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#170332 Portland's Restaurant Apocalypse?

Posted by nate on 27 January 2016 - 10:23 AM

Places come and places go. It seems like there's always hand-wringing about whether various events mean the end of life as we know it, or not. I'll miss some of the places that are closing. Others won't bother me in the least. A ton of new places will open; some will be awesome, some will suck, and many, regardless of whether they're good or not, won't make it past the first year or so (I don't envy those of you in the food service industry). There will also always be overrated places that do great business but just as many underrated places that do just fine too.


Can I consistently find great lunch options for under $10?


Can I find great everyday dinners for under $20 (sans drinks)?


Once a month or so can I splurge and spend $100-200 on a really great meal for two?


Can I do all of these things while exploring new (to me) establishments and new (to me) cuisines and not just relying on the same dozen places?


As long as I can keep answering yes to those four questions, I think the Portland food scene is fine for me. Until the whole town is overrun with Applebees and Cheesecake Factories, I'm not going to be too worried.

#169661 Angel Face

Posted by polloelastico on 24 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

I'm not into Prohibition cosplay so I'm not a good person to answer this, but they appear to be made with ingredients using methods.

#169082 Great Italian Ice

Posted by EvaB on 28 May 2015 - 11:14 PM

Or go to Cool Moon for Sorbet where all the flavors are made with real fruit or juice, and no artificial flavors or colors.


Yeah, chalk one up for shameless self promotion ; )

#167905 Pizza sauce - without tomatoes

Posted by polloelastico on 20 February 2015 - 07:17 PM

Reading into the subtext of this final thread she started, it appears at the end she wanted to be true to herself. We chase culinary pleasures, however fleeting and capricious they prove to be. To do so is to be alive. I think ultimately this is a big part of why the majority of the people on this board read and contribute. That you posted this announcement on this thread is fitting. Thank you Jill for the kind and bittersweet tribute.

#166858 Boxer Ramen

Posted by crepeguy on 05 June 2014 - 07:19 PM


#166465 Aviary

Posted by polloelastico on 20 March 2014 - 12:35 PM


#165821 Siri Thai - 5234 SE Powell Blvd Portland, OR 97206 (503) 954-2330

Posted by FoodKid on 04 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

I figure I'll have to check it out if it's good enough to get Crunchysue to delurk after two years.

#164943 Breakfast Near Portland Airport

Posted by mikeczyz on 22 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

Just a heads up for all of you on how it went.  


Left airport, walked to MAX and arrived downtown PDX around 9:30.  Walked to Tasty and Alder.  Lovely time.  Left around 10:15.  Walked to Kenny and Zukes for a few slices of pastrami, also went to Nong's for an order of Khao Man Gai for the plane.  2 shots at Courier.  Made it back to PDX airport at around 11:15.  Flight left an hour later.  A little rushed, but entirely possible to enjoy downtown PDX on a 4 hour layover.

#163826 Carpaccio Trattoria - CLOSED

Posted by joburn on 14 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Because I could walk to it and was bummed when her deal for it fell through!  And if anyone can lift the curse....

#163288 Restaurant with straight-up whole Dungeness Crab

Posted by pwillen1 on 13 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

I'm not above eating a whole crab in the QFC parking lot.

#170568 Sen Yai

Posted by polloelastico on 28 April 2016 - 02:46 PM

I get that, but it doesn't change the reality that just going down the street 10 minutes to Rose HA & VL you're gonna get a better bowl of soup that is more satisfying in 1/4 the time without some tattooed malcontent judging your worldview.