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February 1-10, 2014


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Saraveza’s tap list had an exciting selection of domestic suds.

We went with a perky Java the Hop from St. George and a Gigantic most premium Russian porter to to wash down their beer betrothed menu of pasties and brats.

The house smoked trout ($10.50):

... with soft cheese, crisp house made crackers and an array of their pickled Brussels, beets, onions, pear and carrots was swell snackage followed by one of their headlined hand pies ($9.50):

... filled with lamb, potatoes and peas with a tender, flaky crust.

The spicy Italian sausage ($5.00):

... linked our lovely linner with a meat tube of marvelousness.

Saraveza was a fine and funky beer, brats and pasty stop.

1004 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR




Sunday, February 9, 2014

So the phone goes off this morning - Portland texted everyone to stay home. Not sure how they got everyone’s cel numbers (a Snowden Snowday app?) but we discovered that is was good advice when we bladelessly slid on our shoes to Lovejoy Bakers.

The place was packed with ice-locked locals.

A cup of tomato soup ($3.75):

... had a good balance of acidity to this fruity fluid zagged with creme fraiche and speckled with chives.

The Cubano ($9.50):

... was periscoped with olives on this sub-stantial ham and cheese with a tangy “mojo” dipping sauce which we ended up using on the turkey sandwich ($8.75):

... which, despite the bacon, avocado, provolone, and green goddess saucing, needed a bit of a boost.

We usually stop by Lovejoy a couple times a week, but we were happy they managed to remain open for most of their ordinary hours during the Snowpocolypse.

Lovejoy Bakers
939 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Ssturday, February 8, 2014

Jamison Park filled with flakes as it transformed from a fountain into a ski spot/snowball fighting arena as the deluge duvet continued to pummel PDX.

We thawed next to the fire place at nearby, nearly empty Jamison:

... while plowing through a short rib omelet ($14.00):

... which had hefty hunks of heifer that cowlesced in an oniony, pepper permeated, fetal futon that was on the over-irradiated side for our tastes, but was still saddled with fine flavor.

A lovingly assembled fruit formation:

... of pine and regular apple and supremed citrus was a fine flourish.

The hash ($15.00):

... was a heap of Brussels, yams, corned beef, rapini under a hot roof of overeasies fringed with frisee. This savory stack of meaty, rooty, veggie sation was good grub at this front row to the flurry.

Jamison Restaurant
900 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, February 7, 2014

Ski-destrians were crossing PDX:

... as snow shut down the city today.

We drifted over to the Teardrop Lounge:

... where we sat out the blizzard portside with a Elk’s Own ($10.00) with a purple punch of Qunito do Noval, a smile of rye, pucker of lemon juice and enrichment from egg white. The cidery Stone Fence ($5.00):

... coordinated with the sweetness of the sauce circling duck confit ($12.00):

... shredded over sliced stump-lings strewn with strips of dried carrot.

Tamales ($5.00 on the happy hour menu):

... arrived as a duo of corny coercions of pork, cheese and peppers. while tender short ribs ($14.00):

... on a platform raisined and chickpead quinoa was strewn with limp and tough green onions in a strangely room temperature dish.

The chow has good intentions, but the Teardrop is about the terrific tipple more than the tucker.

Teardrop Lounge
1015 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, February 6, 2014

A petite palmier ($1.50):

... had shattering sheets of cocoa covered relishable rolls. This buttery bind was consistent with the cravable creations we have enjoyed previously at Maurice.

We also nabbed a moist muffin ($3.00):

... with ground hazelnuts and dried banana. This little lump did not last long.

Maurice is a dessert island where we keep paddling back for provisions.

921 SW Oak St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Steak Your Claim’s signature cheesesteak, the Broad Street Bully ($9.50):

... is a Cheeze Whizzed collection of beef chunks and onion bound in a bun boat that they tout to be “the way they do it on Passayunk Avenue”.

This phill-ing formation fortified us in a way that made us think that they may take a lot of naps on Passayunk Avenue. While this type of sandwich may not be tailored to our avenue of eating, we were intrigued by their pastrami offering so we may be back to check out a non-whiz wich in the future...

