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Monday
Mar302009

Wildwood Restaurant still going strong...

 On a recent northwest swing I stopped by the Wildwood Restaurant in Portland for lunch. Still going strong after 13 years under executive Chef Dustin Clark; Wildwood was founded by James Beard award winner (best chef in the pacific northwest) Cory Schreiber.

The focus is still all about fresh locally sourced ingredients. Standout dishes I tried included skillet roasted Totten Inlet Mussels and a wonderful pan seared Black Cod. wine list is left/west coast… 30+ pinot noirs from oregon alone! full bar. - jas

(0 to 20) off the vine rating:

food: 17+
service: 16
vibe: 17

Wildwood Restaurantview map
1221 NW 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon
(503) 248-9663

Monday
Mar302009

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

Monday
Mar302009

Bunk Sandwiches – If You Build a Sandwich, They Will Come

By: Laura Sabo + I’m going to let you in on a little family secret – my family doesn’t eat sandwiches! No, not the family I grew up with, we had our share of sandwiches, but my immediate family. The ones I live with now. Much to my dismay, and not for lack of trying, my 9-year-old son has never had a sandwich. His reason: because the bread is touching something. Never mind that his fish eggs touch rice on a weekly basis. Go figure. My husband, on the other hand, has the attitude that he’d rather have something other than a sandwich, that sandwiches are too common. Too bad he didn’t accompany me on my trip to Bunk Sandwiches. He would have had a serious change of heart. more 

Monday
Mar302009

Bread, Ink and Wine in Portland's Hawthorne District

By:Valerie Brockbank  East-side Portland, Oregon has been getting a hip makeover over the last few years, and the SE Hawthorne District was one of the first to lead the way. Known as the “bohemian hub” of Portland, the Hawthorne area is an eclectic mix of craftsman houses in various stages of upgrade, neighborhood pet- friendly pubs, retro design shops, and a vibrant restaurant scene.

The Bread and Ink Cafe is just down the street from the historic Bagdad movie theatre, and has been on the corner of 36thand Hawthorne for twenty-five years. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read more

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