This list of recently closed Portland restaurants as of 9/23In the order of most recent closures first.Tercet - reader Berlu - closes 12/31. Bakery will reopen on weekends as of 1/20 with pastries, savory items and soups. Pied Cow - KGW News JaCivas Bakery - KGW News Nat's Hard Cider - Koin.com Laurelwood Brewing - LB La Moule (end of July) - … [Read more...] about 2021-2023 Permanent Restaurant Closures
Product Review Archives
Every so often we'll review products, be it tonic water, coconut water, condiments, etc.
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?
Best Coconut Waters 5/3 - Added Eliya Organic King Coconut Water. Updated Pure Squeeze. Added photos.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 until it was recommended to me by several doctors. They extolled the virtues: … [Read more...] about What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 44 Brands
This review has been superseded by my tonic water roundup, which you can find here.Continuing my interest in tonic waters, I decided to review another brand which is appearing on store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
"Portland is a beverage town," Steve Smith says simply. And his beverage of choice is -- and always has been-- tea. Note: sad to report that Steve Smith died in 2015. However, Steven Smith Teamaker is still in businessBack in the early 1970s, Smith started Stash Tea, which sold teas and herbal infusions to natural food stores. The company grew to the point where it was … [Read more...] about Interview: Steven Smith Teamaker