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post #331 of 416
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Portland has some of the best eating on the West Coast, and maybe the country, and that's not snobbery, it's just true. Seattle also has some of the best eating on the West Coast as well. Turning it into a battle of the cities is just asinine. There's maybe 2 cities in the nation w/ similar populations to Portland that can boast anything near its level of eating.

Ava Gene's is worth a visit for sure. It's pretty stand out. Even just a drink and some food at the bar. Shamefully, I've not been to Ox due in large part to strategic dining dates and never being quite into the menu style, even tho I know full well it will be impressive. Ned Ludd is awesome these days. I feel like Jason has really hit a stride and it shows in the food. I think all the press/attention he's gotten has actually fueled him to make better food, rather than the opposite. I really liked the food at Tasty & Alder, but it's loud as fuck and that's not just me getting older.



Kevin from Evoe just opened Davenport (next door to Heart Roasters) like last week, so I've not been yet but his food is seriously some of my favorite to eat so I'm looking forward to that. And Ken Forkish just opened Trifecta Tavern around corner from the OG Bunk. I've only been in during the day for coffee/morning buns, but it looks awesome, and Rich Meyer from Higgins is the chef, and he's just rad.



So that's my two cents!

 



Ned ludd got better? I was in around april, will have to check it out when I go back to visit pdx.
I'm also going to have to ask you whats new and good later on! Plan on visiting home again in february for a couple weeks. Excited to go back!
post #332 of 416
Went to trifecta on opening night, it was interesting. Ive never eaten so much bread, but in a good way. Theres a cart rolling around with hot out the oven bread, and the dude is like a bread somillier. Who cares about the rye grain count its bread, give it to me.

Few hits, few misses. The pork rillons were disgusting balls of fried fat. The BLT was good as was the kens salad.

I was hoping for more of a tavern vibe, but its definitely on the nicer/costly dinner tip.
If I go back i want to hit the entrees and not as many small plates.


Was surprised to hear evoe is cutting back even more, but interested in davenport.
Nedd ludd sounds like its worth going back to soon, its been a while.

Ava genes was a great meal and experience, highly recommend.
post #333 of 416
My buddy just recently bought the Tube in Chinatown. Great guy, even better dj. You guys should go check out his bar.
post #334 of 416
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Went to trifecta on opening night,

So did I! Hah. I've been back once since. I love the bar program and their bartenders are all awesome. I've been disappointed by all the food I've had there... but the bread is great. They should do more to showcase it (like Bar Tartine in San Francisco does).

 

Expatriate is one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Portland right now.

 

Ava Gene's is fantastic as well---the vegetable side of the menu kills. I also really love breakfast at Roman Candle next door, but this seems to be a contentious position. The fritters and the breakfast sandwich in particular are really good.

 

The one time I went to Ned Ludd (about a year ago?), it was not up to snuff. It was so disappointing that I've never wanted to go back.

 

I've been to Davenport once. The food is extremely simple (as you'd expect). It's a little more expensive than it seems like it deserves to be, and I wasn't impressed by what I had.

 

Has anybody been to Boxer Ramen? I LOVED their ramen when they first opened, but they keep changing it and it keeps getting worse and worse, in my opinion. Frustrating.

 

Grassa isn't super new anymore, but their pasta is really great and affordable.

post #335 of 416
Great thread; feeding my trip map for a quick Portland getaway MLK weekend. (relatively quick; coming from DC)

I know January isn't the best time to visit, but is there anything, sightswise, that's good/better in winter?

Won't have a car, but willing to explore creative transit options.

I'll be staying at the Ace. Anyone has time for a beer I'll be solo Thursday night 1/16, and out somewhere with a buddy Fri, Sat, and Sun.
post #336 of 416
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Great thread; feeding my trip map for a quick Portland getaway MLK weekend. (relatively quick; coming from DC)

I know January isn't the best time to visit, but is there anything, sightswise, that's good/better in winter?

Won't have a car, but willing to explore creative transit options.

