La Rambla Restaurant...

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m ready now.  And what a great restaurant to start off with, La Ramble a Spanish Cuisine right in downtown McMinnville.  It’s the perfect place to grab a fancy lunch before drinking a few more local Pinots. We started out with a cheese...

Spints and Tabla Dat...

I have a new favorite restaurant… But before I get into that, let me tell you about a nice place for drinks before you go to my restaurant of choice.  Spints Pub and Restaurant has a great old world feel yet the drinks are modern and are sure to surprise and delight.   I tried the...

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...

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...

The Musical Cafe- Ca...

We went to see Billy Elliott at the Keller Auditorium a few nights ago and thought we’d make a date of it by going out to a nice meal  walking distance to the show. The closest restaurant to the theatre is Carafe, a french cafe style bistro. We had a great time. The service is one...