Chizu, the cheese “sushi bar” concept from Steve Jones of Cheese Bar will close June 2nd. I figured this news was coming but it makes me very sad. I love Chizu. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland and one of the places I frequently recommend to out-of-town visitors. I love going in and telling them to … [Read more...] about Chizu Closing June 2nd
James Beard Foundation snubs Portland Though chefs Katy Millard of Coquine, Justin Woodward of Castagna and Peter Cho of Han Oak were all nominated for Best Chef Northwest, the annual James Beard Awards night in Chicago was a complete washout for Portland. In the end, none of the local nominees won an award this year. … [Read more...] about Portland Shut Out of 2019 James Beard Awards
A roundup of Mother's Day restaurant events in and around Portland Oregon for 2019. I've gotten a lot of requests for Mother's Day ideas, so decided to put together everything I've come across. I will add more as they come in so check back! 23Hoyt 529 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210; Tel: (503) 445-7400 Special … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day in Portland 2019
All-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival Mark July 20th - 21st on your calendar. That is the weekend of the All-You-Can-Eat ice cream festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Scooperbowl is the best family-friendly event in the region. All-you-can-eat ice cream from the best manufacturers in the Northwest for one price. … [Read more...] about All-you-can-eat Ice Cream, 23Hoyt, Renner’s Grill and More News
Portland Farmers Markets Bloom in Neighborhoods Throughout Portland – Over 30 new vendors bringing ghee, saffron, plant-based ice cream, milk and cheese and more to five weekly markets as the Portland Farmers Market enters its 28th season – Portland, Ore. (April 18, 2019) – Gardens are bright with fresh sprouts, the … [Read more...] about Season 28 of the Portland Farmers Market is here!
Pending completion of a review of an Indian restaurant (one more visit needed), here are some news items which have recently caught my eye. Have you been waiting for the Filipino restaurant Magna to open? As a fan of Filipino food, I have. It was back in June of 2017 when chef Carlo Lamagna left his position at Clyde … [Read more...] about Restaurant News: Magna, Montesacro, Impala Mexican, New Beaverton Restaurants
The restaurant will have a closing party April 20th When Uptown Billiards opened in 1995, it was my favorite place to play pool in Portland. You'd never know when heading up the long flight of stairs off of NW 23rd Ave. that you'd be ending up in a big, upscale lounge with plenty of tables. Over the years, the … [Read more...] about Uptown Billiards Closes April 30th
An interesting press release today about Piccone's Corner Butcher Shop, Restaurant and Bar to open in NE Portland. Reminds me of the original press for Laurelhurst Market. Here it is in its entirety - Owner Austin Piccone brings farming experience from Wallow & Root Pasture Farm and Italian-American roots to new … [Read more...] about Opening Aug. 2019; Piccone’s Corner Butchery, Restaurant and Bar