Archive for category: Food

Pho-A-Palooza: Got Pho?

March 5, 2012 at 6:20 am Food

Pho-A-Palooza: Exploring Portland's Best Pho – Got Pho?

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The Original Burger at Hollywood Burger Bar | Reviewing The Dish

October 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm Food

After having an underwhelming Island Burger at Ate-Oh-Ate, I still hadn’t satisfied my craving for a really great burger. I’ve been to Hollywood Burger Bar on several occasions and while they may have not the number one best burger in Portland, they make a pretty damn good burger. The last time I had attempted to […]

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Island Burger at Ate-Oh-Ate | Reviewing The Dish

September 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm Food

Restaurant reviews are inherently problematic.  With so many dishes on the menu at many restaurants, it’s almost impossible to give a fair assessment of the breadth of food a place offers.  Restaurants have their good days and their bad days. As a writer, it’s hard to take one visit and one dish as a complete […]

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KoiFusion @ 1 Portland's First Pop-Up Restaurant

April 1, 2010 at 9:20 am Food

Portland’s food cart scene is simply explosive. Once thought to be just a sign of the bad economy, Portland’s carts have weaved their way into the local culture in a way that shows they aren’t just a temporary stop gap or money saving alternative – they are now part of what makes Portland, Portland. Like […]

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Slappy Cakes Make Your Own Pancakes in Portland

March 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm Food

Several years ago I traveled to Japan with my family. It was a culinary adventure as much as a cultural adventure. In Kyoto our friends took us to one of their favorite restaurants which served okonomiyaki, Japanese style savory pancakes made right at your table. While I can’t say I loved the funky array of […]

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Welcome to Valhalla – Portland's Newest Food Cart

July 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm Food, Vegan

Portland’s food cart scene is one of the most dynamic and explosive in the country. What’s exciting to see is how the food carts are growing and flourishing beyond the defined cart clusters (or cart villages like SE 12th and Hawthorne, often called “Cartopia”). This month the scene got a huge enforcement when Burgerville decried […]

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Burgerville's new food cart – Nomad

July 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm Food

If you had any questions about the huge impact that food carts have had on food services in Portland, look no further than Burgerville‘s new food cart “Nomad”. A rough economy combined with an explosive growth in food carts in Portland has motivated one of the Northwest’s biggest chains to jump in the mix in […]

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Choffy – A Coffee Alternative Made From Chocolate

June 12, 2009 at 11:23 am Food

One of my great frustrations is the fact that my body just doesn’t tolerate coffee very well. I love the taste, texture and aroma of coffee but it trashes my digestional system, wires me out and gives me massive headaches when I get hooked on it. Portland is one of the worst places in the […]

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Choffy Interview

June 12, 2009 at 10:44 am Food

Portland is one of the major launch pad markets for Choffy, a new coffee alternative made from roasted cacao beans. I sat down with the co-founder Jason Sherwood to find out what exactly Choffy is and how Portland fits into its equation. How did Choffy get its start? (and what’s your role in the company) […]

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SoupCycle – Local Organic Soups Delivered

May 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm Food, Green Living, Portland

I’ve seen a ton of great business ideas come and go.  Some of them were ahead of their time, others were great ideas poorly executed. Most often though, great ideas go down in burning flames because people aren’t patient enough to let their ideas blossom and grow. They want to get from small to huge […]

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