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Cocotte: Portland Dining Month & the PFA/Food Blogger Dinner

Cocotte: PFA/Blogger Dinner, Portland Dining Month, and In the Kitchen...

Cocotte 2930 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97211

Meal One: Portland Dining Month Not too long ago, we went to the Live Wire! show at the Alberta Rose Theater and before, we went to Cocotte, which is where we always go to eat before Live Wire. I believe this is now a tradition.

And, as luck would have it, this was March 1, the first day of Portland’s Dining Month (3 courses for $29)! The dining menu at Cocotte is really very nice and set . . . → Read More: Cocotte: Portland Dining Month & the PFA/Food Blogger Dinner

NE Portland: Cocotte Bar & Bistro

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Cocotte Bar & Bistro 2930 Northeast Killingsworth St Portland, OR 97211

Oh, it’s the return of Tuesday Night Dinners…and what a return it was. Tonight, we ventured out to the Northeast and Cocotte. I have to admit, I made the reservation initially because I was swayed by the promise of 1000 Open table points, but really I had wanted to try it for a while anyway, and I’m so glad we did!

Nice cocktails, great atmosphere, wonderful service and hey, I even scored the very last Poulet en Cocotte of the evening. But more . . . → Read More: NE Portland: Cocotte Bar & Bistro

Saturday Night Dinner: Tapalaya

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Tapalaya 28 NE 28th Avenue Portland, OR 97232

Not too long ago, we caught another showing of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at Laurelhurst Theater. The original plan was to hit Tabla afterward for dinner but, sadly they had no table for us. That’s how we ended up at Tapalaya and had a very nice meal! Please enjoy the following pictures as much as we enjoyed the dinner. I don’t normally crave Louisiana/Southern food but I was delighted by the Fried Chicken, Fritters and Po’ Boy small plates. Oh and the flaming crème brûlée was . . . → Read More: Saturday Night Dinner: Tapalaya

Tabla Mediterranean Bistro


jwa and I went out for a nice Thursday night meal and FINALLY tried Tabla Mediterranean Bistro. So good! Excellent deal with the three courses for $24. We did the wine pairings for an extra $16.

I’m kind of sleepy so this post will be mostly pictures.


Just for fun, we both started the meal with a cocktail — the isadora duncan, housemade lemon-verbena vodka, cassis, tonic, rocks. Mmm!


Okay, three courses (plus desert), let’s go! For the first course, we both had the baby lettuce salad . . . → Read More: Tabla Mediterranean Bistro