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It's Dining Month in Portland

It's Dining Month in Portland

Between the chill vibe and the outstanding culinary scene, I ended up gaining about eight pounds when I visited Portland, Ore. for the first time about a year ago. Now, I’m fiending to return to the food carts, microbreweries, and farm-to-table restaurants that made me feel like I was in an adult amusement park for indulgence and it just so happens that right now couldn’t be a better time to go. The reason: March is Dining Month in Rip City, and that means $29 three-course dinners are there to be savored at every hot-spot in town.

It might be two weeks into the month, but I’m a glass-half-full type of guy.

Here are some of Portland Dining Month’s mouthwatering highlights:

Higgins Restaurant & Bar

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Greg Higgins’ namesake eatery, where he won a James Beard Award in 2002 for Best Chef Northwest/Hawaii with his organically focused, regional food. I’m sure you’d never dine alone, but just in case you were thinking of going solo, don’t. It’s too tough to choose between the selections being offered for each of the first two courses, so bring a date, order everything and dine smorgasbord-style. The first course features a warm beet salad with Alsea Acres chevre, beet greens, and walnut vinaigrette, or Alsatian country-style terrine with pork and duck, dried cherries and hazelnuts. The second course has risotto with nettles, leeks, and pecorino romano vying for supremacy against a citrus- and coriander-grilled thick-cut pork chop with braised greens, crushed potatoes, and pan juices. For dessert, Higgins makes it easy: everyone gets the Clear Creek pear brandy-infused crème brûlée. Local Portland fare at its finest.

Smallwares

For a three-course meal that shuns dessert in favor of a savory trifecta of small plates of “inauthentic Asian cuisine,” head to this 40-seater in Portland’s northeast quadrant. An open kitchen ensures you’ll work up an appetite before anything arrives at your table. The drinks from the connected bar, dubbed Barwares, such as local wines from Willamette Valley and expertly curated sakes will ease you into the ethereal experience. The first course is scallop sashimi with den miso, yuzu kosho (a Japanese condiment consisting of a fermented blend of chili peppers, yuzu peel and salt with a pasty consistency — FYI, yuzu is a citrus fruit popular in Japan that is thought to be a cross between sour mandarin and ichang papeda, two other Asian citruses), pickled shallots, and puffed rice; second course is mixed greens with charred lemon boquerone vinaigrette, nori croutons, avocado, and kochukaru (a spicy Korean red chili powder); and for third course, you have to choose between these contenders: spicy tofu noodles with Thai basil, pickled pineapple and salted black bean, or braised pork shoulder with squash purée, roasted mushrooms, smoked honey and Chinese mustard. It’s inspired, open-minded Asian fusion from one of Portland’s exciting new players.

Imperial

Helmed by Vitaly Paley, another James Beard Award winning chef, this downtown restaurant focuses on simple, seasonal food highlighted by flavor imbued by a local hardwood- and fruitwood-burning grill and rotisserie. Supposedly, the food is pretty healthy too. Here are the Dining Month dishes that, miraculously, won’t add any inches to your waist: First course is a salad of butter lettuce, radishes, and croutons with buttermilk-tarragon dressing; second-course is braised lamb shoulder with cauliflower “couscous,” preserved lemon, olives, and curried cashew brittle; and for the finishing touch, an almond torte with marmalade and honey-yogurt cream is rewarded to those who saved room.

Don’t hold us to that.

Portland Brewing Company Taproom

This Northwest Portland brewery is one of the oldest in the city, dating back to 1986, and it always has at least 12 beers on tap. The beauty of the three courses offered for Dining Month is that each is complemented by a six-ounce pour of specially paired suds. Courses include a house salad served with spring seasonal ale; baked wild salmon with herbed Dijon butter, baby potatoes and sautéed greens (matched with MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale); or house-smoked St. Louis ribs with apple-IPA barbecue sauce, grilled polenta, and sautéed greens (coupled with hoppy IPA); and for dessert, the Nanaimo Bar — a triple threat of cookie, cream, and chocolate layered together and topped with salted caramel sauce (and made even better with a glass of dark specialty brew). Cheers to local beers!

And these picks make up only a miniscule percentage of the participating restaurants. There are plenty of others serving up cuisines from every corner of the world, as well as innumerable food carts nestled together in outdoor lots across the city — some of which serve up eats as satisfying as what you’ll get at the establishments with cushioned seats, white tablecloths, and, well, roofs. I fondly remember driving across town at 2 a.m. from my hotel to the food carts at Hawthorne Blvd. and SE 12 Ave. to get amazing poutine with squeaky cheddar cheese curds from the illustrious Potato Champion (when you hear the squeak of the curds as you chew, that means it’s legitimate poutine; you can ask any Canadian or Google for verification). In a week and a half, my lady and I did this three times. Then there’s the must-visit, cash-only Voodoo Doughnut, from which we killed an entire box of grape ape, triple-chocolate penetration doughnuts, and multiple maple–bacon bars, including the monstrous treat you see me chowing down on in that handsome thumbnail photo.

Oh, Portland: you have no shortage of cool places to pig out.

Even if you don’t make it there for Dining Month, that’s okay: Portland has gastronomic events going on throughout the year like June’s North American Organic Brewers Festival, July’s Portland International Beer Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and September’s Feast Portland, an epic epicurean event that includes star chefs from around the world cooking with awesome Oregon ingredients. You’ll always be able to plan a remarkable culinary vacation in this fine city. Just remember to pack an umbrella. Don’t worry if you forget, it’s not such a big deal because there’s no sales tax in Portland, which adds another alluring element to its intrigue.

Maybe you’ll even want to plan a wardrobe update and pack an empty suitcase; with excellent meals at every turn, you might be wearing a different size by the time you’re ready to fly home. (I kid, I kid!)


Merlin Labron-Johnson

After six years working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Switzerland, France and Belgium, Merlin Labron-Johnson returned to the UK to open Portland. Nine months later, he was awarded a Michelin star at just twenty-four years old. Now he can be found in Bruton, Somerset, with his second Michelin-starred restaurant Osip.

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We serve up a made-from-scratch dining experience that embodies American craft cooking. Adam and Jackie Sappington, the husband-and-wife chef owners of The Country Cat, have created a menu that reflects the ever-changing culinary landscape of American heritage cuisine, featuring classic dishes from Adam’s Midwest country upbringing recreated with Northwest style and ingredients. Their dedication to seasonality means a majority of their produce is hand-picked from the local farmer’s market. The uniquely soulful restaurant in Portland International Airport is designed to be reminiscent of Adam’s hometown in Missouri, allowing the duo to foster a dining environment that is comfortable and welcoming.


