A wonderful thing about Portland is our growing community of small specialty food purveyors. Many of these are based on single obsessions: the perfect latte with foam so pretty and detailed that pictures of it could be framed and hung in a gallery, tiny sophisticated graphic chocolates that are handled more like fine jewels than simple candy store confections, or a pizzeria where if you dare even mutter the words “I’d like Canadian Bacon and Pineapple on that,” you will be given a look so cold it could turn a fresh and hot bubbling pie into a frozen one.… Read the rest
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.
Updated: 12/11 – 2nd store.
I happened to walk past Benessere yesterday, but I could only take a quick peek, because I had the dog with me. Though the store has been open a month, I never heard about it, so I sent a friend in today to check it out and take some pictures.… Read the rest
In January, I reviewed Q Tonic. Now Fever-Tree, another gourmet version has hit local store shelves. I thought it was time to go back and update this post with a comparison between the two.
Gin and tonic - what my dad would call "an honest drink." No fancy juices; direct and to the point. Just about anyone should be able to take the two ingredients and, measuring, come up with a good cocktail.
By Lizzy Caston. Updated 12.18 – new details, photos, etc.
Baker and Spice is nowhere near my house, yet I seem to have developed quite a knack for inventing errands that take me to or near its Hillsdale location.… Read the rest
By Emily James
When FD asked me to start writing for this site, I was extremely nervous. I’m not an expert in any manner of food preparation, serving, or procurement. I am, however, an expert in eating and I have my Lifetime Weight Watchers membership to prove it- from a brief moment, back in 1995 when I was 30 lbs lighter.… Read the rest