Tag Archives: Portland

Brunch, biscuits, and batchelors: Isles’ biscuits, Pimento cheese

  Portland is mad for brunch. What could be better on a Sunday morning: sunny patio, friendly servers, a posse of friends. That rosy glow, however, may include long waits and lines that creep toward those pecan waffles and buttermilk … Continue reading

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Quilts Quilts Quilts: Muffulettas with olive salad

Roxy Music’s Let’s Stick Together. I made my first quilt in 1968—six inch squares of brown and green polyester print stuffed with nylons and tied with gold yarn, a gift only a mother could love. Luckily that’s who it was … Continue reading

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

  In New York, Boston, and San Francisco, there is much angst about older neighborhoods loosing their original charm to urban development. Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown does not suffer from that investor inclination to buy, spiff, and flip. Visitors on route to the … Continue reading

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On Second Thought: Spicy glass noodle salad

If you have the time, watch this Anthony Bourdain episode featuring Thailand and Pok Pok’s chef/owner, Andy Ricker. Sorry about the distorted form. Well, maybe Portland is worth the trouble, Pok Pok certainly was. If Seattle is a Puget Sound … Continue reading

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Too cool for school: Vietnamese Salad Bowl

Living twenty miles from cool, sophisticated Seattle in Tacoma (AKA “Grit City” or “the Armpit of Puget Sound”), Sweetie and I are accustomed to life outside the golden circle. Seattle has the Pike Place Market, the Gum Wall, Tom Douglas’s … Continue reading

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