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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!

Restaurants for Raphael House: Roost

Restaurants for Raphael House: Roost pdx

Roost 1403 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97214 971-544-7136

I’m a little embarrassed that it took me this long to get this post up. Late spring/early summer is usually a weird time for me and cooking — it’s not a total onslaught of summer fruits and vegetables yet and it’s not chilly roasting weather. So, I usually take a mini hiatus. Which is what happened here.

But earlier in the month, we ate out on the designated Restaurant for Raphael House fundraising event night (May 7). There were a number of . . . → Read More: Restaurants for Raphael House: Roost

I still can't believe Genoa is closing…

Genoa restaurant, pdx

Genoa Restaurant 2832 Southeast Belmont St Portland, OR 97214 OpenTable reservations — although, you may be out of luck at this point.

Well, in going through my archive, I’ve discovered that this is the 2nd time we’ve gone to Genoa for a wedding anniversary! Also, that I really like my new camera.

We were on vacation the week that it was announced that Genoa would be closing (Sunday, May 11th), and although I had just made reservations for an anniversary dinner at Laurelhurst Market, I swapped that out for a table at Genoa. . . . → Read More: I still can't believe Genoa is closing…

Project Grace Pop-up: Campania Dinner

Project Grace Pop-up: Campania Dinner, Portland

Project Grace Friday nights at Trinket 2035 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 503-805-1342 for reservations (or OpenTable)

Apparently, the last pop-up at Trinket is 4/18/2014 and the menu region is Sicily. Menu details are on Project Grace’s facebook page.

Late last month we went to Project Grace for dinner. This is a pop-up that happens every Friday night at Trinket — they also do an additional Italian-American-inspired meal Tuesday evenings at Hokusei (SE 42nd and Belmont). Obviously, one of the huge appeals for Trinket (or Project Grace) . . . → Read More: Project Grace Pop-up: Campania Dinner

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