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fanciest / most novel selection of liquors in pdx?

Hey gang. I'd really love to track down a bottle of Danny DeVito's Limoncello and a bottle of Dan Ackroyd's Crystal Skull vodka by Saturday. Has anyone seen either of these in any specific stores, or have any good guesses as to where they could be found?

Thanks much!

Apr 23, 2009
cluckers in Pacific Northwest

pine cake

While rosemary does smell a little piney it definitely tastes like rosemary.

The biggest problem so far has been just isolating the pine flavor. Things like coriander (which has a lemony-pine flavor, I'm told) and the lapsang souchon, while maybe adding pine notes to the cakes, would also add whatever else, and then they would end up more like coriander or lapsang souchon cupcakes than tree cakes.

I'd thought about a pine tea, but wasn't sure where I'd find pine needles. I mean, off a tree sure, but I live downtown so there aren't really many options.

Dec 06, 2007
cluckers in Home Cooking

pine cake

I'm making some unusual cupcakes for a holiday party and I wanted to do a batch of "christmas tree". What's the best way to give something--specifically cake--a pine flavor?

Dec 06, 2007
cluckers in Home Cooking

Stumptown, Albina Press... other suggestions for a PDX coffee holiday?

There's Ristretto at NE 42nd and Fremont
http://www.ristrettoroasters.com/

Just a few blocks up from that at 50th and Fremont is Jim and Patty's, who were the original Coffee People. I've always been a big fan of their spicy espresso.

May 18, 2007
cluckers in Pacific Northwest

looking for quail eggs in pdx

I've tried Zupan's, Whole Foods, New Season's, City Market and the food coop on Thurman. Any other ideas?

May 18, 2007
cluckers in Pacific Northwest

PDX source for birch beer?

George talked me into buying a bottle of the spruce beer just last weekend! It was alright, but not as biting as I would've liked.

Anyway, across the river in Vancouver there's a place called Moxie's that has a pretty good selection of sodas. I picked up some Cheerwine (the official drink of the Carolina's) and some Dry Soda (lemongrass, lavender and rhubarb flavors) just today. I can't remember for sure if they had birch beer, but I do remember seeing a few dozen kinds of root and ginger beers, so I'd assume they'd have something along the lines of what you're looking for.

I can't find a phone number, but it's at 1929 Main if you want to stop in. Spoke with the owner for a while, and he mentioned that he's talking to a bunch of distributors and hopes to expand his current collection (around 150 brands and flavors, currently) to around 400 sometime soon.

Nov 10, 2006
cluckers in Metro Portland