|Stromboli at Muddy Rudder in Sellwood… love this place!|
Hope you get a chance to hit some of my favorites and please note: these are my personal notes, my views and be sure to find me on Yelp for more ratings and info and photos of my food of course! Enjoy and go eat, drink and be merry!
I won’t mention little places I’ve been to over and over again for ice cream such as Salt & Straw and some places for coffee, etc. unless they are outstanding of course. And, if you see a *... it’s because it’s either new to me or the first time I’ve had food there… some places I frequent: Barista on Alberta St., The Tea Bar on Killingsworth, Salt & Straw, Eb and Bean, Baker and Spice in Hillsdale, Cheese and Crack, etc…...
Been To: Since mid March!
*Bamboo Izakaya-now a sushi place on Alberta. Food was good and cocktails... delicious but I don’t like sushi so I prob won’t go back.
Lucky Lab-only had beer but food looked and sounded good and had the grilled cheese before once with salsa in it and it was delicious!
Meat Chz Bread-Ray liked his chicken salad sandwich and I had the fall Panzanella which is good but I find that I pick the greens and the croutons out and leave the squash. It’s a bit chewy is all but tasty.
*Woodblock- nice tour and chocolate good for dark choc lovers.
*Bang Bang-delicious curry bowls. Lots of flavor. Smallish place. I had Paenang and yes, I’d go back!
*The Brooklyn Park Pub-just beer. Smelled like greasy food inside so I prob won’t go back.
*Red Pig Garden Tools-neat place in Boring, OR. Everyone needs to go!
*Jonsrud View Point-view of the Sandy River Canyon and it’s gorgeous and a must see!
*The Conquistador Lounge on Belmont. Food ok and Margarita was great. All vegetarian and great for Vegans too!!!
The Knock Back. Great bar food for our first time to eat there. Hubby had the dirty popcorn which he loved and I had a veggie slider that had great flavors! Lovely Tom Collins!! This is a cool bar in the summer when the evenings are cool. Order and watch the bartender make your cocktail and sit by the fire to enjoy it.
Blue Goat in Amity. Had sunchoke soup. Delicious and a must go to anyone in that area of the Willamette Valley!
La Sirenitas Alberta St... as always, decent Mexican food, cheap!
*Boxer Ramen... Good flavor but music was screaming loud and so I won’t be back.
*Farina Bakery on Hawthorne... so sweet and clean and cute. Had a savory scone and one Macarone... orange cardamom. Steven had a savory galette and a little fruit thingy. She sent us home with a goodie bag since they were officially closed. Owner is young and one of those bakers that started baking from her apt. Love stories like that!
The Old Gold.. went a while ago for Whiskey 101 but had food and beer there this time. Had a grilled cheese and it was ok. Fries are coated. This is a noisy but fun happy hour place and prices are great. Great whiskey selection so we’ll be back over and over again!
*Cup and Bar on MLK... just for coffee but oh man. Take Ray asap. Next time I’m having the Dirty Charlie!
*Ville Velo Bake Shop at Prescott and NE 15th Ave. So sweet and they’ve only been open about a month. Today is 4-28-15 I had a lemon berry scone and I brought home a cookie for Ray. They have everything right there so you can pick what you want. I was on a walk and ate the scone walking home. Good at the time but disappointed when I got home and had already ate my scone. Dang it! Reminds me of a smallish cake shop in an English village I’ve been to.
Stella Taco and I loved the margarita and vegan molé taco! Lots of flavor in there!
*Garden Bar in the Pearl... just a salad but a good one.
Pip’s and as always.. perfect! Loved the seasonal strawberry rhubarb doughnut!
*Jade in Sellwood for macarone’s and a chocolate chip cookie... so good and cheap! Can’t wait to try lunch or dinner there.
Bye and Bye for chili frito pie! Yumeeee! On May 4, 2015
Milk Glass Market for breakfast on Sat. May 2, 2015. I had an Oatmeal pudding thingy and an apple butter scone that was delicious. Ray, Steven and Ann had a breakfast sandwich that they really liked too.
Opa in Sellwood for their calazones... so good as always!
*Upright Brewing.. so fun and good beer and thanks to Jacko, we love this place!
Ex Novo again because I love it! Highly recommend it!
Liberty Glass.. my fav and took mom and dad and they shared the Date Cake and loved it!
Back To Eden.. as always, so good if you want Vegan sweets!
*Taco Pedaler on Broadway... good little tacos and cute little place. It will do well and I’ll go back again!
*Eisenhower Bagels inside Pinky’s on Interstate. I want to go back for breakfast there but I brought home three salt bagels that were delicious boiled bagels. They were real!
*Migration Brewing for a beer. It was ok but has this weird smell that a lot of places with concrete floors have. It needs to be power washed? Great for the neighborhood and love the patio! They have new outdoor seating available and it’s super nice out there.
*The Fireside on NW 23rd for a grilled cheese and fries and a cocktail which was yummy. I’d go back.
*Portland Mercado for food truck food and it was good with the Barrio, a bar inside. Took home some Chicken to cook for Burritos. The carts are cute and clean and I love all of it!
*Belmont Station for beer... bought some to bring home. Great idea with lots of beer to chose from. I’ll be back over and over again.
