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Sona Closing?

Good.

Sep 25, 2009
Mallory in Los Angeles Area

PDX: Who is Hot, NOW? beast, pigeon, gris, paley?

Look for it in two weeks!

Enjoy Toro Bravo tonight!

Apr 11, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

PDX: Who is Hot, NOW? beast, pigeon, gris, paley?

Thanks for sharing, I was curious.

I'll be going into Carlyle soon and I'll report back. I also will be going to Ten-01 and Toro Bravo in the same short period, entertaining an LA visitor, so it'll be an interesting contrast I'm sure.

Apr 11, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

PDX: Who is Hot, NOW? beast, pigeon, gris, paley?

Jill-O what say you about Carlyle these days, I know you were once a great fan.

Apr 10, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

visiting downtown portland

I would normally agree, but Andina is also great food wise and for an out of towner the neighborhood is far more interesting which makes for the slight edge to Andina. Well considering the walkability and vibrancy, a major edge.At least from my perspective.

Apr 09, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

visiting downtown portland

It's so funny I was thinking the Washington Park Rose Garden, not the sports arena.

Apr 09, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

visiting downtown portland

Good choices. For Sat lunch, Pambiche is my vote. Dinner on Saturday, you could stroll down to 23rd and 21st streets and scout out whatever sounds best. Cafe Mingo on 21st is a good choice, actually there ar eplenty of options in the neighborhood.

Sunday Toro Bravo or Andina, go with Andina. Have the sacsayhuman drink, you will love it! The food is also outstanding, but that drink...

Apr 09, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

PDX: Who is Hot, NOW? beast, pigeon, gris, paley?

I think Ten01 with the new chef is great!

I also love Carlyle.

Apr 07, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Restaurant near waterfront in Portland

Near that Marriot off the top of my head are the french Carafe and the new american Veritable Quandry. Those you could walk to. A short cab ride will get you anywhere in Portland, it's tiny. So that option opens up the entire of the city for you.

Apr 06, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Three days in Portland - Four in Seattle

Although Mcmenamin's is fun for what they do to their properties, the food is nothing special and beer is also so-so. Nkeane does suggest some nice alternatives. However, I recognize that BDM1 is only looking to buy a sixpack for the Whale Watching barter. So I say, swing by Bridgeport pick up a sixpack of IPA to go, stroll the Pearl, and take the streetcar back downtown.

I'd say skip The Orginal Pancake House, it's all about huge portions and waddling obese people eating far too much for their own good.

Castagna is a good suggestion. I'll let you sort out the Izakaya's, although Tanuki is great and in a delightful neighborhood. Speaking of which, you should try and get by Ken's Artisan Bakery which is nearly kiddy corner from Tanuki, and a truly great bakery, go for morning crossiants, etc. if you do.

For your consideration BDM1

Carlyle
Piazza Italia
Nostrana
Carafe
Clyde Common
Ten-01
Fenouil
Andina

Those are just to name a few, look them up. They mostly fit into the "We like to "graze" for a lot of interesting food, flavors and textures rather than sit down to 3 starters and 3 entrees." concept and most of them offer a happy hour menu that is ideal for such dining.

Oh and how could I forget ,Toro Bravo... a must for you and your family.

Enjoy Portland.

Apr 04, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Help me with my Portland choices

You'll be happy with Sel Gris and Ten-01, Tom is of one school of thought regarding Paley's, but many others myself included think Paley's tired, overrated, and indeed in the top 20 but certainly not the top ten of Portland. Enjoy.

Apr 02, 2009
Mallory in Metro Portland

Chocolate Chip Cookie Craving

if you're on Beverly just shy of LaBrea ,try Milk. Their Ooey-Gooey double chocolate chip is wonderful!.

Apr 01, 2009
Mallory in Los Angeles Area

Chocolate Chip Cookie Craving

lol

Apr 01, 2009
Mallory in Los Angeles Area

Portland VS. Seattle

Seattle VS. Portland?

Seattle, by a country mile, it just has more neighborhoods. It is also a city. That said, Portland is a food town and a great one at that, but let's not get confused here, just because Seattle and Portland are close does not mean they compare.

