Food Writers and Women Chefs in Portland – Eat Their Delicious Food, Then Write About It

Lemon Souffle Cake at Maurice, Portland, OR

The magical Lemon-Soufflé Pudding Cake at Måurice in downtown Portland.

Earlier this week, Esquire published an article by Amanda Cohen, executive chef and owner of NYC’s Dirt Candy, one of the most influential vegetable-focused restaurants in the US. In the article, I’ve Worked in Food for 20 Years. Now You Finally Care About Female Chefs?, Cohen expresses anger and frustration at the media for this: “Women may not have value as chefs, but as victims we’re finally interesting!” Continue reading “Food Writers and Women Chefs in Portland – Eat Their Delicious Food, Then Write About It”

Portland Area Food Events, November 9-16

A selection of Russian foods

‘Tis the season for hearty Russian food 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.

Nine Days of Pie
Until Thursday, November 9, 2017
Various locations

Celebrate the magic of pie all over Portland! And, “There will be pie fights. There will be movies about pie. There will be songs sung in the honor of pie, and there will be demonstrations by event creators Shane and Amy Bugbee as to how pies are made, and how they can bring communities together.” More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, November 9-16”

First Look: Sizzle Pie Hollywood

Sizzle Pie's sandwich board

When they mean open late, they mean open late—til 4am Friday and Saturday, 3am the rest of the week.

Yesterday was the first day Sizzle Pie Hollywood was open (soft opening), so we headed over for some slices—and to check out the space. Turns out they didn’t do any kind of major overhaul, but the place feels more spacious, fresher, neater. I was told that it took about a month and half to get it all spruced up. Continue reading “First Look: Sizzle Pie Hollywood”

Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, October 2017

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Welcome to another roundup of top 5 posts on Bridgetown Bites! Here’s what you were reading on the site in October—restaurant news, my love of seasonal fresh pressed juice, and a job announcement. As always, thanks for reading!

5. Portland Area CSA Coalition is Hiring

Vegetables and fruit from a CSA share

Over the weekend I got an email from the Portland Area CSA Coalition (PACSAC), a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to to promoting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the Portland area, about a job opening in their organization. The position they are hiring for is Program Director (part time) and it pays $14.75 – $16.75 per hour, plus paid time off; schedule is flexible within the 20 hours per week the job demands. Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, October 2017”

Goodbye Weekend Breakfast Sandwiches at Fleur de Lis

Bacon, Cheddar, and tomato egg sandwich

The excellent egg-cheddar-bacon-tomato breakfast sandwich at Fleur de Lis.

I was at Fleur de Lis last weekend and learned a few things that were new to me that I thought I’d pass on. First, in case you were unaware, the bakery/cafe has been under new management for several months now and adjustments have been ongoing. Along with the new manager they’ve had some staff turnover, too. And the large, memorable piece of furniture that served as a kind of bar near the front of the dining room is no longer being used in the cafe space. Fun fact: that furniture was from the original library that occupied that building before they vacated to the new one that is a block away. Continue reading “Goodbye Weekend Breakfast Sandwiches at Fleur de Lis”