Recap: Hello! My Name Is Tasty Cookbook Release Party


On Tuesday evening, I attended the Hello! My Name Is Tasty cookbook release/launch party, which took place at the Plaza Del Toro event space in SE Portland. This space is, of course, run by John Gorham, the chef/owner of the mini Portland food empire of Toro BravoTasty n SonsTasty n AlderMediterranean Exploration Company (MEC), and Shalom Y’all. He’s also one of the authors of Hello! My Name Is Tasty, the other author being Liz Crain. Continue reading “Recap: Hello! My Name Is Tasty Cookbook Release Party”

Portland Area Food Events, August 17-24


I grew this tomato on my Portland backyard patio—it’s named “Sophie’s Choice.”

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.

Cuban Feast: Portland Mercado + Que Bola
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
Inner Southeast, Portland

Chef Jose Perez’s QueBola? food cart at the Portland Mercado has a great reputation for serving delicious Cuban food, and in his “Cuba Libre” menu, he’ll offer a version of Cuban cuisine “seldom seen in Portland.” Enjoy Stuffed Tostones, Ensalada de Aguacate, Enchilado de Mariscos, and a Tropical Coconut Flan in this four-course meal. Tickets are $42 (buy here). More informationContinue reading “Portland Area Food Events, August 17-24”

PDX Apple Recycling Is Back


I recently heard from the fine folks at the Portland Cider Company about their annual project, PDX Apple Recycling, now in its second year. While it might sound like an opportunity to recycle your electronics, it’s actually a kind of gleaning program that collects excess apples from Portland Metro area backyards and hand presses them into cider. The cider will be sold later this year and proceeds from the sales will go to benefit the nonprofit Oregon Wild; their conservation efforts work to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters for the enjoyment, love and appreciation of all Oregonians. Continue reading “PDX Apple Recycling Is Back”

Recap: The Inaugural Portland Radler Festival Was Rad


And yes, I made the obvious pun.

This past weekend I attended the inaugural Portland Radler Festival, AKA “Portland’s Most Refreshing Beer Festival,” organized by StormBreaker Brewing. There was a healthy spread of breweries offering Radlers, a fun and laid back atmosphere, and a lot of love for the beverage under the big tent.  Continue reading “Recap: The Inaugural Portland Radler Festival Was Rad”

Portland Food World Drama – Killer Burger, Rock and Roll Chili Pit, and Patsy’s

Photo credit: Chris K on Flickr

Because why not show a burger and a Sasquatch when you’re talking burgers in Portland?

It’s been a long, busy week but I don’t want to close it out without writing about two unfortunate litigious situations here in the greater Portland area having to do with Killer Burger + Rock and Roll Chili Pit, and Patsy’s New York Pizzeria. Continue reading “Portland Food World Drama – Killer Burger, Rock and Roll Chili Pit, and Patsy’s”