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 2021-2023 Permanent Restaurant Closures
Product Review Archives
Every so often we'll review products, be it tonic water, coconut water, condiments, etc.
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 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
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This review has been superseded by my tonic water roundup, which you can find here.Continuing my interest in tonic waters, I decided to review another brand which is appearing on store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
Interview: Steven Smith Teamaker
"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