The Ultimate Portland (OR) Shopping Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by reedobandito, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. snowboardpunk

    snowboardpunk Senior member

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    Im not saying everyone should agree with me.... Im just saying in my opinion I liked roscoe's better than screen door.... That's just my opinion.... Plus im not a huge fan of the sweet potato waffle. Although I love their chicken. Well I haven't had in a while since going vegetarian...

    and on a side note, what's tommy's....
     
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  2. CityHunter

    CityHunter Senior member

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    I'll have to second that Toro Bravo suggestion - I had their tasting menu/chef's choice last time and it was an amazing. TB are the same guys who do Tasty, right? Interurban too (which I've never been to)?
     


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    Toro Bravo, Tasty and Sons, and now Tasty and Alder are all John Gorham affairs. He left Interurban a bit ago---the menu looks identical, though.
     
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  4. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    Though Gorham is not in the kitchen at Tasty & Alder--that's now Morgan Browlow, which could be amazing or a disaster. We'll see...
     
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    tommys is a socal chili burg/fry chain that is famous for inventing diareahha

    Ive been enjoying eating through the menu at trigger:

    Wins-
    Frito pie
    pork shoulder quesadilla
    Smoked wings
    machaca tacos
    chop salad w. brisket
    frozen margaritas.

    Misses
    friedchicken tacos
    (the tacos in general are off, except machaca-reminds me of jack n box tacos but in a good way)
     
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  6. snowboardpunk

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    yay i love diarrhea! lol

    hows tasty n alder? have yet to tried it.
     


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    Morgan Brownlow actually left Tasty and Alder after like a week...
     
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    Man, I've known Morgan for over 10 years now... we worked together at the original ripe/Family Supper/Gotham Coffee Shop (before it morphed in to the short-lived Tavern) and I helped open clarklewis. The guy is easily one of the best cooks I've ever worked with, but his personality just seems to keep getting in the way of any kind of sustained success. Too bad.

    I will 2nd Smallwares, though I haven't eaten there yet (don't get to Portland as often as I'd like)... Everyone I talk to up there has nothing but GREAT things to say about it. It's at the top of my list for my next visit home.

    A few personal faves I'll add for CityHunter's visit:

    Pok Pok (esp Ike's Vietnames Fish Sauce Wings... I dream about these and eat them at least once every time I'm in town)
    Nostrana... late night (after 9 I think) happy hour at the bar is one of the best deals in town
    Trigger, Tommy Habetz's new Tex-Mex joint. Serious gut-bomb, but that queso with brisket is insane
    Ned Ludd... nothing really like it anywhere. The most "Portlandy" of Portland restaurants, but in a good way
    Clyde Common... a great afternoon cocktail-and-a-snack-at-the-bar spot if yr downtown and worn out from shopping/walking
    Driftwood Room, in the Hotel Deluxe... not as time-capsule-amazing as it was before they renovated, but still one of my favorite rooms in the city to sit and have a martini
    Podnah's Pit... best BBQ on the west coast, or at least north of LA, though it's more Texas style than southern style
     


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    If you only hit these, you would be a happy, happy person.

    Oh, and drink coffee at Heart/Coava/Barista depending on your locale.
     


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    I completely agree with the Coava/Heart suggestion. Can anyone recommend a good tailor in PDX? I was thinking of having a pair of jeans tapered.
     


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    I go to Sylvian, aka European Master Tailor
     


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    Does anyone have experience with any local cobblers?
     


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    just went to euro master tailor. seems like a stand up operation.

    Right next door is a cobbler. Dont know name, but they looked busy.
     


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    Derek. He resolved one pair of my shoes, I can take a photo if interested.
     


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    I hope to see you all this weekend!

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