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June 11-20, 2014


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Friday, June 20, 2014

We closed the case at Case Study:

... with some of their fine brew and Roman Candle pastries.

A solid currant scone:

... oat scone:

... and a cake with a sweet crusty layer of poppy seeds:

... showed off R.C.’s doughminion in PDX’s pastry placement.

Case Study

Roman Candle Baking




Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dear Pigwidgeon" ($10.00):

... was a love letter of luscious lime-lifted coconut cashew prawns, posted with pesto, parsnips and ginger at Carte Blanche.

Avocado airmailed this broccoli-bundled, sesame-sorted rice bowl stamped with crisply fried shallots. Snap peas and corn-glomerated to deliver a marvelous missive of herby excellence.

The “Meddling Puffin” ($10.00):

... did not contain any puffin at all. It was a mint leaf-lined roll filled with braised pork, a perky, citrusy slaw, crunchy fried shallots, pineapple and banana ketchup. This medley of morsels was cheery chompage sided with slivered almond showered broccoli.

Carte Blanche’s food always includes crunchy, tangy, sweet, savory, salty and creamy in a cravable collage of cart chow.

Carte Blanche Food Cart
SE 32nd and Hawthorne
Portland, OR




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A belly banded Boke Bowl of pork dashi ($10.00, plus $3.00 for belly):

... was kerneled with corn in this porcine pool of noodle noshage. We have had their wares on Water Avenue and were glad to see this new-del house expand across the river.

Brussels sprouts ($10.00, plus $4.00 for chicken):

... were bronzed with sweet support from mango, diced tofu and caramelized cauliflower in a swell salad supplemented with fine fried chicken.

This northwest noodle node is a great place to go for Boke.

Boke Bowl

1200 NW 18th
Portland, OR




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In Sellwood, they burn wood at Ash Wood Fired Pizza.

House made starter with grape yeasts gave the dough a sour slant in a marvelous margherita ($8.00):

... and an eggplant and radicchio ($9.00):

... with chili flakes scattered over the melted mozzarella.

These circles of ‘cineration were sensational with chewy edges around the blistered borders of these flavor flaps.

This vittles vehicle peels out great ‘za steered by some Bay Area ex-pats.

Ash Wood Fired Pizza
7875 13th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, June 16, 2014

A pomegranate lemon drop ($5.50):

... and a Kentucky mule ($5.50):

... kicked off our evening during happy hour at Noble Rot.

We tucked into a slightly overcooked blue cheese burger ($10.75):

... with crisp fries and an okay ham and cheese panino ($6.75):

... with mango chutney and o rings:

All the chow was serviceably snackable at this popular, top floor, rot spot.


Noble Rot
1111 E Burnside
Portland, OR




Sunday, June 15, 2014

Little Big Burger was part of our last lap around the nabe before we blew out of Stumptown.

We got our usual blue cheese burgers, fries and beer and bid adieu to our peppy PDX pullover.

Little Big Burger




Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ken’s Artisan Pizza’s:

... Caesar ($8.00):

... could have used more garlic and anchovy, and the croutons could have been integrated with a bit of dressing, but this Romaine pile tiled with shaved Grana Padano was still a happy heap of leafy likeabilty along with a smoked trout salad:

Roasted ratatouille bobbed in a ball pit of Sardinian couscous lavishly laden with fish flaps.

Black oil cured olives and mozzarella melding in a pleasing pizza ($13.00):

... with a veil of tomato sauce to this nicely chewy, wood-fired circle.

Ken’s makes a solid pizza and pie-riferals.

Ken’s Artisan PIzza
304 SE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, June 13, 2014

We got into the Hazel Room:

... just as a shower started and breakfasted on a skillet of ‘sparagus ($13.00) and prosciutto:

A sunny side up topper sauced this pan of thick cut ‘ciutto, The biscuit wasn’t as flaky or tender as we prefer, but the bruléed grapefruit was a perky sideline citrus.

Brussels sprouts ($13.00):

... could have used some more cooking for our tastes, but they were still good in a chicken-sausaged, mushroom scramble with chevre.

We were glad to have some shelter from the storm even though the chow may not not be aimed at our tastes.

The Hazel Room

3279 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR




Thursday, June 12, 2014

The cornmeal pancake was luscious pan ‘polstery to soak up the bloody runoff of the steak ($12.00):

... and jalapeño butter with eggs at Tasty n Alder.

This flip-worthy jack was followed up by their hangtown fry ($13.00):

... which was a deconstructed deck of biscuit and bivalve in an uptown egg dish.

Tasty n Alder remains a good downtown dugout.

Tasty n Alder

580 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A micro dice of zukes and olives dominoed into a deck of white bass ($10.00):

... at The American Local.

We followed these fish flaps with a hamachi heap ($14.00):

... with cherry tomatoes, cukes dotted with basil seeds. The cravable crudos came after a “true blood” cocktail ($9.00):

... of blackberried bourbon with a hint of jalapeño to his mezcaled moisture.

Bay shrimp in brioche ($8.00):

... was a top-loaded takeoff on a lobster roll. This slipper of seafood was swell followed by fregola’ed roasted shitakes ($9.00):

Ground prosciutto hammed up a perky pesto in this sumptuous shroomy bowl.

Cumin roasted carrots ($8.00) and fried chicken ($10.00):

... are always standard orders for our visits here. The avocado, cilantro and yogurt root out their complementary flavors with crunch from sunflower seeds.

A couple maple-kissed pork belly skewers ($7.00) were heated with sriracha while the chicken meatball ($7.00):

... mingled with its younger, yolky kin in a dipping sauce to enrich this egg-shaped chicken.

A toastada ($10.00):

... was torqued with wild mushrooms and cotija cheese in a corn and tomato salsaed masa mat of marvelousness.

Even though we were full, we had to dive into the ice cream sundae ($8.00):

... with shards of waffle cone, candy bits and pretzel for a sweet, salty, creamy collision of cravability.

The fabulous frozen corn custard ($8.00):

... on a corn cookie crust was adorned with peanut praline and raspberry to finish off our feast.

The American Local is a place we will miss when we are no longer locals.

The American Local
3003 SE Division St.
Portland, OR









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