My Neighbor OMSI

OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) has an IMAX theater, and they periodically do amazing things like host Studio Ghibli film retrospectives, which they are in fact doing right now. If you’ve ever wanted to kick back and get lost in the world of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, or Nausicaä, you still Read More …

Soba drink

I don’t drink beer all that often, but I do live in the Portland area, and there are way too many good brewers and beers around here not to occasionally. I also don’t drink soba very often either, but it makes a surprisingly good beer, at least the way Roque Brewery and Morimoto Masaharu san Read More …

Pine State Biscuits

Sometimes you want bad food that’s really good (or good food that’s really bad, depending on how you look at it). For a city full of scrawny hipsters, Portland has got this category of food covered quite well. One restaurant that fills the need quite nicely is Pine State Biscuits. This place is not about Read More …

Moar Ramen?!

One of the best things about living near Portland is that there is a lot of good Japanese food around here. When we first came back to the states, it was either nonexistent in this area or else just terrible, but now there are a lot of great choices. According to Willamette Week, a well-known Read More …

Gigantically Ginormous

I’ve mentioned before that Portland is nothing if not a major enabler for those who enjoy good food, coffee, and beer. Oh, the restaurants, roasters, and breweries you’ll find. It’s kind of embarrassing how great we have it here, honestly.1 Recently I discovered a local brewery I’d never heard of, Gigantic Brewing Company. I was Read More …

Pie

There’s nothing quite like a good pie, and if you’re in Portland, some of the best pies you’ll ever eat are just waiting at Pacific Pie Co for you to come and sink your teeth into them . I’m talking meat pies. I’m talking sweet pies. I’m talking lunch and desert consisting of nothing but pies. Read More …

Hapa PDX

Portland is pretty well known for its food trucks, and rightly so. You can get all kinds of sublime, ridiculous, delicious, undefinable, and amazingly desirable food from food trucks in and around Portland. It’s not just a thing, it’s a thing of beauty. One of the really good ones that is, in my mind, a Read More …