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 tickets to this event. [Read more…]
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 is held at the Oregon Convention Center and it is just that….Lots of Beer and Wine vendors showing off their stuff. In addition to wonderful beer and wine vendors the event will also feature 8 special food vendors including [Read more…]
You have heard me talk about Portland Food Adventures, the primo dining experience. I have been to 5 of them. I not only love that you get some real close and personal time with the chef, but you also get to see them show off. They will create things that might not be on the menu, just trying to wow you. You will be served about 6 courses, each different, creative and spectacular. Most times each course with come with some kind of drink pairing. I have been to some that have been all wine, some that have been [Read more…]
I want to send one lucky winner to a food cart pod with a great atmosphere and a good vibe. If you show up at the right time you will also hear some live music. The Cheese Plate PDX is one of my favorite food carts. I love the variety that they offer.
So go with me, if you will, to Alberta and 23rd, to The Cheese Plate. The owners Nick and Carina are so sweet and they want nothing more than for you to have an great experience. They have these beautiful cheese plates with house made crackers. After you order they will bring the plate out to you and they will explain where every one of the Oregon cheeses came from and a little about them. Seriously, it’s like a fancy restaurant except better. If you are vegan, [Read more…]
On occasion I get offered some fun products to try. I had the opportunity to try this local company, Briyo Ceylon. I had never even heard of them, so I was excited to not only try them, but to have the opportunity to support a local business. The tea came beautifully wrapped, which was a nice touch.
I prefer black tea. A nice solid black tea. Mostly because I love tea in the morning with my breakfast, so I don’t want a lot going on. Lucky for me they surprised me with English Breakfast tea. It was [Read more…]
Remember a few months ago when I got to sample the sweet, sweet caramels? Rain/Shine/Sweet was doing a Kickstarter campaign and they reached out to me with caramel. I am pretty picky about my sweets, because I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, so the fact that they won me over tells you a lot. I know I told you they were good, but what if you had a chance to try them yourself? Then you would know I wasn’t making this up.
As part of my birthday month celebration, they are offering you 4 bags of caramels (sample bags) that will consist of 5 flavors. [Read more…]
Do I even have to tell you how awesome this place is? If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you will see me post pics often and just for the record I live about 35 minutes away. Now that’s commitment to a little donut. I do rant and rave about the donuts, but I also want to make sure you know that they also have these delicious chai teas. Not just any chai tea, they make them from scratch and I’ve been told by the employees that it’s a painstakingly long process to make a batch, giving you the best chai tea out there. If you missed it, you need to read the article recently put out by Portland Monthly describing these chai teas and the process it takes to make them. Then you need to get one!
You might wonder why I will literally drive all the way across town for these little donuts. I won’t lie, it’s not just the donuts, [Read more…]
The new Happy Hour Guidebook is out and it’s filled with coupons, lists and everything you need to know to find the perfect Happy Hour. [Read more…]
If you love BBQ then Pine Shed Ribs is for you. You can read about my full review here to see what all I got and what all they have. I have been here a few times. They serve huge plates of meat with sides. If you have a hard time deciding what you might like to try, then the sampler platter is probably what you should get. With this you get a taste of almost everything they offer. Out of all the meats we tried our absolute favorite was the brisket. That’s not to say we didn’t like the rest. We just know exactly what we will order the next time we go. Although I did see they also have smoked pastrami on the menu, so I will have to try that. [Read more…]
Photo courtesy of Katie Acheff
I have had the opportunity to do 3 Portland Food Adventures (PFA). My first one was at Paadee, then onto Hokusei, and finally at Le Pigeon. I have had my eye on several others, but for now those are the ones I have been able to attend. Now Portland Food Adventures has added something on to these dining experiences, “In the Kitchen.” This is something that I have not yet done. The cool part is, you can enter to win and actually experience this before me. Then you can tell me all about this. Plus you can take a friend as I am giving away 2 seats.
Here is what the evening will look like, [Read more…]
I love the Portland food scene because of all the great amazing food we get to indulge in, every day if we choose. Behind every successful restaurant there is a story about how they got there. As we walk in and out, having enjoyed our time, we never get to hear those stories.