Steak Your Claim
932 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nonna is DOC’s take on a tavern with their same set up (highlighting the kitchen in the store front windows.)

An order of marinated olives ($4.00):

... rolled in as a perky pile of Castelvetranos permeated with citrus rind and garlic. These buttery blobs of martini meat were pit-filled pleasures.

The polpette ($5.00):

... were good, but the tomato sauce could have used more of an acid component to stand up to the meatball muscle.

Calamari ($7.00):

... ignited with an herby gribiche to dampen our squid were welcome rings followed by a trout ($13.00):

... sealed with salmoriglio to sauce this swell seafood.

The brisket ($13.00):

... was a smokey stack that verged on saline saturation but was still good. Lentils pulsed with creamed horseradish to saddle this ‘sket with tumblers of red wine.

We will return to DOC’s granny grotto for some of their enticing pastas that passed our table as we dug in to their tasty tucker.

5513 NE 30th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, February 3, 2014

They make their vanilla bean ice cream in house at Lauretta Jean’s:

... so we had to go a la mode on a slice of (our current favorite) raspberry blackberry streusel ($6.50):

... which has a cravable balance of tang with a hint of sweetness against a flaky crust with the added richness of the bean-dosed ice cream.

A slice of chocolate cream pie ($4.50):

... was okay, but didn’t trump their fruity wedges in our book.

Lauretta Jean’s
3402 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Sunday, February 2, 2014

We always get the sashimi roll ($15.00):

... at Hokusei due to its fresh crisp cuke encumberance around fresh fish tail by the crunch of tobiko.

Hamachi and Maguro sashimi ($28.00):

... were fine fish flappage along with some nice nigiri ($5.00-$7.00):

... and a stack of traditional (Portland, not Japanese) cheese and crab-filled, deep fried egg rolls ($6.00):

We always hover back to Hokusei (but the egg rolls may not be a reorder...)

4246 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR




Saturday, February 1, 2014

The coconut scone ($3.00):

... may not look like much, but it was a tropical triangle of tree fruit with a tender crumb in a crusty creation made at the Commissary Café.

We also shot through a breakfast sandwich ($6.00):

... which was a reel of biscuit, bacon, cheese and egg at this little art deco, film-themed, noshing nook at the Film Exchange Building.

Next time we’ll have to audition their lunch options.

Commissary Cafe
915 NW 19th St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chicken fried steak ($9.95):

... was shrouded in sausage gravy and capped with a biscuit at the Bare Bones Café.

This was excess-orcised with a fried egg and a square of cheese to enrobe our bones.

The pepita peppered scramble ($7.95):

... was less of an artery annihilation with butternut chunks rolled into this blue cheesed egg tumble served with rosemary infused toast.

A slice of apple pie ($3.75):

... had more crust than we prefer at the periphery, but it was a cinnamony section of good grub.

This funky, counter order cafe was a friendly stop for a breakfast.

Bare Bones Café
2908 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Quite a statement” we thought as we made off with one of Little t’s:

... chocolate chip cookies ($3.50):

... which was studded with toasted hazelnuts but didn’t manage to sway us from our own buttery, nutless version with a higher ratio of chips to dough. However, theirs was still delicious.

The stand out was the Jacobson salt brownie ($3.25):

... was had lots of chips hidden in the darkness of its moist middle mingling with flakes of (what seemed like Maldon, but we were assured it was Jacobson) saline pyramids.

Little t always has something ‘ticing in their tiny Union Way outpost.

LIttle t baker
1022 W Burnside
Portland, OR





Tuesday, January 28, 2014

There were a couple drips coming out of a truck, and they had our names on them. We sipped on our joe from Olé Latte Coffee Cart:

... along with a wheel of fig and buckwheat scone from Bakeshop.

This Newtonian curvature that is one our favorite Bakeshop bites with spicy, seedy fruit flourishing the grainy glomeration of goodness.

Olé is a good place for a jump start.

Olé Latte Coffee
1003 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR





Monday, January 27, 2014

Oso Market’s:

... kabocha pancakes ($8.00):

... were swell circles of squash supplemented with a couple over easies and bacon while their bacon and egg sandwich ($6.00):

... was a fine foccacia folio of cheesy chompage with a hit of rosemary.

