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
Restaurant Reviews for the Portland Metro Area
These are in-depth restaurant reviews for the Portland area which we have written over the years. You'll find every restaurant we have covered in this archive. You'll find them in alphabetical order. As restaurants close, we do our best to keep the list current.
On a recent sunny morning, I brought home a selection of pastries from La Rose Patisserie to share with friends. As I set them out on plates, the buzz of conversation stopped. People looked and marveled at the mirror finish, the perfectly airbrushed outsides, and the stack of layers that make up every cake. Then the sex noises started.That's the thing; it's difficult to … [Read more...] about Review: La Rose Patisserie in Beaverton
How does Tous le Jours stand up to Oyatsupan? Not long after I rediscovered Oyatsupan Japanese Bakers in Beaverton, I happened upon Tous les Jours Bakery which recently opened in central Beaverton. It too is an Asian bakery, this time "French-Asian inspired baked goods". I'd never heard of the chain before and wondered if it would be a better, closer-in option to … [Read more...] about Review: Tous le Jours Bakery
There are a few ramen places I frequent in Portland - Afuri and Marukin are my current favorites. But lately, I've been looking more on the west side. The best I've found as of this point is Kizuki ramen in Cedar Mill.If you are meeting people there, they may be confused by the sign - while the restaurant is named Kizuki, the sign above the door says "Kukai". The host tells … [Read more...] about Review: Kizuki Ramen in Cedar Mill
A few months ago, we were walking from the Max train to Syun Japanese Restaurant in downtown Hillsboro. Along the way, a bakery named Decadent Creations caught my eye. This was not unusual, every bakery catches my eye, and I filed this one away for a future visit. A month later I jumped on the train and returned. Now it is a regular stop for me.You may have seen Decadent … [Read more...] about Review: Decadent Creations Bakery (Hillsboro)