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April 21-30, 2014


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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Random Order’s:

... salted caramel apple pie:

... has always been a good bet, but today’s had a lackluster crust that lacked flakiness. The cherry pie:

... was more our thing with brittle, butteriness bordering tangy, red, perky pellets.

This bump in our normally good apple pie experience at R.O. will not keep us from trying again.

Random Order
1800 NE Alberta
Portland, OR




Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Breakfast sandwiches ($6.00 plus $1.00 for each add on ingredient):

...were egg and cheese shod in ciabatta buns at Glyph Cafe.

We got both with avocado and one with Olympic Provisions chorizo. While good, the ratio slippered towards the bready side in this ‘batta bundles.

Bakeshop goods were also on offer including one of our faves - the buckwheat fig scone:

... which we split from its seedy spiral stump.

A backdrop of paintings bridged the art theme of the Arthouse building that this cafe it anchors.

Glyph Cafe

804 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR




Monday, April 28, 2014

Kachka’s Russian refreshments included a Moscow Mule ($5.00) and a “Baba Yaga” ($5.00):

These vodka and citrus variants were a com-raderie-inducing cocktails during happy hour.

Vobla ($3.00):

... was salt-cured and air-dried fish for gnawing with our drinks.

This was tailed by a “Red October” ($7.00):

... a sub that was detonated with a perky pepper sauce and cheese, followed by some Siberian pelmeni ($10.00):

This bowl of delectable dumplings were filled with ground beef and pork while the cheese-filled tvorog vareniki ($9.00):

... were cravable cushions as well.

We will have to return to this union of hospitality:

... and dumplings soon.

720 Grand Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, April 27, 2014

Local wines:

... and casual chow were on offer at the newly opened Coopers Hall:

... where rotisserie chicken ($10.00):

... chirped juicily under an umami glaze next to slices of sensational pork loin ($9.00):

... with an achiote rub.

We sided these pleasing proteins with some fries ($5.00):

... and asparagus ($7.00):

The family style fare served in an industrial setting was a fine, fork lifting experience.

Coopers Hall

404 SE 6th Ave.
Portland, OR




Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ham and eggs at Evoe:

... meant slices of Jamon Iberico ($12.00):

... and scrambled eggs with morels ($12.00):

Buttery pig fat marbled in the muscles of the leg slices of the sumptuous ham while earthy plugs of fungus flirted with creamy eggs on a toasty brioche slice washed down with a glass of rosé at this fine Evoe-lution of edibles.

3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR




Friday, April 25, 2014

Triscuit nachos ($10.00):

... were just that at Liberty Glass Bar.

A layer of crackers were topped with cheese, chopped tinned olives, jalapenos and sour cream in a dorm-met dish that we detonated with a “Mary Jean” ($8.00) that had a shot of Bulleit, Campari, lemon juice and 7up along side a Sasquatch ($9.00) which was a whisky and Fernet cocktail that had too many bits of ginger drink without a bit of choking.

Boiled eggs were yolked with tuna salad and anchovy ($5.00):

... and a warm pretzel ($5.00):

... was served with a pot of mustard to aid in our drinking endeavor.

This homey haunt was mostly about casual conversation rather than fancy chow.

Liberty Glass Bar
938 N Cook St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, April 24, 2014

We picked up a couple of breakfast burritos ($5.25):

... at the La Jarochita cart:

... which were heavyweight helpings of eggy, spinach and cheese.

These bulky batons fortified us for the foreseeable future.


La Jarochita
SW 5th & Stark St
Portland, OR




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jack Knife is the name for a dive and also the name of a new bar in the Sentinel Hotel.

A couple whisky-based ‘bibes included a “Bye Bye Sweet Pony” ($8.00) named for the proprietors’ three other watering holes. This maple, quince, ginger beer and citrus sippage was refreshing along with a Bonnie Parker ($10.00) which banked on bubbles from ginger beer backed up by pecan, lime, honey.

Smoked apple chunks, pickled mustard seeds and shallots added a heady edge to Brussels sprouts ($9.00):

... while ping pongs of potato and ginger fritters ($6.00):

... were mash-inations that mingled with cilantro mayo and red pepper dip.

The brisket sandwich au jus ($11.00):

... was filled with hunks of heifer with horseradish and beet slaw and provolone in a homey helping sided with chips.

Jack Knife is a fine place for visitors to check out a slice of local lounginess.

Jack Knife
Sentinel Hotel
11th and Alder
Portland, OR




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Soft serve ($3.00):

... at Cheese & Crack comes in cones cored with chocolate ganache:

These swirls of vanilla were the dessert we were looking for.

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop
22 SE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, April 21, 2014

We opted out of the hour wait for a table and ordered at the bar with the intent of taking our chow to the lobby of the Ace Hotel but a couple spots opened as we readied our order and we slipped in without a delay.

A house bottled sparkling “Americano”:

... was a cunning, Campari concoction which we sipped on along with a sating Sazerac:

Trout roe and horseradish cream were dipping dots for chicharrones ($14.00):

This ham and egg combo was nice noshage but we still miss our 4505’s from back home...

Green almonds, green strawberries and white scallops ($12.00):

... were an amazing array of fruits and mer. This sensational seafood and fetal fruit and nut combo was top notch tucker.

Pastrami short rib ($27.00):

... with celery root and radish had tender and rich ‘rami that resonated with the rooting section.

Clyde Common’s new chef Johnny Leach has shaken up the scope at this center of uncommon de-nom.

Clyde Common
1014 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR









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