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Postby Logan on Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:39 am

Hello to all you great folks in Portland. I am finally able to come down and visit your great city. If anyone has some suggestions on were to go (coffee related and or other) We are in town for three days and are well preped for indulging.
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Postby Matt Milletto on Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:00 pm

would love to give you a tour of the school, we are also in the same building as the bakery bar.

1028 SE Water Ave. Suite 150/275
Portland, OR 97214

PM me for my cell. What days are you in town?

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Postby Matt Milletto on Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:06 pm

other places:

stumptown downtown
ace hotel
coffee plant
albina press
crema
ristretto roasters
floyds
stumptown belmont

horse brass
le pigeon
acme
holocene
apotheka
clark lewis
por qué no
pok pok

powells books

so much more ...
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Postby gabelucas on Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:08 pm

I really, really miss Powell's Books!
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Postby xristrettox on Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:36 pm

http://www.espressomap.com

and you are more than welcome to come by
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Postby michael brooks on Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:47 pm

Please drop in at either Fresh Pot.
If you're on the block around the FP Mississippi shop then you should grab a bite at Lovely Hula Hands right up the street from us.

Have a good trip!
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Postby Logan on Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:12 am

Thanks to all for the response, we have arrived and the tour has begun. Were staying at the "Ace" and are totally impressed already. :P
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Postby Brett Hanson on Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:41 pm

My turn! We're just down from Seatown for a weekend getaway. How's my itinerary looking?

Staying at the Ace Fri and Sat, check.

Fri
driving down after work, probably no-one is open
???any suggestions for a cheapish, low-key dinner???

Sat
1 spro and 1 clover @ Ace
Breakfast @ Bakery Bar
1 spro @ Stumptown
1 clover @ Annex
wander around Hawthorne
???any other hot spots with shops and low-key art going on???
"lunch pastries" and coffee at Crema (not sure if my wife will fall for my definition of lunch)
???if she's not fooled, where should I go for a chill sandwich???
1 clover @ Ace togo (I'll buy a ceramic mug somewhere) in preparation for...
Powell's romp!
???ideas for a swankish dinner you-foodie-towners-you???
maybe a clover nightcap @ Ace

Sun
Breakfast @ Whole Foods on the cheap
one last book bender at Powells
Albina Press
Fresh Pot
Paradise on the way out of town? Any Sunday hours, pal?
Lava Java while heading north... back to the city of the night.

What's happening bakery and dessert-wise these days in the city o roses?

Cheers,
Brett
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Postby gabelucas on Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:46 pm

Saggitarius.
Horse Brass.
The Farm.
Extracto.
Lovely Hula Hands.
Stumptown DIVISION!!!!!
SauceBox.
Pix.



POWELL'S!!!!!
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Postby xristrettox on Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:35 pm

For a "swankish" dinner: Le Pigeon or Park Kitchen period

and if you're looking for lunch, go no further than Por Que No on Mississippi (I am biased as they are just down the street, but damn it's good)

Amnesia, Horsebrass, or Moon and Sixpence for beers. And seeing as how it is suppost to be 77 on Friday, I suggest Amnesia, as it's got a huge streetside outdoor seating area. (That, and there's a super-secret Beastie Boys concert going on next door!!!)

Pastry wise, you need to go to Fleur De Lis in the Hollywood district. Some of the best pastry I have ever had.

Also, don't forget about the Northwest CoffeeHouse. They are on 19ish and W. Burnside, they're rockin' the HB and a Synesso.

Also don't forget Coffee Plant.

Good luck!!
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Postby Matt Milletto on Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:33 am

por que no is great. we are most likely having them cater our wedding! Another great place that is well priced and often not thought of, is the Slow Bar on grand ave. dare I say "best burger in portland"?

le pigeon for sure. lovely hula hands is also fantastic.

for stumptown and coffee people sightings, aalto lounge, holocene and acme on a friday evening.

hangover breakfast at fullers on NW 9th & Davis is a portland out of towner classic.

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Postby sarahdelilah on Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:23 am

Brett, you don't have to pull one over on your wife re getting a substantial lunch at Crema -- they have damn good paninis (veggie and meat) as well as cold sandwiches (their tuna salad is the bomb) and homemade soups. Or get a cheddar corn biscuit, which basically involves an obsene amount of butter and is therefore a wonderful, heavenly thing.

I took my parents to Crema for lunch when they were in town a while back and now they insist on having lunch there every time they visit.

