This was sufficient to inspire another City Paper writer, Drew Lazor, to make the trip to Portland. And he blogged his account: Philly kids in PDX: An eater’s guide to Portland, Oregon.
What does he think of Portland’s rank as a great chef’s city?
Is it really the greatest chef’s city in the nation? I’ve never been one for blanket superlatives — but I strongly suggest you book some plane tickets right now.
The recap of the visit covers plenty of brewpubs and good restaurants, and the Great American Distillers Festival. He goes gaga over our street food, and makes the spot-on observation that Stumptown Coffee is “hilariously snotty.” It’s definitely worth a read.