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March 21-31, 2014


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Portland is, for the most part, a gluten-free zone. Not just for celiac sufferers, but for celiactors as well. As a reaction to this culinary kryptonite, GF goods are plentiful, but sadly, they often fall short of the blissful bites of their bread-eren.

Gem’s Caramel Apple Coffeecake falls into this carb-agory.

The caramely sweetness stuck out as the central sensation and since gluten doesn’t go against our grain, we aren’t motivated to mortar our mouths with tolerance-tempered takes on cakes.

Gem Gluten free




Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tart rhubarb nestled in a flaky fold in Bakeshop’s hand pie.

We devoured this delectable half moon of hand held hedonism happily.

Bakeshop always produces pleasing portions but this marvelous mitt is one of their finest feats.

5351 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR




Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pals came to visit from the Bay Area so we figure the best place to show off the local chow would be The American Local.

We sat down to swell cocktails:

... and sodas before chowing down on an array of small plates including impressive crudos:

... skewers:

...foie-gravy-crowned fries:

.... and the most delicate asparagus imaginable.

The deep fried mac and cheese:

... and the fried chicken:

... were a major hit with the minors while the registerable voters at the table devoured the cumin carrots:

... Brussels sprouts and quinoa’ed crab:

We were happy to have time with our good friends and that the American Local was a hit.

The American Local

3003 SE Division
Portland, OR




Friday, March 28, 2014

If there’s one thing that is ubiquitous in Portland, it’s tots. Dark Horse:

... offers these crispy tastalgic, spud stumps alongside their Hells Burger ($8.50):

... which despite its jalapeño peppers had surprisingly little heat, but still made for a solid sandwich.

The tuna melt ($9.00):

... on multigrain bread was also a reminiscent ration which we got sided with sweet potato fries:

... (which were overshadowed by the tots).

We washed it all down with a couple of drafts:

... before we ponied up at this house of horseplay.

Dark Horse Pub
519 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR




Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sour suds started us off at Cascade Brewing:

... where they specialize in puckery potions like our “figaro” and “vine” beers:

... which we sipped with a heap of hummus ($7.25):

... sided with homey hunks of veg and crackers, some snack mix ($4.00):

... with seeds, rice crackers and nuts and a cheese and meat plate ($13.00):

All the chow was retro and homey at this center of sour.

Cascade Brewing
939 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We doubled down at Double Dragon:

... with a reorder of their miso gravy fries ($7.00) aka “disco fries”:

... which were sating, supplemented spud sticks that sided our Szechuan burger ($9.00):

This bacon bound burger was good, but did not trump their meaty bahn mi.

Ramen ($10.00):

... was punctuated with pork belly and ribboned with dente dough in a bowl bobbing with a hard boiled egg in a flavorful pork and chicken broth. This curried coconut cocktion was solid slurpage

An Old Fashioned ($7.00) and a Sazerac ($8.00):

... were cooling cocktails capped off with one of their house made coconut cookies:

This top notch disc of delectability was a fine finish to our Dragon dinner.

Double Dragon
1235 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The olive baguette ($3.00):

... at Philippe’s Bread:

... is required eating. This crusty loaf of tantalizingly textured, gluteny goodness was so good that we devoured this delectable dowel of dough directly. Oil cured olives gave a salty, buttery, boost to the chewy, crispness of this tapenadey torpedo.

This leaven heaven housed in the latest Lardo outpost will summon us back to assuage our kneady tendencies.

Philippe’s Bread
4082 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR




Monday, March 24, 2014

An orange-scented scone ($3.00):

... was still hot from the oven at Frice.

This warm wedge had a tender crumb dotted with currants alongside a buttery raisin brioche ($3.50):

While the canele ($2.50):

... was good, it didn't extinguish Roman Candle’s as our local fave, but we did appreciate the caramely crunch its sweet shell and tender, custardy, center.

This baking bodega will beckon us back with their jewel case of enticing cakes and tarts.

Frice Bakery
4082 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR




Sunday, March 23, 2014

A “root beer cowboy” ($8.00) rode in on a Buffalo Trace Bourboned and bittered ‘bibe was hit with apple jack alongside a Manhattan ($8.00):

... chambered with Bulleit rye at the Double Barrel Tavern.

A crab po’ boy ($9.00):

... was a soft shelled, fried, sidestepper stuck in a soft bun circled with o rings ($2.00 supplement) that were good, greaseless, gaskets while the “Seven Corners Burger” ($8.00):

... was bolstered by blue cheese, bacon and fried jalapenos in a ode to the old occupant of this recently reloaded relaxation room. Thick fries fringed this solid sandwich.

This divey den:

... was a fine place to reload with standard issue chow and chugs.

Double Barrel Tavern

2002 SE Division
Portland, OR




Saturday, March 22, 2014

A vieux carre and a sazerac:

... were harp-ingers of heavenly helpings at Angel Face:

... where the bartenders produced pleasing potions in a pink painted relaxation room.

We attacked the egg meurette ($9.00):

... to integrate the chunks of pork belly with the embryonic tonic in a rich red wine sauce. This delectable dish demonstrated their desire to delight along with the noshy novelty of adding raw oyster:

... to steak tartare ($12.00):

We combined this quail-yolked, muscle mass with shallots, capers, gherkins, mustard and salt to beef up toast points.

A trio of cheeses ($10.00):

... were all of domestic cow extraction (with a sheep hybrid) and included a nifty blue.

We turned down the opportunity to order another round of drinks as we didn’t want to leave Angel faced, but we will have to return to this celestial stopping point again to check out their soon to expand menu.

Angel Face
14 NE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, March 21, 2014

We have a soft spot
for crusty baguette with butter and ham so we went with this garlic and herbed sandwich ($6.00):

... at the newly brick and mortared Cheese & Crack Snack Shop.

A house made biscuit sandwich ($4.00):

... had a frittata-like filling with cheese. It was good, but we craved some variance in texture in this carb cushion.

Fromage blanc was the cheese and butter and cheese crackers were the “crack” on a marionberry jam, honey, gherkin, olive and mustard measuring-spooned melange ($8.00):

This lofty lunchable was tray, tres bon.

We plan to return to this new source of snackage for their soft serve ice cream over chocolate ganache filled cones.

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

22 SE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR









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