I'm the type of person that doesn't get sick of things very quickly. That includes songs, certain kinds of food, restaurants, movies, etc. So sometimes I'm not the best at branching out and remembering to try new things. And since Portland has about a billion amazing restaurants, I think it just overwhelms me and makes me want to stick to my faves even more. But I've started a "Portland Bucket List" and am determined to start checking off some places and restaurants I've yet to visit here in P-Town. This last week I actually went to two new places for me so that's a good start!
First was Irving Street Kitchen in the Pearl, which is an American restaurant with a southern feel to it (the menu reminded me a little bit of Screen Door). I had already eaten beforehand so I just got some biscuits and ham and just ate the biscuits with the butter and red pepper jelly. Haha. Pretty yums though. For dessert we got some butterscotch pudding thing with whipped cream and caramel and caramelized bananas (best part for sure) that was so rich I probably only had about 3 bites of the whole thing.
Then last Friday night I went to Besaw's with my Dad (I've always heard about what a good breakfast they had but figured we'd try dinner for now). SO yummy!! I ordered the meatloaf which was one of the most flavorful things I've ever consumed. Plus it had bacon on it. My Dad and I were dying. My dad's pasta was super good too. Then my Dad spoiled me and let me get dessert (even though I'm pretty sure I was already so full I could burst). I got the rhubarb tart with lemon ice cream and it was delish as well! Thanks again Daddy!
Some more places I'm hoping to visit soon: Laurelhurst Market, Toro Bravo, Beast (when I win the lottery or someone wants to take me on a date there), and then Tasty n Sons. There are plenty more, but I'll stop with those for now. If you're a Portlander, what are your favorite restaurants here??