All good suggestions from my fellow Portlanders. Don't let the Pix suggestion get lost -- it's for sure worth a visit for their amazing desserts. There's one on Hawthorne, but I prefer the one on Division. You can get yummy beers there, as well, and they're open late. I think there's one in NoPo, too. On Belmont is the new Saint Cupcake.

Highly recommend Pok Pok if you're just cruising around SE.

Good weekend for a visit -- it's supposed to be up to 75 degrees today and tomorrow!

Cheers!
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Postby xristrettox on Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:32 am

MattBellissimo wrote:Slow Bar on grand ave. dare I say "best burger in portland"?


That award would go to Castagna.
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Postby Matt Milletto on Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:24 pm

i have heard castagna's rocks, thanks b dubya.

2nd pok pok, and if downtown make sure to hit up some happy hour spots: jakes grill, henry's (100 beers on draft), guilt club, oba.

ok enough about eating in portland, i am trying to work off a winter of over indulgence.

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Postby Brett Hanson on Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:19 pm

Brett Hanson wrote:My turn! We're just down from Seatown for a weekend getaway. How's my itinerary looking?

Staying at the Ace Fri and Sat, check.

Fri
driving down after work, probably no-one is open
???any suggestions for a cheapish, low-key dinner???

Sat
1 spro and 1 clover @ Ace
Breakfast @ Bakery Bar
1 spro @ Stumptown
1 clover @ Annex
wander around Hawthorne
???any other hot spots with shops and low-key art going on???
"lunch pastries" and coffee at Crema (not sure if my wife will fall for my definition of lunch)
???if she's not fooled, where should I go for a chill sandwich???
1 clover @ Ace togo (I'll buy a ceramic mug somewhere) in preparation for...
Powell's romp!
???ideas for a swankish dinner you-foodie-towners-you???
maybe a clover nightcap @ Ace

Sun
Breakfast @ Whole Foods on the cheap
one last book bender at Powells
Albina Press
Fresh Pot
Paradise on the way out of town? Any Sunday hours, pal?
Lava Java while heading north... back to the city of the night.

What's happening bakery and dessert-wise these days in the city o roses?

Cheers,
Brett


Giddy up- I'm already ahead of schedule...

Fri
burgers at Slow Bar
dessert at Pix Division
walk-by at Stumptown Division- nobody home at 10pm
drive-by at Stumptown Belmont- closing time
drive-by at horsebrass- I remember it being in a house somewhere else on the east side (am I hallucinating?)
spro at Ace Hotel Stumptown~~~
Did I spy Andrew Barnett at Ace?
manhattan at life of riley
wandered around pearl disty
pbr at low brow
crash time at Ace

Sat - can't wait
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Postby Matt Milletto on Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:24 am

mention the american barista coffee school for a special rate at the ace ...

horse brass is on 45th and belmont on the South side of the street ... i am off today for a weekend out of town, but good luck and have fun.

forgot to mention low brow ... a gem in the pearl. day time shopping at design within reach and hive can be fun too.

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Postby Brett Hanson on Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:40 pm

Brett Hanson wrote:Giddy up- I'm already ahead of schedule...

Fri
burgers at Slow Bar
dessert at Pix Division
walk-by at Stumptown Division- nobody home at 10pm
drive-by at Stumptown Belmont- closing time
drive-by at horsebrass- I remember it being in a house somewhere else on the east side (am I hallucinating?)
spro at Ace Hotel Stumptown~~~
Did I spy Andrew Barnett at Ace?
manhattan at life of riley
wandered around pearl disty
pbr at low brow
crash time at Ace


Sat
spro and clover at Ace - there's something very special about having a monster shop just down from your room at your beck and call
Breakfast @ Bakery Bar after a bunch of driving, should have written down directions
1 spro @ Stumptown Belmont
1 Rwanda Karaba clover @ Annex in my new BlackFlag/Stumptown mug
spied the 2005 NWRBC getting ready for her new gig
biscuit and a cupcake at Crema
Powell's- found a new coffee book
No Po cruise...
tacos at Por Que No
spied "Da Rib Shack", but it wasn't open
wandered around the shops of Mississippi- good stuff
latte at Fresh Pot
spied the menu at Lovely Hula Hands
casual beer and sweet potato fries, doh, somewhere on Miss
spro and a macchiato at Albina Press... what a sweet shop
napped and kicked it at Ace
back to LHH for a rocking dinner, cocktail beforehand at equinox

Sun
spro and lake tawar clover at Ace... and another spro
had most of a donut from Voodoo Donut- in all fairness it was bigger than my head (pix soon)
macchiato at Stumptown, another NWRBC appearance
exit 14, Lava Java, veryfine spro and macchiato by the USBC herself, Phuong Tran - thanks Phuong!

