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!
Pork loin sliced, fried yams, marinated onions in lime juice, and creme de recoto. $9
Sanguchon, San Francisco CA
This sandwich was really tasty and the pork was juicy and flavorful. I also thought the bread was good, but it was a little thick for my liking.
Bacon, green onion, cheddar. $3.25
Capers Cafe, Portland International Airport (PDX)
This scone was actually really good. I liked the light, crumbly texture and the savory ingredients were yummy. They also heated it up before serving so it was especially good.
Small coffee. $1.65
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. Complimentary
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.
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!
Line during a rainy morning.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland OR
Ugh, the service here was horrible. The workers seemed bored and lackadaisical. Puh-lease, go find another job that doesn’t involved customer service if you’re THAT bored!
Masa steamed in banana leaves with mole negro, crispy duck confit and crema. $13
Taqueria Nueve, Portland OR
Mmm, this was SO good! I love the texture and flavor of the masa, and the duck confit was delicious! I also loved the presentation with the unwrapped banana leaves and sprinkling of greens.