Ataula for Dinner

Brandada. This is what Chef Jose told us to try

Brandada. This is what Chef Jose told us to try

1818 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR
(503) 894-8904

We have been to Atalua for brunch…twice now and love it.  Not just for the sweet amazing pastry that they are known for, we loved all the small plates that you get to share for breakfast.  Since it was such a hit both times we just couldnt’ wait to get over for dinner.

For those of you that don’t know, Ataula is where you order lots of small plates. It’s best to go with a few friends, but if not (like us) be willing to try lots of stuff anyways. Chef Jose is from Barcelona and he brings the love of his food right here to Portland. When the menu comes out it will seem over whelming. I’ve decided that’s when you know you have really hit the jackpot of a place to eat. You can be guaranteed that you are about to dive into some food that is anything but Northwest Cuisine.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my NW cuisine, but sometimes you need something different, special and creative.  This is your spot.

We pulled 2 servers aside and asked them what their favorites were. Not only that, but the other thing that is special about this place is that Chef Jose [Continue reading]

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Burger from Grain & Gristle

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Louisiana Crab Hash

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A little sweets with a coffee and tea

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Do they really have Portland's best biscuits and gravy?

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Portland Summer Food Cart Festival 2014 – Giveaway

Portland Summer Food Cart Festival 2014

Portland Summer Food Cart Festival is in it's 3rd year and it's looking to be great. There will be over 20 food carts not only serving you great food, but also trying to wow the judges with some incredible creations. And you have a chance to win … [Continue reading]

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The lamb dish from Levant

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Portland’s Best Cheap Eats

Eggs Benedict on a Biscuit

I took a whole month and I did EatingMyWayThruPortland Cheap Eats style. Sometimes you just don't want spend a fortune to eat out, but yet you still want good food. I know I do, so I have compiled a list from my whole month plus all the great places … [Continue reading]