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oh, you did good! Yes, definitely do lovely hula hands, pok pok, toro bravo. Also. the best french onion soup i have had is at Chez Machin creperie on SE Hawthorne and it's made vegetarian and still such good deep flavor but not too heavy Broder on SE Clinton and 26th for Scandinavian breakfasts Nuestra Cocina on SE Division and 21st for amazing upscale/country mexican (not tex mex) and amazing Sangria! Khun Pic's Bahn Thai on SE 34th and belmont Best thai food I have ever ever had. The wife is the (only) cook and the husband is the waiter and they are wonderful! Bara Sushi on SE Clinton and 21st for sushi that rivals what we had in Tokyo. Fresh and tasty! Sounds like you had a beautiful time. You've given me more places to add to my ever growing list of restaurants to try around here. :)

Oh I'm so glad you went and sounds like you love it! I'm from there but live in PA now and really miss my Pacific NW. Anyway, yes, that schoolhouse brewery is a McMenamins and it's awesome :) Also, if you like McMenamins, check out Edgefield! http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=3

it was really great meeting you!! next time you're in Portland, you have to let me know. we'll meet up intentionally this time. :) I'm glad to see you went to Blossoming Lotus - my absolute favorite. I work really close to there, and eat there at least once a week!

I am a Portlander of a mere 10 years and counting though. I love this town dearly after being raised in the SF Bay Area. So much in common! Some spots to stop in the future . . . Alma Chocolate on NE 28th makes the most amazing stuff. My favorite is the salted peanut butter cup and her absolutely fabulous ginger creations. Screen Door makes great southern food plus a very local, seasonal special menu that is wonderful. Full of greens and veggies my favorite! I love Poc Poc too. Plus Nostrana on Morrison for seasonal Italian food that is well . . . fresh cream for your coffee . . . you add the adjective! I also love the smaller neighborhood farmer's markets like the Eastside on Thursdays and the Hollywood on Saturdays. PSU will remain a favorite but these small markets are a favorite for so many reasons. Oh and finally - the delicious baked goods at Baker and Spice in Hillsdale and at their FM post. The hand pies are amazing. Come to Portland a foodies wonderland!

I've spent a ton of time in Portland over the last couple of years, since my boyfriend lives there. Ken's and The Farm are two of my all-time favorites. I definitely agree with the folks who said the Kennedy School is cool for atmosphere but their food is AWFUL and their beer's just so-so. Noble Rot is a great wine bar. Can't remember what neighborhood it's in. And I love beer and cheep movies at the Laurelhurst. I could go on forever! Lovely Hula Hands in the Mississippi neighborhood is fantastic, as is Por Que No, a little taqueria in the same area. Lovely Hula Hands has the best burger I've ever had, and Por Que No's Watermelon margarita is dee-licious. If you get a chance to get out of the city a bit on your next visit, I definitely recommend heading out to the Columbia River Gorge for some hiking -- Multnomah Falls is lovely, if a bit crowded (less so if you hike all the way to the top).

I would highly recommend the Pearl Bakery. It's one of the best bakeries in Portland. Their selection of bread and cakes are just heavenly!

I'm a student in Eugene, and my sister is at PSU. I LOVE PORTLAND! McMennamins (I think it's the owner of the Kennedy School) has some AMAZING brews. My personal favorite is the Ruby made with raspberry and is light and fruity. I wouldn't eat there though. the food can range from great to lousy and it would stink to waste a meal when there are so many amazing restaurants. But at least have a beverage!

I second Lovely Hula Hands- one of the best meals I've had in PDX. If you do go to Kennedy School next time- Kenny is right, the food and drink are missable, but check out their soaking pool- $5 for non-hotel guests- or catch a 2nd run flick in their movie theater- recliners set up in what was formerly the gymnasium. In the Pearl try Bluehour for a fab happy hour (or dinner if you have the time/bucks).

I'll be in Portland next month (visiting family) and I can't wait to try some of the places you mention

Head over to the Kennedy School to check out the atmosphere, but then hie yourself back to Alberta Street and wander around. There are tons of fun shops, and while it's not home to anything like what's in the Pearl, it's got some good, cheap food. Plus the people-watching is divine.

I'd put Bridgeport Brewery on your list for next time. Their cask-conditioned ale is *almost* as good as the real ale we had in England.

Wow, you really did Portland well! You must have had some good advice. For next time, you may want to consider: Lovely Hula Hands Pok Pok Screen Door Navarre I really don't like Masu (next to Ken's). It's one of those places that has too many ingredients and the sushi gets all mushy-flavored (IMHO). The Kennedy School is really beautiful and fun, but their beer is mediocre and their food pretty darn bad. Go for a drink and the scenery, but don't waste one of your dance card spots on it. If you'd like to bike next time you're here (when in Rome. ) please drop me a line and I'd love to get you set up with maps and routes. The Ace actually has two beautiful Dutch loaner bikes for guests. I've also made a google map of my very favorite places in Portland - many restaurants and cafes, but also parks, theater pubs, shops, and quirky only-in-portland stops. I'm happy to send it to you if you like, just email me at this address. HS: Pok Pok was on my list too! I wish we would have made it there. There were a bunch of things on the menu I wanted to try. And YES I saw the loaner bikes at the Ace, they were huddled up in the lobby like the rest of us trying to stay dry. I'll absolutely hit you up for your map the next time I'm headed up.

I haven't been to Portland, but I love your pictures and the places you visited - great suggestions for when we get to visit.

hrm. the rest of my comment was deleted or something. Anyhow, glad you enjoyed your visit here. Next time, definitely try Bamboo Sushi (right next to Ken's) - I'll be there on Saturday. They're supposedly the first sustainable-only sushi place in the US. HS Hi Devlyn, It looks like your heart emoticon was giving Movable Type some trouble (reading it as HTML). so I spelled it out - all fixed. The sushi place next to Ken's looked great as well. What a cute street that is. certainly looking forward to a trip back there at some point.

I 3rd Toro Bravo, and feel a little guilty that I've not yet been downtown to 1/2 of what you hit, after 8 years here. thanks for the re-inspiration.

Aw, I *heart* Ken's. I've never stayed at the Ace (well, I live in PDX), but walk past it all the time on the way to Kenny & Zuke's. Directly next to Ken's is a re-opened sustainable sushi spot, Bamboo Sushi (which I'll be enjoying on Saturday). At least you got some sunshine on Saturday, eh? It rained heavily *all day* yesterday (thought there was some sunshine today). glad you enjoyed your visit. :)

Wow! You were haunting some of the same places as me this weekend! The PSU farmer's market is where I pick up my fruit and vegetables each week. And that Whole Foods? I'm there almost every week as well. You definitely hit some of the greatest places here, but I would also recommend the Veritable Quandary (VQ) near the waterfront - the food, service, and atmosphere are all amazing. Glad you had a good time, despite the rainy weather!

