Thursday and Friday Eats

And it continues…

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Wolf  &  Bear’s is Portland’s take on Middle Eastern food. People rave about their falafel, but I was cheap and got the “roadside snack” plate with eggplant and mushrooms.

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Fresh frilled eggplant and mushrooms served with a very generous amount of house-made hummus and a yummy yogurt sauce. It was simple but all the elements were perfect.

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The celebratory #lesshomeless beer outing. We went to Harverster Brewing Gastropub (apparently changing their name to “Ground Breaker”), the first dedicated gluten-free brewery in the U.S. Louise said it was the best GF beer she has ever had and I just thought it was good beer. They had this cucumber basil beer that I really liked, Louise loved the I.P.A #3. Not only do they have awesome GF beer, but also a pretty impressive food menu. Next time I’ll be ordering the ‘house made sourdough cornbread, braised collard greens, pepper jelly, warm honey butter’….Among other things.

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We liked most of them.

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Followed by a celebratory sushi dinner at Bamboo Sushi — the first certified, sustainable sushi restaurant in the WORLD. Louise’s ‘chirashi’ — assorted sashimi on a bowl of rice. So fresh and so clean.

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I finally got my soosh fix. STARFISH!

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Your looking at the ‘MSC albacore carpaccio’ — “thinly sliced albacore with, house smoked cippolini onion, pickled shiitake mushrooms, momiji, ponzu, shervil and Japanese sea salt”.

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My all-time favorite sushi roll – salmon and avocado. The fish quality here was superb, melt-in-your-mouth status.

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Butterfly roll —  sea eel, crab, cucumber topped with avocado and an eel sauce. Mmmmm…

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PBJ’s food truck at the Cartopia pod.

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I got the ‘Spicy Thai PBJ’ — PBJ’s peanut butter, sriracha, fresh basil, curry and PBJ’s orange marmalade.

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You can see the peanut butter and orange marmalade oozing around the edges.

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This sandwich changed my whole outlook on PBJ sangs. I mean, this was THE BEST grilled sandwich I have ever tasted. Fresh nutty peanut butter, spicy sriracha, slightly sweet orange marmalade, a lil curry powder kick  and fresh basil grilled between two pieces of  crispy local Challah bread……………….It took every ounce of self-control not to order another one.

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Quick stop at Hattie’s Sweet Shop!

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…and then there was salted caramel peanut butter cup fudge…

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We had a late dinner and found ourselves in a pickle because most  of the food trucks were closed, so we went back tot he old reliable Enat Kitchen. This time I got the Firfir — pieces of injera stewed with spices, lentils, peas, onions and olive oil. More injera please! Addicted to Ethiopian food.

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