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New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

I have not tried Ping yet...steamed bun sounds interesting!

Dec 06, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

The waitstaff was very pleasant, but it was unfortunately not food I would choose to eat again. It was very fresh, I will say that. But it was all much too spicy - to the point where the spice offered no flavor - it was just heat. Even the dish we ordered that was mild had an unpleasant heat (and I am a big fan of spicy, but flavorful spicy). The fish dish bf had was tiny, crazy tiny, and the noodle dish I had was much too big. Nothing seemed consistent, and for the price, I just found the whole thing most unpleasant.

Dec 06, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

Shipping Beer to the East Coast

I didn't know that...thanks for the tip and the site!!

Dec 02, 2012
yumfactr in Beer

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

So...we've tried Journey's pub in multnomah, The Village Hut, Annie and Otto's (is that the name? A little German restaurant), Pok Pok, Koji, Pepper Tree Thai, and Sesame Doughnuts...
Not as many as I'd hoped for, but it's a start...

Pok Pok was a waste of money frankly, Terribly disappointed. Koji was yummy, but not as good as I'd expected - too much money for a mediocre experience. Pepper Tree is amazing, and inexpensive. The places in multnomah have all been nice - nothing amazing, but solid, tasty food...not worth travelling for, but good if you're in the area (at least I think). And Sesame Doughnuts is just wonderful :)

We have yet to try the sushi recs above and are looking forward to that, as well as some Indian options, and I'd still love to find a great burger from meat that's pasture raised..

:)

Dec 01, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

Shipping Beer to the East Coast

Hi everyone-

Shipping from Portland to the East Coast. 6 bottles (not a six pack, but the larger size individual bottles - having a brain fart right now - hopefully you know what I mean).

Best way to do this? Is there a bottle shipping company I can use that will pack it and send it for me? (or at least pack it)? Or best to do on my own? If so can you recommend materials, etc and where to find them?

Thank you!

Dec 01, 2012
yumfactr in Beer

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

Thank you!

Nov 16, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

We'll add Bamboo to the list-

Chennai Masala looks great! Do you know how much their lunch buffet is?

Nov 13, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

caterer with a conscience?

I don't know how formal it needs to be, or what other hounds would think - but have you considered Whole Foods? Some very nice appetizers on their catering menu, and they certainly cater to special diets. Prices I assume would be much more reasonable than a formal caterer. Just a thought.

Nov 09, 2012
yumfactr in Manhattan

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

Thanks for all the input everyone...there are too many choices! So far we've checked out a a few places - still not brave enough to pick a sushi restaurant. Pok Pok is still definitely on the list to try. Now we have bf's bday coming up, and trying to narrow down the pickings for sushi.. The place I had tried on my own was Koji. Looking at reviews of it now I see they're mixed (at least on yelp) and I'm not sure if I want to risk a mediocre meal on a bday...
I did try the Japanese market - Uwajimaya...honestly I was a bit disappointed. We had Mitsuwa back home, and that was generally cheap, almost always fresh, and delicious prepared foods. Uwajimaya has great fish, but the prices of the produce (imo) are extraordinary...and the selection is limited...but it is nice to have even a limited variety, and the people seem pleasant and helpful there.
Also visited the PSU market on Saturday....wow.... :).

Oct 26, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

Oh...that I do not need...we'd rather do infrequently and amazing quality...I should probably look at reviews, etc before we decide on where to go...but quantity and cheap is definitely not pluses when it comes to sushi (at least for us)
Thanks for your thoughts too-

Oct 08, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

Just seeing this now - thank you! Very helpful about which Thai restaurants are good - there are so many! We drove by Pok Pok the other day and definitely wanted to stop. Will definitely check out your Indian recommendations and sushi...aahh...sushi - I wish it was more affordable, but maybe we'll splurge later in the month and try Saburo's or Hokusei. When I was here in January I went to Kiko's? ( think that's what it was called) - amazing, amazing sushi. It would be helpful if I could remember the exact name and where it was!
Thanks again :)

Oct 07, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

Thanks for your response! And what a great option - look forward to checking them out!

Any other ideas anyone?

Thank you :)

Sep 23, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

Info on Farmer's Markets in Portland and Surrounding Area

Thanks! That's very helpful - I will check them out-

Sep 17, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

Info on Farmer's Markets in Portland and Surrounding Area

As I mentioned in my last post, new to the area and looking for recs on farmers markets. Where are they? When? Best ones to go to?

Thanks!

Sep 16, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland

New to Portland - Help for foodies please!

Hello!
We will soon be in Portland and looking forward to trying all the great food there!

Looking for recommendations on virtually any ethnic food, but specifically Indian, Thai, and Sushi. Would love to find a great place for a burger - a free range/sustainably grown one would be even better.

Location doesn't have to be right in Portland, though not sure of the food scene further West - what about Hillsboro? Forest Grove? Lake Oswego?

Budget constraints are tight-looking for places ideally with entrees under $12. Takeout is great. Hole in the wall places work.

Just looking for great food on a tight budget!

Thank you!!!

Sep 16, 2012
yumfactr in Metro Portland