Portland is such a fun (and foodie) city. I stayed at the Ace back in July and loved having delicious coffee AND a b+w photo booth downstairs. I'm looking forward to visiting again and checking out the places you mentioned. HS: Hey Jen, yes, I loved the photo booth and the lobby with the huge windows and nice light. The Ace worked out great as a base where we could walk to quite a lot of places and then hop in the car if we needed to without too much of a hassle. Would love to see your Portland hit-list as well - (or any other city for that matter)

The Kennedy School is the brewery you're thinking of. And I would definitely second Toro Bravo for your next trip - but man, did you pack in the best that Portland has to offer! -amy in portland

Unfortunately, I've never been to Portland beyond a quick stop at Powell's books once on a day trip up from Eugene. However, I have been planning a visit there sometime in the next year to visit a good friend. Part of me desperately wants to go to the Meadow, and another part of me realizes it could very well be the ruin of me. at least financially. Sounds like a great trip! Welcome back. :)


No Need to Knead

The recipe proved not only popular, but hugely influential. Soon, home bakers and professionals began iterating on the process. Many were introduced to the concept of no-knead breads via a modified technique in Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François’s “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007). Chad Robertson’s “Tartine Bread” (Chronicle Books, 2010) took the concept, and moved it into the more-advanced world of sourdoughs.

“The biggest change no-knead bread made is that home bakers now had a good idea of what they were doing and a familiarity with the basics of artisan bread baking,” Mr. Forkish said.

This allowed Mr. Forkish to introduce more complicated techniques in his “Flour Water Salt Yeast” (Ten Speed Press, 2012), confident that home bakers would have the skills to follow along.

But how exactly does no-knead bread work?

To understand, we need to look at the structure of a good dough and the role that kneading plays in it.

Flour is made up largely of starch molecules, along with protein (typically around 11 percent to 13 percent by weight). Two of these classes of proteins, glutenins and gliadins, can cross-link in the presence of water, forming molecular bonds and creating gluten, the stretchy, sticky network that traps air bubbles produced by yeast and coagulates as it heats to give a finished loaf its structure and chew.

Kneading encourages proteins to rub against one another and entangle. But there are other ways to achieve similar or better results. In 1974, Raymond Calvel, a professor at L’École Nationale Supérieure de Meunerie et des Industries Céréalières in Paris, developed a technique known as autolyse, in which flour and water are mixed together and allowed to rest for a minimum of 20 minutes before salt and yeast are incorporated. He found that this short rest, during which enzymes in the flour would start weakening protein bonds, greatly reduced the amount of kneading required, while creating a gluten network that was easier to stretch and shape.

Five Weeknight Dishes

Emily Weinstein has menu suggestions for the week. There are thousands of ideas for what to cook waiting for you on New York Times Cooking.

    • This coconut fish and tomato bake from Yewande Komolafe yields a gorgeous, silky ginger-coconut sauce.
    • This tasty recipe for sheet-pan chicken and potatoes by Lidey Heuck is really nice without being fussy.
    • This vegetarian baked Alfredo pasta with broccoli rabe is inspired by pasta Alfredo, but with green vegetables added.
    • Kay Chun adds asparagus and snap peas to this spring vegetable japchae in this vegan take on the classic dish.
    • You could substitute chicken or another type of fish in this summery grilled salmon salad from Melissa Clark.

    I like to think of dough as haphazardly stuck-together Legos that we are trying to form into an organized city. Before we can start building, we must first break down those shapes into individual bricks. Autolyse is like leaving a dog or a toddler alone with the Legos: They do the work of breaking them down for you.

    With no-knead bread, this same concept is extended from 20 minutes to 8 to 12 hours.

    As the wet dough rests overnight at room temperature, the enzymes weaken protein bonds so greatly that the simple action of carbon dioxide bubbles moving and stretching through the dough is enough to form a rough gluten network. Then, all it takes is a few well-placed folds to create a ball of dough that is ready to bake into an airy, open loaf.

    “As a baker, it’s not labor or ingredients, but time that is the most valuable ingredient,” Mr. Migoya said. Learning how time can do the work for you turned me from someone who baked perhaps one or two loaves a year into someone who throws together dough on a whim before bedtime several times a month.

    That said, I’ve always wanted to take a more organized look at the bread I was baking and to solve some of the issues that I — and other home bakers — have had in the past. Chief among these are the dough’s slackness and its propensity to spread into a pancake-like loaf, baking up flat and dense, if even lightly mishandled.

    This all has to do with elasticity and extensibility. Elasticity is a dough’s ability to spring back when you stretch it, like a rubber band. Extensibility is the flip side of this: the ability for a dough to stretch without snapping back or tearing. Finding the right balance between these two is the trick.

    With pizza dough, for instance, extensibility must be high to stretch a ball of dough into a thin, crisp crust that retains enough structure to stand up to wet, heavy toppings. This same extensibility in a rustic boule or bâtard can result in dough that lacks the structure to retain its shape. Too much elasticity, on the other hand, and you wind up with a dense crumb structure.

    A few things helped me achieve this balance.

    Mr. Migoya suggested that a small amount of acid could improve the formation of gluten bonds in side-by-side tests, a drop or two of vinegar or lemon juice made an appreciable difference in dough strength.

    Virtually every baker I talked to proposed adding folding and stretching steps, and, in my own testing, I found that Mr. Migoya’s recommendation of giving the dough a few tugs and folds every half-hour or so during the initial two to three hours of its long resting period worked best. The more tugs and folds you do, the more structure the dough will have, resulting in higher elasticity and a denser, more compact crumb. (On a tip from Mr. Reinhart, I dip my hands in water before handling the dough, a far more effective means of keeping your hands clean than flouring.) After that, the dough can rest on the counter until ready to shape and proof — at least a few hours, but up to overnight is fine. Or, even easier, settle it in the refrigerator overnight or for up to three nights before proofing. (An extended rest in the fridge will result in better flavor than a short room-temperature rest.)

    A final shaping stretch before proofing and baking is enough to give the dough the structure I like. The goal is to create a membrane that smoothly wraps around the dough, similar to how fresh mozzarella or burrata has a taut skin stretched around a softer, less-structured interior. Some bakers use a plastic or metal scraper to tuck the dough into its final shape. Mr. Migoya recommends a flexible metal putty knife, the kind you’d use to spackle a wall. I find it easiest to work manually: I hold my fingers together and use the edges of my palms to tuck the skin underneath the ball, effectively smoothing out the top. As with all steps here, the less you handle the dough, the better fifteen to 30 seconds of shaping is a reasonable goal.

