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2018 James Beard Award Nominations are Here
The nominees for the 2018 James Beard Awards have been announced Once again Portland has a good number of nominees for the James Beard Awards. Winners of the 2018 James Beard Media Awards will be announced at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Friday, April 27, 2018. Winners of the remaining awards will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 7, 2018. Outstanding Bar Program A restaurant or bar that demonstrates excellence in cocktail, spirits, and/or beer service. Clyde Common: Clyde Common was nominated in both 2016 and 2017. This would be the downtown bar?s first win. Best Chef: Northwest Katy Millard (Coquine): Katy was nominated last year in this category. This is her second and well-deserved nomination. Bonnie Morales (Kachka): Kachka makes all the local critics lists, but despite being nominated in 2015 has never received an award. Justin Woodward (Castagna): Always a bridesmaid, never a bride - this is the third nomination for Woodward. He deserves to win this year. Edouardo Jordan, Salare, Seattle and Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle were also nominated in this category. Book Awards Vegetable-Focused Cooking The Book of Greens Jenn Louis (Ten Speed Press) Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg (this is an outstanding book in my opinion) (Artisan Books) The post 2018 James Beard Award Nominations are Here appeared first on Portland Food and Drink.
2018 Food Haiku Winners
Here are the winners of your favorite restaurant haiku The contest is now closed. Congratulations to the three winners: Gogo, pdxr1, and Malik P. Your cards are in the mail. A big thank you to everyone who participated! There have been some terrific haiku this year. Portland Dining Month is back for its fifth year, with a move to a new month and more restaurants than ever before. For all of March, 129 restaurants are offering three-course dinner menus ? including an appetizer, entrée, and dessert ? for just $33. Here are the entries listed by the number of votes: As the day?s sun sets restaurant tablecloth glows pink wine sip warms my soul (17%, 40 Votes) Root vegetable gone spring greens adorn the plate march menu madness (15%, 35 Votes) MEC lamb chops Almost shameful to admit Moans of ecstasy (13%, 30 Votes) Aviary dinner Pomegranate tofu dish A recurring dream (12%, 29 Votes) In March I will eat Like a queen here in Portland Bring on the fat pants (9%, 22 Votes) Candle lit oysters Slurped atop a quiet bar A blessed evening (7%, 16 Votes) Cold beer, fried chicken Reels me inn like a hooked trout, Sticky floor be damned (6%, 15 Votes) I?ll have a champagne Blinking bubbles at the brim Time to celebrate (5%, 12 Votes) Day of the Baptism ? on the brand new tablecloth a drop of red wine (5%, 11 Votes) Ken?s bread tastes so good I bite it and it?s still warm Heaven in my mouth (4%, 10 Votes) Otto?s grill captain Tongs click with every dog flip He?s the sausage king (4%, 9 Votes) Truly worth the drive Silky broth and tender meat Pho Nguyen forever (3%, 6 Votes) I don?t drink coffee Good thing Portland dining scene Is my cup of tea (2%, 5 Votes) The post 2018 Food Haiku Winners appeared first on Portland Food and Drink.
28 and Counting ? Haiku Contest Ends 3.8.17
There is nothing to lose but a $70 gift card to win. We have 28 entries for the 2018 restaurant haiku contest which closes in 48 hours. If you've been sitting on the sidelines waiting for inspiration, now is the time to post your entry! This year, it?s restaurant haiku ? all the entries should be about restaurants. Write a haiku about wine and post it in the comments below. Let?s limit it to three entries per person. A group of judges will come up with a top ten list, and all of you will be able to vote for your favorite. This year Travel Portland is providing a $70 gift card for three different restaurants as part of Portland Dining Month's 3-course prix fixe meals. One card will go to each of the top three haikus**.  They are from Irving Street Kitchen, Nomad PDX Restaurant, and Southfork Restaurant and Lounge. You'll find all the information and a place to post your haiku here. The post 28 and Counting – Haiku Contest Ends 3.8.17 appeared first on Portland Food and Drink.
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Food carts!!!

