The New York Times’ obsession with all things Portland continues.
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.”
Biwa is lauded as an Izakaya-style restaurant (think Japanese pub food) that can satisfy both the seaweed-eating vegetarian and the carnivore.
It’s really astonishing; you’d think they’d maybe get tired of Portland by now.