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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.

#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.

#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 ; )

#167910 Pizza sauce - without tomatoes

Posted by Jill-O on 23 February 2015 - 11:26 AM

Thanks, I really appreciate it...that was the hardest post I have ever had to write for this board.

#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.

#167743 Boke Bowl

Posted by ariel88 on 28 December 2014 - 01:21 PM

We went for dim sum just a few weekends ago and also felt like they were on top of their game. Really enjoyed the har gow, hum bao, and the sui mai. At first I was surprised that they only had 2 carts (one steam cart, one with metal shelves), but once I saw it in action, there's just no way for more than two carts to maneuver in that space.


Also, John Gorham was waiting to get in for at least 30 min before we left. Can anyone say irony?

#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:

#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.

#164259 Tanuki

Posted by nervousxtian on 28 March 2013 - 07:12 AM


#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.

#162698 Bamboo Thai

Posted by Quo Vadis on 15 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome. Hopefully get the word out, Bamboo thai get some exposure for new clients. www.bamboo-thai.com

Richard- Bamboo Thai

Hi Richard! I'm the one that messaged you on Yelp.
In this forum you will find people who are very comfortable with and familiar with Asian cuisines.
I saw you mention somewhere else that you're curious about what dishes people want from Thai food.
What many people on this forum tend to like are unusual and/or "authentic" dishes.... things like street foods, home style cooking and such.
Whereas downtown and business lunch crowds tend to want familiar somewhat Americanised basics or strong flavors toned down the people you'll speak to here are more likely to want to taste things that are made the way you think they should be made.
Chang Mai and PaaDee are a couple places I think do this very well.

Your space looks lovely by the way.
Congratulations on your opening.

#168697 Portland Food Tastes [Split from Ome Calli]

Posted by polloelastico on 03 May 2015 - 10:09 AM

What? A random Bell Curve lesson in eugenics because someone got an undercooked pancake in east Portland and strange French toast in Taiwan is an excellent primer for restaurants in Beaverton.