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Tuesday
Mar032009

Lady Di’s – A little slice of heaven in the burbs of Portland


By: Laura Sabo  Nestled in between the Willamette River and Oswego Lake, in appropriately named Lake Oswego, is Lady Di’s British Store & Tea Room. Like a cottage out of Nottingham Forest, Lady Di’s is a gem.

To visit Lady Di’s is like being transported back to Jolly Ole England. Not that I’ve been there, but I’m certain this is how it must be. The owner, Moya Stephens with her charming British roots, warmly welcomes you into her shop filled with the expected tea and crumpets and hard-to-find comfort foods from across the pond. more…

Saturday
Feb212009

Tastebud - Rustic woodfired oven creations

Opened in the summer of 2008,Tastebud in Portland; with it’s Italian imported Mugnaini oven serves up artisan pizzas with unique and varied toppings. Perhaps even better are some of the other items that come out of the wood fired oven.

Chef and owner Mark Doxtader’s been lighting up the Portland food scene at the Portland Farmers Market the past several years. Now, with permanent digs in town we stopped by to see what the excitement is all about.

We tried a puffy and crispy crusted, roasted pear, house made pancetta, marscarpone and arugula pie, along with several side dishes, washed down with some outstanding beer from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. We loved the roasted potatoes leeks and cream, and the clams, garlic, aleppo chilies & toasted focaccia. Wines from Oregon and Europe well selected. Open for dinner 6 nights a week, 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

(0 to 20) otv rating
food: 16
service: 14
vibe: 12
$$

Tastebud
3220 SE Milwaukee
Portland, OR
(just south of Powell Blvd.)
(503) 234-0330