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...]

Back to Eden Bakery}Gluten Free

Another great gluten free bakery in Portland is  Back to Eden over at 2217  NE Alberta Street in Portland, just a few minutes away from Tula.   Back to Eden is gluten, soy, dairy and sugar free and might I add delicious. In addition to being delicious this bakery is just so cute! Back to Eden serves lunch with lots of savory choices with … [Read more...]

Tula Bakery}Gluten Free

One of our favorite gluten free bakeries in Portland is located NE Martin Luther King Blvd. in Portland.   In addition to lots of delicious sweet treatsTula Bakery  also has a great bread selection including both artisan and quick breads. Not all of their products are dairy free but each item is marked with a sign that tells you if it is also dairy … [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...]

Bob’s Red Mill

Bob's Red Mill - "Whole grain foods for every meal of the day."  With over 400 products Bob's Red Mill is an amazing site and resource for whole grain products, gluten free products and certified organic products. Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, Bob's Red Mill is not just a store but also a restaurant.  You can also take tours of the actual … [Read more...]