Portland: Lan Su Chinese Gardens + a birthday

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. – Chinese Proverbs  Portland is such an interesting city. Once you’ve lived in a place long enough the tourist attractions seem to fade into the background and your favorite local…

Restaurant Review: Verdigris Brunch

.. brunch brən(t)SH/ noun 1. a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch. Let’s start this post off by saying, brunch or breakfast is far and away my favorite meal to eat out. I love all breakfast foods.…

NYC Restaurant Review: Momofuku Noodle Bar

These NYC posts are long overdue, but if you didn’t see on my Instagram, I spent a week in NYC in February. I hadn’t been to NYC since I was a wee 6th grader. One cold January day, I realized…

Restaurant Review: Marukin Ramen

As most of you know, I am a Ramen fanatic. When I heard the news that Marukin Ramen (A Toyko ramen chain) was coming to PDX. I was pumped! I attended the soft opening last week. I really enjoyed this…

Restaurant Preview : 180

This week I was invited to a sneak peak of a new restaurant breaking onto the PDX scene. 180. The premise of this new venture starring acclaimed chefs José Chesa and his wife Cristina Baéz (of Ataula), along with partner/chef…