Cranberry Fest Cold Pressed Juice is Back at Trader Joe’s


Cranberry Fest cold pressed juice sitting in between the tasty Watermelon and the far inferior Red cold pressed juices. Do not be fooled—Cranberry Fest and Red are nothing alike.

Each day for the past couple of weeks, I’ve walked into my local Trader Joe’s on the way home from the gym, hoping to see the arrival of one of their most delicious products, Cranberry Fest cold pressed juice. I’m happy—no, thrilled—to say: it’s back! Continue reading “Cranberry Fest Cold Pressed Juice is Back at Trader Joe’s”

Good News: Reo’s Ribs Will Return


Reo’s Ribs—all boarded up but will open eventually.

This week I read an update on Reo’s Ribs by the Hollywood Star. They report that “plans are underway” to restore the building that was home to the most aromatic restaurant in the neighborhood. I miss the smell of barbecue as I walk by, and I feel bad that the building burned and forced Reo to temporarily stop operations this past May. So I’m heartened by the news that he’ll be back and that progress on repairing the building is going well. Continue reading “Good News: Reo’s Ribs Will Return”

Portland Area Events, September 28-October 5


Drink tequila for a good cause this week.

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. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

Welcome Back Party!
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4-7pm
Rogue Ales & Spirits (Rogue Hall), 1717 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Rogue’s Annual Welcome Back Party is back, and to celebrate you can enjoy $2 ice cold cans from their Patio Hot Tub; cans of 6 Hop IPA, Dead Guy, Cold Brew IPA or Hot Tub Scholarship Lager. Happy Hour menu will be extended through 7pm. Music by Mars Retrieval Unit. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Events, September 28-October 5”

Beaverton’s Inaugural Restaurant Week Starts Thursday


Back in August the news came out that Beaverton is launching a restaurant week; the aptly-named Beaverton Restaurant Week starts this Thursday, September 28 and ends Sunday, October 8. Restaurant weeks are a lot of fun and I remember the early days of them in NYC—you got some insane deals (I remember an incredible meal at the now-shuttered Chanterelle in Tribeca) and a chance to try out a new place for less dough. They still continue all over the country, so it’s clear that restaurant-goers are eager to participate in a restaurant week in their community. Continue reading “Beaverton’s Inaugural Restaurant Week Starts Thursday”

Delicious Highlights of My Sliver of Feast Portland 2017


It was a beautiful day at Friday’s Grand Tasting.

As you probably know by now, I only attended a couple of Feast events this year, while I was volunteering. Frankly, it was probably for the best because my work as a writer and editor elsewhere last week was nuts and would not allow for too much time off. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but it was an intense and busy time. Feast was a nice break—a chance to be outside, get some fresh air, and see a lot of delicious food and drink being enjoyed by happy people… including me! Continue reading “Delicious Highlights of My Sliver of Feast Portland 2017”