Mar 30, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Help with Portland bakery tour

I see Ken's Bakery is mentioned by Leonardo, I can't stresss how much I agree with this one. Truly top notch. Get there early if you can, right around when they open would be best. I only say this because it can get busy in there and this way you will see most items still warm from the baking. It is one of the best bakeries I've ever been to.

The rest of Leonardo's suggestion are on the spot, abide by his list and you'll do fine.

Mar 19, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Apizza Scholls (PDX) -- get it to go, I guess

lol

Mar 14, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Apizza Scholls (PDX) -- get it to go, I guess

Good point. Actually, great point.

Mar 10, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

visiting downtown portland

How about Carlyle as well?

Mar 09, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Apizza Scholls (PDX) -- get it to go, I guess

For what it's worth, I'll never understand all of those who climb all over themselves to apologize for Apizza Scholls. Silly really. It can be great and have some service issues as well you know, yes it's a pizza parlor but could also make at least an effort. And that's it, I've never even seen them make an effort. They have the faithful who line up and gleefully accept thier offering, so why would they? Until the line starts to thin, they will continue putting out excellent pie and dismal everything else.

Dr. Chow, try Nostrana. I've had a nice time there. Great space and service is pleasant. Although I wish they would cut their pies, they proclaim it's traditional to leave them uncut, sigh, whatever. Good time nevertheless.

Also try Ken's Artisan Pizza or at the Bakery on a Monday (they have pizza on Monday) and get there early to avoid a wait, it's a better experience on the service side I think than Apizza. The debate goes back and forth between Apizza or Ken's, I like Ken's best and Nostrana I think is just below Ken's but Nostrana has more of a dining experience. Hope that helps.

Mar 09, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Happy Hour/Light Dinner PDX

Let's not forget Ten-01... personally out of all these it is my favorite

Feb 14, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Portland cheap and delicious, plus a splurge or two (and a wine bar)

Ken's Bakery by far over Pearl Bakery. By a country mile. Seriously. not even in the same league. Apples and oranges.

Ten-01 for sure, even if it is not so hiking boot/parka in nature, it is a great spot. But you might want to lose the book bags prior. You may want to have this be your "splurge" and go for HH.

Have a great trip!

Feb 10, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Seattle in March with Baby

Yes.

I think you have to sacrifice for awhile, mildly kid-friendly does not cut it. You need fully kid-friendly. Unless there are play-pens and or at least two other babies/children around go to Kid-Valley.

Feb 06, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Appropriate attire for Le Pigeon?

Portland is very casual. There are few places where this question might apply but Le Pigeon is not one of them. Go with what ever feels comfortable. The mere fact you are questioning leads me to believe that you will be fine even in your most casual wear.

Have fun.

Feb 05, 2009
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

European visiting Portland

I think that used to be true, but based my last visits there during the summer everything from quality to service has dipped below what is acceptable. Are they back on track these days? It'd be nice if they were, I used to really enjoy Park Kitchen

Dec 11, 2008
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Christmas Eve restaurant suggestions in Portland?

Carlyle, if they are open would an excellent choice.

Dec 05, 2008
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Recommend me... Northwestern Beers

I'm a fan of Bridgeport IPA ,it has a quality that sets it aside from most other IPAS. Rogue also has something he might like.

Dec 05, 2008
Mallory in Beer

European visiting Portland

Oh yeah, a very Portland thing is going to Apizza Scholls and standing in the rain to wait for a table. They don't take reservations but if you get there early you can get seated first, it means eating at 5pm, but it is very Portland.

Also Toro Bravo is excellent.

Dec 03, 2008
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

European visiting Portland

Portland centric would be Le Pigeon.

But I'd also note that New Portland also has much to offer, in the way of Carlyle and Ten-01. They are two of my favorites with very remarkable food and great ambiance. Also very Pacific NW is Wildwood, maybe stop by for lunch, you could ride the very euro streetcar there. Made by Skoda in fact.

If Sauce Supreme chimes in, take heed, typically thoughtful and spot on recommendations.

Dec 03, 2008
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Portland OR - Gift Certificate to a Restaurant

Carlyle or Ten01 and make it $125.

www.carlylerestaurant.com

www.ten-01.com

Happy Holidays to you as well!

Dec 01, 2008
Mallory in Pacific Northwest

Walking Distance from Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Sigh, all nine months of it.

Nov 16, 2008
Mallory in Pacific Northwest