Now and then I'm so inspired by a meal, I want to write about it. This is one of those times. But it is also a goodbye to my mother who died a few months ago. If you'd like you can skip directly to the review by clicking here.I have an immigrant friend whose life has been a long journey over a short time. It has toughened him, and he's not the type of person who is prone to … [Read more...] about Goodbye Mom – Paley’s Place Revisited
The Heathman Restaurant closing at the end of March. Though the restaurant was once home base to accomplished chefs Greg Higgins and Philippe Boulot, and was on many "must visit" lists in the 80's, this is not what I'd call a big loss to the community. The restaurant has been on a downward slope since the early 2000's, and the purchase of McCormick & Schmick's in 2012 … [Read more...] about Heathman Restaurant Closing, to Open as New Paley’s Venture
The Oregonian got the scoop on two new restaurants that Vitaly and Kimberly Paley are planning for downtown Portland. The "Imperial" will go into the space at the Hotel Lucia recently vacated by Typhoon. The second will be called "Portland Penny Diner", which will be located across the hall.As I've reported before, Ben Bettinger, most recently of Beaker & Flask, will … [Read more...] about New News! Paley’s Adding Two More Restaurants, Pink Slime Deathwatch!
This review is now out of date. You'll find a new complete review here.I will admit upfront that through a series of events over the years I have an emotional tie to Paley’s Place. On my first meal in 1996, we had barely sat down when the gentleman at the next table caught my eye. “You simply must try our wine,” he said proffering the bottle. “It is our 40th anniversary … [Read more...] about Review: Paley’s Place
The Paley’s Place Cookbook Hits Store Shelves There are only a few "celebrity" books that I use on a regular basis: Bouchon, by Thomas Keller, Mustard's Grill Napa Valley Cookbook, by Cindy Pawlcyn, and a few of the books by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame. Otherwise, I tend to stick with compilations. The point is, most of this type of cookbooks are just recycled recipes, … [Read more...] about Review: The Paley’s Place Cookbook