Thursday and Friday Eats

And it continues…

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.

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.

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.

We liked most of them.

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.

I finally got my soosh fix. STARFISH!

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”.

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

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

PBJ’s food truck at the Cartopia pod.

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

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

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.

Quick stop at Hattie’s Sweet Shop!

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

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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