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June is California Avocado Month!

June is California Avocado Month!

Last Thursday evening, I was invited to a California Avocado Dinner hosted by the California Avocado Commission at Mother’s Bistro & Bar (212 SW Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97204). Relatively-speaking, I am a bit of a new fan of avocados, having really just started liking them about 10 years ago.

Gateway avocado delivery system: guacamole, of course. But jwa is an avid lover of avocados from way back, so I brought him to the dinner with me!

After some avocado daiquiris, socializing, and delicious hors d’oeuvres, Chef Lisa Schroeder gave . . . → Read More: June is California Avocado Month!

Portland Yogurt Tasting with Liberté, Chef Vitaly Paley, and Bananas Foster Parfait

Portland Yogurt Tasting with Liberté and Chef Vitaly Paley

A Yogurt Adventure: A few weeks ago I was invited to a yogurt tasting with Liberté Yogurt and Chef Vitaly Paley at his restaurant, Imperial. I jumped at the chance, as we had just had an amazing meal at Paley’s Place and this sounded like a very fun event. Also, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from having a food blog — if someone offers you a free tasting — you go! This is an even more obvious decision when:

1. it’s a food you enjoy, . . . → Read More: Portland Yogurt Tasting with Liberté, Chef Vitaly Paley, and Bananas Foster Parfait

Portland Food Adventures: Grüner

Portland Food Adventures: Grüner, Dec 2012

I have wanted to attend a Portland Food Adventures meal for the longest time. Way back in January 2012, I heard about the brunch at Broder but it was like at 10AM on New Year’s Day and I just wasn’t sure that would be practical or feasible. Not when the bed is so warm and the morning so cold.

I’ve kind of been waiting since then for one to pop up that I really, really wanted to attend and this one was it. Grüner! I love Grüner! And so . . . → Read More: Portland Food Adventures: Grüner

Grüner

Gruner pdx

Grüner 527 SW 12th Avenue Portland, Oregon

As much as we are trying to go to new restaurants, I am trying to post about them. We went to Grüner last month (see, I am not even that far behind!!) but I’ve wanted to go since this Summer, when I was taking volunteer photos for the Montavilla Farmer’s Market and one week’s chef demo was Eric Purugganan, sous chef at Grüner.

Chef demo Chopping cherries at the demo.

I got to talk to him a little bit before the . . . → Read More: Grüner

H5O Bistro Downtown

h5O Bistro

H5O Bistro 50 Southwest Morrison Portland, Oregon 97204

Normally, we hardly ever eat downtown. We’re just really lucky living where we do in the SE and being within easy walking distance to many different, tasty establishments. But, we are trying to broaden our horizons and ever since March’s Foodportunity event (asparagus, roasted garlic and parmesan FTW!!!), we have wanted to try H5O Bistro. And, as luck would have it there was an occasion to be downtown Saturday evening and what better than to go there for dinner first? Nothing better, that’s what. It was an . . . → Read More: H5O Bistro Downtown