It’s Official: Gado Gado Is Coming to the Hollywood District

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This looks delicious, but who doesn’t like the varieties of steamed buns out there? Photo credit: Gado Gado

Earlier this week, I mentioned that a restaurant named Gado Gado will move into the now-shuttered My Canh space later this year, and wondered if it was the same Gado Gado as the robust and popular Asian food popup. Today I learned via Eater that Portland Monthly confirms it. Continue reading “It’s Official: Gado Gado Is Coming to the Hollywood District”

Looking Forward to Fried Egg I’m In Love’s New Brick & Mortar Grand Opening Party

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Back in Black Bean bowl from Fried Egg I’m In Love

Home to great egg sandwiches, the delicious bowl above, and a fantastic name, Fried Egg I’m In Love is opening their own brick & mortar location. Located in the space that used to be home to Blue Star Donuts on Hawthorne, you’ll soon be able to enjoy their delicious food in a comfy enclosed space. Grand opening date is Thursday, January 24.

Even more exciting is that they are throwing a grand opening party on the 24th. Continue reading “Looking Forward to Fried Egg I’m In Love’s New Brick & Mortar Grand Opening Party”

The Closing of a Neighborhood Restaurant: Goodbye, My Canh

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Lemongrass chicken bun from My Canh restaurant.

Over on Nextdoor there’s a thread from the weekend entitled, “Bye to best potstickers.” Of course, it immediately caught my eye since I love potstickers and dumplings of all kinds. The news wasn’t good: local Hollywood District Vietnamese/Thai/Chinese restaurant My Canh is closing. This is the kind of family-run place that serves tasty food and offers a menu of dependable and familiar dishes that grow to be beloved by regulars. Continue reading “The Closing of a Neighborhood Restaurant: Goodbye, My Canh”

Anchor End Eurocafé and Bakery and Its Beautiful Mural

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Photo credit: Anchor End

A new spot is opening up on NE Fremont in the old Thrive Sauce & Bowls space — Anchor End. While I’m sad to see that Thrive shuttered, I’m eager to give Anchor End’s food and drink a try.

One of my morning walks sometimes takes me up the Alameda Ridge, usually for a stop in at the NE Fremont location of Prince Coffee (I love their lattes and the aroma of fresh made stroopwafels). On a recent jaunt up the Ridge I noticed that Thrive had closed (I so enjoyed their healthy salads and bowls) and a “Eurocafé and bakery” named Anchor End is moving in. Continue reading “Anchor End Eurocafé and Bakery and Its Beautiful Mural”

First Impressions: The Impossible Burger

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My first time with an Impossible Burger was a pleasant stroll through the uncanny valley.

Over the weekend we decided to take advantage of the sunny day with mild temperatures and head to McMenamins Edgefield out in Troutdale. As you may know, I live in Portland without a car and take transit everywhere; I was pleased to learn that the TriMet 77 bus drops you off directly in front of the Edgefield property. After an easy ride we did a fair amount of exploring of the grounds, and decided to get something to eat at the Black Rabbit Bar. And what did I see on the menu, but the Impossible Burger. I had been wanting to try it for some time, and this seemed like as good as any an opportunity to do so. Continue reading “First Impressions: The Impossible Burger”