|Fecking Brewing in Oregon City!|
Just a heads up this month… I was all over the map traveling and eating my way through Rainey Street in Austin, gobbling delicious Mexican food in Galveston, devouring In & Out just outside of Dallas and quite embarrassingly, I've made a pig of myself as evidenced by my list of the places I've dined and drank beer at right here at home in Portland, Oregon! So, hang on, loosen your trousers and grab a beer for yourself and enjoy this list of my reviews of the places I've dined in June!
|A Fecking Taster of Beer!|
Stammtisch: Because I don't make it to Prost as much as I used to, this place is near and dear as I love German beer, pretzels and potato pancakes. Always good fun and with the summer upon us, nice seating outside.
BarBar: Attached to Mississippi Studios, this place is quick and has a nice burger. Nothing that stands out too much but when you need a good one for hubby and a veggie burger for yourself, this is the "to-go" place esp. if you have tickets for a concert or Live Wire in our case right next door!
Basilisk: In The Zipper on Sandy where I spent a half hour gabbing with an ED doc about his chicken sandwich whilst enjoying my fried tofu burger to the max! But really folks, it was the mac salad that grabbed at my heart strings. The best ever and a fun place to try many different things in one space, Basilisk is worth the trek and by trek, I mean trek cause you know… fried everything… you'll need to WALK that off!
Bernies: On Alberta and one and a half blocks from my house, I've only been once before. Neighbors invited us to happy hour and it was nice. Cool patio, nice happy hour with weakish cocktails which I'm totally fine with cause I do need to carry on a conversation, duh and the best fried pickles in the city in my opinion. So yes, I'll go again… soon.!
Good Life Beer: Shout out to having a beer at home, Sweet As… a new favorite and love love love the flavor!
Pecado Bueno: In SEATTLE btw and so good! My second time there and this time I had veggie tacos and they were delightful! I love this place cause every one from meat eater to full fledged vegan can eat in one place right in the darling Fremont District in Seattle. Go check it out when your there sometime!
Woodlawn Cafe: Another all time favorite but now they serve Roseline coffee and I'm so happy! I enjoyed my usual grilled cheese after trekking over which gave me about 7,000 steps and I was thrilled to have at least worked some of that cheese off during my walk!
Public Coast Brewing: In my favorite beach town, Cannon Beach… my love!!! This brewery is biggish for being new and so sets that right out there. Order at the counter, get your beer, sit down and wait for your food. I did not eat there however, I did enjoy one of their beers. Great for large groups and noise!
Perierra Creperie: In the Cartopia Food Cart Pod and sweet! Love this little cart and I had a few bites of a crepe filled with peanut butter, honey and banana. Wish I wasn't sharing but hey, I can get more soon, right?!
Chicken & Guns: I finally took them up on their offer and had a basket of all sides. Hubby and family ate chicken but I enjoyed my broasted potatoes and salad and wow, I love this place. The setting is nice and this is thee most sweetest cart in all the land!
Jade: In Sellwood, once again on a trekking adventure which I do about once a week or so. This one week in particular, I was with my mom and sister and had the Lemongrass Tofu sandwich and man oh man… I love this but, that sandwich is too much. I shared this time with my mom and really enjoyed once again that fresh Lemongrass flavor. I have it growing in my garden this year so I can't wait to harvest and cook with it soon.
|Basilisk Tofu Burger at The Zipper!|
Stella Taco: Again… the best little tacos on Alberta Street! Another place where everyone can enjoy a meal. Meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans can all enjoy tacos, chips and salsa and guacamole and this last time, some delicious street corn. All very good!
Nongs Khao Man Gai: Took a friend that didn't enjoy her meal and kept saying it wasn't spicy enough. There's spicy sauce on the tables but she decided against trying it on her lunch. I enjoyed my choice which was of course vegetarian tofu with peanut sauce with broccoli. The place was packed and parking was difficult so I recommend you bus or walk over for lunch. It's super cute inside and feels like you are not in the city at all. Open air concept with plants and many tables along with a bar stretch that looks out to other dining on the sidewalk, etc. Very cool!
