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February 11-20, 2014


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Aina burger ($8.95):

... at Ate-Oh-Ate:

... came capped with pork belly, kimchi relish, and shredded lettuce. The juicy patty had a nice coarse grind to this sating sandwich sided with taro chips.

Tombo poke ($8.95):

... was sesame oiled and seeded. We used our taro chips to scoop up these chunks of fish washed down with draft beer.

Spam musubi ($2.00):

... was battered and fried to punch up the stunt food properties of this Hawaiian fusion food while sweet potato tempura ($2.95):

... seemed tame in comparison.

We will have to come back to try some pork ribs at this plate lunch portal.

2454 E Burnside
Portland, OR




Wednesday, February 19, 2014

House made bread, local jam and fresh peanuts were components in the “PB&J Royale” ($4.50): Oui Presse.

White bread held thin slices of sweet butter in this strawberry preserves and legume lotioned layering set off with sel gris.

Butter also bolstered the baguette-bordered ham sandwich ($5.00):

... which was a satisfying swine snack.

This little bakery/café was a fine stop for carbohydration and caffeination.

Oui Presse

1740 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR




Tuesday, February 18, 2014


... is not a greenhouse but it was a gas with crepes in both sweet and savory.

We went with a ham and brie ($8.00):

... flap with fig jam in a buckwheat blanket while the shrimp ($10.00) and asparagus version:

... was touched off with tangy chevre.

Apple pie ($4.00):

... with caramel and salt had a good texture to the chunks of fruit encased in a flaky, tender crust. It was very good, but didn’t knock Random Order’s salted caramel out of our top tree fruit ranking.

This pancake house stacked up well with dough-lectables and a friendly staff.

8337 SE 17th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, February 17, 2014

The beef jerky ($5.00):

... during happy hour at Teardrop Lounge is the thing to get at this libation station. We have tried a bunch of their food, and this is the best bet with beefy bands of moist mooer with a punch of pepper.

Teardrop Lounge
1015 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR




Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pépé le Moko is a subterranean sipatorium by the Clyde Commoners.

The Hotel Nacional Special ($14.00) was a rum, apricot brandy, pineapple gomme glass tanged with lime and balanced with bitters while the Amaretto Sour ($14.00) had pucker from lemon and body from egg white in this tumbler of cherry-topped cheer.

We chomped on quicos (corn nuts):

... before our sandwiches submerged. Bocadillos ($5.00 each):

... were panini-pressed, hot handfuls of chorizo and mahon cheese, ham and pickles, sardine and fennel as well as the standout cannelloni bean and black garlic.

This dark den was a rabbit hutch of nice nibbles and pleasing potions. We’ll have to tunnel back soon.

Pépé le Moko

407 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Saturday, February 15, 2014

We had our milk in the form-age of cheese ($10):

... at Moloko:

... where a clockspring of orange rind wound up in our Sazerac ($9) which we chambered with a shot of Bulliet ($9)

Nuts ($2):

... and a paninified tuna melt ($7):

... rounded out the dorm-esque eats that fell into the category of caloric fortification in this aquarium-lined watering hole.


3967 N Mississippi
Portland, OR




Friday, February 14, 2014

Chopped kale perked with lemon ($11.00):

... in the “Tuscan Cavalry” salad which was saddled with parmesan and garlic in a field of fine grazing that is definitely a reorder.

Our trifecta of pizza bianca ($6.00-$7.00 a slice):

... included a fennel sausage flap with tangy tomato sauce and mozzarella, a mushroom, potato and taleggio square and a minty anchovy tile with castelventranos and garlic. While all were very good, our fave of these wood-fired flatbreads was the fish formation.

Roman Candle:

... keeps us roaming back for their top notch tucker.

Roman Candle Baking
3377 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dumpling wrappers were gummy and thick on the har gow:

... but the siu mai:

... didn’t suffer from this same gluey skindrome at Wong’s King.

The tripe:

... and the broccoli:

... were good, there was some solid, saliney squid:

... and serviceable spools of noodle nestled shrimp:

... but the blanket bound sausages:

and egg custard buns:

... weren’t our thing.

We probably won’t be dragon ourselves back to this popular dim sum spot but our curiosity was carted away with the wheeled wares.

Wong’s King

8733 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

They switched up the salmon ($12.00):

... to one with beets, Oregon wasabi and crisp fish skin on their spawn-taneous menu at American Local:

...were this fabulous fish flesh flourished with the rooty accoutrements.

A shot of tequila:

... and another of their rye cocktails:

... relaxed us before we were dealt a deck of porky playing cards on the charcuterie plate ($12.00):

... shuffled with prosciutto, guanciale, pickles and a pot of pimento cheese.

Hot biscuits sealed the deal on this deal-ectable delivery while surplus potted pimento tasted extraordinarily good on the bacon beignets ($6.00):

... that were pepped with espellete and sweetened with honey.

Cuminy, cilantroed carrots ($7.00):

... were enriched with avocado, smoothed with yogurt and texturized with sunflower seeds to produce a vision-enhancing vessel of stickless splendor but it wasn’t all carrot and no stick when we got to the skewered beef heart ($5.00):

... which was an unbeatable spear pulsating with garlic.

One day we will actually have enough room to explore the dessert menu, but not today.

The American Local
3003 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In our quest for the best CCC, we acquired a chocolate chip cookie ($1.75):

... from Roman Candle Baking.

This innocent looking sweet was topped with a pinch of Maldon salt to enhance this buttery bundle. When we broke it open, we found that it was packed with oozey chocolate with a crisp fringe and moist middle.

This delectable disc is the best CCC in PDX that we have found so far.

Roman Candle Baking
3377 SE Division St.
Portland, OR









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