Posts for August, 2010

August 29, 2010

Bye Bye, Blueberry Milkshakes

I’m ready for fall, but I’ll miss the fresh blueberry milkshakes of summer. This one was made with small, sweet Liepold Farms’ blueberries from their Portland Farmers Market stand. With fall in the air and all, I was thinking about pumpkin patches and corn mazes the other day, and Liepold Farms‘s looks formidable. According to the website, it’s open between October 1-31, so add that to your list of fall field trips.

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August 27, 2010

6 Hot New East Portland Eateries

Oh, my achin’ stomach. As AMPM once said, there’s just too much good stuff…to eat in Portland, that is! If you’re currently contemplating your weekend feeding schedule, consider one of these noshworthy and nectarous eastside newbies.

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June
2215 E. Burnside St.
503.477.4655
Tue-Thu 5:30-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm

I’ll sidestep the ‘shoulda named it August’ jokes and get to the point–former DOC Chef Greg Perrault’s recently opened tiny-lovely East Burnside restaurant is a delight. On our inaugural visit, we feasted on a summer salad with pickled strawberries and shallots, roasted carrots and frikeh surrounding an unusual bay leaf panna cotta, smoked black cod with fingerlings and tender French filet beans, and housemade egg noodles tossed with what seemed like five pounds of morels and topped with a poached egg and a sprinkling of chive blossoms, sipped sparkling rosé, and bragged about how close June is to our house. Befitting the neighborhood, the space is intimate and unpretentious, with a small bar manned by popular local bartender Kelly Swenson (who came from Ten 01), herb-filled window boxes, and a stylish suede banquette-lined lounge that will make the wait for a table more bearable. For the time being, Chef Daniel Mondok (Carlyle, Sel Gris, Foster Burger) is Greg’s right hand man, so your plates come blessed with a double dose of culinary talent. Read full story »

August 4, 2010

Pok Pok II?

This just in from Andy Ricker…

Pok Pok Noi

I am happy to announce that we have just signed a lease for the space that Podnah’s Pit now occupies on NE Prescott and 15th. Once our buddy Rodney and his crew get their new space on NE Killingsworth built and they move out of the Prescott space, Pok Pok Noi will take the place of Podnah’s. Read full story »