Portland: food porn

Okay, all things considered, we have not reached food porn capacity by any stretch of the imagination. Between budgetary and dietary constraints, we’ve eaten out in tiny amounts, mostly amounting to small meals and snacks.

But, this is Portland. You can’t go far without encountering Food and Drink. And good stuff at that. Even the family restaurants serve a good meal and I’ve felt beyond embarrassed when asking if the dressing or spice mixes might harbour the migraine-inducing MSG. I’m pretty sure that’s an offensive question down here in the land of hand-crafted.

So, food and drink it is. With restaurants, pubs, food carts and road-side eateries with cordoned off lots of shared picnic tables, it’s difficult to avoid the eating, the drinking and the socializing. And why should you? The folks are friendly and the dining is fine.

With no further ado, then, I present a mini Portland Food Porn Post – a small snippet suitable for the palates of children and overly-sensitive adults:

cheese

Grilled Cheese. Kind of difficult to go wrong.

Rueben and some rather amazing chick pea fries

Rueben and some rather amazing chick pea fries

Kolsch. Portland practically mandates beer and this Widmer Brothers was a nice choice

Kolsch. Portland practically mandates beer and this Widmer Brothers was a nice choice. Okay, fine. This was only suitable for me.

Voodoo donuts. Dietary restrictions be damned, at least until Mr.Q suffers tomorrow.

Voodoo Doughnuts. Dietary restrictions be damned, at least until Mr.Q suffers tomorrow.

Sandwiches and a lovely salad (feature image on main page) from Zeus. The Kolsch was had at a friendly pasta place. The donuts were from the well-known Voodoo Doughnuts and include such honoured selections as the Triple Chocolate Penetration and the Dirty Old Bastard.

And we’ve too many more places on the list to hit before the end of our trip…

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