RECAPPING MY 2016 FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT IN PORTLAND, OREGON

poop! where has the time gone?! we're already into spring of 2017 and i haven't even posted my recap of 2016, shame on me!! so here you go, my list of favorite places i enjoyed all of last year, with the addition of some of my favorite things to order! if you see words in blue, those are links to the menu's, go have a peak and drool with me!

FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR:


  • imperial: cocktails on draft-$5 vieux carre, fried chicken, and artisan cheese plate
  • three doors down: crostini with boquerones egg, and pickled egg, and eggplant parmesan
  • nel centro: duck leg confit on a happy hour menu, please and thank you! $6 house wines, and meatballs!
  • miya moto: the monkey brain and hawaiian tuna poke!

FOOD CART:


  • kim jong grillin': the spicy chicken bibim bowl, all the way!
  • chicken n guns: half a chicken, extra potatoes, and extra aji sauce!
  • guero: which is no longer a cart, but a brick and mortar:) the pollo pabil torta and the frida bowl!

COFFEE SPOTS:


  • kopi koffee: the cardamom coffee is my happy place
  • two strokes coffee: the vibe and friendly staff keep me coming back, oh and their mocha's!
  • water ave coffee: i usually just buy beans here for coffee at home and every once in awhile i'll enjoy their wonderful lite breakfast selections.

SUSHI SPOTS:


  • samurai blue: $3 hand rolls on happy hour, fire in the whole, willamette dragon, and the surf & turf rolls!
  • miya moto: all the usual suspects

BRUNCH:


  • bridges cafe & catering: best egg's benedict in the neighborhood, and the city breakfast with fried eggs is my comfort meal during these soggy winters
  • hunny milk: all of their dishes -and they change their offerings- a 'grown up coffee' and of coure an order of biscuits
  • tasty n sons: burmese red pork stew, chilaquiles,  and always shakshuka

MEAT SWEATS:


  • smokehouse tavern: deviled egg with hot link, and that amazing breakfast burrito! 
  • the people's pig: the pork shoulder sandwich with extra vinegar sauce, and jojo's when they have them!
  • ox: the clam chowder with smoked bone marrow, heirloom hominy with pork belly, and the beef skirt steak:)

so tell me what of my favorites are your favorites, and what of your personal favorites needs to become one of mine?


BUEN PROVECHO!