Tag Archive: portland

Chinatown: Pok Pok LA is Now Open

Pok Pok LA is now open in Chinatown. The two-story restaurant with patio occupies a corner of the Mandarin Plaza, near the Mandarin Chateau. The more casual Pok Pok Phat Thai opened earlier… Continue reading

Chinatown: Noodles at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok in Portland has said he opened Pok Pok Phat Thai and the upcoming Pok Pok in Chinatown Los Angeles for the ease of getting Thai ingredients from the… Continue reading

SF: Have You Eaten at Kin Khao Yet?

  On my last trip to San Francisco, I really wanted to try Kin Khao. The Thai restaurant is named after the phrase “kin khao” which literally translates to “eat rice” but really means,… Continue reading

Salt and Straw Thanksgiving Ice Cream at Joan’s on Third

The Salt & Straw Thanksgiving 5-pack of ice cream is now available at Joan’s on Third. The 5 ice creams are Sweet Potato and Candied Pecans, Apple Cranberry Stuffing, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey,… Continue reading

PDXCW: Ain’t No Party Like a Bartender’s Party- USBG Party at Portland Cocktail Week

For the closing party at Portland Cocktail Week, almost every chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild was represented. The party was held at the Jupiter Hotel. A tent was built in the… Continue reading

PDXCW: Bacardi Bar Challenge

As part of this year’s Portland Cocktail Week, Bacardi sponsored a bar challenge. There were four teams, “Where’s the Orgy At,” “Bar Belle,” “Passenger” and “Ramble House” and they had to build a… Continue reading

PDX: Lunch at Urban Farmer

On my last trip to Portland, I stayed at the Nines Hotel. The restaurant Urban Farmer is just off their lobby on the 8th floor. After a week of great meals at food… Continue reading

PDX: Best Onion Rings at Lincoln Restaurant

Unlike most trips where I research the hell out of the city for the best eats, I played it by ear with Portland. I was in town for Portland Cocktail Week and went… Continue reading

PDX: Going Far East with Expatriate

Expatriate is quite the sexy restaurant. The newish Expatriate serves what I’m calling neo-Asian fusion. The cocktails however aren’t terribly themed out.   I picked out something with happy ingredients and then made quick… Continue reading

PDX: Doing the Brunch Thing at Tasty N Sons

“Why is brunch so popular in Portland? Why isn’t happy hour popular?” I hazarded a guess it had to do with the implication happy hour is for the hapless cube monkeys who need… Continue reading