Tag: Portland

City, Food

Portland Top Ten

  I’m always proud to say Portland, Oregon is my hometown. It has changed since I was growing up in the 1980s and 90s. Back then it felt more like a town. Now, it’s a full-blown big city. Portlanders love to complain about the increased traffic and escalating housing prices, […]

Food

Sandwiches Stepped Up

Kudos to the gourmet sandwich craze for bringing us a place like Lardo. While it may not have been first on the scene, for my money, it may be the best– sandwiches like the Pork Meatball Bahn Mi and the Chickpea with yogurt sauce can hardly be considered in the […]

Food

The Little Italian Restaurant that Could

  Luce on Portland’s East Burnside Street has been thrust into the spotlight after being named one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants in the country and I’m happy to say it lives up to the hype. There’s no doubt the recent attention has rocked the small space– waits can be […]

Food

Shrub Love

Not that long ago a friend asked me if I’d ever heard of drinking vinegars—sort of a fruit infused vinegar syrup otherwise known as a shrub. A lover of all things tart and tangy I was embarrassed to admit I hadn’t. I immediately set to work researching this trend and […]

Food

Vegan Yes, Granola No

I must admit, I did a bit of a double take when I saw this industrial-chic new storefront on the corner of SE Stark and 28th. Long a coffee shop, the small spot had a new flat black paint job and slick block lettering. The appearance alone was enough to […]