Category Archives: Downtown Restaurants

The Tourist’s Ultimate Foodie Guide: Winter 2016

Happy new year, everyone! I hope you had an amazing holiday season, and are ready to eat until you burst in 2016, because that’s currently my plan. Lucky for me, I was able to eat my way through Portland for four straight days with one of my closest friends from home! Her visit basically turned […]

Give The Gift Of Portland

Wedding season may finally be winding down, but the holidays are coming up quick. Somehow, Thanksgiving is next month, and December is just 2 months away. As a foodie, it’s a given that food is my favorite thing, both to receive and to give. But how do you give the essence of such a great […]

Portland: Treat Your Sweet Tooth!

Whether you know me or not, know this: I love sweets. Usually, I stick to chocolate, but there’s no limit to what sweets I’ll indulge in, any time of day. After all, dessert is the best meal of the day. In Portland, there’s no shortage of places to find sweets, either. Aren’t you lucky I […]

The Tourist’s Ultimate Foodie Guide

For many people, Portland has become the place to be, and it’s easy to see why. We’ve got culture, the arts, and of course…killer food and drinks. I’m happy to say I finally have friends coming to visit me this summer, and I cannot wait to show them why I love this foodie capital so […]

Portland’s Foodiest Happy Hours

the kings head happy hour

We all love happy hour. I love the focus in Portland on great drinks, because it’s a pretty key component to the happy hour experience. But what I love more is that perfect marriage of food and drink for happy hour. Drinking and food just go together, and in Portland, our happy hour selection doesn’t […]

Portland’s Noodle Breakdown: Pt. 2

So it’s supposedly “spring” out there, but I’m sensing soup season is still in fine form. Until we’re hitting 40s, 50s and 60 degree weather pretty regularly, you’ll find me slurping down these noodle soups. Part 2 of the Noodle Breakdown, commence! Mi Sen: In Part 1, there was a bit of a focus on […]

The Comprehensive Valentine’s Day Guide

sur lie tapas

A show of hands, here: who is ready for Valentine’s Day? Chances are, you booked your reservations weeks ago, and now just have to wait. But for the rest of us? It’s okay if you haven’t. I see this holiday as an excuse to go out to eat. So maybe go somewhere that you haven’t […]

Need A Last Minute Gift For The Foodie In Your Life?

The title of this blog post alone should say it all, but you probably know someone that quite literally, has it all. They have fine wine, every cookbook ever published, jams from Stonewall Kitchen and don’t seem to need anything. So, here’s an interesting gift idea: cheese. 

Portland’s Missing Piece: Tapas

sur lie tapas

We’re in the midst of a foodie revolution here in Portland. Everything is all about food; even the Farmer’s Market gets accolades for fresh produce and availability to everyone through tokens and letting people with food stamps get the things that they really need. So how does tapas fit into this beautiful and energetic city?

The Room With An Italian Flair

corner room

If you love Portland, then you know that Harding Lee Smith’s The Rooms are an integral part of the food scene here. It’s undoubtedly impressive that they are all so incredibly successful, yet they are all completely different. With only an open kitchen concept and names to link them, each Room is completely unique.