The Italian Market

Our feast

Our feast

4500 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
The Italian Market

The day we came we made sure we had our son in tow too. You see, I knew we would want to order more than 2 sandwiches. I had my eye on a few of them, but didn’t want to order more than we could handle.  Like I would ever do that.  This food cart has brought food from Philadelphia, but they didn’t just bring cheesesteaks. Nope, they brought all the other good stuff too. [Continue reading]

Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest Giveaway

photo courtesy of the Portland Spring beer and wine fest

Next weekend is the annual Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest and I have a pair of tickets to giveaway. Actually, I have 2 pair of tickets because I like having lots of winners. This event is April 18-19th. The Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest … [Continue reading]

Happy Sparrow Cafe

Happy Sparrow serving Coffee and Kolaches

3001 SE Belmont St Portland, OR (503) 445-0231 Happy Sparrow Cafe We actually had friends that told us we needed to stop at this place. Funny thing is we had walked past it the week before when we were leaving Accanto.  Not knowing what it was, … [Continue reading]

PDX Sliders

The Hawthorne from PDX Sliders

8064 SE 17th St Portland, OR (971) 717-5271 PDX Sliders I'm a sucker for food carts. You get such great food for an affordable price. When I saw this burger cart open up, I knew I needed to try it out. Plus, when the sun is shining in Portland … [Continue reading]


Some of the great drinks offered at Teote

1615 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97214 (971) 888-5281 Teote I went here with a friend and loved it so much I have already been back a second time. So you will get to see some dining options. I just ask that you don't judge us. For those of you that … [Continue reading]

Sawatdee Thai Cuisine

Yum Balls from

 20649 SW Roy Rogers Rd #304 Sherwood, OR (503) 625-5929 Sawatdee Thai Cuisine Cheap Eats in the burbs... It seems like the only cheap eats you can get in the burbs is fast food or some kind of chain. Those are not what I would consider good … [Continue reading]


Carbonara from Grassa in PDX

1205 SW Washington St Portland, OR (503) 241-1133 Grassa I am taking the month of April and I am doing a Cheap Eats Series. I am starting the month off with Grassa. I have kind of heard mixed reviews on this place so we entered cautiously. … [Continue reading]

Thai Bloom

Pad See Ew from Thai Bloom Beaverton, OR

3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR (503) 644-8010 Thai Bloom  If you ever venture out to the burbs you might want to check out Thai Bloom. Tucked into the heart of Beaverton, they are offering some pretty tasty Thai food. I had heard about … [Continue reading]

Red Hills Market Revisit

Spectacular pizza from Red Hills Market

115 SW 7th St. Dundee, OR 971-832-8414 Red Hills Market I love this place. We have been a few times, but on this visit we brought friends who had never been before.  When you talk about how amazing the food is and describe how it really is … [Continue reading]

The American Local

Salmon with corn nuts

  3003 SE Division St Portland, OR (503) 954-2687 The American Local As you know I don't run out to the new restaurants right away. No real reason, except I can't keep up and I'm still trying to get to all the others, but this one was … [Continue reading]