Feeling a Bit Pumpkin?

Seasonal  pumpkin dishes at local restaurants: Vindalho Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Bengali 5 Spice Roasted Pumpkin Samosa with Mint Yogurt Chutney Lauro Mediterranean Kitchen Butternut Squash and Feta Phyllo Triangle makes the Mezze Platter of Greek Inspired Snacks -- these phyllo triangles make this a truly … [Read more...]

We All Scream: More Ice Cream in Portland!

Jr. Ambassadors

Note: Both of these businesses have now closed. I recently commented, at length, about the absence of homemade ice cream in Portland. Apparently, somebody was paying attention. Some bodies, to be precise. Open just over 2 weeks, Little Red Bike Café is not only a super-duper cute and much-needed addition to N. … [Read more...]


Now Closed I love Pasha. Specifically, I love Pasha's lunch buffet. This is why... It's the middle of a hurried weekday. Usually, I graze intermittently to sustain my strength, but today I've been working and running around all morning and into the afternoon, and breakfast seems days ago. The noon hour has … [Read more...]

Cupcake Jones

Cupcake Jones

It's not like me to be so Johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to the new stuff in town. For example, I got to Clyde Common for the first time just last week (and really liked it, by the way. And the fact that we scored an extra dessert due to a mistake by the kitchen didn't make me cry, either.) But in an … [Read more...]

Review: Random Order Coffeehouse


(updated 6.2012) There is a really good bakery just down the street from my house. The thing is, you’d never know it was there unless you were to go inside. You see, it’s not a bakery. It’s a coffee shop. But aside from croissants and scones brought in from Pearl Bakery, all of the items are made on site, daily. A … [Read more...]

Review: Baker and Spice


<updated 5.12> Baker and Spice is nowhere near my house, yet I seem to have developed quite a knack for inventing errands that take me to or near its Hillsdale location. "Ummmm… I need to go to Fred Meyer. Yes, the six other Fred Meyer stores closer to home were plumb out of tulip bulbs, so I had to cruise out … [Read more...]