Crab and artichoke toast – Le Pigeon

Crab and artichoke toast - Le Pigeon
Arugula, fried artichoke. $18
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

Mmm, another delicious appetizer from Le Pigeon! The toast was rich and delicious and the duo of sauces worked perfectly with the main components. The fried artichoke was cooked perfectly and not greasy at all. So good!

Red wine - Le Pigeon
Red wine.

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Portland cream – Voodoo Doughnut

Portland cream - Voodoo Doughnut
Raised yeast doughnut filled with Bavarian cream. Topped with chocolate and two eyeballs.
Voodoo Doughnut, Portland OR

Portland cream - Voodoo Doughnut
This place sucked and so did their donuts! Our service guy was a little bitch and didn’t like getting questions regarding the donuts. That’s your job and I don’t think that 2 questions about what the donuts are called is excessive. I took a couple bites of each donut and threw the rest away. These lame donuts weren’t worth the calories!

Wild Pacific salmon and kale salad – Boudin Bakery and Cafe

Wild Pacific salmon and kale salad - Boudin Bakery and Cafe
Soba noodles, tuscan kale, mixed greens, sliced cucumber, diced red bell pepper, fresh oranges, cilantro, sweet asian chili glaze, sesame seeds, sesame ginger vinaigrette dressing. $10.29
Boudin Bakery and Cafe, San Francisco CA

Ugh, I did NOT like this salad. There was more soba noodles than kale, and the salmon was gross! It was definitely delivered frozen and it had a disgusting squishy texture with a slimy glaze. Yuck!

Scallop – Le Pigeon

Scallop - Le Pigeon
Jackfruit, seaweed, lovage, oyster dressing. $16
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

Omg, this was my favorite meal of my Portland trip! We sat at the counter and were entertained by watching the cooks the entire evening. Every dish was perfect and had a surprising and delicious combination of ingredients, textures, and flavors.

These scallops were delicate and lovely. I loved the random accompaniments that actually worked perfectly to create a perfect bite every time. Noms!

Baguette and salted butter - Le Pigeon
Baguette and salted butter. Complimentary

Voodoo doll – Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo doll - Voodoo Doughnut
Raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake.
Voodoo Doughnut, Portland OR

When your friend and even the hotel bartender tell you that Voodoo is OVERRATED, you should really listen! Unfortunately, I fell for the hype and got deservedly burned.

Voodoo doll - Voodoo Doughnut
The donuts were a huge letdown. The dough was nothing special and actually unevenly cooked, and the frostings were at a sweetness level only fit for little kids. There is absolutely no finesse with these donuts and are definitely not worth the atrocious wait and disinterested service. Fail!

Voodoo Doughnut line
Line during a rainy morning.