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Where To Eat In Portland-6 Restaurants You Can’t Miss

I’ve lived all over the world, and Portland is my favorite food city. The availability of incredible fresh ingredients, so many ethnic food choices and food carts, and the passionate chefs all make eating out in Portland an incredible experience. Here are my suggestions of where to eat in Portland. 1. Pok Pok   Even after living in Thailand, Pok Pok is still my favorite place in the world for Thai food. Don’t go expecting the…

Portland Vegan Restaurants: Farm Spirit

Portland Vegan Restaurant: Farm Spirit

Morels, Green Garlic, Potato Puree, Chive Blossoms I am not a vegan, nor even a vegetarian, and, truth be told, I wasn’t expecting to be overly impressed with a Portland vegan restaurant that didn’t even use butter or cream. But, it happened. I wasn’t just impressed, I was transported by what Farm Spirit did with vegetables. This Portland vegan restaurant elevates vegetables to the next level, and it is nothing short of…

Why You Need To Go To Langbaan For Some Of The Best Thai Food In Portland

Why You Need To Go To Langbaan For Some Of The Most Unique Thai Food In Portland

Grapefruit, shrimp, shallot, chili, lime, ginger in roasted coconut sauce, betel leaf For those of you who already been following me, you know I’ve already wondered if Hat Yai isn’t indeed the best Thai food in Portland. That was before I got to experience the culinary wonderland of Langbaan. Langbaan has the same owners as Hat Yai, Earl Ninsom and Alan Akwai. (By the way, Hat Yai is still my favorite after Langbaan.) Crispy rice…

The Best Food Cart In Portland (And, Probably The World)

The Best Food Cart In Portland (And, Probably The World)

Fall shaved salad with kale, apple, red cabbage, cauliflower, dates, and buttermilk vinaigrette It melts off your fork and you lick it off the table it’s so good.- Jacobian Israel Vankeirsbilck I eat at a lot of food carts. I tend to be the biggest fan of the chefs who specialize in a few dishes rather than an extensive menu. And, honestly, I’d rather eat something from a food cart any day than something that’s been put on my…

How The Best Vietnamese Restaurant Came To Portland To Follow The American Dream/Soup In Portland

How The Best Vietnamese Restaurant In Portland Followed The American Dream

Little did I know when I first went to Rose VL Deli, on my search to find the best Vietnamese food in Portland, that my world was about to be changed. Well, rocked actually. Meet Christina And William, The Owners I was greeted by the very friendly Christina and William, and I immediately felt like I was being welcomed into their home, rather than their small Vietnamese restaurant. They were so friendly that I decided to ask them about their…

My Favorite Dish Right Now In Portland

My Favorite Dish Right Now In Portland Comes From A Food Cart

It’s summer in Portland. It’s hot. You want dinner, but nothing too heavy. I recommend going to have this incredible dish from Bibingka food cart. Bibingka is right next to my other favorite food cart in Portland, Gumba. Or it is right now, anyway. Sadly, this small little pod of food carts is going to have to move. Bibingka serves Filipino food, and this dish was so good, that I went back less than a week later to have it again…

This Asian Food Cart In Portland Makes Noodles To Die For

This Asian Food Cart In Portland Makes Noodles To Die For

Stretch The Noodle Asian Food Cart If you’re looking for an Asian food cart that actually makes you feel like you’re in Asia, get to Stretch the Noodle in Portland, Oregon. The hand pulled noodles they make will have you swooning. Xuemei Simard puts on quite a show, as she makes the noodles right in front of you while you wait. You can tell she loves what she does, and it shows in her food. I recently did an article on the best…

7 Of The Best Chicken Spots In Portland

7 Of The Best Chicken Spots In Portland

Jerk Chicken At Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine One thing’s for sure. Chicken seems to be the next big thing in food in Portland. Whether you like yours fried, smoked, roasted or jerked, Portland has a place for it. Here are the places where I’ve found the best chicken. 1. Jerk Chicken At Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine serves the best jerk chicken in Portland. The owner serves her family recipes from Jamaica, and…

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Taqueria Los Alambres-Authentic Mexican Food In Portland, Oregon

A gordita from Los Alambres There are several great choices for authentic Mexican food in Portland, but my favorite of favorites is Taqueria Los Alambres. The owners are from Mexico City, and it shows in their food. Just off 82nd avenue, this taco truck has a nice covered seating area, so it’s perfect for visiting during any type of weather. Los Alambres has one of the biggest menus I’ve seen at a taco truck, and everything they…

Your Around The World Juice Guide

Your Around The World Fresh Juice Bar Guide

  Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a huge fan of juicing. Anywhere, you read tips for healthier eating, they tell you to eat more fruits and vegetables. I find that drinking fresh juice helps me to get the nutrients I need to stay healthy. So, wherever I am, I am always on the lookout for the best fresh juice bar in the area. Here are some of my favorites. Your Around The World Fresh Juice Bar Guide 1. Alchemy-Ubud, Bali Alchemy in…