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Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland is a high-end coffee shop that has developed quite a cult following. This specialty coffee shop has locations throughout PDX (much like Prado and 49th Parallel coffee in Vancouver). But of course, many of its fans got really upset when Peet’s Coffee & Tea bought Stumptown. Many of us, simply scared that the quality will just go downhill.
We visited the 4525 SE Division Street location after having an early lunch at Canteen. I particularly like this coffee shop in the Richmond neighbourhood. I like the different shops nearby. I like that Salt & Straw Ice Cream is just a blocks down.
The lineup for coffee normally goes out the door. We were lucky and missed the bubble and was able to grab a seat. I really like the hipster merchandise selection Stumptown offers and even their brew kits (available online) is pretty rad. I mean, AeroPress and a copper pour over kettle set. You got me!
Cold Brew Coffee: A sweet, smooth, syrupy coffee made with Stumptown House Blend.
Cappuccino: Because it is early, having a hot coffee is the only way for me.
And for my Vancouver friends looking for some Stumptown Coffee, you can head over to Platform 7.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Mon 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
4525 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206, USA
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Trifecta Tavern Portland is one of those places I will gladly spend my hard earned dollars. It is located at 726 SE 6th Ave in PDX’s budding Southeast Industrial District. The restaurant is low-lit with a modern interior of marble, wood and open wood fire oven and grill. The smell of fresh baked bread and pizzas and the sound of fun cocktails at the bar is inviting enough.
But first craft beer. Why wouldn’t you want to order beer when you are in Portland. It is pretty much home to the best beer bars.
On the table is Rosenstadt Kolsch: a crisp, refreshing German Perle and Hüll Melon hop varieties with notes of ripe melon and strawberry. Pairs well with a variety of foods. 13° Plato; 5% ABV; 35 IBU
This was the first night arriving in Portland after a short (but long) drive from Vancouver. It is perfect just to share some food instead of dressing up for fine dining. I quite enjoyed that everyone was very low key and approachable. Just like these fries were. Delicious yet refined.
Fries 6: garlic with parsley and chilies. I liked the thinly cut potatoes, the crispiness of each bit and the robust punch of garlic and parsley. I could eat this all day with a side of beer.
Mediterranean Mussels 15: Juicy and plump mussels in a broth of spring onions, garlic, shallot, mustard and beer. I’m glad to find a home for my fries to swim in after.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Trifecta is famous for their wood oven. Of course, we had to order something. Pizza seems too heavy for this night and I was massively craving Brussel sprouts of all things. These were deliciously charred with chorizo and apple butter.
Fried Alaskan Razor Clams 19: old bay aioli, lemon onion marmalade. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite dish. The razor clams were chewy, rubbery, and overcooked unlike these steamed over garlic and black bean sauce.
I’d definitely want to come back to come back to Trifecta Portland for their smoky crusted big juicy steak and burgers.
Trifecta Tavern & Bakery
Cuisine: American, Bar, Bakery
Mon 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
726 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
Good Coffee Portland offers great coffee and aesthetics. Every detail counts: marble counters, bench sets, chairs that feels like a giant hug and even a cowhide rug. For those Instagram obsessed, there’s even “good” tiles the entrance for you to take a photo #ihavethisthingwithfloors photo. […]
Yoga Pearl in Portland’s Pearl District is a lovely studio with an awesome feel good healthy restaurant called Prasad literally inside the same complex. We booked a yoga class at Yoga Pearl with ClassPass. ClassPass makes working out easy even when you’re on a road trip! Their app makes booking a class so easy!
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The lobby is bright and filled with tons of workout gear and yoga products you’d want to take home.
Yoga Pearl studio space is clam and relaxing. Our teacher told us to grab a bolster and a blanket before the class began. I love the full length mirrored walls. It helps with your practice and posture.
The class itself was motivating and genuine. You leave feeling great about yourself. That you have been challenged.
