Wholesome Blends Has Closed, The Whole Bowl Trailer Has Moved (Twice!)

After having breakfast at Jim and Patty’s and searching for an elusive geocache in Rose City Park, I headed home down Sandy Blvd and was startled to see that Wholesome Blends (4615 NE Sandy Blvd) had closed! The Whole Bowl trailer that was on the property was also gone, moving further into the Hollywood District, but is now back on Sandy.

The end of Wholesome Blends

The message says “Open till 1pm Christmas, then it is the end for Wholesome Blends.” Continue reading “Wholesome Blends Has Closed, The Whole Bowl Trailer Has Moved (Twice!)”

Saima Thai & Sushi Coming to Old Pono Soul Farm Kitchen Space on Sandy Blvd

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Well, looks like my suspicions were right—a new restaurant is indeed opening up in the old Pono Soul Farm Kitchen space. Saima Thai & Sushi is moving in and is “coming soon.” There’s been activity inside since the start of December; my guess is that they will open either a) in time for the holidays, or b) after the new year.

Update 1/10/18: Thanks to commenter Gabe below, looks like the people behind Saima Thai & Sushi are the same ones behind King Curry in Milwaukie. King Curry gets high marks on Yelp, and just looking at their menu, it’s full of familiar dishes to the average American Thai restaurant diner—along with what look like some Chinese dishes (e.g., Kung Pao, Orange Chicken). I’ve been keeping an eye on the place, and they have removed some of the window coverings. I hope that means they are opening soon.

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The Nightwood Society’s Kickstarter – I Supported Them, You Should, Too

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Photo credit: The Nightwood Society

I believe I first ran across the name The Nightwood Society randomly, but was truly introduced to them in a post by local blogger Pech on her blog, Pechluck’s Food Adventures. It’s a pretty exciting project—you could think of them as an “experience shop”—food and drink folks working with artists and creatives to “produce extraordinary experiences around food and wine” in a space on NE Broadway (former location of Chesa). And it’s run by women. Continue reading “The Nightwood Society’s Kickstarter – I Supported Them, You Should, Too”

Support SOLO / Portland Piano International and You Could Eat Well

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Now that we’re in the middle of the season of giving, I wanted to point you to one ask that is particularly relevant to those of us who like live music and eating delicious food. This is a collaboration between SOLO / Portland Piano International and three of Portland’s great chefs: Greg Higgins (Higgins Restaurant and Bar), Vitaly Paley (Headwaters), and David Machado (Nel Centro). It involves supporting the arts and a chance to have an amazing meal.  Continue reading “Support SOLO / Portland Piano International and You Could Eat Well”