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#1 pwillen1

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:32 AM

I've only had one dinner there but we really enjoyed Can Font. We had mixed roasted vegetables with canned tuna belly, croquettes, fideos with monkfish/shrimp/cuttlefish/clams/mussels and a crispy pork with foie gras. All were good but the pork was the standout.


Service was the best I've ever had in Portland. It's a good reminder very few service people in Portland have ever worked in fine dining or could even use a crumber.


The kitchen staff are speaking Catalan as was our waiter. I don't know what the transition plan is but for now, it's exciting to have a refined place in the Pearl.


Cocktails were good if unremarkable given the press but wine list was very well chosen and reasonably priced.



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#2 Locoto

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:59 AM

You're famous, pwillen1.



#3 EvaB

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:27 PM

What's with the review of reviews piece? I'm sure there's some mobius irony in there somewhere/how. 


The restaurant looks nice but, it's funny, I sit at the corner of 10th and Northrup, not infrequently, waiting for the light to change and stared at their sign for may days trying to figure out what it says. Okay, not for days on end, but for a number of days while waiting for the light ; ) It wasn't until I read the post here that I put the sign and name together. Hopefully it's easier to decipher at night when it's lit.

Cool Moon Ice Cream

with apologies to Jack Prelutsky's "Bleezer's Ice Cream Store"

I am Eva Marianna
there are flavors in my freezer you have never seen before,
twenty-eight divine creations too delicious to resist,
why not do yourself a favor, try the flavors on my list...

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

does this place have a bar one can sit at and forego reservations and table sevice?
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#5 pwillen1

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

Pollo: yes they do. they have about 8 seats in the bar and at least 4 lounge chairs with a low table. They are well positioned for the well heeled residents upstairs to grab a bite and a drink.


Eva: are you saying you can't decipher their font?


and yes, I don't get the review of reviews thing. Why not just go? Budget or effort issues I guess.

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#6 vj

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 01:38 PM

Okay, I went to eater to see the review.


Here are my uneducated thoughts. They probably have a goal of having x amounts of posts a day (per city/per writer). And yeah, it looks like their heels might not be nice enough, or the reservations accomodating enough, or that sort of fine dining is perhaps out of their focus. Especially if there wasn't a soft open or a press dinner. But Eater has to cover it somehow, amirite?


Reading Portland restaurant news just bums me out. There are too many places that are struggling or closing that I'm emotionally attached to. Blegh.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:32 AM

They did have a press dinner which makes the review of reviews all the more odd.

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