Business: Yoga Studio
Mon 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
925 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209, United States
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dineL.A. Restaurant Week is starting next Monday January 18 to Sunday January 31, 2016. The 14 day dining event takes place at over 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles county. dineL.A. is partnering with OpenTable to donate $1 of every seated reservation that’s booked through our website to The Midnight Mission, a vital nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and essential aid to those experiencing homelessness throughout the city.
Similar to Dine Out Vancouver, dineL.A. is a great opportunity for foodies to explore new restaurants. Diners can choose two options from lunch menus for $15, $20, or $25 or plan a night out on the town with dinner priced at $29, $39, and $49 per person for three options of their choice.
The complete list of participating restaurants includes returning favorites Tavern, The Little Door (Santa Monica and West Hollywood), and Water Grill (Downtown and Santa Monica) as well as delicious newcomers like Knuckle & Claw, Pizzeria Mozza, and Plant Food & Wine who promise to please the palate, while offering diners a 20% value on all menus. The comprehensive lineup allows guests to choose from a wide selection of cuisines and dining experiences at three price points.
dineL.A. Restaurant Week is brought to you by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism). In addition to exciting lunch and dinner menus from over 300 restaurants, the program will also feature a new tier of experiential menus from the city’s top chefs via the Exclusive Series presented by Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express. Each restaurant will offer unique, specially priced menus starting at $95.
dineL.A. January 18 to 31 Los Angeles
Check out some participating restaurants and menus
Chef: Dakota Weiss
Estrella, set within a boho chic setting and complete with an expansive outdoor dining patio in the heart of the Sunset Strip, will be participating in dineLA for the first time. The restaurant opened last fall and will be offering lunch for $20 with the option to add on dessert for an additional $6. Menu highlights include a Peking-Duck Sweet Potato Croquette, Grilled Skirt Steak and a Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Bar.
Restaurant: Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower, located in Downtown Los Angeles and featuring impressive design elements, such as a wall mural by noted LA artist Robert Vargas and a stunning gold chandelier, will be offering lunch for $25 & dinner for $49. Menu highlights include Plancha Seared Petrale Sole, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and a Hazelnut Chocolate Feuilletine for dessert.
Restaurant: Hinoki & The Bird
Executive Chef: Brandon Kida
Participating in dineLA for the first time and a Los Angeles staple among celebrities and industry heavyweights, Hinoki & The Bird will be participating in dineLA’s Exclusive Series for $105. Hinoki & The Bird’s menu will transport guests to far-flung locales. Menu highlights include Local Albacore with winter citrus and avocado textures, Smoked Short Rib with caramelized sunchokes and winter truffle jus and Santa Barbara uni with buckwheat soba and lemon confit.
Executive Chef: Kris Morningstar
Menu: Highlights include Terrine’s signature, decadent Burger with Truffle Butter, Sage Aioli, and Concentrated Tomatoes at lunch; and Wagyu Beef with Brown Butter Pomme Purée, Lambs Leaf Lettuce, and Crunchy Salad for dinner.
Price: $20 lunch, $39 dinner
Executive Chef: Michael Hung
Menu: Highlights include a Prime Ribeye Sandwich with Savoy Cabbage Slaw and Horseradish Crème Fraiche at lunch; and Crispy Duck Leg Confit with Braised Lacinato Kale, Pinot Noir Jus, and Chestnut Honey for dinner at this hidden gem designed by Kelly Wearstler that evokes the feel of a mid-century modern setting by way of Palm Springs
Price: $25 lunch, $49 dinner
Restaurant: Sambar (Culver City, CA)
Chef: Chef and Owner Akasha Richmond
Lunch is available for $15 and dinner for $29 with dishes that focus on the multi-regional traditions and cooking of India from the truck stops (dhabas) found off of the highways in India, to the modern and inventive techniques found in the fine dining establishments of New Delhi or Mumbai. Akasha Richmond’s other restaurant AKASHA will also be participating.
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