Category Archives: Dining Out

Temptation Tuesday: Ceviche and Other Expensive Raw Animal Meat

I’ve spent the past 10 days visiting family in the 100+degree heat that is August in my hometown, indulging in fried Mexican food and cheap tequila. It’s been heaven but I have to admit, as day 10 hit this morning, … Continue reading

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Food Cart Review: SE 32nd and Division, Round 1 – Herb's Mac and Cheese, Koi Fusion, Oregon Ice Works

Venturing through SE Portland on Friday, D.E. and I decided to pass on lunch at my favorite Pok Pok and instead venture across the street to the food cart pod on SE 32nd and Division, where we feasted on some … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Fire on the Mountain – Portland, Oregon

According to a Canadian I know, the Stanley Cup is a big deal; such a big deal that it calls for chicken wings! I saw this important occasion – watching Vancouver play in the Stanley Cup with an actual Vancouverian … Continue reading

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Slap Happy for Slappy Cakes

Sweet potato pancake batter with sausage crumbles, goat cheese and scaallions. Mmm good. And Whiskey for Breakfast? Heaven. Add Chinese rice porrige with a savory red chili paste and pork belly and I may never leave this place. The only … Continue reading

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Kenny and Zuke Deli, Portland, OR

When Cdub’s husband Kevs came to visit Portland (sadly without her), we got together and ate breakfast at the deli next to the Ace Hotel where he was staying downtown. I went for the corned beef and hash, a favorite … Continue reading

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Curbside Grill Food Cart – Portland

Fresh soft, not too thick (which I like) ciabatta bread with garlic mayo, swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, thin sliced red onions and juicy marinated fat-trimmed chicken thighs (yay thighs not breasts!), all for $5.50 = well worth a trip to … Continue reading

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Winos in the Dundee Hills, Part 1

Dub's friend Dude joined us for some Willamette Valley wine tasting this weekend and we headed to the Dundee Hills to see what kind of fun could be had on a rainy day. We weren't that impressed with Domain Drouhin … Continue reading

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The wonderous Bob's Donuts

I am at Bob's Donuts on Polk Street in SF. It's 9:30pm on a monday and they just made some freshly fried goodness. Whaaaat? This place rules. Best donuts around, btw. And you can follow them on Twitter for fresh … Continue reading

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Pok Pok: hurt so good, Part 2

Once our tongues were able to settle down a bit, we could kinda taste the catfish over vermicelli noodles, and eventually we were able to tell that its lemon oil cilantro peanut sauce was stellar. To top it all off, … Continue reading

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Befris Unite in PDX

Nothing has been happening on West Coast Winos in almost two years, but now that we’ve been tearing up Portland this weekend and have also welcomed ourselves to the 21st century with smart phones, we decided it’s high time to … Continue reading

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