I'll be staying at the Ace. Anyone has time for a beer I'll be solo Thursday night 1/16, and out somewhere with a buddy Fri, Sat, and Sun.

I'll be around the shop all week/weekend, come by when you can.
post #337 of 416
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Great thread; feeding my trip map for a quick Portland getaway MLK weekend. (relatively quick; coming from DC)

I know January isn't the best time to visit, but is there anything, sightswise, that's good/better in winter?

Won't have a car, but willing to explore creative transit options.

I'll be staying at the Ace. Anyone has time for a beer I'll be solo Thursday night 1/16, and out somewhere with a buddy Fri, Sat, and Sun.

The Japanese Garden is pretty amazing all year--more bare in winter, but that also gives a more open feel. We had crazy cold weather in early Dec, now it's mild and dry. Who knows what's on deck in a couple weeks...

I'm in for that beer! Will follow up via PM.
post #338 of 416
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Great thread; feeding my trip map for a quick Portland getaway MLK weekend. (relatively quick; coming from DC)

I know January isn't the best time to visit, but is there anything, sightswise, that's good/better in winter?

Won't have a car, but willing to explore creative transit options.

I'll be staying at the Ace. Anyone has time for a beer I'll be solo Thursday night 1/16, and out somewhere with a buddy Fri, Sat, and Sun.

Give me a shout! I'm definitely be around to grab a beer. Haven't seen you in ages!
post #339 of 416
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Great thread; feeding my trip map for a quick Portland getaway MLK weekend. (relatively quick; coming from DC)

I know January isn't the best time to visit, but is there anything, sightswise, that's good/better in winter?

Won't have a car, but willing to explore creative transit options.

I'll be staying at the Ace. Anyone has time for a beer I'll be solo Thursday night 1/16, and out somewhere with a buddy Fri, Sat, and Sun.

I just realized something.. there is one thing that in my (limited) experience is better in the winter in the Portland area. Multnomah Falls.
It's nice in the summer, but in the winter it's pretty unreal because of how the water turns into frozen mist half way down and creates icicles that look to be frozen in time. I'm assuming you'll have a car, it's well worth the 30 minute drive.
post #340 of 416
Won't have a car. How long will it take me to walk to multnomah (8)

Beers will be got. I'll try to check in on the thread but I get alerts from twitter so feel free to tweet or DM me at panderson2
post #341 of 416
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So did I! Hah. I've been back once since. I love the bar program and their bartenders are all awesome. I've been disappointed by all the food I've had there... but the bread is great. They should do more to showcase it (like Bar Tartine in San Francisco does).

I went again this weekend and had a solid meal. The crispy pork shank was incredible. Ricotta appetizer, and brussles were also stand out. The burger was the only miss, total fat/salt bomb with no fixings just cheese.

Im warming up to it.
post #342 of 416

Brussels sprouts are the new beets.

post #343 of 416

As Oboy mentioned last month, Winn Perry is set to reopen day after tomorrow, Tuesday January 14th. The new location is downtown on SW 9th immediately next door to Jackpot Records. I walked by yesterday and the windows are all covered in butcher paper, but I was able to peer in a little bit through a gap between sheets. From what I could see, the space looks fantastic, and it looks like Jordan's got a pretty wide array of Alden models to kick things off with. I also saw a stack of denim that I *think* was LVC. The space looks really warm and invinting and tasteful from what I could see. Just as you would expect.

 

For my money, Winn Perry was the best menswear store Portland has seen, and none of the joints that have opened up since--Tanner, Steven Alan, Frances May, Machus--even touch it (though all have their strengths, don't get me wrong). I couldn't be more hyped to have Jordan back.

post #344 of 416

Wow, what excellent timing. I'll be in Portland Tuesday & Wednesday, just a few blocks from there. Definitely excited to see what kind of Alden makeups they have. 

post #345 of 416
Glad to see another great retailer being added to the area. I'll be around SEPDX all week from Tuesday on if anybody wants to drop by and say what's up or to peruse our goods.
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