FEAST Portland Donates Over $62K to Charities


According to a press release from Bon Appétit, FEAST Portland has donated $62,143 to its Portland charitable partners Fight Childhood Hunger, Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry, and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Feast Portland 2014 welcomed over 12,000 attendees, and hosted 35 events with 84 chefs, 21 artisans, … [Read more...]

Tasty n Sons Reopens Tomorrow

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Tasty n Sons is reopening November 19th with a "New Look and Taste of the Chesapeake Bay". John Gorham’s Tasty n Sons, Portland’s iconic brunch spot, is opening its doors again after a short reprieve. The dust has settled, the bar has been expanded, and the restaurant has received a lighter and brighter fresh coat … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Restaurant Preferences


I have received several emails asking where I eat Thanksgiving dinner. Years ago, someone very important to me died during Thanksgiving week, and it is still a difficult time for me. Because of this, nine out of the last ten years, I've gone out to a restaurant. Unfortunately, a turkey dinner is not easy for a … [Read more...]

I’m So Over Pumpkin Spice


Pumpkin-spice - it's everywhere this year. What is all the fuss about? On a recent walk, I broke down and stopped at a Starbucks to try this mystical beverage that seems to appear at least once in every 20 something's Facebook stream. It's been ten years since Starbucks invented the pumpkin-spice latte, and it seems … [Read more...]

Bluehour Fire Victim Sues for Injuries


Back in April of 2013, Bluehour bartender Steven Grimm was seriously burned and hospitalized after a fire. At the time, owner Bruce Carey said, "Last evening at around 9:00 pm there was an accidental fire at Bluehour.  Our bartender Steve Grimm has been treated at a local hospital and he is expected to return home … [Read more...]