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First Bites: Big J’s Chicken Shack

big j's chicken and waffles

Every summer, it seems like there is always one restaurant that I’m anticipating the most. For months, I’ve heard talk about a fried chicken shack coming to Thompson’s Point. Well, it’s finally open and worth the wait. Here’s what to expect from Big J’s Chicken Shack!

A Dive Bar To Remember: Tomaso’s Canteen

You have to try these at least once just to say you have!

Recently, there has been one place in Portland that I just keep coming back to. Any ideas? This spot recently opened, and has specials for practically every day of the week. It’s Tomaso’s Canteen! What was formerly Sangillo’s is now a dive bar owned by the owner of Samuels, another Portland institution. Time and time […]

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.

Salvage Barbecue


I am so full beyond belief with Barbecue as I write this. I went to Salvage for dinner Thursday night, and I am highly impressed. I’ve always been a Barbecue fan, and pulled pork is my favorite. It was disappointing when I found out that Barbecue isn’t a top priority in Portland, but not anymore! […]

Vignola Cinque Terre

When you have a special occasion, like a birthday to celebrate, every foodie hopes that their significant other (or friends!) will take them somewhere out of the ordinary, instead creating an evening that they are sure never to forget. I got my wish a few weeks ago for my 22nd birthday, when I was surprised […]