This just in - Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution now published and available at Powell's.Buy Cartopia the book

Food Carts Portland lists up to the minute news and reviews for Portland's Food Cart scene. I don't know how they do it considering how fast carts come and go. New cart pods seem to open daily!

Food Carts Portland
A Guide to Food Carts in Portland Oregon

Pioneer Courthouse Square Food Cart Lot
Portland’s living room now has permanent food carts. As part of the year long renovation of the park in 2016-17, the city decided to create a more active space for street food vendors and attract some rock stars. Prior to the construction, the carts at the square were open-air and had to move any time […] The post Pioneer Courthouse Square Food Cart Lot appeared first on Food Carts Portland.
January Food Cart News
Winter in Portland can be challenging for food carts, but event in the cool weather, Portland’s street food vendors are making it rain. Pun intended. Here’s some news to chew on:   The Oregonian/Oregonlive brings Portland Dumpling Week February 4-10 with 30 purveyors slinging dough wrapped delights. One of my favorite food carts, Mama Chow’s […] The post January Food Cart News appeared first on Food Carts Portland.
Burger Stevens at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square on SW 6th and Yamhill The Story: Having succeeded to land on everyone’s best burger list for the past couple of years, Burger Steven’s leaped at the chance to open a new cart in Portland’s living room – Pioneer Courthouse Square. Along with 3 other vendors, they are serving up their signature burgers […] The post Burger Stevens at Pioneer Courthouse Square appeared first on Food Carts Portland.
A Guide to Food Carts in Portland Oregon

Barbur World Foods Deli now open!


I stopped in a few days ago for houmus and veggie kibbeh! They have a full selection of cold salads and a hot case with kabob, lamb, etc. Great vegetarian selection and very reasonable prices.

BARBUR WORLD FOODS Their grocery selection is amazing - lavash, black currant syrup, olives, kefir cheese, Beer and Wine, etc. Great prices! Right on the corner of Barbur and Capitol Highway. Barbur World Foods

Unsung Lunch Heroes: Sheridan Fruit Market

Writing about Barbur Foods reminded me of Sheridan Fruit Company on SE MLK and Stark. They have a varied and wonderful lunch time deli with outdoor grilled veggie burgers, salads, casseroles, pastries and desserts. Don't think of them as just fruit baskets! Also check out the amazing bulk foods area, including bulk Jujy Fruits. yum!

Sheridan Fruit
409 S.E. MLK Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97214 USA

Deli Hours Mon-Fri: 6-6 Sat:6-4
Grill Hours: Mon-Fri: 11-6 Sat: 11-4

updated 1/03/07

Why I lurve PDX reason #3902:Flavorspot Waffle Hut

Waaaaaafflleess to goooooooooooo!!

Just pulled this off Extra MSG:

Conveniently located on North Lombard between Greeley and Denver - in the Videorama Parking Lot. 503-289-YUMM

Look look they have an OVALTINE MOCHA..and vegan marshmellow fluff!
Flavour spot Menu

Holiday Hours:

Sunday December 24: Open 8-Noon
Monday December 25- Friday December 29: Closed
Saturday December 30: Open 8-3 Also: return of the smoked salmon waffle.
Sunday December 31: Open 8-3

Monday January 1, 2007: OPEN 8-3

Current Portland Restaurants

Savoy Tavern

portland cheese curd (3K)Well I can't find a web site for them, so here's the Citysearch link for the Savoy Tavern and Bistro. 2 words: Cheese Curds. Go and have some deep fried beer battered cheese curds.
I've actually eaten here twice and had great food each time. Fab mac-n-cheese, and a house-made veggie burger. Prices are a little spendy for my taste - definitely not super-cheap, but reasonable.

Savoy Tavern & Bistro
2500 SE Clinton
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 808-9999


The pic is for demonstration purposes only. I stole it from Google.

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