    It’s important to note that there’s no “correct” crumb structure, despite what strangers on social media will have you believe. The current pandemic-inspired craze, for high-hydration sourdough loaves with a large, open hole structure, is perfect for catching pockets of jam or soft butter. But try making a grilled cheese sandwich on bread that’s too holey, and watch as the cheese oozes out. Then, you’ll find the value in loaves with a tighter crumb structure. Knowing that adding extra stretches and folds will produce a tighter crumb will allow you to modify your technique to suit your own tastes.

    The original recipe has you proof the final loaf on a floured cloth set on a flat cutting board, but a wicker or rattan basket (called a banneton) will better contain the dough as it proofs, producing a taller, shapelier loaf.

    Don’t own a banneton and don’t want to buy one? No problem: You can proof your dough in a tall-sided mixing bowl lined with a clean cotton dish towel dusted with flour or rice flour. (Rice flour prevents sticking a bit better than wheat flour.) An hour or so at room temperature as the dough roughly doubles in volume, and it’s ready to drop into your preheated Dutch oven.


    Dessert

    Specialties & Classics

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Mud Cake
    dense chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse, ganache, marcona almonds, pomegranate glace

    Old Fashioned Cheesecake
    graham cracker crust, strawberry-rhubarb basil compote, chantilly

    Key Lime Pie
    burnt swiss meringue

    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    olympic mountain

    Sorbet
    seasonal flavor

    Tableside Flambé

    Bananas Foster
    (for 2 or more)


    The casual bistro sister to the nationally recognized Le Pigeon, Little Bird already offers killer deals on happy hour throughout the week. But PDM offers diners a chance to come in during dinner hours for an affordable, indulgent meal of French and Pacific Northwest cuisine. There are a few options to choose from, but most notable is the legendary double brie burger and fries diners looking for something a little less decadent can also find herbed cod or a mushroom and leek crepe.

    Roe offers an incredible seafood experience in its minimalist balcony space in the downtown Morgan building, but diners are looking at a price tag of $80 for its simplest four-course dinner, and more for the full menu. This means Portland Dining Month’s $33 is the most affordable way to sample its compelling menu, which starts with potatoes and tuna tartare before moving to cuttlefish katsu and finishing with a roasted apple tart with lucuma ice cream.


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    What does Oregon’s new indoor dining shutdown mean for restaurants, and how long will it last?

    On Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that 15 counties, including much of the Portland metro area minus Washington County, will move to the state’s “extreme risk” category for COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, meaning a new ban on indoor dining and strict capacity limits on gyms, movie theaters and other businesses.

    But what precisely does the shutdown mean for restaurants in the affected counties? Has anything changed since the last shutdown? And just how long will these latest restrictions last? You can read the full list of restrictions for yourself here, or read on for answers to some of those questions and more.

    Why is this happening?

    Earlier this month, the governor actually made it easier for counties with rising COVID-19 cases to remain in the “high risk” category, tying the jump to “extreme risk” to state-wide hospitalizations of 300 or more patients. On Tuesday, those hospitalizations grew to 328. As of Tuesday, Oregon cases are accelerating faster than in any other state, accelerating faster than any other state, a spike fuled by “human behavior,” officials said, as well as the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant, which is now the dominant strain in Oregon.

    According to Brown, the elevated restrictions are necessary to keep health care providers from being “stretched to their limits” while dealing with the pandemic’s latest spike.

    Which counties are affected?

    Baker, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk and Wasco.

    Wait, didn’t we just have a dining shutdown?

    For the 15 affected counties, Friday will mark the third indoor dining ban since COVID-19 cases first began to rise last year. For counties in the Portland metro area, both the initial shutdown and last winter’s dining “pause” lasted about three months. Dining rooms in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties were most recently allowed to reopen on Feb. 12.

    So how long will this one last?

    Well, we don’t have a crystal ball, but modeling by Oregon Health & Science University does indicate that cases could peak around May 4, with hospitalizations starting to fall two weeks later. According to a press release from Brown’s office, counties will be in extreme risk for a maximum of three weeks, though any loosening of restrictions will be dependent on falling cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates.

    How does this shutdown compare to the last two?

    The restrictions announced Tuesday remain largely the same as previous indoor dining bans, though Brown has raised a 50-person outdoor limit to 100 people, with physical distancing, in recognition that the virus is much less likely to spread outdoors.

    How are restaurants responding to the latest shutdown?

    It’s mixed. In attempts to protect customers and staff, many Portland restaurants never reopened their dining rooms at all, preferring to stick to takeout and outdoor service, and will be largely unaffected by the new restrictions. Others remain in “hibernation,” with owners choosing to stay closed until there’s more consistent weather, lower COVID-19 case counts, a widely distributed vaccine or some combination of the three.

    But business groups were quick to criticize the new restrictions, with the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association writing that Brown was “punishing” local restaurants and bars, while arguing that Oregonians would continue to gather together at home, where there are fewer safety precautions in place.

    What can businesses do with their extra food?

    Community kitchens and other nonprofits including Blanchet House have offered to accept donations from restaurants and bars forced to close due to the latest restrictions.

    Is there any help on the way?

    Some. Brown says she plans to work with legislators on a $20 million emergency relief package to help affected businesses with commercial rent.

    And on Tuesday, the Small Business Administration announced that the $28.6 billion restaurant relief grant program will begin accepting applications at 9 a.m. May 3, with registration for the portal opening at 6 a.m. Friday, April 30. The first 21 days of the program will prioritize businesses run by “women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals,” though New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has said those funds will be replenished in the likelihood they run out. Anyone seeking detailed guidance on the program and its application process can find it here.

    How will this impact restaurants?

    It’s too early to tell, though dozens of restaurants have closed since the start of the pandemic in Portland alone. Mother’s Bistro in downtown Portland, which had hoped to reopen on Thursday, April 29, 10 days before Mother’s Day, announced on Facebook it would put those plans on hold until indoor dining could return to 50% capacity.

    What can you do to help restaurants right now?

    A few ideas, courtesy of the last time we went through this: Order takeout and pick it up yourself. Buy merch and gift cards. Be patient and tip well. And consider making a list of restaurants that would leave you feeling the saddest should they close.


