People’s Pig

The People's Pig is another great Portland food cart turned brick & mortar restaurant.  People's Pig moved in the former home of Tropicana BBQ which had been there for over half a century.  The place came complete with the old white brick oven.   They basically left everything from  the booths, the cocunter and stools, the menu, to the … [Read more...]

Pollo Norte

  Pollo Norte specializes in Mexican Style Rotisserie Chicken. I have had this restaurant on my To Try list for a while now.  I had heard lots of great things about it. I had also heard that you needed to call ahead and reserve your food because they often sold out.  Fortunately they have got some things figured out and they say that … [Read more...]

Life of Pie

We are big pizza fans at our house and in fact if I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life it would definitely be pizza.  We love checking out all the yummy  pizza places in Portland.  We were going out with some friends to celebrate my birthday and I was in the mood for pizza.  It was my birthday so I got to choose! When I did a … [Read more...]

Tasty n Sons

Jim is out of town this holiday weekend, enjoying a weekend with his college kids and taking in the BYU vs. University of Washington football games.  Tessa and I decided to do a little exploring on our own. We headed over to North Portland to check out Tasty n Sons which had been recommended to us by several people.  The restaurant is located at … [Read more...]

Kenny & Zukes

Have a craving for a good pastrami on rye, some potato latkes or some NY cheesecake but you are in Portland not New York City?  No worries just head on downtown to Kenny & Zukes, Portland amazing Jewish deli. Their pastrami is made on the premises and the servings are decent size. I split a sandwich with my daughter.  Not as big as … [Read more...]

Pour Que No

Pour Que No is hard to miss. For some reason  bright teal blue buildings just stick out!    Pour Que No actually has two locations.  One at 4635 SE Hawthorne and the other at 3524 N Mississippi, that one is pink!  We love this place and have eaten at both locations multiple times. It's hard to miss not only because of the color of the … [Read more...]


My favorite Westside/Beaverton area restaurant is Noodles, not to be confused with Noodles & Company.  Noodles is a small, locally own restaurant located at 6830 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.  Tucked in amongst a strip mall lined busy road  Noodles is a treasure waiting to be discovered.  It is one of those places that you probably wouldn't stop … [Read more...]

Pasta Pronto

My favorite place to go to lunch in my own neighborhood is Pasta Pronto.  It is one of the few "locally owned and operated" restaurants in the Beaverton/Bethany area. Voted the "Best in the Burb's," Pasta Pronto is located at 2515 NW Town Center Drive, Beaverton. Its location is a bit strange - located across from Barnes & Noble, Target … [Read more...]


We have a bit of a theme going this week on Homebased Portland.  The theme is grilled cheese! Monday we shared with you the very fun and funky Grilled Cheese Grill. Who doesn't love grilled cheese and tomato soup!? If you are looking for a little bit more sophisticated atmosphere then a food cart and a refurbished bus but still want a … [Read more...]

The Grilled Cheese Grill}Food Cart

Portland is a mecca for food carts! Last Saturday we were doing a little browsing over on N. Mississippi.   There is a great row of food carts on N. Mississippi   - Mississippi Marketplace but we decided to check out a new one we had heard about - a food cart that just serves grilled cheese. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is one of our … [Read more...]