Portland Area Food Events, December 21-28

Pozole

Pozolé is a perfect winter dish and is being celebrated in Portland on Thursday!

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.

The Taste of Division and Clinton
December 1-31, 2017
Op-Wurst, 3384 SE Division, Portland

“OP-Wurst Hot Buttered Rum and The Hound Dog—a frankfurter with apple butter, peanut butter sauce, bananas and lardons.” Available all month. More information. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, December 21-28”

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

Saima Thai & Sushi storefront

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”

Portland Area Food Events, December 14-21

Peking Duck at Departure Lounge
Photo credit: Departure Lounge

Peking Duck is the most wonderful duck.

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.

Peking Duck Month
December 1-30, 2017; times vary
Departure Portland, 525 SW Morrison Street, Portland

From the Departure staff, this special month features:

  • The Peking Duck is cured in 5 spice, blanched in honey and Chinese wine, hung to air dry for 5 days, honey glazed and roasted daily, and served with a house-made cherry sauce, candied kumquats, scallions, hoisin, and cucumbers. It is also served with mandarin pancakes, encouraging guests to make mini sandwiches out of the feast.
  • The bits of meat and roasted skin left on the bones are removed and a savory duck fried rice is made with plenty of scallions and rendered duck fat.
  • To ensure 100% usage of the bird, guests start the meal with a cup of clear duck broth made from the ducks’ roasted bones.
  • For a final sweet note, a rich taste of creamy duck fat-coconut milk ice cream with marionberry sauce and buckwheat crumble closes the feast.

Call the restaurant at 503-802-5370 to reserve your delicious duck. Each meal is $106. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, December 14-21”

Let There Be Pizza On Earth in December

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My pizza heart belongs to Pizzeria Otto but we have an open relationship.

Probably the kind of food I’ve eaten the most in Portland is pizza. Blame it on my time in NYC where pizza is like a religion, or the fact that pizza is simply delicious. So when I heard about Pizza On Earth, I thought, “what a great way to eat pizza and do some good at the same time!” Continue reading “Let There Be Pizza On Earth in December”