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November 1-10, 2013


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fried chicken croutoned our bowl of broth at Hapa Ramen.

This cradle of curry ramen ($8.00):

... was pleasingly populated with pickled ginger, spinach and shitake but the curly noodles were a little more cooked than we prefer.

Nevertheless, we were happy to have this Hapa helping to keep the Portland chill off and we may have caught this new-dle node on an off day.

We will have to venture back to the A La Cartes pod:

... to check out other Hapa dishes once they have had a chance to settle in.

Hapa Ramen
50th and Division
Portland, OR



From our Bunrab email, Matt writes:

Greatly enjoy your ramblings. Don't know how you do it. You have aided restaurant choices many times.

Will soon be in Portland for a visit and then on to Idaho for Thanksgiving and potato jokes.

Already planning for Olympic Provisions and Chop.

Any local cheese mongers or other travel-worthy food purveyors of note there you'd suggest?

Mil gracias!

- matt


Gutenberg replies:

Dear Matt,

The Cheese Bar is worth a visit for some cheese samplers (they also have OP and Chop charcuterie boards).

Here are some of our other current Portland faves:

Indian street food from Bollywood Theater

Noodle dishes at Sen Yai

Canelé or any of the baked goods at Roman Candle

Happy hour burger and fries at Clyde Common

Whisky flights at Multnomah Whisky Library

Espresso at Barista

Fancy fish dining at Roe

Tasting menu at Castagna

Cocktails at Teardrop Lounge

Tapas at Racion

Toast at Tabor Bread

Wine and snacks at Sauvage

Fries from Sideshow cart

Meat dishes at Old Salt

Made to order donuts at Rocking Frogs

Tart Cherry pie from Lauretta Jeans

Salted caramel apple pie from Random Order

BBQ from Podnah’s Pit

Bagels at Bowery Bagels

Ike’s wings at Whisky Soda Lounge

Shelia on Holiday salad at Carte Blanche Food Cart

Malted milk ball ice cream cone at Lovely’s Fifly-Fifty (after one of their pizzas)

Hope you have a great visit!





Saturday, November 9, 2013

Really Spicy Miso” ($10.00):

... at the recently unboxed Boxer Ramen:

... had a nice hit of heat to this splashy Scoville soup while the tonkotsu-shoyu ($10.00):

... variation had a nice net of noodles with strips of pork belly, green onions and boiled egg. Both bowls were nifty Northwest in-slurp-retations alongside their take on okonomiyaki ($5.00):

... which, rather than a pancake, was a skillet of tots strewn with spicy mayo, shoyu and shaved bonito.

We will have to enter this ramen ring again to check out their curry option soon.

Boxer Ramen
1025 SW Stark
Portland, OR




Friday, November 8, 2013

The Spica Hefepils and Arcturus IPA ($4.75 each):

... were stellar sips at Ecliptic Brewing.

This new nebula of fermentation:

... and mastication filled our black holes with black cod ($16.00):

... with crisped skin and rare meat (just the way we like it) on a bed of Brussels sprouts boosted by anchovy and capers.

Chop salumi and Olympic Provisions capicola ($9.00):

... were shouldered with poached quince while a burger ($13.00):

... with gruyere, arugula and pancetta on a soft potato bun was a fine flavorful folio fringed with frites.

We will definitely orbit back for more of the good grub and swell suds at this new brew hub.

Ecliptic Brewing
825 N Cook St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crackly-crusted, moist-middled and crammed with cocoa, the flourless chocolate cookie ($2.50):

... from Nuvrei is a go to good from the case at Case Study.

A couple of cappuccini:

... capped off this cravable cookie correctly.

Case Study
802 SW 10th St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We were surprised to find that Thomas Keller does not have the only restaurant named Bouchon.

A Portland bistro:

... with the same name (with no affiliation to the Yountville and Las Vegas versions) served up split pea soup:

...mussels Mariniéres ($14.50):

... shallot-shrouded, ribeye steak ($24.50):

... and grilled salmon with tomato coulis ($21.50):

The proteins were all cooked to the specified rare and sided with ribbons of veg and a square of potatoes dauphinoise.

Nothing for the rotation, just casual chompage served in a neighborhoody nook.

Le Bouchon
517 NW 14th Ave.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Blueberry pancakes ($8.95) with bacon, sausage and overeasies:

... made up our morning meal at Dockside:

... where the shrimp omelet ($13.95):

... arrived as pink pouch (that was overshadowed by the basic bacony breakfast with precisely cooked eggs) at this divey sportsbar with a friendly staff.

2047 NW Front St.
Portland, OR




Monday, November 4, 2013

Liége style waffles are the foundation of The Gaufre Gourmet’s:

... bread backboards for their open-faced, savory and sweet ‘semblages.

We went with the “ABC” ($7.00):

... which was closed with a Camembert and opened with arugula with a drizzle of jam and boost from bacon. Salty, fatty, vegetal and sweet, this snackage sated us as we continued on to our afternoon activities.

The Gaufre Gourmet
SW 9th between Alder and Washington
Portland, OR




Sunday, November 3, 2013

We doughliberated on the selection of mini donuts ($2.50-$2.75 per order of 4):

... that Pip’s Original:

... makes to order before being advised that it was possible to get a sampler with each of their offerings.

Honey, cinnamon-sugar and Nutella were all good, hot, Homery, hoopage, but they didn’t grab the brass ring from the merry rounds at Rocking Frog.

We are still glad we rolled by to dig into these wee wheels.

Pip’s Original
4759 NE Fremont
Portland, OR




Saturday, November 2, 2013

A rye-freshing Father’s Son ($9.00) at the Bye and Bye:

... was accented with Averna and boosted with bitters in a cherry-cheered chug while a hot toddy ($8.00) with a holiday hit of cinnamon was eclipsed by the son.

Pretzel knots” ($5.00):

... were heated halos served with mustard and cashew “cheese” sauce (since this place is all vegany.)

We wound through these leavened loops along with a “chili pie” ($8.00):

... which was like a Frito pie without the bag and with faux cheese and nutritional yeast to complete our vegan junk food snack.

This vegan hipster haunt is friendly enough, but it made us crave a grilled cheese from the bus next door...

The Bye and Bye
1011 NE Alberta
Portland, OR




Friday, November 1, 2013

We got dewey at the Multnomah Whiskey Library:

... where the chandelier center-pieced study was sidelined by the alluring array of bronze-bellied bottles.

A bespectacled librarian scaled the highlands on wheeled ladders to assemble our outlay from Islay, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

We relished this row of refreshment from the 11 year Oban moving on up to 18 year Jefferson bourbon.

Whiskey-influenced chow accented the po-tent-ables. A rare “butcher’s steak” ($21.00):

... backboarded the saliney sips of Scotch splendidly with bloody bands of flesh concealing creamed chanterelles bolstered with aged balsamic.

Rye-smoked salmon ($15.00):

... with fingerlings, caviar and creme friache and crispy Brussels sprouts ($8.00):

... with butternut squash and gremolata were chomplimentary chow in this den of distilled delights.

We will return to this ‘bibe’rary to decimate more of their decimal system soon.

Multnomah Whiskey Library
1124 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR









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