We filled our bucos at Oso and appreciated this bear market’s breakfast options. We will have to return to check out their evening eats. Soon.

Oso Market + Bar
726 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, January 26, 2014

After a strangely long wait for our food at Blocks:

...we ended up tucking into the “pequod” ($12.00):

... which shipped over first. Latkes were topped with smoked salmon and poached eggs and was served with a slice of toast. The smokey flavor dominated this dish while the pastrami hash ($10.00):

... demonstrated dexterous dicing with mini cubes of potato and ‘rami, but bordered on bland but the biscuit was a good gluten gob.

Their pasties looked nice so perhaps it’s more of a coffee and muffin stop...

2032 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR




Saturday, January 25, 2014

“These chilies are really hot” was the warning offered with our menudo ($9.99):

... which we savored at Angel’s Food & Fun:

Our big bowl of belly bits swam in a flavorful fluid of chile broth enriched with bay, bones and juniper. White and green onions, cilantro, peppers and lime filled out this rich ration along with tacos ($1.50 each):

Black turkey, chicken, pork and steak were all bundles of tasty tucker at this half eatery, half pool hall establishment.

We will have to swing back for more food and fun soon.

Angel’s Food & Fun
5135 NE 60th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, January 24, 2014

We detected a full house at Watson Hall:

... where a Manhattan ($9.00) was a little more dilute than we prefer (probably due to their pitted cubes) as was the whisky sour ($7.00). Even so, they were still quaffable ‘quids.

Ahi ($10.00):

... was diced and rolled in sesame oil and seeds with crunchy wonton chips to back board these cilantro-nested sea squares while orbs of pretzel bites ($6.00):

... came with whole grain mustard in which to plunk these ping pongs.

Fried chicken ($15.00) was place in and out of a pot pie:

... with a lid of puff pastry concealing a rooty ration. The crisp and flavorful bird bits were nice nestage.

A medium rare burger ($12.00):

... was an open and shut case of well executed eats with shoestring potatoes tying up our investigation of this new eatery.

We will return to the scene of Watson Hall next time we’re in the nabe.

Watson Hall
12655 SW First St.
Beaverton, OR




Thursday, January 23, 2014

The gelato ($6.00) at Roman Candle is creamy and intensely flavored. It's perfect with their excellent espresso:

We dived into dishes of this dreamy dessert both opting for the coffee-dotted espresso (to match our beverages) while splitting the space with churnage of chocolate:

... and pistachio:

These luscious lactose luxuries are now our favorite PDX frozen flourishes.

Roman Candle
3377 SE Division
Portland, OR




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We whetted our whistles with whisky at the black velvet painting-lined Star Bar:

... where 80’s rock accompanied a hot pretzel ($2.50):

... and a “gun club” ($7.00) pork bahn mi:

The “damned” burger ($7.50):

... was amped with jalapeños and pepper jack which proved solid sustenance for dive bar dining sided with decent fries.

This friendly front of rock is our kind of low brow lounge.

Star Bar
639 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chef Chris Whaley zeroed in on Portland from San Francisco to create a gathering place with shared plates and tables, The American Local.

We settled in with some Evolution sparkling wine ($13.00) and their tasty take on a Manhattan ($12.00) with blood orange bitters:

... and Carpano Antica while munching on a ‘muse of sweet and spicy hazelnuts.

Coins of scallop ($11.00):

... waded in a pool of blood orange and lime juice with a grating of ginger. We shellfishly scarfed these silky circles before savoring slices of salmon ($10.00):

... showered with sesame seeds and kissed with lemon. These fruity mer-volous morsels were delectable demonstrations of spotlighting the seafood.

A spear of swine ($5.00):

... was a sumptuous stick sauced with sricacha while foie gras melted into their version of poutine ($10.00):

This luxe duck take on Canadian curdy fries fringed with gravy Quebeckoned us back to taste more of the top notch tucker at this lovable local.

Next time we’ll have to check out the octopus and the burger...

The American Local
3003 SE Division St.
Portland, OR









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