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December 11-20, 2013


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Friday, December 20, 2013

Tiki-chain ‘steraunt Trader Vic’s:

... “Eastern Sour” ($8.00) and “Suffering Bastard ($9.00):

... were dilute drinkage downed with tempura’ed poles of green bean fries ($7.00):

... some under-seasoned tuna poke ($13.00):

... with crispy taro chips and “cosmo tidbits” ($19.00):

... with flavorful ribs, slices of char sui, fried prawns and slightly soggy crab wontons.

It had been a long time since our last vic-nic and it may be a while until we return.

Trader Vic’s
1203 NW Glisan
Portland, OR




Thursday, December 19, 2013

The corned beef hash ($11.00):

... at Cheryl’s:

... contained trace elements of meat woven into broken up hash browns and topped with poached eggs while our request for extra rare salmon ($14.00):

... was met with a fully cooked flap with equally ova cooked eggs.

It had been over a year since our last visit to this market/meal house which has a friendly staff, but it is not one for our rotation.

Cheryl’s on 12th
1135 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kerns Kitchen:

... has recently turned the page on the nook that used to house the Bakery Bar.

We dug into their house made blueberry scone ($3.25):

... which was a wedge of texturally tuned carb-tentment before our scramble ($10.50):

... with asparagus, feta and zukes as well as a bacon and onion version ($10.50):

... with a side of house made sausage ($3.50).

These simple servings were good grub and we look forward to spacing our visits to check out more of their type of chow.

Kerns Kitchen
2935 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

They were out of pizza dough at Life of Pi so we headed to HUB to sub in some pub grub.

A couple pints of their Lager and ESB ($3.75):

... washed down Happy Hour helpings of wings ($5.75):

... with blue cheese dressing, celery sticks and potato chips, a slice of sausage pizza ($2.75):

... that had a doughy crust and more cheese than we prefer, tough beef skewers ($5.75):

... and a blue cheese burger ($10.75):

... that was garden variety.

This suds center for cyclists may not be our thing, but it’s a popular stop for pedalists.

Hopworks BikeBar
3947 N Williams Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, December 16, 2013

There was a line after 10 p.m. at Biwa:

... where we thought we were arriving late enough for the burger to be on the menu but discovered that it only becomes available after 11.

We warmed ourselves with their take on a gingered hot toddy ($8.00) served in a teacup as well as a bourbon and citrused “Nikka sour” ($9.00):

... that went down well with a petite plate of popcorn showered in spice.

Skewers of chicken liver ($4.00):

... were extra-organly good cooked to a rare richness releasing bloody bites of unfiltered unctuousness.

Nuggets of deep fried chicken ($8.00):

... clucked with crispness with moist middles in a mingling of fly fry.

Hangar steak on a steak ($5.00):

... was good, but this morsel of muscle was trumped by the tri tip ($13.00):

... which were swiftly singed slices of flavor flaps.

We also shouldered up to some porked up ramen ($14.00):

... which was slurpably savorable with waves of warming noodle nosh that hit the spot during this cold snap.

Sweet potatoes ($6.00):

... were fried and glazed with honey in a stack of sticky sticks that stuck the landing for our evening eats.

Maybe next time we’ll be tardy enough to order their non-rice patty.

215 SE 9th Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, December 15, 2013

We were riddled with excitement as we entered the Champagne-centric Ambonnay to receive a dosage of sparkling, spirited discussion and brut force beverages during an effervescent evening.

A tasting of bubbling bibes allowed us to parlay our preferred potions into chit chat at this pagne-fully pleasurable party.

Ambonnay Champagne Bar
107 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR




Saturday, December 14, 2013

We breakfasted on a couple Bakeshop muffins ($2.50 each) at Either/Or Cafe:

... where cappinated beverages:

... companied our crumbly jalapeno and Gruyere corn muffin:

... and a moist mound of bran:

... in this cozy, retro rest stop.

Either/Or Cafe
8235 SE 13th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, December 13, 2013

Podnah’s Pit’s métier is meatier as evidenced in a cup of their Texas red ($3.50):

... which was a pot of protein that could suspend silverware vertically with ease.

We followed this chunky chili with a brisket plate ($8.50):

... of sleek sliceage sided by collard greens ($3.00) permeated with pork and black eyed peas ($3.00):

... in a cold salad.

A half rack of their ribs ($13.00):

... were pret a porket pleasures of sumptuous swine sided with slaw ($3.00).

We counterpointed the saliney cornbread with squeezes of honey to seal the deal a this pit of carbos and carne.

Podnah’s Pit Barbecue

1625 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR



Mark your Calendar

Jonathan Demme and Daniel Wolff will present their documentary New Home Movies from the Lower Ninth Ward as part of a benefit for the Oxbow School Scholarship Fund on January 18th.

A New Orleans feast follows this screening at Napa’s Copia theatre with the money going towards a scholarship for a New Orleans student.

Oxbow School Fundraiser
Saturday, January 18, 2014
The Theatre
500 First Street
Napa, CA

Tickets $125 - cocktails and screening with Jonathan Demme, $500 - cocktails, screening and dinner with Jonathan Demme and Daniel Wolff.




Thursday, December 12, 2013

We fielded some fine finds for stocking stuffers at The Meadow which is a cool clearing for bitters, salt and chocolate.

Our grab bag of grazeable goods will be mowed down in no time.

The Meadow

3731 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wilder Bar:

... was living up to its name when we wandered in just after 9.

We tamed ourselves with a Ron Burgundy Old Fashioned ($8.00) of Scotchy-Scotch, coffee syrup and Aphrodite bitters and a “Honey Fern” ($9.00) with honey and Fernet:

... before tucking into a brioche-bunned burger ($11.00):

... with pickled red onion and aioli. This sating sandwich was a juicy jostle joined by some house-extruded pasta ($12.00:

Carbo curls cavorted with rapini and sausage in a dish of doughmastication at Wilder.

This feral front of freshment was a fun foray. We will have to dart back to tranquilize ourselves again.

5501 NE 30th Ave.
Portland, OR









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