Tag Archive: portland

Portland: Beaker & Flask

  After two days in Seattle (and 13 bars), I drove down with Noelle to Portland for Portland Cocktail Week. After settling into the Jupiter, my home for the next four days, I… Continue reading

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Marcos Tello

The Minty recently caught up with busy bartender Marcos Tello via email about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Marcos Tello is one of the judges along with last year’s winner Matthew… Continue reading

PDX: Le Pigeon

On our last night in Portland, we wanted to go to a really iconic PDX restaurant. Le Pigeon kept coming up in conversation and we decided to go for it. I hadn’t looked… Continue reading

PDX: Ping

  Before I left for Portland, everyone told me I should go to Pok Pok. Then I found out about Ping, their sister restaurant in Chinatown. Then I found out they owned Whiskey… Continue reading

PDX: Park Kitchen

I only made one reservation for a restaurant in Portland. I chose Park Kitchen. Carina asked me how did I come up with this particular restaurant. Considering we had over 50 things we… Continue reading

Craft Cocktails in PDX

There has been a cocktail renaissance spreading through the country. Two years ago when I was in Portland for the first time, I found it fascinating a bar would make its own tonic.… Continue reading

PDX: Sushiville

Wandering around NW 23rd, we debated our options for lunch and decided to try Sushiville which has some pretty good reviews. Then I realized our mistake. I didn’t really want sushi and I… Continue reading

Fast Casual PDX

While wandering around NW 23rd (“trendy-third”), we stumbled upon Two Tarts Bakery. After a meh sushi lunch, I wanted something to cleanse my palate. I chose the mint brownie and honey sesame macaron.… Continue reading

PDX: Tale of Two Happy Hours

On our first day in Portland last week, we headed over to Deschutes Brewery after meandering through Powell’s Books. I was trying to be very Portland-y and not use an umbrella even though… Continue reading

Bacon Donut vs Bacon Doughnut

During my Mac and Cheese crawl a few weeks ago, I couldn’t resist ordering the bacon donut from Nickle Diner. I hadn’t had it before (despite being in DTLA and having seen them… Continue reading