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October 21-31, 2012


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  Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It was pie time we headed back to Apizza Scholls where we made a hybrid haloed helping ($28.00) of pepperoni and anchovies across from olives, red onion and mushrooms.

The beautifully blistered border bound this veg and meat sheet which we sudsed down with some Anchor Steam.

This family friendly parlor produces servings of scholl food worth circling back for.

Apizza Scholls
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR



  Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We wound our way through GMart:

... made a left at the meat counter and scaled the steps:

... to find Spring Restaurant.

Utilitarian decor and big food photos keep the focus on the Korean cuisine.


... included the standards (daikon, sprouts, kimchee) as well as a hot dog helping.

The seafood pancake ($13.95):

... had crispy edges in this tender and terrific, fish flapjack that is worth a reorder.

Dumplings ($6.95):

... were steamed, minced meat middled morsels with a delicate dough derma.

A scorchingly hot earthenware pot made a crunchy crust at the bottom of the bibimbap ($9.95):

... capped off with nori on a fried egg. This beef and veg bowl was pushed over the top by the textural trauma as the starch was ironed out.

Short ribs ($14.95):

... were onion augmented, thinly sliced, beef bone borders that wed well with the rice.

What this Korean restaurant lacks in signage they make up for in sensational chow. We will make this detour again to check out the soup that regulars were slurping.

Spring Restaurant
up the stairs to the left of the butcher counter
3975 SW 114th Ave.
Beaverton, OR



  Monday, October 29, 2012

A couple chili-sauced squid skewers ($3.00 each):

... swam up with our beer at PaaDee where a crowded room had the kitchen in the weeds.

We sat at one of the long communal tables as a neighboring party of four had their entrees delivered one by one with the first recipient finishing hers by the time the last of their party got his. This willy nilly food flight control wasn't an issue for us (since we share our chow) but it was awkward for our table mates.

Wings ($6.00):

... were fish-sauced, fried flappers with a Sriracha kick. We flew through these alongside crab and pork balls ($8.00):

... with soy skin to their treifecta ticket.

Extra pork belly ($3.00) gave a crispy, swininess to the egg noodles ($11.00):

... in a lime lilted, meaty broth. Bits of green beans, bean sprouts, ground pork, peanuts and green onions supported strips of roasted pork in this warming bowl of nifty nosh.

Paa Dee may not deliver the goods all at once, but they do deliver at this friendly Thai tucker turnout.

6 SE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR



  Sunday, October 28, 2012

We ordered at the counter at Sweedeedee:

... and waited a half hour for our turn to occupy some of the limited seating available at this diminutive dining spot. Our concern that our order would arrive before we had a platform were unwarranted since it took almost an hour for chow to arrive.

The breakfast sandwich ($7.00):

... with Cheddar had an egg that was baked stiffer than I prefer, (solidified yolks seem to be a Portland breakfast sandwich thing). Shredded lettuce nested in this breakfast bundle.

The "Sweedeedee breakfast plate" ($9.50):

... had toasted, buttered, salted brioche bumpering a baked egg, chunks of Cheddar, strips of bacon and a salad. This assortment of edibles qualified as good grub.

Vinyl was spinning (no doubt from their neighboring record business):

... as we bussed our table to leave. Next time we'll have to come earlier to snag a slice of their apple pie.

5202 N Albina Ave.
Portland, OR



  Saturday, October 27, 2012

Porchetta summoned us from the case at City Market where their sandwich counter features Chop charcuterie as well as other butchered goods.

We wondered if we should get 2, but one sandwich ($8.00):

... was big enough to split.

This fennel sausaged, pork roll up was good, but didn't rank with Roti. Shredded lettuce, tomato, chopped peppers and red onion rounded out this bready bundle. We wished there were a few crispy bits too, but that's just being picky. Next time we'll have to try their salumi-driven sandwiches.

City Market
735 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR



  Friday, October 26, 2012

The shuttle driver from the auto dealership was on break so we decided to stroll to breakfast during our car service. We topped off our fluids with some coffee at Tiny's where we rotated through wheels of bagel sandwiches.

The "Thomas" ($4.00):

... was lined with spinach and driven by industrial quality eggs that were firm and spongey with a Swiss cheese lining. "Go by sea" ($5.50):

... also utilized a uniformly yielding bread loop with lox, capers, red onion and cream cheese.

We were happy to have a holding hutch in which to pass our 5,000 mile marker, but this roadside assistance stop might not warrant a future detour.


2031 NE MLK Blvd.
Portland, OR



  Thursday, October 25, 2012

A garlicy baba ghanouj ($5.25):

... provided a pleasing plunge for our pita pads:

... at Oasis Restaurant.

This eggplant, tahini, and lemon mash hit the spot before a nakanik sandwich ($6.95):

This sausage-stuffed, pita pocket was packed with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and more tahini in a fine fold of meaty muchability.

Oasis Lebanese Cuisine
22293 NW Imbre Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 372-6394




  Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We warmed up with miso soup ($4.00):

... at Hokusei followed up with hamachi ($14.00) and sake ($13.00) sashimi:

More sashimi appeared on the chirashizushi ($23.00):

... over a base of sushi rice.

Our nigiri ($2.50 - $4.50 per piece) included sweet shrimp:

... with its crispy capitation, scallop, raw octopus:

... buttery ocean trout and uni:

Pristine peche harmonized with good grainage in these mouthfuls of mer fruits.

We plan to return to Hokusei to check out their chawanmushi and fried chicken sometime soon.

4246 SE Belmont
Portland, OR




  Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We bellied up to Bar Avignon:

... where a South Bay Manhattan ($9.00) with bourbon, cardamaro and embittered by Regan and Angostura was a swell sip, but the 4th regiment ($11.00):

... road in with rye, Cocchi vermouth di Torino to become our favored fluid fortified with with bitters and a lime twist.

A crunchy bowl of bourbon caramel popcorn ($4.00):

... with bacon salt was swell snackage alongside some lamb rolls ($7.00):

We extinguished these minty cigarettes in a pot of cumin yogurt.

Foie gras agnolotti ($11.00):

... with roasted pear and cider beurre blanc were likable liver lumps while the octopus ($11.00):

... puckered up with preserved lemon. An olive ornamented salad foliaged this spud studded serving.

This popular portal of 'tails and tucker was a friendly stop for some refreshment.

Bar Avignon
2138 SE Division
Portland, OR



  Monday, October 22, 2012

Al dente spaghetti ($10.50):

... with olive oil, red pepper and garlic was a simple spinney 'sta while the meatballed ($15.50):

... version with tomato sauce delivered another homey helping of noodley nosh at Piazza Italia.

After seeing plates of pappardelle pass us, we thought that we may have ordered too simply at this Pearl District pasta point with televisions:

... soccer jerseys and a friendly staff.

Piazza Italia
1129 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR



  Sunday, October 21, 2012

We started
with a big biscuit ($3.75):

... with sausage gravy at Gravy.

This dough disc was light a fluffy with a tub of meat-morseled moistener. This hefty helping was echoed in the humongous heap of peppered scrambled eggs with onions ($8.75):

This Cheddared huevo pile was blooming with too many onions to ratio rightly in my book.

The pork chops and eggs ($11.75):

... had perfectly over easies but the chops were more done than we prefer (but still okay.)

Quantity is emphasized at this boat of breakfast bounty. Not sure if we'll return to this thickening agent of a restaurant, but it has its appeal as evidenced by the long wait list.

Gravy Restaurant
3957 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR









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