The New York Times’ obsession with all things Portland continues.
The Moment blog today takes a Culinary Voyage | Portland, Oregon.
Fair trade coffee. Biodynamic wine bars. A community garden on every other corner. Selmeliers (trans: salt connoiseurs [sic]). The locavore dining scene in Portland, Ore., can feel a little exhausting and earnest to the out-of-towner, even one from Williamsburg, Brooklyn — the land of house-made pickles and grass-fed butchers. The thing is, the food is that good, and the prices cheap. Here, a few highlights from the city’s ever-expanding culinary utopia.
A new restaurant, Ned Ludd, gets written up – they call their cooking style “Portland Euro.”
Clyde Common (one of my favorites) gets a mention: Bearded boys and kaffiyeh-wearing girls belly up to the bar to sample the artisanal cocktails like an Ace Gibson.
Biwa is lauded as an Izakaya-style restaurant (think Japanese pub food) that can satisfy both the seaweed-eating vegetarian and the carnivore.
Even the shops New Seasons and the Meadow get a mention.
It’s really astonishing; you’d think they’d maybe get tired of Portland by now.
Ben Waterhouse says
But we’ve actually got a shortage of community gardens.
Atleast they got the “izakaya-style RESTAURANT” part right about Biwa. Biwa is a bit like Ping in that its what W+K and Disney would come up with when invisioning an izakaya.
More PDX love is always a good thing!