Until now…. [Read more…]
17730 Pilkington Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Pine Shed Ribs & Barbecue
I am pretty sure it was a reader that told me about Pine Shed Ribs & Barbecue months ago. I liked the idea because it was somewhat close to me. My family loves BBQ, so that made it an easy sell for lunch. We showed up on beautiful October day. The outdoor seating was covered with sunshine. Not just any sunshine, it was the fall air, with that slight haze. This is about the time of year I realize summer is gone and I need to settle into fall, so I embrace it and enjoy it by finding outdoor dining to take in the last of the perfect weather. [Read more…]
Saturday September 28 from Noon-9pm
This is the 3rd year I have been able to give away tickets to this huge fest happening in Hood River. Better yet, this is the first year I will actually be attending, and for that I am truly excited. I’ve seen videos so I know that they literally block off streets, put out tents and gather the people. Kids are welcome to this event until 5pm and I understand that there are things for kids to do.
With all the beer fests here in town you might be wondering why I get so excited about this one. Well…. [Read more…]
When I first discovered what these girls were doing I was giddy. Giddy I tell ya! You see, they like to bike and they like beer. They have taken the passion for both and they have created the book Hop in the Saddle. It doesn’t get any more Portland than that. With our bike friendly streets and our plethora of breweries putting these two together was pure genius. I was also pretty excited when I got to [Read more…]
This giveaway is for all of you that aren’t quite sure about food carts. Heck, if ya love food carts I won’t stop you from entering. I just want to show everyone that good things do come from food carts. Not just good things, but creative and amazing food can come from a food cart.
I want to send one lucky winner to a food cart pod with a great atmosphere and a good vibe. If you show up at the right time you will also [Read more…]
That’s right, I am finally doing a giveaway that I promised. Why do I do these? Because I want you to [Read more…]
You asked for it, here it is, our next giveaway.
The Egg Carton has to be one of my all time favorite Food Carts. I know there are a lot to choose from, but let me explain why. This is a family run food cart by Sarah and Tim. They take great pride in fantastic food and they are know for great customer service. We have been several times and I agree, they have great customer service, like seriously, they come out and check on you and the food is fabulous. Not only that but your meals are served on real [Read more…]
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I love that you won this. Even though we have never met, you are one of my top commenters. I love hearing your opinion. I also love the places and things you suggest. It keeps my list full.
I hope you enjoy this restaurant as much as we do.
Please email me, so I can get your contact info and I will get this gift certificate off to you.
Congrats on winning the GC to Slide Inn. Please email me so I can get your contact info and get it into the mail to you right away. Enjoy your meal, you are going to love it.
Don’t worry there are more birthday giveaways to come. For those of you that wonder if I do actually celebrate my own birthday this long, the answer is yes. This week is birthday lunch at Zeppo with friends and a spa day with a birthday buddy. I really do celebrate all month and you all get to join in. Isn’t this fun??!!
This is a new comer to my favorites list. I love the story behind The Slide Inn. The owner Eugen, had spent some time in Europe years ago and had learned to cook there. His wife is vegan and vegetarian and together they opened The Slide Inn. They also boast a great gluten free menu.
I have only been in for Brunch, but I have been eying [Read more…]
That’s right Giveaways. Stay tuned all month as I will be showcasing some of my favorite places to eat and an opportunity for you to win a free meal. I have places in Salem, NE Portland, SE Portland and Lake Oswego. Check back here often or even follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I will be adding new giveaways throughout the month and announcing winners.
Without further ado I give you my most favorite breakfast place of all time. [Read more…]
Need I say more?
Hood River is having their Hops Fest on Saturday, September 29 from Noon-9pm. For all the details check out the Hood River Hops Fest page. You will also find all the breweries that will be attending this year on that same page. The list is huge and getting bigger every day as they continue to add participants.
I have 2 lucky winners that are going to win tickets for this event and they get to bring their best beer drinking buddy.
For everyone over 21 here is how you can win tickets ::
- Like EatingMyWayThruPortland Facebook Page
- Like Hood River Hops Fest Facebook Page and let me know you have done this
- Leave a comment on my blog stating your favorite Brewery that will be there this year and your favorite beer.
- Tell your friends. If they leave a comment on my blog or Facebook page that says “_____insert your name here______told me about the contest” you will get your name entered again.
- And finally sign up for email updates.
You can choose one or all 5 options. Whatever you like.
Hood River Hops Fest is asking you to post a picture of yourself holding a sign saying you are going to the Hop Fest. If you plan on attending please join in on the fun.
Remember I am choosing 2 winners, so tell everyone. Plus I love Hood River and I want everyone to love it as much as I do.
I want to make sure the tickets get to you in time, so the contest will run through Friday, September 21st at midnight. The winner will be chosen and announced first thing Saturday morning, so be watching my Facebook page or blog for the announcement.
Just a reminder to all my Portland readers, Hood River is not that far away and trust me, I drive from the far Southwest side and it’s still just over an hour away. So get on over there and discover all Hood River has to offer.