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August 11-20, 2013


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Last time we visited Sideshow they were limited to poutine, beignets and fries but they have since expanded their menu to include soft serve ice cream and burgers.

We went with the “fancy burger” ($9.00):

... cooked in duck fat with white Cheddar and Gruyere. The grass fed beef patty and brioche had a good bread to burger ratio with truffled mayo upping the umami.

A mandatory order of their crisp and salty, double fried frites ($3.50):

... made for some showy sustenance.

SW 9th and Washington
Portland, OR





Monday, August 19, 2013

The gabagool
piadine ($7.00):

... at the Gabagool truck was a fabulous flatbread with roasted tomatoes, slices of mozzarella, capicola ham, salami and peppers.

With meats from Olympic Provisions layered on the lard-lifted, leavenless, folded foundation this flavorful flap made us vow to return to check out their truck made pastas soon.

836 N. Beech St.
Portland, OR





Sunday, August 18, 2013

We loosened up at Luce:

... with some tumblers of red wine:

... to accompany our antipasti ($2.00 per item):

The mozzarella and anchovy was a star as was the simple grilled baguette spread with chicken liver mousse and Maldon salt. Farrow parmesan pie, albondigas and bread crumb-capped clams were all appetizing ‘tizers before a half portion of salt cod ravioli ($9.00):

These plush, preserved, peche, pasta pillows were pleasing alongside a half portion of tagliatelle ($8.00):

... with beef and pork ragu.

Olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper adorned chunks of hangar steak ($11.00):

... that were minimalist, marvelous, muscle.

Luce continues to lure us back with tasty tidbits and friendly feel.

Luce Restaurant

2138 E Burnside
Portland, OR





Saturday, August 17, 2013

Meet meted out a “Kansas City” breakfast ($6.50):

... with a pile of polenta, a couple over easies and slices of bbq’ed brisket that showed off a swell smoke ring.

We savored this combo of cow chest, corn and cholesterol and will have to return to this Kansas City BBQ cart in the Mississippi Marketplace food pod:

... to check out more of Meet’s métier.

Meet BBQ
4233 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR





Friday, August 16, 2013

We masticated marinated olives ($3.00):

... along with a couple cocktails at Bar Lolo.

The old fashioned and margarita ($8.00 each):

... were okay (but both slanted slightly sweeter than our tastes tilt.)

Gazpacho ($3.00):

... was a cooling cup of cuke and tomato with crunch from croutons.

Patatas bravas ($5.00):

... were dotted with aioli in a home fried heap while albondigas ($7.00):

... had a bright tomato sauce.

The sturgeon ($9.00):

... with slivers of garlic in a white wine sauce was a fine fishage finale to this tapas tucker.

We enjoyed lologaggin at this small plates stop but it’s not one for the rotation.

Bar Lolo

2940 NE Alberta
Portland, OR





Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cookie-like scones in a little pool of honey:

... were a sweet start to our breakfast at Sckavone’s.

The Farmer’s omelet ($8.75):

... filled with sausage, bacon, ham, Cheddar, peppers and onions and capped with cream gravy was a hefty helping of protein power while the veggie scramble ($8.50):

... with portobellos, tomatoes, asparagus and chevre was a becoming ‘bryo bundle at this friendly, under-the-radar stop.

4100 SE Division St.
Portland, OR





Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A hummus plate ($9.00):

... with warm pita points was a simple start to our quick lunch:

... at Produce Row Café.

We dug into seared tuna ($10.00):

... with bok choy which was pleasingly perky as well as a pastrami sandwich ($11.00):

... with melty Swiss, whole grain mustard and crusty bread but the real star were the crunchy fries on the side.

These Miller High Life battered batons may sound low life, but they packed a brittle border and starchy center that made these tubers take off.

Produce Row Cafe
204 SE Oak St.
Portland, OR





Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The proprietor of Chez Dodo:

... warned us a wait during a lunch rush on his Mauritius food cart but once we ordered, our lamb-laden samosas ($7.00 for two):

... were rolled out, stuffed, fried and paper-plated quickly.

Our order of portobello burry ($7.99):

... was split onto two heaping plates with curried brown rice binding crisp, lentil fritters in these mounds of mushroom-mingled materials.

All of the dishes are student appropriate containing enough to calorically sustain life for a substantial measure of time.

This food cart was a friendly filling station for Island eats.

Chez Dodo
3441 N Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR







Monday, August 12, 2013

Poles of impaled pollo ($3):

... were spiced up with a pepper sauce to jostle the juicy joints at Stix. These sharp sticks in the face were a simple and satisfying prod-uct.

3441 N Vancouver Ave
Portland, OR







Sunday, August 11, 2013

A margarita ($8.00):

... on the patio at the recently opened Teote:

... packed some spicy heat and cool citrus.

Our array of arepas included a plump pork belly ($5.00):

... packed corn cake with a sweet heat with pickled onions and cheese, a pollo and avocado numero ($5.00):

... that was like a Venezuelan-influenced chicken salad sandwich, a smoked chicken version with slaw, cheese and chili sauce:

... and a pork roast ($5.00) and slaw combo:

The corn cakes were crisp-crusted cushions in these bowls of satisfying snackage (that were larger than we imagined when we place our order at the counter.)

They are just getting started so all of the 3 bars in this converted bungalow are not yet open. We will have to return for more cornbread covered contents soon.

1615 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR











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