Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On the road again: Portland, day 3

Today was one of those work travel days that started quite early and will run quite late, with work pelting me like a hurricane. So, is it any surprise that during a break in the action we popped into Voodoo Doughnut, each got one of these

and ate it? Yes, that is the famous Maple Bacon Donut!

And, before you can ask, yes, it tastes good, damn good, bacon-y good.

Dinner tonight was a late meal (8:45 seating, which then started half an hour late) at the wonderful Beast. At this warm restaurant, you sit at one of two long tables and so end up discussing your meal with those around you, as you would at home. The small staff prepares the food right in front of you, dancing or swaying much of the time to rock songs they like (tonight, an 80's mix). The menu is fixed, and they don't do substitutions; you show up and eat what they serve.

I love it.

Tonight's highlight was a small foie bon-bon on a personal charcuterie plate, but the pheasant pot pie was also amazing. In fact, every single dish was at least good and often downright delicioius.

Beast is another must-eat place when you're in Portland.

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