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The Ultimate Portland (OR) Shopping Thread

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

  1. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    ^ Carte Blanche is so great, I'm glad the concept is exciting to you! I've been enjoying Bollywood, particularly the chicken kati roll, pork vindaloo, and saag paneer. But I like them so much that they've kept me from eating through most of the rest of the menu...

    One addition to my list of quality sandwich places that I forgot to mention: Roman Candle.

    PaaDee is great. I almost always get Guay Tiew Kua Gai, but the sai grog e-san sausage, larb hed, and pork belly with green beans are all excellent. Has anybody been to Lang Baan yet? I really want to go.

    If you like Thai soups, Tarad (my favorite is B: Guoy Teaw Hoi Ka) is good, too.

    Mirakutei is strangely inconsistent. Maybe it's worth giving Boxer another chance...

    Can I just reiterate, though, that HA&VL is an ecstatic experience (even for people who don't normally like soup)?
     
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  2. oboy_oboy

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    Double these both. The sandwiches--and breakfast offerings--at Roman Candle are really fantastic and while it sometimes gets busy, it's nothing like the shitshow that is brunch in this town. My mom's visiting and I wanted to check out Broder Nord, but the timing of her flight etc. put us there a little later than ideal. It was nutso and since I had my son w/ me, we bailed. Drove to Roman Candle, parked in the lot, waited precisely 2 minutes in line, then ate a wonderfully satisfying meal. My son wasn't sold on the granola combo--too many textures for this 4-yr old. But I really love the offerings there.

    And yes: go to HA&VL. It's awesome. The ambience, or lack there of, is either charming or a drag depending on your POV, but the soup makes up for it. I haven't made it out for their pho yet...really want to.
     
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  3. snowboardpunk

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    Idk about nike, you could try contacting them or try buying an employee pass off of someone.

    Kinfolk is pretty easy to get into. just stop on by or you can contact them earlier to meet with nathan. Ive been there a couple times and both times I just kinda dropped by.
     
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    thanks for the Kinfolk info. I'll do that. I just tried to hit up my uncle (employee) about Nike and he declined. Guess I'm not getting in.
     
  5. deejaysoy

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    Thanks everyone for the recs!!! Wife and I had a great time on the baby moon. Bollywood, Carte Blanche and Beast are superior. Agree with you guys on Pok pok, I can just do the wings, papaya salad and coconut rice. Worked in Pine State since the wait for Tasty and Sons was ridiculous. All of PDX came out this past sunny Sunday.

    I'm always in town visiting family. Keeping me posted on new recs.
     
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  6. eglbc

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    Finally ate Nongs last night from the storefront. Good stuff. Pork was really good, even if a bit of a gutbuster. I could see eating the chicken 1x a week.
    After watching the new Parts Unknown, I want some bollywood in my life. Does it get super busy? Whats a good time to go?

    Any love for La Taq? Went once, and really enjoyed. Brisket anything.
     
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  7. mymil

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    Glad you enjoyed, deejay! Carte Blanche changes their menu ever three-ish weeks, so they'll have something new the next time you're here.

    A new recommendation for dinner: Roman Candle. Since they've added some more vegetables and salads on top of their pizza offerings (and they've had burrata on their dinner menu for a while), it's like a baby Ava Gene's! But you don't need a reservation. I went the other night and had a fernet and soda, a slice of nduja pizza (it was the special and how could you not), and the beets/nettles/sesame breadcrumbs/cheese. A perfect dinner.

    Also: Lang Baan. I finally went, and it's fantastic! The tasting menu included Thai dishes rarely encountered in Thai restaurants in the US as well as really unostentatious applications of some modernist techniques (e.g. watermelon-infused sticky rice crisp [dehydrated, then fried], sous vide egg). Very worth it.

    Bollywood on Division gets busy around 6:30, but it's so big that I've never seen it horrendous. So go whenever.
     
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    I felt a sense of Deja Vu looking at those fantastic dhabas. Mostly due to the similar vibe given by the lit Coca-Cola signs proclaiming the name of the restaurant and the dirty dinning rooms that reminded me of the fried chicken, soul food and fish fry joints of my childhood. I miss authentic places like that.
     
  9. kiya

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    For those of you in Portland (Oregon) tonight, there is a Union Way block party with free beer and discounts at all the merchants.
    At Self Edge we're offering 15% off everything from 4pm to 8pm tonight, in-store only.

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  10. kixslf

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    To our friends in Portland, stop by the workshop (240 N Broadway) Friday and Saturday for the annual Tanner Goods sample sale.

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    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This Saturday we’re celebrating our first year at Self Edge Portland with beers, a sale, and a Good Art Trunk Show. Come by and see our summer collections, enjoy a beer, and take a close look at Good Art’s jewelry and accessories!

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  12. Mr. Six

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    In town for a few days. Thanks for all the recs. Got a reservation at Ned Ludd for Thursday. Will try to make it by Self Edge so that I will have visited all locations. Looking forward to seeing the new Winn Perry. Anything new that's must do/eat?
     
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    Great bar inside of a hotel on the 5th ish floor. Called "farm" something. Great drinks nice place to grab a drink that's refreshing and a bit out of the ordinary and also pleasant
     
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    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    What?
     
  15. oboy_oboy

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    Must be talking about Urban Farmer in The Nines.
     
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    :lol: i barely could understand myself

    yes! thats the place!
     
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    Must do? walk a trail in forrest park. Great fall vibes right now.
    Hit some breweries ( commons, upright, breakside, gigantic, hair of the dog, ecliptic)

    Eat? Ox
     
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  18. oboy_oboy

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    If at Self Edge, check out the other shops at Union Way.
    Check out Woodlands/TG. Lots more brands in there now.
    Maurice, around the corner from Winn Perry is awesome, for lunch.

    The Eater PDX site is pretty spot on w/ reccos these days...

    Heart Coffee is excellent, and is nearby to a couple design/housewares shops: Alder & Co. and Canoe.
     
  19. Mr. Six

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    ^ Awesome. Heart and Coava are on the list. I often forget that Eater isn't just SF. Will check it out. Thanks!
     
  20. oboy_oboy

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    If Filson is your thing, the store here is pretty nice, and it's directly across the street from excellent coffee at Barista. @Mr. Six
     

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