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!
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
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.
Wood Fir’d Manhattan: Woodford Reserve bourbon, sweet vermouth and amarena cherry served up. $10
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Mmm, all these cocktail were delicious! Thanks, Simon!
Jean-Luc Pearcard: Grey Goose Le’poire, St. Germaine, lemon juice and simple syrup served up. $8
Takes Time: Slow & Low rye whiskey, amarena cherries, fresh orange, whiskey barrel aged bitters served on the rocks. $7.50
Fried chicken, bacon & cheese, egg, topped with gravy. $9
Pine State Biscuits, Portland OR
This is a definite gut buster! It has all the ingredients I love, but it actually didn’t deliver. The gravy was really salty, the biscuit was too dense, and the fried chicken was too greasy. Ugh, what happened? This place was highly recommended, but I think it fell short. Boo…
Dumplings filled with beef, pork, veal, and onion. Happy hour $9
Kachka, Portland OR
Mmm, these dumplings were delicious! They were hearty and flavorful and had a nice bite to them. A large bowl of these would be great to eat on a cold, snowy day. Noms!
Russian tin with dining check inside.