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    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Over the last 10 years, PDX Pipeline has been a go-to online resource for long-time locals, the newly arrived and tourists to find new and exciting ways to explore the city of Portland, as well as a growing resource for jobseekers and employers. Frequency 13 posts / week Since Nov 2005 Blog pdxpipeline.com
    Facebook fans 39.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 83.4K ⋅ Instagram Followers 23.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 51 ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 422.5K ⓘ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    3. Minimalist Baker

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Minimalist Baker is all about food and it provides simple, delicious plant-based and mostly gluten-free recipes. Frequency 1 post / day Since Jun 2012 Also in Food Blogs, Gluten Free Blogs, Minimalist Blogs, Clean Eating Blogs Blog minimalistbaker.com
    Facebook fans 312.8K ⋅ Twitter followers 34.9K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.8M ⋅ Social Engagement 482 ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 76 ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 12.4K ⓘ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    4. Portland Architecture

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog A blog about design in the Rose City. Frequency 1 post / month Since Feb 2005 Also in Architecture Blogs Blog portlandarchitecture.com
    Facebook fans 1.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 206 ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 24 ⓘ ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    5. Hummingbird on High

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog My name is Michelle. I am the baker, blogger and photographer behind Hummingbird High. Here you'll find well-tested dessert recipes, cake decorating tutorials, and baking techniques that will help save you time in the kitchen. Frequency 1 post / day Since Nov 2011 Also in Oregon Blogs, Portland Food Blogs Blog hummingbirdhigh.com
    Facebook fans 10.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 3.3K ⋅ Instagram Followers 151.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 83 ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 50 ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 99.1K ⓘ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    6. The Moptop

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog My name is Tonya and I am a fashion blogger based in Portland, OR. The Moptop comes from my love for the Beatles and my messy hair! This is where I share my style, inspirations, and everything in between! Frequency 1 post / month Since May 2016 Blog themoptop.com
    Facebook fans 2.8K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.1K ⋅ Instagram Followers 154K ⋅ Domain Authority 30 ⓘ ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    7. Portland Biz Journal

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog We're pleased to have you visit the online version of the Portland Business Journal, where you'll find the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, this week's stories from the Portland Business Journal and other popular features from the print edition. Frequency 30 posts / week Blog bizjournals.com/portland/news
    Facebook fans 8K ⋅ Twitter followers 53.8K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 91 ⋅ Alexa Rank 5.5K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    8. Eater Portland

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Subscribe to get the latest updates on Food news and dining guides for Portland. Frequency 8 posts / week Since Dec 2014 Blog pdx.eater.com
    Facebook fans 25.8K ⋅ Twitter followers 35.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 1.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 83 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.9K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    9. Portland Moms Blog

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Connecting moms in the Portland metro area with each other and our community. Frequency 2 posts / week Since Mar 2015 Blog portland.citymomsblog.com
    Facebook fans 5.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 936 ⋅ Domain Authority 65 ⋅ Alexa Rank 621.8K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    10. BikePortland.org

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Oregon bicycle news, events, culture, travel and opinion. Frequency 13 posts / week Since Jan 2018 Blog bikeportland.org
    Facebook fans 9.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 27.7K ⋅ Instagram Followers 7.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 76 ⋅ Domain Authority 73 ⋅ Alexa Rank 437.2K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    11. Brew Dr. Kombucha

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Brew Dr. Kombucha is brewed and bottled by Townshend's Tea Company in Portland, Oregon. Our authentic 100% raw kombucha hosts naturally occurring probiotics in every bottle, and is crafted with the same high-quality Townshend's organic teas and botanicals we serve to guests at our teahouses. Frequency 3 posts / month Since Jan 2017 Blog brewdrkombucha.com/blog
    Facebook fans 14.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.9K ⋅ Instagram Followers 61.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 44 ⋅ Alexa Rank 410K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    12. Silicon Florist - Portland Oregon Startup and Tech News

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Silicon Florist by Rick Turoczy covers Portland, Oregon, and Silicon Forest startups, blogs, events, and technology news. Frequency 2 posts / week Since Aug 2007 Blog siliconflorist.com
    Facebook fans 2.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 11.8K ⋅ Instagram Followers 332 ⋅ Social Engagement 7 ⋅ Domain Authority 49 ⋅ Alexa Rank 252K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    13. Real Estate Agent PDX

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Top Portland Real Estate Agent, Realtor Principal Broker, Licensed in Oregon since 2003. Frequency 3 posts / week Since Dec 2010 Blog realestateagentpdx.com/portl..
    Facebook fans 555 ⋅ Twitter followers 434 ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 40 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    14. All Classical Portland

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Non-commercial, classical music radio and fine arts information in Portland, Oregon. Frequency 1 post / week Since Jun 2017 Blog allclassical.org
    Facebook fans 10.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 69 ⋅ Domain Authority 47 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    15. Hasson Company Realtors - The Local Arrow Portland

    Oregon, United States About Blog Hasson is an independent real estate company. Our community blog, The Local Arrow, highlights local happenings, home inspiration, real estate and more! Frequency 3 posts / week Since Jan 2012 Blog hasson.com/blog
    Facebook fans 2.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 731 ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 38 ⋅ Alexa Rank 550.4K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    16. Portland Food and Drink

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Food and Drink is a source for news of food and drinks, restaurant reviews wherein every restaurant gets at least three visits before it is reviewed, and much more. Frequency 1 post / week Since Mar 2005 Blog portlandfoodanddrink.com
    Facebook fans 3.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 13.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 67 ⋅ Domain Authority 47 ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.3M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    17. Portland Radio Project

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog PRP.fm is smart, friendly, local radio run by passionate Portland radio professionals and incredible volunteers who care about music and community local radio at its best. Frequency 1 post / week Since Jan 2018 Blog prp.fm
    Facebook fans 9.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 3.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 39 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.2M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    18. Waz Wu | Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants, Recipes, Events

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Located in Portland, Oregon, Waz Wu is a graphic designer who writes about all things veggie from restaurant reviews, to vegetarian recipes, to local events and vegan lifestyle. Frequency 1 post / quarter Since Aug 2011 Also in Vegetarian Blogs Blog wazwu.com/blog
    Twitter followers 1.4K ⋅ Instagram Followers 11.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    19. Local Haven

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Ashley Marti is a Creative director, food and prop stylist based in Portland, Oregon. Ashley is well known in the community as a food writer that leans towards simple recipes with big flavor that highlight seasonal and local produce. Frequency 4 posts / quarter Since Feb 2013 Blog localhaven.net
    Facebook fans 1.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 566 ⋅ Instagram Followers 132.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 3 ⋅ Domain Authority 39 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.2M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    20. Keller Williams Realty Professionals | Serving your real estate needs in Portland and Vancouver

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Serving your real estate needs in Portland and Vancouver. Frequency 1 post / day Since Aug 2014 Blog portlandvancouverhomesearch.com
    Facebook fans 2.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 13 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    21. Explorer Sue | Pacific Northwest Travel Guide

