Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of course a selection of beans from the variously featured … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?
Mark Bittman was not impressed with Le Pigeon Restaurant, and Morgan Brownlow Opening Cured Meat DistributorI like Mark Bittman. He seems like a laid-back kind of guy I'd like to hang out with. Like everyone these days, he has a blog, and describes a recent book tour trip to the Northwest. Unfortunately, he wasn't terribly impressed. Lunch: At a local vegan place. … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Regrets Portland Visit, Morgan Brownlow News
For those of you who haven't heard, the two Sungari Restaurants downtown are owned by different people. Sungari Pearl is opening a branch next to Roots in East Vancouver. Then there is Fatburger, also opening next to Roots. Ah, Fatburger; this reminds me of a story...Many years ago, they were pretty darn good; at one time they were about as close as one could get to … [Read more...] about Chef Changes – Olea and a Cena Restaurants, Blackbird Wine Opens
It's the Alberta Street Restaurant Gold Rush Just a few of the new restaurants going in on Northeast Alberta Street:"The Local Beet" is opening on NE 24th in the little "Quonset Hut" building. It was supposed to be a non-smoking bar, but has turned into a full-blown restaurant, owned by the same people from the Cup and Saucer.And finally, Lolo, the NE 30th and Alberta … [Read more...] about Beast to Open in Portland and more!
More Gotham Tavern and Ripe News If you are interested in the saga of Naomi Pomeroy and Michael Hebb of Gotham Tavern and Ripe Restaurant Fame, the long awaited story in Portland Monthly on the Rise & Fall of Ripe, has finally hit the stands. Frequent contributor to PFD, Nancy Rommelmann wrote a lengthy piece, giving space to just about everyone involved with the story. … [Read more...] about “Lucier Restaurant”? Rise & Fall of Ripe and Gotham Tavern