*Costello’s Travel Cafe... went a few weeks ago for coffee and it was cute and busy. Went today for a waffle and it was ok. I’d go back for lunch. Interesting place.
All-Way... my first time to the downtown location. So freaking good! Went back a few weeks ago on a Sunday evening and even though it was still good, my bun wasn’t toasted or grilled and that makes a huge taste difference.
*Buttercraft... very cute but would like to see them offer more. They are super new so I’m sure they’ll grow. Tried some butter but not a fan of eating it off a spoon. Would suggest a plain cracker or piece of bread for sampling. Took some strawberry butter home. Haven’t tried it yet but son did on toast and loved it!
Dar Salam... had the falafel sandwich and it was amazingly delicious!
*Culmination Brewing for beer only.. good but would like it colder.
Milk Glass Market... Apricot Scone and oatmeal pudding... yum! Would like if they would let me order that scone and two scrambled eggs but I was told, there are absolutely no substitutions or changes to the menu. I get that but how hard is it to scramble two eggs??
*Creo Chocolate... I had a coconut brownie that was delicious and Ray loved his chocolate nib brownie. I took a few candy bars to SoCal for family.
*Ringside... they boast of their onion rings. It’s the dressings that are good! Had a veggie platter... eh. Ray loved his steak though. Will save this place for celebrations.
*Teote.. omgeee.. So good! I had the veggie bowl and loved it and loved the plantains and the corn cake was perfect. The best guac in the city! Will go back!
Prost... just for beer and it was good as always! BTW... their pretzels are amazing!
*Thai Noon on Alberta St... just ok flavors. Kind of hot and there’s so many places like this so it’s hard to say which is best.
Went back to All-Way downtown and my burger wasn’t as good this time. I think they need to be more consistent? Anyways, it was good but I was taking a tried and true burger lover that adores In & Out and this time just didn’t do it. I think the first time I went to this location, the bun was toasted or put on the grill to toast and this last time it wasn’t. It really makes a difference.
Miss Zumstein’s... so good! Love their bran muffins and son loves their muffin tin doughnuts but they don’t make them very often.
Base Camp just for beer... it was good! Had the wit!
Solstice in Hood River... had the S’mores dessert before pizza and it was delicious! The pizza was amazing too! Love this place. Had a cocktail called the Farmer’s Daughter.
Arleta Library Cafe... delicious as always! Raspberry Coffee Cake this time but I wish they would switch coffee and quit using Stumptown.
*Red Wagon Creamery Ice Cream at an event for Little Green Pickle. It was pretty darn good ice cream!
Stella Taco... had the Fried Avocado Taco and the Street Corn. Both amazing but the corn... OMG... hope they have this all summer long! The ice blending margarita was so good but man, there’s a lot of tequila in those suckers. Barely made it walking home and I only live a few blocks away!
*Angel Face Bar... super cute, service was fine and cocktails were ok. Desserts could be better. I have ideas cause they didn’t seem to be housemade. Seemed frozen and thawed.
Muddy Rudder... always a favorite with the best stomboli in town and a great bar period! For the locals but it’s welcoming to everyone and so we go now and then. One of my top favorites in town.
Autentica.... first time for dinner. First thing I noticed was the menu was not long as far as entrees go and the prices seemed steep but, the food is outstanding and filled with flavors with just the right texture. I had the only “no meat” option on the entree menu and again, delicious. Others had goat, beef and loved it! The tortillas are soft warm and just made along with the guacamolé and the margaritas, this place is perfect!
*Cruise In Diner... it was a cute place and in the middle of nowhere. We have malts and burgers and it was ok. It was pretty packed but we found a place to sit on the patio. It was nice and warm and we could see vineyards etc. from there. I’d go back.
*Stammtisch’s... a German sister to Prost with a bigger menu! Great beer selection and love the menu! Not totally packed with items it’s truly perfect with a little of everything you need to say you ate authentic German food. Had some potato pancakes with applesauce, frites, asparagus with hollindase sausce, a warm soft pretzel with German hot mustard and hubby had schnitzel and boiled potatoes. Everyone love it. Nice sized restaurant with some outdoor sidewalk seating too.
Gigi’s in Hillsdale... second time out and had the angel food waffle with syrup and some eggs. Steven had the Monte Cristo on a waffle. Delicious.. all of it!
Baker and Spice... got Ray a chocolate crackle and chocolate chip cookie and Steven picked up some goodies too. All of it so good. Some day I’ll go for breakfast again.
Autentica for brunch... again. Delicious and their patio has been redone is so cute and comfy. On Fr’s day.
Radio Room... go here for meetings once in while. Always get the grilled Margarita cheese sandwich and soup. Always good!
*1856 is a bottle room on Prescott and NE 15th near Grain & Gristle. Love this little shop. Went in yesterday for a cold beer and they have a lot to chose from to drink there and/or take home.
|Solstice in Hood River… the S'Mores Dessert!|
|Eb and Bean on Broadway!|
|Baker and Spice.. next to Gigi's in Hillsdale!|
Here's the link to my earlier list this year… from January to March 2015: http://whitebreadandjam.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-oregon-dining-experiences-quarterly.html
|1856 on Prescott and NE 15th Ave.|