Tag Archive: portland

PDX: Bar Crawl to Pepe Le Moko, Pink Rabbit, Dead Shot and Hey Love

  Let’s go on a bar crawl! Here are some of the bars I checked out when I was last in Portland, Oregon. First up is Pepe Le Moko which opened a few… Continue reading

PDX: Dinner at Canard

  One of my favorite restaurants in Portland is Le Pigeon. I was heading there when I found out they have a new spot, Canard which is in the same building. Oh yeah,… Continue reading

PDX: Meatball Banh Mi at Lardo

  One day in Portland, I decided I would just put in Downtown as my destination and go to the first place that looked good. I had a chatty ride share driver who… Continue reading

PDX: Happy Hour at Lechon

  When I was off to Portland, one of my good friends practically ordered me to Lechon. She said the octopus was the best she ever had. I had just landed and eaten… Continue reading

PDX: Quick Lunch from Food Cart Thai Champa

  I was staying at the Jupiter Hotel (one of my favorite hotels in Portland) when I walked by Thai Champa. I got so much food, I asked if they thought I could… Continue reading

PDX: Ramen and Dumplings at Afuri

  Afuri opened in Portland because of their water supply. It’s their first US branch. When I checked out Portland, I knew this was the first stop during my nearly week-long vacation. They… Continue reading

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET): What’s it like to be certified in Spirits?

  Several years ago, the film SOMM came out and it made a huge impression on me. While I never thought about being certified in wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Recap of the Westward Pig Dinner

  Westward Whiskey had a pig dinner at Winsome recently. The Wingham Farms pig had been fed 4-5 weeks on spent mash, the grain that was used to make Westward whiskey. Wingham Farms… Continue reading

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