We're back home. I'm trying to adjust back to reality- the only thing downstairs from my bedroom is a mazzer and silvia that "I" have to operate. I miss ptown already.

Thanks everyone for your hospitality!
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Postby Robert Goble on Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:46 pm

Can I just say that you Portland guys really know how to represent! Really impressed with the sense of community and hospitality that you all offer. Jolly Good Show Yanks!

R.
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Postby sutono on Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:03 pm

Do they still have dollar beer "Thirsty Thursdays" and $5 haircuts at the Portland Beavers games?
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Postby Brett Hanson on Thu May 17, 2007 11:27 pm

Doh! I never posted the pix...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smoovebcof ... 085204121/

I started thinking about it because I'm hoping to be back in p-town next Tues pm through next Thurs am. It's more for biz-nass than pleasure though.

Anyone in the house for early-AM spro or evening drinx? I understand the Ace has my spot waiting for me.

Cheers,
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Re: Portland

Postby Brett Hanson on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:04 pm

We're on our way back this Fri - Sun, reprising last year's visit, this time with baby in tow. Beware other Ace residents!

Looks like rain and cold all weekend. Any ideas on where we can get our stroll and spro on while staying dry? Oh man, just when my plans might have me trapped in the Ace for hours with nowhere to go... They're really gone aren't they? You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell! :cry:

Boy, if it's rainy all weekend, we'll have to warm up with coffee. Think the wife will buy that one? Who all has the new hotness? Albina2 of course. Actually, I'll go to whichever Albina has Josh on bar this weekend. Where else should we go for the spro?

How about food? I don't think we can hit lovely hula hands this year as a family, but I don't want to be hanging at chuck e cheese either. Who has the good eats where the occasional fussing won't cause a riot? I'm hoping that Por Que No will still take us.

Does P-town do brunch? Or is it all about the bakeries? Talk to me party people.

I'd love to hook up and/or talk shop. We'll be locked down at the Ace starting around 9 for the boy's bedtime if anyone wants to stop by the hotel shop or bar to chat.

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Re: Portland

Postby xristrettox on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:16 pm

well well

Josh will be at albina1.

you really should try to get into lovely hula hands for dinner. one of the best meals i've had this year, along with toro bravo. both in nopo.

and if you're looking for brunch try the screen door on burnside. might be a bit of a wait, but pretty damn good every time i've been there.

while i would definitely recommend albina2, you should check out extracto, if you haven't already. they are settin' up to roast real soon and in the mean time have been showcasing other roasters from around the states. good stuff.
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Re: Portland

Postby xristrettox on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:17 pm

... and speaking of the "hotel bar". it's not your average hotel bar. it is by far my favorite place to drink me some top shelf whiskey.

have fun.
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Re: Portland

Postby Brett Hanson on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:27 pm

xristrettox wrote:well well

Josh will be at albina1.

you really should try to get into lovely hula hands for dinner. one of the best meals i've had this year, along with toro bravo. both in nopo.

and if you're looking for brunch try the screen door on burnside. might be a bit of a wait, but pretty damn good every time i've been there.

while i would definitely recommend albina2, you should check out extracto, if you haven't already. they are settin' up to roast real soon and in the mean time have been showcasing other roasters from around the states. good stuff.


Who am I kidding? I'm going to both Albinas and you know it.

We'll give toro bravo a whirl during gummers dinner hour. I don't see LHH taking a baby, otherwise I would totally go again.

Thanks for all the tips!
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Re: Portland

Postby Jeff Jassmond on Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:21 am

You could hit up Apizza Scholls on the super early side right after an afternoon visit to Albina2. Great pie and kid friendly. Broder's on Clinton is a great brunch spot too, and I've never had a problem with the kid in tow. Pine State Biscuits on Belmont, just up from the Stumptown Café is a really tight space, but good for grabbing a Reggie Deluxe to go (biscuit, fried chicken, bacon, cheese, egg and gravy) and walking over to Laurelhurst park if it's a nice day. Pok-Pok has always worked well for me, even if I did have to take a break and walk the kid around outside for a few minutes. I've been to Lovely Hula Hands with the kid and it wasn't a miserable experience, but definitely a little stressful.

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