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April 1-10, 2014


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lovejoy Bakery is a regular stop for breakfast sandwiches but we find their baked goods hit or miss.

The candied ginger biscuit:

... is a crumbly puck of ginger jolted joy, but the apple pie:

... is texturally out of tune with our tastes. The strata of sliced spheres never took off for us in this tough triangle.

Monkey bread:

... and bran muffins:

... were fine but not reorders while the grab and go ham sandwich:

... is very much to our tastes with an over buttered, crusty baguette enveloping thin pork slices.

Even though there are a lot of items we do not gravitate towards, we keep coming back to this convenient corner of excellent egg sandwiches.

Lovejoy Bakers
939 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A charcuterie plate ($14.00):

... adorned with Olympic Provisions provisions had a meaty mound of pork rillettes, sided with slices of salumi and paté at the recently opened Abbey Bar.

We sipped on cider:

... and an Old Fashioned:

... with a cone of floppy frites ($5.00):

and a béchamel bedecked Croque Monsieur ($10.00):

... with thick walls of pain de mie that wasn’t our thing.

Abbey seems like it would be better for those seeking Belgian beer than cocktails and sandwiches.

The Abbey Bar
716 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We capped off our evening with Bay Area pals for some local lactose at Salt & Straw:

... before heading home to dig into a box that they brought from Allegio:

... which we demolished. We will have to refill in Berkeley soon.

Salt & Straw
3345 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Monday, April 7, 2014

We sat down at Ovation:

... for a Moroccan breakfast biscuit ($3.50):

... and a chicken sausage biscuit ($3.00):

... which were warm stumps carbohydration at this new nook under the Encore building.

A chocolate scone ($2.50):

... acted as dessert for our breakfast in a donuty, dense doughed dallop at this friendly family-run front.

941 NW Overton St.
Portland, OR




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Knuckle Sandwich:

... delivered one right to the kisser with their two fisted chili ($3.50):

... which was a nicely spiced bowl of muscle.

The chicken sandwich ($8.50):

... was a pleasing panini of smoked squawker salad with bacon, cheese, avocado and tomato. This was our fave.

The meatball sandwich ($8.50):

... was a marvelously messy melange of grilled onions, tomato sauce and mozzarella with a side of fries ($1.50):

... and a King Kitty beer.

We will have to return for another round to check out their breakfast sandwich or their roast beef soon.

Knuckle Sandwich

2137 E Burnside
Portland, OR




Saturday, April 5, 2014

An expanse of edibles adorned a lusciously laden cheese and charcuterie table:

... at an event catered by Vibrant Table.

A well stocked bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and lots of merriment made for a swell soiree.


The Vibrant Table




Friday, April 4, 2014

The hot dog ($6.00):

... at Ken’s Artisan Bakery:

... is one of Olympic Provisions tasty tubes. Not only is a snappy stick, it is lengthy to boot. Mustard and crusty bread sealed the deal on this badass baton.

We have a weakness for buttered baguette with sliced ham($5.50):

... and Ken’s version was a pret a manger example of grab and go goodness. A shattering armor of crust shielded sheets of swine penned in with butter.

A mini chocolate croissant ($1.50):

... concluded our confetti of crumbs deliciously.

Ken’s Artisan Bakery
338 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Commissary’s granola bar ($2.50):

... is a nutty hunk with a slight sweetness from dried apricot bits and a sting of honey. This seedy sensation has an almondy crunch but isn’t brittle. We love this square of energizing snackage.

Commissary Cafe

915 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After sauntering by Local Roasting Company:

... several times, we finally made our way through the doors for a macchiato and cappuccino.

Their perky potions were our kind of beverages. We liked our mindfully made moisture mugs and will mosey by again soon.

Local Roasting Co.

1932 NW Lovejoy St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We rolled in for a “Snake Eyes” and “Bronco Buster” ($8.00 each):

... at The River Pig Saloon:

... where we whet our whiskey whistles with cooling cocktails and some stellar chicken livers ($7.00):

These fried, fowl filters were fantastic fritteriness flanked with crisp toasts and an order of wings ($10.00):

... which we flapped down happily (but were trumped by the innards).

The buffalo burger ($11.00 plus $2.00 for fries):

... was a bison and bacon binder of cheesy chompage. This homey range of meat was made more playful with the addition of curly fries.

We will come back to the River Pig for more of their swell chow and whiskey soon.

River Pig Saloon

529 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR









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