Pine State Biscuits

So this post marks a FIRST.  I used my iPhone to take these pictures!  You may have noticed, but I ain’t eating out as much these days.  So I don’t just leave my camera in my purse anymore because it’s just too heavy even though it’s just a point and shoot.  People rave about this…

Riffle NW

I cook a lot.  I only say that because I don’t know anybody else who cooks as much as I do.  As a result, I get really tired of my own food.  I try to cook as many new things as possible but I run out of ideas and I certainly get tired of chicken,…

Ox

I get a lot of foodie updates about what is new in Portland.  So even though I have a laundry list of established places I’ve been wanting to try, I find myself tempted by all the new stuff.  I’m a neophyte, what can I say?  Ox, an Argentinian inspired joint, peaked my interest.  The menu sounded…

Pok Pok

Who would have ever known that the best Asian food in Portland would be the Thai food.  I don’t think there a lot of Thai people here according to my Thai friend Verde, but he’s not always the most accurate source of information.  Anyways, the Thai food is very solid and easily accessible, unlike in…

Tasty n Sons

I have been wanting to try Tasty n Sons very a long time now.  It’s an extremely popular brunch place, but the wait can be ridiculous.  There dinner service is supposed to be pretty good too, so I made this my final birthday dinner destination. Nueve Cocktail octopus, prawns, flatbread I guess I was imagining…

Le Pigeon

So Dumpling Man and I have tried almost all the big name fancy restaurants in Portland, but there was just one left, Le Pigeon.  I can’t say I had high expectations because it’s more casual sister restaurant, Little Bird, was just ok and Dumpling Man had already tried Le Pigeon and was not impressed.  However,…

Navarre

It pains me to write this post for two reasons.  The food was not good and the pictures are pretty crappy.  Somehow, I wasn’t as motivated to take good pictures because the food was so uninspiring.  I like the idea of tapas (good for sharing, more variety), but I’ve not been impressed with real Spanish…

Cocotte

Portland is replete with food just like what I’m about to show you: farm to table, seasonal, made to order, small batches, comforting, simple.  Cocotte takes that and just puts a French spin on it all.  Zhu Zhu Hamster and Little Pet, who are becoming quite our favorite duo to hang out with, joined us…

Smallwares

Would you ever go to a restaurant that describes itself as “inauthentic”?  Well, we did and it was surprisingly delicious and true to its description, “inauthentic.”  Smallwares is helmed by Johanna Ware, formerly of Momofuku Noodle Bar and Ssam Bar.  Having never been to Momofuku anything and only read about the food and tried recipes…

Noisette

After only a short time in Portland, I feel like I’ve eaten at most of the big name restaurants, Beast, Andina, Paley’s Place, etc.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, I was worried there wasn’t going to be a restaurant special or fancy enough to truly celebrate the occasion.  Dumpling Man and I don’t like to repeat…

Bluehour

I will rarely eat somewhere if the Yelp rating isn’t above 3 stars, but for Blue Hour I made an exception.  I think I read somewhere that they got a new executive chef, and the menu looked really tasty.  It didn’t hurt that it’s walking distance from my apartment too.  It made for a nice…

DOC

Big Spoon has been raving about DOC for sometime, so finally there was an occasion to celebrate.  I took Dumpling Man here for his birthday.  We were quite surprised by the “quaint” or “humble” design of the restaurant, which feels more like you’re eating in someone’s house.  Walking into the restaurant puts you immediately in…