onions that hit the spot alongside waffle-cut sweet potatoes that were crispy crossed tuber tastiness.

The suds-tenace at this brewing business will have us heading back for another round (but hold the pickles.)

Breakside Brewery

820 NE Dekum St.
Portland, OR




  Thursday, July 26, 2012

We wandered up to a Grenade truck:

... but had our appetites detonated at the nearby Waffle Window.

This brick portal of textured tucker turns out a batter-y of sweet and savory sheets. We went with the marion berry and lime option ($4.00):

... with a cloud of cream concealing the crisp-edged, criss-crossed carb-board springing with Oregon berries.

This quick bread had us horseshoeing away happy.

Waffle Window
2624 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR



  Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Evoe delivered some shatteringly swell swine on top of a fennel and artichoke salad ($10.00):

These sheets of guanciale added cheeky crunch to the shavings of anisey chokage perked up with a vinegary veil.

Roasted favas ($7.00):

... were pod-ticulary fun to poke through with a sea salt and pimenton persuasion.

House cured meats ($12.00):

... were superior samples of salined sustenance. Sheets of bresaola, coppa and pork loin were capped off with a porcini salad in this exciting board of muscular flexing.

After our excellent Evoe-cative eats, we wandered next door to Pastaworks to pay and peruse for additional purchases at this 'lutionary lunching location.


3731 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR



  Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A "Yolko Ono" ($6.00):

... was The Cure to our hunger at Fried Egg I'm in Love.

We dug into this fried egg, sausage, pesto and parmesan pressed sandwich that was a work of conceptual consumption stumped down with Stumptown coffee. The linguica special ($7.00):

... had strips of smoky sausage supporting the egg, cheese and hot sauced center of this swell sandwich.

There were plenty of punters at this breakfasty business, but it was worth the wait for the nice nosh at this ovulation station.

Fried Egg I'm in Love
3217 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR



  Monday, July 23, 2012

The Tabor Burger ($12.00):

... at the newly opened Tabor Tavern:

... had sweetness from caramelized onions, porkiness from bacon jam and blueness from tangy cheese in this arugula augmented beef and brioche bundle while their take on mac 'n cheese ($13.00):

... was a corkscrewily-carbed concoction of smoked Gouda, kale, chorizo and corn with crumbled pretzels providing a crunchy counterpoint. Both were good, homey heaps of caloric comfort at this neighborhood nook where the rotating refreshments included Zig's Swig beer and a cider ($4.50 each).

This friendly feeding ground is already luring locals with their cheap and cheerful chow.

Tabor Tavern
5323 E. Burnside
Portland, OR



  Sunday, July 22, 2012

Super Jet is the new air borne identity of former Cloud Seven Restaurant in the Pearl District.

We taxied over to breakfast on the special ($8.50):

... of eggs with cheesy grits. This plane of polenta provided a perch for roasted peppers, Canadian bacon and a couple "poached" (steamed in an oiled container) eggs. These discs were slightly ova cooked which reduced the run off of the gilded goods.

These same poultry pucks were presented on an arugula salad dotted with goat cheese ($7.50):

A Bowery bagel brought some chewy, oniony loopage to this perky portion washed down with their pour over potions of Ritual Roasters coffee ($2.00 each).

Our in flight meals were good, but next time we'll request easier eggs at this new gateway to grub.

Super Jet
901 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR



  Saturday, July 21, 2012

...but not a drop to drink.

E.Coli was found in some of Portland's tap water resulting in a run on bottled water and ice at the local shops.

Fecal fountains:

... have been fenced off and boil water alerts are posted prominently throughout the affected area.

We sought solace in some 'scream at Cool Moon, but found it was a popular pacification:

... for this predicament that we hope is rectified (ew) soon.

Cool Moon Ice Cream
1105 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR









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