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Visiting the Willamette Valley for the first time in September !!!

In wine country you could eat at the Painted Lady in Newburg. It's a lovely little place with great meals. Paulee restaurant should be open in Dundee by the time you visit and Dan Mondok is one of the best chefs in Oregon. There is also the Jory in Newberg but that's been getting mixed reviews lately. Have a wonderful time on your visit.

May 10, 2012
Calabrese in Metro Portland

San Francisco Hound Coming to Portland...Please Critique My List For Your Wonderful Food City!!!

I'd say Trisaetum should be on your winery visit list. If they are not busy, you could ask to see their wine cave below the tasting room (both high and low tech by the way but I will let them give you the details). The dessert Riesling is not to be missed. I'd also add August Cellars because you will rarely get a chance to taste Marechal Foch in the US and their port (if available) is splendid. And finally, I'd add Adelsheim because of the single vineyard pinots and because of the Auxerrois. You will pass August Cellars on 99W on your way into Newburg. And Trisaetum and Adelsheim are both close in the Ribbon Ridge AVA area.

May 10, 2012
Calabrese in Metro Portland

Anniversary Dinner in Cannon Beach, Oregon

You might think about Arch Cape Inn (if they have reopened for the season). It's very nearby.

May 10, 2012
Calabrese in Pacific Northwest

Denver, The Big List

Wow. Thanks. This is great as I will be in the Denver area in June.

May 10, 2012
Calabrese in Mountain States

Need Rec for Good Lunch near MOMA

Thank you. I checked their websites out. Looks promising.

Need Rec for Good Lunch near MOMA

Hi -

I did a search on this but the links from the results are all broken. I am looking for a nice lunch near MOMA.

I had been thinking Slanted Door but it seems to get panned both here in Portland and there as well. I was in SF last summer and had lunch at Zuni and Yank Sing. Thought Yank Sing was pretty overpriced. and most of the food was not stellar.

I love Italian food. I like almost anything that is not spicy hot. Spice is fine. Pepper heat does not agree with me.

Thanks in advance.

Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Yank Sing
49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

Eel: where to buy/best in town?

You could try calling ABC Seafood - (503) 771-5802‎ or OM Seafood 503-788-1984 or Newman's Fish Co‎ (503) 227-2700‎ or Fubonn Supermarket (503) 517-8877‎

I've not tried to buy uncooked eel before but these are the best bets that you have not mentioned already

Jun 07, 2010
Calabrese in Metro Portland

Good food/drink destinations for foodies on a budget in Portland

If you are transit inclined - Taste Unique - Italian SE Clinton St., Meat Cheese Bread SE Stark St., Cafe Castagna SE Hawthorne St., Accanto SE Belmont St., Toro Bravo NE Russell St., Tasty and Sons (breakfast/lunch) N Williams St., Podnah's BBQ NE Prescott, and I second Tabla.

Cafe Castagna
1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Toro Bravo
120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

Meat Cheese Bread
1406 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Jun 03, 2010
Calabrese in Metro Portland

PDX: Best Cannoli in Portland?

Taste Unique has cannoli on the menu occassionally. Given what a great chef Stefania is, even though I have not had her cannoli yet, I would dare say they will be very authentic and very good. And I would bet she makes her own shells.

Jun 02, 2010
Calabrese in Metro Portland