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#162490 Blue Star Donuts

Posted by ExtraMSG on 06 December 2012 - 01:15 AM

I hope they never do either gluten-free or vegan donuts.  I understand why people want them, but it's just misguided.  Vegan and gluten-free folks would be much better served by focusing on the foods within their diets that are at their best vegan or gluten-free, rather than longing for what they can't have and trying to find an ultimately unsatisfying simulacrum.

#161954 Pete Wells (NYT) reviews Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

Posted by Quo Vadis on 15 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

But then I hope this really happened:

#160669 Racion

Posted by ExtraMSG on 06 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

This thread has obviously lost focus on Racion.  I'm just going to close it until this migraine disappears (from emptying my body of caffeine, not from trying to read this) and I can go through it and see what's worth saving.

#166819 Atlas Pizza

Posted by Adam on 28 May 2014 - 09:10 PM

I love any chance to prove Martin Cizmar wrong.




He has a history of not researching what he's writing about or making flat-out false statements in his reviews (the Abominable Ale debacle comes to mind). Not to mention that he seems to have a chip on his shoulder, particularly with other local food writers, berating anyone whose opinions don't align with his own. I've never met him in person, but I wish he weren't so unpleasant online.

#166465 Aviary

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


#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.

#162683 Thai Food - Which Entree you love the most?

Posted by polloelastico on 14 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

egg rolls

#162134 Mi Mero Mole

Posted by ExtraMSG on 21 November 2012 - 03:33 AM

Everything's not done.  eg, I am in the process of ordering a draft beer fridge...

#161756 GQ: Alan Richman writes 4 pages on Portland

Posted by Ben Waterhouse on 08 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

Two things:

2) I do think Portland is becoming like other food cities in one significant way: it's becoming more trend driven, more PR driven, and the media is becoming more influenced by trends and PR.  (Arguably, the difference between media and PR is being dissolved in Portland.)  I think we're going to see Portland's restaurants more and more segregated into the hip and not-hip.

This. Given that all media are still operating on very tight budgets, it's very hard to stay on top of new restaurants, call out marketing bullshit, and keep up a sense of discovery. When people get their restaurant recommendations from Eater's press release mill, or Clare Gordon's rehashing of media dinners on the Merc's blog, trying to run an honest food section starts to look pretty thankless. Every editor I've spoken too lately is exhausted by the hype mill, but they can't afford (or aren't allowed) to ignore it.

What I'd love to see in Portland is an independent food journal, print or digital, devoted to good, informed reviews and essays by named writers with a strict policy of noncommunication with the PR machine. It's on the list of Things I Would Do if I Were Idly Rich.

#161610 Tanuki

Posted by Angelhair on 31 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

On the bright side, the theme of the pinata I made for tonight is:
I'm Spongebob Squarepants and I approved this bukkake


#161529 Mi Mero Mole

Posted by nervousxtian on 26 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

I also like Nervousxtian's comment about turning some of the line art shades of gray.

Shading on shirt prints gets really, really expensive as opposed to block color.

I meant more like a shade of gray, not shading.    I'm not a fan of 1 color white on black.. it looks cheap.   Any other color than white can make it look better, and a darker shade makes the design more subtle than in your face.

I'm aware of the cost of multi-color and shading.. ain't cheap.

#161458 WWeek's 2012 Restaurant Guide

Posted by Jill-O on 24 October 2012 - 10:26 AM


Some nice coverage and it seems more well-balanced and inclusive of "ethnic" choices.

Some omissions, for me (off the top of my head, anyway), include:

Tanuki (though my guess is she is the only chef who pays local papers NOT to put her on these lists ;o)
Sunshine Tavern

What do y'all think?

#161290 PFG.org 9th Anniv. Dinner 2/4/13 @ 7pm

Posted by sacman on 15 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

FFS, I can't see any reason why we shouldn't have it at Mi Mero Mole!

Assuming Nick's down with it, of course.


#166858 Boxer Ramen

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

Then again, I have hundreds of friends and acquaintances in the industry and it's pretty easy to avoid bad spots through their recommendations, so I honestly don't remember the last time I've had a less than great experience when eating out.


That sounds idyllic. . . I guess some guys have all the luck.  :thumbsup: