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”

Delicious Highlights of My Sliver of Feast Portland 2017

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It was a beautiful day at Friday’s Grand Tasting.

As you probably know by now, I only attended a couple of Feast events this year, while I was volunteering. Frankly, it was probably for the best because my work as a writer and editor elsewhere last week was nuts and would not allow for too much time off. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but it was an intense and busy time. Feast was a nice break—a chance to be outside, get some fresh air, and see a lot of delicious food and drink being enjoyed by happy people… including me! Continue reading “Delicious Highlights of My Sliver of Feast Portland 2017”

Portland Area Food Events, September 21-28

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Photo credit: Visitor7

Hops make the PNW beer world go ’round.

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.

Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
Until Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11am-9pm
7th & E Burnside, Portland

“This 5-day outdoor beer garden features a covered tent, food specials, daily tappings and fire pits. Plus there is no cover charge to get in and new beers daily!” More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, September 21-28”

First Tastes: Sweets and Meats

I’m back with one of my favorite things on Bridgetown Bites—First Tastes, where I roundup recent initial tastes at new-to-me places in Portland.

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs | Suzette Creperie. Originally we planned on chowing down on tacos from Tight Tacos, but the truck was closed because of the hot weather. So, we wandered down SE Belmont in search of something tasty, and found ourselves at Suzette Creperie. I couldn’t resist ordering these little lamb meatballs, served with a “spicy tomato sauce” (chunky, yes; spicy, no) and topped with a sunny-side up fried egg. It was served with a small piece of toasted baguette, too. Continue reading “First Tastes: Sweets and Meats”