Departure Restaurant- Happy Hour with a View Jun19

Departure Restaurant...

June is Portland Dining Month, where dozens of restaurants offer three-course fixed-price menus for $25. Epic! To start it off right we whetted our appetites with cocktails from Departure Restaurant on top of the Nines hotel.  Departure is the perfect place to assess the situation and get a...

Tacos Portland Food ...

At least once a week I get the vegetarian burrito from a food cart truck on Yeon Ave. in the industrial area of NW Portland.  To venture out I thought I’d try the carne asada tacos from the truck that comes to Pacifica’s factory parking lot.  They were delicious.  Thick...

Gruner Restaurant Di...

I had a great week last week.  So to celebrate I took my favorite lady (Lesley) to a nice dinner out at Portland’s Gruner restaurant.  We had a fantastic experience from our cocktails to the entrees. Lesley got the Alpina: a champagne drink with the liquor de fashion St Germain.  I...

Slappy Cakes –...

Slappy Cakes, fun for the whole family! Last Saturday we pretended we were on vacation in our own city.  Lesley wanted to take us to the east side Portland pancake icon Slappy Cakes restaurant.  Its like a fondue restaurant but with pancakes. Instead of dipping ingredients in hot broth to...

Mint 820 Restaurant-...

I have had more lamb hamburgers in Portland in the last six months than my entire 30 years in Santa Barbara. This is a good thing. Mint Restaurant in the north-east side of Portland was a recommendation from a co-worker for great happy hour drinks and good food.  Lesley and I went for...

Peruvian Style ̵...

I’m trying to figure out how to drink wine and get paid for it.  I know its everyone’s dream, but I really think I can achieve it.  I met a new wine marketing friend at Andina Restaurant to brainstorm the possibilities.  Unfortunately, even though we went to Andina because...

Pok Pok

Pok Pok restaurant / food cart is a great place to venture out and try new Thai food dishes.  We love Thai food, especially Your Place Thai in Santa Barbara so when we had a chance to go out with our friend Jenn visiting form SB, Pok Pok seemed the logical choice.  The chicken wings are...