I'm a NYC hounder and am excited about my big road trip through the Pacific Northwest in August. I'm staying with a friend in Lake Oswego for a weekend before heading up to Seattle and then on to Vancouver and further east in Canada.
I'm looking for great food adventures in Portland I eat absolutely everything and am excited to try anything that is unique to Portland. I definitely want suggestions for food carts, breakfasts, seafood, Asian/ethnic foods, and I'm a huge ice cream connosieur.
I think we're going to try to do Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge one day and I definitely want to check out some breweries and vineyards. Ideas? Also, we may take the long route on the way to Seattle to drive through Astoria and see the coast. Any suggestions on the way up there would be most appreciated too. And I promise I will give a detailed report upon my return.
These are my thoughts so far: Toro Bravo, Bijou Cafe, Pok Pok, Otto's Sausages, Sahagun, Cool Moon Ice Cream, and Voodoo Donuts.
Oh, I also see the Bite of Oregon will be happening. This seems like it has the potential to be a waste of time and money. Is it worth it?
Thanks in advance for all your help.