To The Moon From Nuvrei’s Marius Pop To Open In Modera Belmont

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City records—and the Modera Belmont On Site Retail Page—indicate that To The Moon, a new venture by pâtissier Marius Pop of Nuvrei fame, is going to open up in the Modera’s ground floor, northwest corner. Modera Belmont opened in spring of 2018, boasting luxuries like a coffee bar, community game room, pet spa, and fitness center. On-site retail is another bonus they’ve promoted, and To the Moon is one of a handful of tenants; it will join Hat Yai, Puffle Waffle, and Brunch Box on the food side, and NW Barbers and The Portland Girl on the services side. Continue reading “To The Moon From Nuvrei’s Marius Pop To Open In Modera Belmont”

First Tastes: Sweet, Savory, Salad

Portland is full of delicious food, so here are some first impressions on the latest tasty things I’ve eaten recently in town.

Dahi Papri Chaat | Bollywood Theatre. I ate lunch there a while back and really enjoyed the meal, but the dish that has really stuck with me is their Dahi Papri Chaat. It starts with a base of housemade garbanzo bean flour crackers, then topped with small dark chickpeas, little cubes of potatoes, yogurt, cilantro, tamarind chutney, all dusted with chili powder and topped with sev, a kind of crunchy noodle made from chickpea flour paste. I had something like this at Dosa Hutt in Flushing a few years ago, and have been hoping to encounter a similar dish since. It’s quite saucy and very flavorful; a true flavor bomb. I love the contrasts of cooling yogurt and spicy chili powder, earthy chickpeas and tart chutney. I could eat this every day. bollywoodtheaterpdx.com, 2039 NE Alberta Street, Portland  Continue reading “First Tastes: Sweet, Savory, Salad”