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Portland, round 6: help me wax victorious in the food ring!

grayelf | Sep 7, 201311:41 PM

We are going to have seven whole dinners this time, yup, coming out for a week at the beginning of October from Vancouver, BC. Thought I'd best get with it as that is less than a month away.

Here are the links to my old reports in case you are really bored/an insomniac/interested: Feb/Mar 2012:
May 2012:
Oct 2012:
Apr 2013:
Jun 2013:

So far thinking about Bar Mingo, Din Din, Uptown Billiards Club, Bent Brick, Old Salt Supperhouse, Little Bird and Natural Selection. Possibly Ataula. May have to head back to Ned Ludd...

Anticipated lunches include Evoe (of course, possibly more than once!), Panaderia y Tienda Santa Cruz, the new incarnation of Taqueria Nueve, Sok Sab Bai, Tarad Thai Market, Meat Cheese Bread,

Happy hours might see us at Tanuki, Belmont Station, Savoy Tavern (hello, deep fried cheese curds), White Owl Social Club,
cilantro kumquat gimlet at Silk, beer at Beer (duh), Base Camp, the Commons and Hope and Vine, Three Doors Down (arancini!), Tapalaya, Oven and Shaker (I'm a sucker for zucchini fries)

Targeted snacks: shrimp fritters with garlic sauce from PDX671, porchetta sandwich from People's Pig, Stockholm hotdog from Broder, al pastor off the proper spit at Robo Taco, salted peanut butter cup ice cream and a bicerin from Alma Chocolates, Oregon Kiss from Sahagun, doughnuts from Acme and Coco

We timed our trip to include the Fresh Hops Festival in Sellwood, so that is a must. Contemplating trying out the burger at Jade Teahouse that day.

Also interested in the Painted Hills patty at the Red Fox another day, as I am still searching for a replacement for my late lamented favourite from the now-defunct Matchbox Lounge.

Roseline coffee must be had this trip. Researching where to get it (Coffeehouse Five?) so all tips gratefully accepted. May have to check out Fresh Pot in honour of their centenary. Maybe Grindhouse too.

Bar Dobre or Roost for a brunch.

A few places I've read about elsewhere that interest me are Fat City Café (biscuits and gravy, pancakes), homemade biscuits at the Farmer's Feast (but I think this is only at the winter farmers market at Shemanski Park, so I may have to wait), Brooklyn House restaurant (where the Berlin Inn was forever), Prehispanica, brunch at the Alberta Street Pub (though it is not listed on their website),

Also intrigued by dinner and a movie at the Living Room Theatre but not sure it is worth an evening meal -- should we do lunch and a movie instead?

Whew, that's quite a list. If you're still with me, thanks for reading, and I look forward to any thoughts you might have. No budget restrictions, no dietary restrictions, will have a car...

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