This list of recently closed restaurants in the Portland Metro area.It will be updated regularly.In the order of most recent closures first. Note that I don't normally link to Facebook (FB) or Instagram sites because I just end up with a broken link in a few months. Keep in mind that some of these businesses may reopen in the future, though current … [Read more...] about 2021-2022 Permanent Restaurant Closures
Product and Portland Metro Business Review Archives
Now and then I do a review of a store or commercial product. You'll find the archive of those stories here.
Cacao Chocolate Shop in Portland Oregon
There are shops that sell chocolate and then there is the Cacao chocolate shop in Portland. The latter can inspire even the most hardened and cynical among us. When we first heard about the Cacao chocolate shops, it clearly sounded like it was worth our attention. Serious enough to warrant not one, but two reporters for further journalistic investigation. That's when Joanna … [Read more...] about Cacao Chocolate Shop in Portland Oregon
Best Tonic Water – Are the Gourmet Brands Worth the Price?
We've all seen expensive tonic waters in the grocery store, but are they worth the price? 7.15.22 - add East Imperial tonic water.7.5.22 Added two new tonics - Betty Buzz, and Cipriani Foods. Over the years many people have asked me what are the best tonic waters, and if they are worth the cost. Last week I sat down with groups of hardy tasters to compare as many tonic waters … [Read more...] about Best Tonic Water – Are the Gourmet Brands Worth the Price?
What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 44 Brands
Best Coconut Waters 1.10 - new update soon with new coconut waters.Updated 9.22 - added Coco Goods to the top 10. Demoted Harmless Harvest and reordered our recommended list. What are the best coconut waters? Judging by the amount of shelf space devoted to them in grocery stores, coconut water is a popular item. Not being a huge fan of the fruit, I had never tried it … [Read more...] about What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 44 Brands
Review: Fentimans Tonic Water
This review has been superseded by my tonic water roundup, which you can find here.Continuing my interest in tonic waters, I decided to review another brand which is appearing on store shelves: Fentimans Beverages. You may have seen their other products, such as Curiosity Cola, Shandy, and Victorian Lemonade.Fentimans describes their tonic as "An organic grain base, … [Read more...] about Review: Fentimans Tonic Water