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Portland Dining Month Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Oven and Shaker Dining Month Giveaway

So, yay! It’s Portland Dining Month in June! What’s that you ask? Well…”Beginning June 1, Portland Dining Month returns to the Rose City for the fourth year, with restaurants offering three-course dinner menus – including an appetizer, entrée and dessert – for just $29.”

To celebrate, Portland’s Downtown Marketing Initiative has given me a gift certificate for a meal for two at Oven and Shaker, for the special dining month menu to giveaway! So exciting!

Here’s Oven and Shaker’s Dining Month awesome-sounding menu:

First Course: Focaccia panzanella – roasted summer . . . → Read More: Portland Dining Month Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Moroccan Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese

Moroccan Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese

The trickiest part of this recipe is probably locating the halloumi cheese. I used Mt. Vikos brand, which I’ve found easily before at both New Seasons and Zupans. I’m sure places like Whole Foods have it as well (and also Barbur World Foods, no doubt). This cheese browns and crisps up nicely instead of just melting. And it is delicious.

In the summer, when asparagus is no longer plentiful, just substitute more zucchini, bell peppers, or some yellow squash. And for the next little stretch of time, when asparagus is still . . . → Read More: Moroccan Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese

FFwD: Asparagus Soup

FFwD: Asparagus Soup

Hey! I finally got it together to get my French Fridays with Dorie post up on time! This week it was a fairly simple and straightforward Asparagus Soup. I added a little dried dill to mine and also some extra garlic.

Not much to say about this, it was pretty tasty. And, in usual soup fashion, it seemed to be even more flavorful the next day. Want the recipe? Go buy Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan, silly! On the top, I drizzled a little olive oil and added a few . . . → Read More: FFwD: Asparagus Soup

Portland Food Adventures: Levant

Portland Food Adventures: Levant

Monday evening we went to the Portland Food Adventure’s dinner at Levant. Have you ever gone to one of these? If not, you really should. There’s at least five courses and the chef (in this case, Scott Snyder), will tell you about the food you’re eating, the restaurant, and their favorite places to eat in Portland. And at the end of the night, you get gift cards to those places! It’s a pretty sweet deal.

Here are my main thoughts on this event at Levant: there was a lot of sun, the food . . . → Read More: Portland Food Adventures: Levant

Breakfast at Sen Yai Noodles

Breakfast at Sen Yai Noodle House

Sen Yai Noodles 3384 SE Division Street Portland, OR 97214

Noodles for breakfast? That’s crazy-talk! Of course, it isn’t really and technically, most of the breakfast menu items at Yen Sai are soups, porridges, eggs and breakfast-y what-nots. We went to a preview breakfast Tuesday and left plenty full and fairly ready to start the day.

This is, of course, the newest restaurant within the Pok Pok empire, and it just opened at the end of last week. They have hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and while the . . . → Read More: Breakfast at Sen Yai Noodles