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Explorer Sue (Susan) is a travel writer from Portland OR, and all-around curious gal. This blog focuses on Pacific Northwest travel, but also is a place showcase all of Susan's travels. Frequency 1 post / month Since May 2016 Blog explorersue.com/category/oregon
    Facebook fans 146 ⋅ Twitter followers 358 ⋅ Instagram Followers 4.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 25 ⋅ Domain Authority 23 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.7M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    22. This Messy Season - A Portland, Oregon based parenting & lifestyle blog

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog This Messy Season is a Portland, Oregon based blog about embracing your season of life. My passion is for families. The ones right in the thick of it. I offer my readers tangible encouragement for living their fullest lives with small kids underfoot. Frequency 2 posts / month Since Jan 2016 Blog thismessyseason.com
    Facebook fans 1.1K ⋅ Social Engagement 59 ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    23. Vintage Portland

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog A photo blog exploring Portland's past through historical images. Frequency 4 posts / week Since Nov 2009 Blog vintageportland.wordpress.com
    Facebook fans 5.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 92 ⋅ Domain Authority 38 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.2M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    24. Mermaidens - Musings of a Modern Mermaid

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Hello! I'm Kailey. Friendly neighborhood cat stalker, ice cream enthusiast, illustrator, and beauty writer. Based in the Portland, Oregon area. Frequency 2 posts / quarter Since Apr 2017 Blog mermaidens.blogspot.com
    Twitter followers 8.9K ⋅ Instagram Followers 108.1K ⋅ Social Engagement 10 ⋅ Domain Authority 37 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    25. Pechluck's Food Adventures

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Pechluck.com chronicles adventures in eating, dining out and cooking and imbibing with appreciation for local Portland OR deliciousness or wherever. Frequency 2 posts / month Since Jul 2008 Blog pechluck.com
    Facebook fans 293 ⋅ Twitter followers 1.2K ⋅ Instagram Followers 2.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 25 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    26. Jessica Hill Photography | Portland Wedding Photographer

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Jessica Hill Photography specializes in unique, fine-art wedding photography in Portland Oregon. Frequency 1 post / month Since Oct 1999 Blog jessicahillphotography.com/blog
    Facebook fans 1.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 688 ⋅ Domain Authority 31 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    27. Portland Youth Philharmonic | Portland Oregon

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog It is the purpose of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Association to maintain the finest possible youth orchestras in order to inspire and educate young people through performing symphonic music and to provide a cultural asset for the community. Frequency 1 post / month Since Sep 2016 Blog portlandyouthphil.org/blog
    Facebook fans 4K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 4 ⋅ Domain Authority 35 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    28. Sean Carr Photography | Portland Oregon Wedding Photography

    Wilmington, North Carolina, United States About Blog Oregon Wedding Photographer Sean Carr is based out of Portland Oregon but shooting weddings & elopements throughout U.S. and destinations worldwide. Frequency 3 posts / month Since Dec 2014 Blog seancarrphotography.com/blog
    Facebook fans 2.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 219 ⋅ Social Engagement 3 ⋅ Domain Authority 20 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    29. Liz Denfeld Blog

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog A Portland, OR based lifestyle blog that focuses on honest, approachable, inspirational writing on motherhood, style, travel and more. Frequency 2 posts / quarter Since May 2009 Blog lizdenfeld.com
    Twitter followers 1.1K ⋅ Domain Authority 15 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    30. Alla Prima Portland

    About Blog This blog is for people in the Portland, Oregon area who draw or paint generally in one sitting and from direct observation, in 'real time'*. Frequency 2 posts / week Since Jan 2012 Blog allaprimaportland.blogspot.com
    Social Engagement 20 ⋅ Domain Authority 16 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    31. Yasmin Khajavi Photography - Portland Wedding Photographer

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Wedding Photographer, International Destination Wedding Photographer located in Portland, OR and available for weddings worldwide. Frequency 1 post / quarter Since Sep 2009 Blog ykvision.com/blog
    Facebook fans 1.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 169 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.1K ⋅ Social Engagement 16 ⋅ Domain Authority 29 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    32. The P. Town Girls March's Fashion Lifestyle Journal

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog The P.Town Girls is my own personal blog showcasing my love for fashion and thrifting! Frequency 1 post / quarter Since Aug 2017 Blog theptowngirls.com
    Facebook fans 153 ⋅ Twitter followers 228 ⋅ Domain Authority 17 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    33. PrettyGeeky Photography

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Lifestyle and wedding photographers based out of Portland, OR. We pride ourselves on capturing romantic, timeless imagery through our carefree style. Frequency 1 post / quarter Since Jul 2017 Blog prettygeeky.com
    Facebook fans 5K ⋅ Twitter followers 64 ⋅ Domain Authority 27 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    34. Portland And Eugene Real Estate Photos

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland And Eugene Real Estate Photos blog features real-estate architectural photography service. Frequency 3 posts / week Since Oct 2017 Blog portlandrealestatephotos.com..
    Facebook fans 513 ⋅ Twitter followers 95 ⋅ Domain Authority 20 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    35. Team Taylor Real Estate

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog We are your dedicated home team specializing in the Greater Metro area of Portland, Oregon. We are here to help you navigate the home buying and selling process to make sure you find your dream home at the best market value. Frequency 1 post / quarter Since Aug 2011 Blog taylorgroupteam.valuedagent.
    Domain Authority 33 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    36. Deyla Huss Photography | Portland Wedding Photographer | Portraits | Fashion

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland & Seattle Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer! Frequency 1 post / month Since Jul 2008 Blog deylahussphotography.com/blog
    Facebook fans 2.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 382 ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 22 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    37. 503tv Blog

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Showcasing Portland Oregon Hip Hop & More! 503tv Productions is a Video Production Company based out of Portland Oregon. Our emphasis is on gaining national exposure for the Great Northwest. Frequency 11 posts / quarter Blog 503tv.com/blog
    Facebook fans 3.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 661 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 13 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    38. PDX Food Photographer

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Food Photographer in Portland Oregon and the greater Northwest. Frequency 1 post / month Since Jan 2013 Blog portlandoregonfoodphotograph..
    Facebook fans 121 ⋅ Social Engagement 4 ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    39. Simon Aihiokhai Blogs

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Welcome to my blog page. I hope you find the contents insightful and meaningful. Frequency 1 post / month Blog simonaihiokhai.wordpress.com
    Domain Authority 1 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    40. Blazer's Edge - a Portland Trail Blazers community

