One thing I really love about the Portland culinary scene is how collaborative it is. From Alma Chocolates using Smith Teamaker blends, to popup dinners featuring multiple chefs all over town, you see the support everywhere. But who doesn’t also love seeing a great competition, right? That’s what makes shows like Top Chef so successful and fun to watch. (And side note, am I the only one who totally wishes I could be one of those diners during Restaurant Wars? Someone please tell me how you get that gig.)
Hours: Daily 8am-10pm (Coffee at 8am, brunch from 9-11am)
Brunch is now open daily at Pine Street Market, downtown’s hippest food hall!
What is a food hall, you may ask? Don’t get all worried thinking I meant food court. I mean, no one over the age of 17 wants to eat Sbarro and Panda Express in a noisy mall. But lucky for me and you, Pine Street Market is nothing like that. Instead picture a beautifully renovated historic building filled with outposts of the top restaurateurs in Portland, like Marukin, serving up ramen straight from Japan and Pollo Bravo from the Portland mastermind John Gorham. This culinary marketplace is the latest hot spot for lunch, dinner and now brunch!
Drum roll please… !!! The winner of the Feast Goodie Bag Giveaway is…Erika! Congrats! I’ll be reaching out with more details on your goodie bag.
Now, when you are like me and gorge yourself for 5 days straight, it becomes a little challenging to determine what were the best things you ate. It’s all a food-induced blur (okay, and slightly a wine-induced blur too…). Was it the kafir lime-infused coconut ice cream from Gregory Gourdet? Or perhaps the fried chicken and egg biscuit sandwiches from John Gorham? But what about the late night Hawaiian fest from Irving Street Kitchen?