Right after chowing down at the food carts on SW 10th and SW Alder Street, Kelvin and I sped off immediately to Mississppi Marketplace, another food cart pod in Portland. With barely any stomach space left, my only goal was to try the ramen cart– Minizo Ramen.
We went to Ikenohana for dinner after a long drive down to Oregon from Vancouver. In a state that is not as diversified as Vancouver or Seattle, we (or at least I was) were a little skeptical about the Japanese food here. Surprisingly, Ikenohana was very good and authentic. The Restaurant Ikenohana is a decent […]
A new Japanese-run ramen joint is in town and its name incurs laughter and confusion. Yah-Yah-Ya Ramen serves noodles “Yokohama Style” and it already has a presence in Tokyo. However, the neat part is that they emphasize the ability to customize parts of your ramen. This isn’t anything shockingly new, but certainly adds to large variety […]
Martin Yan was once asked what makes a Chinese restaurant good. His reply, “If you see Chinese people eating there”. When we first walked into Lucky Strike, there was a Jackie Chan movie on the wall, and other than Jackie and ourselves, there were no other Chinese people. This included the employees. I thought the food […]
As part of our series of Portland food binge, we had ice cream almost every night. At first, Cool Moon made me think of Sailor Moon. Little did I know, the ice cream here would more impressive than fighting evil by moonlight. I saw the favorable 95% “like” status online and couldn’t resist. The ice […]
Portland is a mega hotspot for food carts. The food culture in this hip city is like no other in Canada. If you’re a Canadian visiting Portland for tax free shopping, your trip is half-wasted without sampling the many microeateries. The largest food cart pod in Portland is conveniently located near Pioneer Place, a popular shopping […]