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Your best source for quality Portland Trail Blazers news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective. Frequency 3 posts / day Since Dec 2006 Blog blazersedge.com
    Facebook fans 112.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 20.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 315 ⋅ Domain Authority 73 ⋅ Alexa Rank 83.2K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    41. Portland Monthly | Best Restaurants | Portland Restaurants & Bars | Oregon Wine & Beer

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Monthly chronicles, challenges, and celebrates one of America's most innovative cities, inspiring readers to explore and shape the vibrant metropolis we call home. Here you will find reviews of best restuarants. Frequency 9 posts / year Blog pdxmonthly.com/eat-and-drink..
    Facebook fans 79.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 102.1K ⋅ Instagram Followers 55.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 63 ⋅ Alexa Rank 162.6K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    42. Honey Kennedy

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Hello! I'm Jen. I have a blog called Honey Kennedy. Here I like to talk about that, my love for Portland and lots of other stuff. Sail Away To Fancy. Fashion, interiors, art, travel, design & more! Since Apr 2009 Blog honeykennedy.com
    Facebook fans 4.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 3.6K ⋅ Instagram Followers 11.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 38 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.4M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    43. Travel Portland

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Everything you need to plan vacations, meetings and days out in and around Portland, Oregon. Blog travelportland.com
    Facebook fans 176.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 147K ⋅ Instagram Followers 195.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 486 ⋅ Domain Authority 67 ⋅ Alexa Rank 194.4K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    44. Dylan M Howell | Portland Wedding Photographer

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog This blog of Portland photographer Dylan M Howell features weddings, portraits, personal work, photography tutorials, and gear reviews. This blog concentrates on telling adventurous love stories all around the world. Since Apr 2012 Blog dylanmhowell.com/blog
    Facebook fans 41.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 2K ⋅ Instagram Followers 36.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 55 ⋅ Domain Authority 39 ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.3M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    45. Portland Rescue Mission

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Rescue Mission provides food, shelter, recovery and other vital services to men, women and children affected by homelessness, addiction and abuse. Frequency 3 posts / year Since Feb 2009 Blog portlandrescuemission.org/blog
    Facebook fans 6.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 35 ⋅ Domain Authority 46 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    46. Eleven PDX Magazine | Music, Community, and Culture in Portland

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Eleven Magazine is your source for everything music, community, and culture related in the Portland metropolitan area. Frequency 6 posts / year Since Dec 2017 Blog elevenpdx.com
    Twitter followers 3.2K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.8K ⋅ Social Engagement 14 ⋅ Domain Authority 33 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    47. This Beautiful Day

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada About Blog A Lifestyle Blog for Smart Women! Frequency 3 posts / year Since May 2013 Blog thisbeautifuldayblog.com
    Facebook fans 2.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 4.7K ⋅ Instagram Followers 2.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 19 ⋅ Domain Authority 49 ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.5M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    48. Powers Photography Studios - Wedding Photos Blog

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Powers's blog of weddings, engagement photo shoots, and personal and family portraits. Frequency 11 posts / year Since Apr 2000 Blog powersstudios.com/wedding-ph..
    Facebook fans 4.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 615 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 32 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    49. Land of Laurel

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog A blog about home design, cooking, and trying to live an eco-friendly life! Frequency 8 posts / year Blog landoflaurel.com
    Facebook fans 21 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 16 ⋅ Domain Authority 10 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    50. Portland Made

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Made is a local goods collective, providing resources and support to Portland's Makers & Manufacturers. Stronger together, we are Portland Made. Frequency 5 posts / year Since Mar 2013 Blog portlandmade.com/thepmreader
    Facebook fans 2.8K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 12 ⋅ Domain Authority 36 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.5M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    51. Train With Bain

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog This blog exists to share knowledge, promote health and fitness as a lifestyle, and connect you with resources to live your best life whatever that means to you right now. Frequency 7 posts / year Blog trainwithbain.com
    Facebook fans 408 ⋅ Twitter followers 4.4K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 27 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    52. EYES EDGE

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada About Blog EYES & EDGE is lifestyle magazine focusing on streetwear, fashion, music and events based in Portland, Oregon. Frequency 22 posts / year Since May 2012 Blog eyesandedge.com
    Facebook fans 1.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.3K ⋅ Instagram Followers 13K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 25 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    53. not just baked

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada About Blog A cooking and baking blog sharing tips and tricks learned in Culinary School based in Portland, Oregon. Featuring whole food recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and photos. Since May 2011 Blog notjustbaked.com
    Facebook fans 1.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 34 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    54. Portland Open Studios

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog An annual self-guided tour to visit the studios of

    100 artists throughout the Portland, Oregon metro area. Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness the process of art in the making, learn about media and materials, and the business of creative endeavor. Since Mar 2007 Blog portlandopenstudios.com
    Facebook fans 3.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 32 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    55. Think Real Estate

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Think Real Estate is a collection of expert real estate agents dedicated to providing smart service to our clients. We are passionate about real estate, and this love makes us energetic and always excited to meet new people so we can keep making Portland smarter. Frequency 4 posts / year Since May 2017 Blog think-portland.com
    Facebook fans 857 ⋅ Twitter followers 352 ⋅ Social Engagement 33 ⋅ Domain Authority 20 ⋅ Alexa Rank 5.5M View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    56. Mercantile

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Women's designer and contemporary clothing in Downtown Portland. Since Sep 2014 Blog mercantileportland.com/merca..
    Facebook fans 1.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 994 ⋅ Instagram Followers 3.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 32 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    57. Lavenda's Closet | Personal style and fashion blog

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Lavenda's Closet was launched in January 2014 as Lavenda's lifestyle journal and fashion diary. Her passions have always included writing, fashion photography, fashion and all things creative, so her blog became a combination of these. Frequency 5 posts / year Since Jan 2014 Also in Fashion Photography Blogs, Style Blogs Blog lavendascloset.com
    Facebook fans 6.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 824 ⋅ Instagram Followers 247.5K ⋅ Domain Authority 28 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    58. The Little Things We Do

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Hi I'm Lauren Hartmann. This blog is about life, style and adventures, motherhood and the little things we do. Since Jul 2009 Blog laurenhartmann.com
    Facebook fans 2.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 6 ⋅ Domain Authority 31 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    59. The Inessa Blog - Portland Culture

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog A skipping stone from Portland, to Michigan, New York City, and back to Portland. It was theatre and dance worlds in Manhattan. And here in Portland, total immersion into the radio broadcasting world (KGON, Q105, The BEAT, and KINK), more dance, theatre, art and endless music. Frequency 2 posts / year Since Oct 2017 Blog theinessablog.com
    Twitter followers 507 ⋅ Social Engagement 111 ⋅ Domain Authority 13 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    60. Allison Smith Design | Residential, Commercial and International Interior Designer

