Portland Post-Pandemic

Well, maybe as post-pandemic as it’s gonna to get for a while.

Heading to Portland from the LA-area for five lunches (two for take out to another to a job site) and five dinners. Staying over on a Monday. Looking for special experiences and great eats not to be had in Southern California.

Sadly, Castagna is not open for dine in yet, but did score a reser at Le Pigeon, which we’ve never been, to at the counter. Thinking about:


  • Langbaan
  • Bhuna
  • Quaintrelle
  • Nightingale
  • Little Chickpea
  • OK Omens - Monday reser made
  • Kachka
  • Atuala


  • Berlu
  • Lardo
  • Paadee
  • Matts BBQ


  • Son of Man Cider
  • Ken’s Artisan Bakery
  • Little T’s Bakery

Great coffee?

Would love to know if I missed some favorites or if there are preferences.

Many thanks in advance!

A friend who was just there said Piz Patisserie / Bar Vivant.


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Thanks, @robert!

Kenny’s Noodle House for their shrimp roe noods would make a nice lunch. I haven’t seen it in SGV but I could be wrong.

Tokyo Sando’s Miso Scotch Egg is another lovely lunch option.

They’re only serving street foods and small bites in their patio at the moment I believe.

This was a miss for us when we went last week. Brisket, pulled pork, and ribs were all a bit dry.


Our dinner there was very solid.


Thanks, @moonboy403. Your pics are the best. Much appreciated.

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Beautiful pics!

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