Sunday, July 20, 2014

Minizo Ramen (Portland OR)

Neither Buddha Girl nor I are ramen fans.  But ever since the Homer Buddha drew us towards this cart, this has become a favorite of ours.  On this Portland trip, this was our first stop.  And, to close out the trip, this became our last stop as well.

Miss Kate's Southern Kitchen (Portland OR)

Our plan was to wake up at 7am and hit Brunch Box (restaurant) for breakfast right when it opens at 8am.  Did our day started as planned?  Of course not.  We just simply could not wake up that early.

So, change of plan.  Since it's pretty much along the way, we stopped by Mississippi Marketplace for brunch as we made our way northbound.  Yup, ramen AGAIN!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fogo de Chão (Portland OR)

My first Brazilian rodizio experience was over a decade ago in Chicago at the now defunct Sal e Carvão.  Yes, that pretty much set my standards of this ultimate grilled meat fest.  Even after eating at the now defunct Samba in Vancouver, nothing could compare to my first experience.  Since Buddha Girl had never tried a rodizio, I suggested to try Fogo de Chão while we were in Portland.

Gravy (Portland OR)

Every time we're in Portland, every time we drove by this place, the long lineup has always caught our attention.  Exactly what is Gravy?  After doing a little digging, I must admit that the menu really didn't appeal to us much.  I mean, really, it's just a breakfast joint.  But then again, we love our Fraser Park Restaurant and I'm sure there are people out there thinking what's so special about a bacon and eggs diner?

So, we woke up bright and early on our second day in Portland just so we could hit Gravy right when it opens.  We arrived approximately fifteen minutes early and parked right in front of the restaurant.  We went for a walk in the neighborhood and upon returning (approximately ten minutes later), we were the fifth in line...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Artigiano (Portland OR)

Other than the ramen cart, another one of my all-time must-visit whenever we're in Portland is Artigiano, a cart that serves Italian home-cooked meals using northwest ingredients.  Artigiano has been featured on various media, including Eat St.