Portland Area Food Events, February 15-22

If you haven’t had okonomiyaki, you don’t know what you’re missing. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Be sure to confirm the availability of the event before you head out to attend, due to last minute changes that sometimes happen. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

5th Annual Chocolate for Congo Benefit
Until Wednesday, February 28, 2018; various times
Various locations

“All month long, thirteen Portland restaurants and bakeries will be serving up chocolate desserts made with Theo Chocolate. One dollar from the sale of each dessert will go to Eastern Congo Initiative, a non-profit working on grant-making and advocacy with and for the people of eastern Congo. Theo Chocolate, which now sources more than 70% of its chocolate from the Congo, has generously donated the chocolate for the benefit.”

Participating restaurants and bakeries include: Baker & Spice, Bar Avignon, Bistro Agnes, Coquine, Le Pigeon, Little Bird Bistro, Måurice, Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant, Ox, Pacific Pie, Pie Spot, Tusk, and Quaintrelle. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, February 15-22”

Fire and Stone To Close End of February 2018

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Dreamy wood oven roasted olives at Fire and Stone are magic.

This morning I read the news on Instagram that Fire and Stone, a wood-fired restaurant in the Alameda/Beaumont-Wilshire area, is closing. The news made me quite sad, as I’ve been a fan of the restaurant since before I moved to Portland. When I was the editor of Northeast Neighbors magazine, we featured them there, and a number of local folks I interviewed over the months also spoke highly of them. I’ve eaten a number of meals there. I am sure everyone is sorry to see them go. Continue reading “Fire and Stone To Close End of February 2018”

Portland Area Food Events, February 8-15

Love Valentine's Day Holiday Valentine Cookies

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! We’ve got a bunch of places for you to look into for your special day.

Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Be sure to confirm the availability of the event before you head out to attend, due to last minute changes that sometimes happen. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

5th Annual Chocolate for Congo Benefit
Until Wednesday, February 28, 2018; various times
Various locations

“All month long, thirteen Portland restaurants and bakeries will be serving up chocolate desserts made with Theo Chocolate. One dollar from the sale of each dessert will go to Eastern Congo Initiative, a non-profit working on grant-making and advocacy with and for the people of eastern Congo. Theo Chocolate, which now sources more than 70% of its chocolate from the Congo, has generously donated the chocolate for the benefit.”

Participating restaurants and bakeries include: Baker & Spice, Bar Avignon, Bistro Agnes, Coquine, Le Pigeon, Little Bird Bistro, Måurice, Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant, Ox, Pacific Pie, Pie Spot, Tusk, and Quaintrelle. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, February 8-15”

This Is Good: Food Blog Posts of Note, January 2018

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I’m always glad to share posts I especially like that are written by other food bloggers in Portland, so here is our latest group in This Is Good, January 2018 edition. As always, thanks for all you do, fellow bloggers!

House of Louie Closes
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Commentary on the closing of the last dim sum restaurant in Portland’s Chinatown and how revitalization of this section of the city core never worked. Continue reading “This Is Good: Food Blog Posts of Note, January 2018”

Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, January 2018

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Well, it’s that time again—time to look at the posts that readers were particularly interested in. In January it was primarily restaurant news and our roundup of fave 2017 foods; we appreciate all the sites that have linked to us and send traffic our way, too. As always, thanks for reading!

5. Chin’s Kitchen Temporarily Closed, Changes Coming

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On my way to the gym today, I passed by Chin’s Kitchen, like I often do, and found this sign up on the window: Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, January 2018”