What to eat in Portland

Now that I'm done posting film shots from my last Portland trip (Oregon, that is), I'd like to talk about food. These are some of my favorite places in PDX that I make sure to visit every time.

Blueplate is open only on weekdays, so timing can be a bit tricky. I like these Northwest Sliders the best. You have to save room for their ice cream floats or milkshakes, which come served in ginormous cups on top of blue plates.


(gu-jeol-pan as part of the prix fixe menu)

The han-jung-shik at BeWon is very tasty AND a bargain. The first time I visited, I wondered if their family was from the same region as my grandmother because everything suited my taste so well.  I'm Korean and I approve. You won't hear me say that for many Korean restaurants.


Located at a strip mall far from downtown Portland, Yuzu is really out of the way (and the Google map is wrong!). But M and I managed to eat here twice with the help of Zipcar. If you are like me and lament the lack of good ramen in San Francisco, then you'll really enjoy a bowl of kakuni ramen here. Seriously, I enjoyed this more than a bowl I had in Fukuoka. 'Nuff said.


(Aebleskiver, Danish pancakes)

After two brunches at this cute little Swedish place called Broder, I'm ready to try their dinner menu. Hopefully, there is a next time. The wait was very long on both times but worth it for the unique experience. I really liked these round pancakes, as well as the trout hash and the breakfast bord. Love the white & blue checker thingies.

Pearl Bakery

I have no idea what their other breads are like at Pearl Bakery but I really enjoyed this flower-shaped Valrhona white chocolate shortbread. Twice. Perfect after window-shopping in Pearl District.


Right around the corner from Ace Hotel, is Cacao, where you can find all sorts of fancy chocolates. And this shot of spicy drinking chocolate. Mmm.. so rich.

Yes, I'm still burning off these calories.


Lili said...

Definitely bookmarking this for a future trip to Portland! I can't believe I've gone to Seattle twice and didn't make it down. so disappointed in myself. well, at least it gives me motivation to return :)

Jinnie said...

Glad you find this useful, Lili!