Tacos and Tequila: At Mississippi Studios and BarBar we attended this event mainly for the tequila but the tacos were great too! Stella Taco was there as well as Maya with her brisket tacos which hubby loved by the way. Great event but packed to the hilt there on Miss Ave.
Pine Street Market: I enjoy this place although I can't seem to get comfy there. The seating up high is uncomfortable and it's packed so finding regular height tables/seating is hard to come by. I did thoroughly enjoy my SHALOM Y'ALL lunch and they make a nice whiskey sour as well. Hubby had an OP WURST hot dog with great fries and we topped it all off with WizBang soft serve, dipped in chocolate of course!
Iaapdx: A cute Japanese picnic fare pop-up inside Milk Glass Market and sweet it was! No substitutions however, the chef did leave the fish and off my corn on the cob and made me an egg salad sandwich instead of pork which was all delicious. I really enjoyed the popsicle the most though. Matcha and Strawberry… amazing combo and gone in a second!
|My love… Jade in Sellwood!|
|At home with these ciders… delicious!|
Vaquero Taquero: Austin Street Tacos off an Austin food cart near the state capitol building on a hot June morning and I asked my grand-daughter to please have one for me. She did! Filled with bacon and eggs and spices, she had gone straight to taco heaven! Nice folks and he loved posing for a photo too!
Torchy's Tacos: Ok… so, when are these guys coming to Portland??? I asked in an email and they would love to come and bring a restaurant and they have branched out to a few other states however, I don't think Oregon is soon on the list. The best tacos I have ever had, the best corn I ever had and I went twice in less than 24 hours. I was there in Austin with grandkiddos and my daughter and we surely enjoyed every single bite… all of us! Love this place!
The Science of Ice Cream: Around Austin, this ice cream shop this time was found in a food truck park called Midway and they make some great ice cream using the nitrogen method. Fresh, creamy and flavorful and my favorite was the vanilla covered in berries!
Little Lucy's Mini Donuts: On Rainey Street in Austin just behind the hotel we were staying at and wow… I'd go back just for this street. A few blocks lined with vernacular bungalow's, food trucks, food carts, bars, music in every form and fun people enjoying every second of their 90 degree plus evening! I cannot wait to go back to this donut shop and all the great places on Rainey Street in Austin.
and… back home again,
Pollo Norte: Home again and taking a few of the gkiddos I brought home with me out for chicken! This places is the best for quick rotisserie chicken with all the delicious sides. Some indoor seating but mostly for the warmer months at the picnic tables outside. Everyone got to eat a lot of everything and we loved it!
Cheese and Crack: As always, so delicious! We had two ploughman's platters, some mac and cheese, a buttermilk biscuit, soft serve and a sundae. Stuffed and happy, we waddled out and went home! One of my favorite places for lunch or a snack in Portland.
Lickety: Great little bicycle cart filled with popsicles at the Moreland Farmer's Markets on Wednesdays! Kiddos loved their treat and so did hubby!
Red Sauce Pizza: Again, delicious! Pizza all around and a few beers while the gkiddos played with sidewalk chalk which I later found all over papa's shoes. Yes, everyone had a great time eating great pizza!
|My charcuterie… at home!|
Enjoy and Cheers! See you around town!
|Taco's 'n' Tequila at Mississippi Studios!|
|Wiz Bang Bar at Pine Street Market!|
|iaapdx… a Japanese themed picnic hosted at Milk Glass Market!|
|iaapdx… corn on the cob!|
|Strawberry and Matcha pops at iaapdx hosted at Milk Glass Market. Pop-Up|
|Street Taco in Austin… Vaquero Taquero!|
|The Science of Ice Cream… watermelon!|
|The Science of Ice Cream… vanilla with berries!|
|Little Lucy's Mini Donuts on Rainey Street… Austin!|
|Rainey Street Food Trailer!|
|Torchy's Tacos in Austin!|
|Pollo Norte on NE 42nd.|
|Tonalis Doughnuts and Ice Cream on Alberta!|
|Red Sauce Pizza on NE 42nd.|
|Salt & Straw on Alberta St.|
|Cheese and Crack Sundae!|
|Cheese and Crack Soft Serve with Espresso Powder!|
|Buttermilk Biscuit at Cheese and Crack!|