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Allison Smith offers both residential and commercial interior design services, kitchen and bath remodeling, home furnishings and decor, and paint selection. Since Mar 2014 Blog allisonsmithdesign.com/blog
    Facebook fans 1.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 527 ⋅ Instagram Followers 954 ⋅ Social Engagement 25 ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    61. Artistic Portland

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Artistic Portland is a collaborative project of many local artists. We wanted to create a place to showcase the art, craft and creativity of our corner of the world, in a way that encourages personal involvement from all of our artisans. Since Apr 2015 Blog artisticportland.com/blog
    Facebook fans 2.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 67 ⋅ Instagram Followers 2.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 3 ⋅ Domain Authority 21 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    62. PDX Property Group | Portland, OR Real Estate Services | Buy or Sell

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog At PDX Property Group of Keller Williams Realty Professionals, we approach real estate a bit differently. We recognize that in order to efficiently get houses sold and to successfully connect buyers with their perfect home, it takes more than a typical real estate agent. Since Jan 2018 Blog pdxpropertygroup.com/blog
    Facebook fans 1.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 501 ⋅ Instagram Followers 620 ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    63. Davidson Home Group - Portland Real Estate Blog | Kurt Davidson

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Vancouver Metro Real Estate Blog offers daily information on Real Estate Trends, News, Home Maintenance, Decor, Staging and More! Frequency 30 posts / year Since Oct 2016 Blog davidsonhomegroup.com/blog
    Facebook fans 4.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.3K ⋅ Instagram Followers 558 ⋅ Social Engagement 5 ⋅ Domain Authority 15 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    64. The Rob Levy Team Real Estate - Real Estate Information

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Oregon Real Estate Information from the The Rob Levy Team Real Estate agency. Frequency 1 post / year Since Apr 2017 Blog roblevy.com/Blog
    Facebook fans 1.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 359 ⋅ Domain Authority 30 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    65. Stark Photography - Portland Wedding, Headshot and Portrait Photographers

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Daniel and Lindsay Stark are artistic documentary Portland wedding photographers based in Portland, Oregon. Since May 2010 Blog starkphotography.com/blog
    Facebook fans 5.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 249 ⋅ Social Engagement 5 ⋅ Domain Authority 26 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    66. Aralani Photography | Come, All You Adventurers

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Portland Wedding, Portrait & Travel Photography, and the adventures of Ara. Since Dec 2013 Blog aralani.com/blog
    Facebook fans 1K ⋅ Twitter followers 739 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.3K ⋅ Domain Authority 31 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    67. Marina Mcavoy Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

    About Blog I'm Marina McAvoy, a twenty-something blogger living in the incredible city Portland, OR. I have been seeking out and promoting all things beautiful. Since Apr 2017 Blog marinamcavoy.com
    Twitter followers 9 ⋅ Instagram Followers 227.6K ⋅ Domain Authority 22 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    68. Lauren LaBarre Photography

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Top photos from Portland photographer Lauren LaBarre in Portland, Oregon. Specializing in authentic lifestyle, documentary, family, newborn, and maternity photography. Since Oct 2016 Blog laurenlabarre.com/blog?categ..
    Facebook fans 750 ⋅ Domain Authority 11 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    69. Balancing Meanderings

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog A blog by a back-of-the-pack runner, vegetarian, and wanna-be triathlete. Frequency 11 posts / year Since Oct 2017 Blog balancingmeanderings.blogspo..
    Twitter followers 154 ⋅ Domain Authority 11 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    70. Oh Honey

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog Seasonal home cooking, crafting and simple living in Portland, Oregon. Since Jul 2016 Blog ohhoneyblog.com
    Facebook fans 18 ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    71. Next Home Realty Connection - Portland Real Estate

    Portland, Oregon, United States About Blog With an energetic team that boasts a combined real estate experience of over 50 years, we strive to push the industry to higher standards we offer only genuine guidance and sensible strategies at every stage of the buying, selling and investing process! Frequency 3 posts / year Since Jan 2016 Blog nexthomepdx.com
    Facebook fans 505 ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 16 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact

    72. Chris Brodell | Portland Photography Blog

    About Blog Chris Brodell is a wedding photographer in Portland, Oregon. He photographs engagement sessions, elopements, and weddings with a candid, documentary style throughout the Pacific Northwest. Frequency 6 posts / year Blog chrisbrodell.com/blog
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    73. Allegra Villella | Lifestyle Blog

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    Portland's Best Soup Recipe, the Winner of Our Soup Recipe Contest

    Last month, in honor of Slurptown, our soup issue, we held a recipe contest. We asked readers to submit their favorite slurps and out of 20 entries, we chose to make the five that looked especially delicious. We then had a panel of judges rate them.

    We have a winner, and it's probably not a soup you've ever had before…

    Congratulations to Sunny Petit for her Ezogelin Turkish soup.

    “I was studying women’s political development in Turkey and traveling in between a few cities, where I ate this soup each day at a different bus stop or restaurant, there was always a little variation, but always delicious. When my husband Peter and I came back to the US, we tried all sorts of different recipes and this was the winner. We make it for almost every big dinner event we host, usually in the fall/winter, and last year I made it for 60 alumnae from the women’s leadership training program I used to run.

    I live in North Portland, from Eugene originally. I used to be the ED at the Center for Women’s Leadership until last summer, when I decided to try my hand at staying home with my 3 young kids, and now I’m doing consulting. Cooking is like painting to me: You see the fruits of your labor so much more quickly than the long term work that happens in the advocacy and political realm I’m involved in. Cooking offers that immediate sense of efficacy, and when stressed, I cook things! Especially now, cooking offers room for conversation and healing, so crucial as we head into uncertain times.”

    Yellow onion
    2 cloves garlic
    1 Tbsp butter
    1/2 cup bulgur wheat
    1 cup red lentils
    3 tbsp tomato paste
    8 cups Vegetable broth
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    2 tbsp dried mint
    Optional- dash of crushed red pepper or cayenne

    Sauté butter, onions, garlic in a soup pot for about 10 minutes over medium heat, until golden and a little soft

    Add lentils, bulgur wheat, tomato paste and stir to mix (add a dash of cayenne or red pepper here, if using)

    Add broth and bring to a boil.

    After it boils, lower to simmer with lid on, add mint and lemon juice, and let cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    To serve, sprinkle some dried mint and a splash of lemon juice, and eat with crusty bread on the side! Delicious.


    Watch the video: LIVING ALONE IN THE MEXICAN JUNGLE. Mazunte, Mexico (January 2022).