If you’re a hardcore food geek, Portland is most definitely the place to be. Whether it’s the hoards of food cart hoods, conceptual restaurants, jam-packed reservation-shunning restaurants who make you feel like they’re doing you a favour by letting you eat in their establishment, or the homie truffle-ized comfort food brunch spots- it’s almost impossible to get too hungry here.
Lucky for me, I have a few partners in munching just as passionate about scouting out new sumptious menus and willing to wait two hours in frigid temperatures for a brunch table.
My bombshell Bombay-bred pal, Nazneen and I have started a weekly Saturday (or Sunday) brunch tradition this past month as well as a Monday-night “let’s cook dinner together pre-Pretty Little Liars/Gossip Girl” idea…not to mention that we eat lunch together every single day after our respective theatre classes.
Alas, in true foodblog form, I present to you some of the food pornography I have partaken in the past two weeks.
True comfort food: Naz’s Steak n cheesy scrambled eggs, cornbread pancake & jalapeno butter- Tasty N Sons
Avocado eggs benedict on a house-made english muffin sans hollandaise (je deteste le mayo…)- Urban Farmer, The Nines Hotel
FIRST MONDAY NIGHT COOK-IN
My delicioussss chicken dish: Grilled chicken breast, garlic, olive oil, roasted eggplant, crimini mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, tinge of tomato paste, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme. delightful.
RANDOM NOTEWORTHY MUNCHES:
Custom wok-fry: Lots of chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, red onion, mushrooms, bok choy, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, zucchini, peas, ginger, garlic, sriracha, thai spicy sweet chili sauce- New Seasons Market