Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Hour at Trader Vic's

I have found a new favorite place in Portland. The other night, after popping into Bridgeport Brewpub with JK, JD and I stopped into Trader Vic's. Lucky for us happy hour was minutes away from starting. 



I used to work at 12th Ave & Marshall Street in the Pearl and drove by Trader Vic's every day on my way to and from work. I always looked at the tikis and fire and thought about how fun it looked, yet somehow I never made it inside to take a peek. I probably had TWENTY times when friends said, "hey, where do you want to go tonight?" and it never crossed my mind to go to Trader Vic's. I guess the phrase "better late than never" applies here, although I kind of wish I had happened into Trader Vic's in the summer when they have outdoor seating and open up the sliding glass doors so the whole restaurant feels like you're outside. 

So when JD and I arrived, we did what any tech savvy person would do, we immediately checked in on Foursquare. To our surprise (and delight) Trader Vic's has a Foursquare special! We both received a free 1944 (Mai Tai) for it being our first check in. 


I'm a novice drinker, so this was the first Mai Tai I've had. It was VERY strong for a free drink (we expected, and would have been totally fine with, a completely watered down beverage). It's apparently Trader Vic's original recipe from, you guessed it, 1944. 

Once we had polished off our 1944s we moved on to the Happy Hour menu and ordered up a storm. 


The Char Siu pork was incredible. Trader Vic's has a large Chinese wood fired oven where they roast their meats. This was a HUGE portion of meat, for the Happy Hour bargain price of $5.00. It was tender and flavorful, and was served with a great hot mustard. 


The Trader Vic's Vegetable cup was a disappointment. $5.00 for one slice of celery, one carrot, one piece of jicima, one pea pod and three cherry tomatoes seemed pretty steep. At least the veggies were fresh. 


Maui Waui Shrimp - JD thought these were some of the best shrimp she's had in her life. Coconut crusted with katsu slaw and a sweet and spicy glaze. Unlike most coconut shrimp, which are mostly breading with a little coconut flavor, these were full fledged coconut dredged prawns. 


Shrimp and Pork Wontons. These looked.. well, like wontons. I didn't try them. JD said they were ok, but not exceptional. They were served with a sweet and hot dipping sauce. 


Green Bean Fries. We didn't actually order these, they showed up at our table by accident, and the server told us we could have them. They were good, and despite their shiny appearance in the photo, they didn't seem greasy at all. They were served with a hot mustard, that I didn't find to be hot at all. They were EXCELLENT when dipped in the sweet and hot dipping sauce intended for the wontons. 

After we ate more than our fair share of food, we decided to revisit the drink menu and really get the full effect of being in a tiki bar (I was super impressed, JD almost always gets a Manhattan or a Whiskey on the rocks - I was so proud of her that she was branching out!)


JD ordered a Honi Honi, which was probably the perfect drink on the menu for her, as the description read, "Here's a bourbon drink with a spice of the islands all wrapped into one". She really liked this drink, and hopefully I can lure her back to Trader Vic's so she can have it again.


I ordered the Mai Tai Wave. A surfboard flight of mini Mai Tais. 


Mango Tai - light and gold rums with mango


Guava Mai Tai - light and gold rums with guava


Maui Mai Tai - Pineapple juice, Trader Vic's Mai Tai mix, and rum. To be honest, by this time, they all pretty much tasted the same to me, but this one was definitely my favorite. JD and I had a great debate as to what exactly is depicted on the skewer (I say it's a koala bear wearing a lei, I can't even publicly share what she thought it was, clearly she'd had more to drink than I had). 


When we left I realized I hadn't taken photos of all of the cool interior items, one being the waterfall. Unfortunately it had been turned off by the time I got around to taking a picture - but it's still pretty cool. 

I had a great time at Trader Vic's and can't wait to return. I took a peek at their regular menu, and don't see myself going for an actual meal, I prefer the offerings on the happy hour menu, and the people watching is always better late at night. 

We had: 1944 Mai Tai - $9.00 (free with your first check in on Foursquare), Char Siu Pork - $5.00, Vegetable Cup - $5.00, Maui Wauie Shrimp - $7.00, Shrimp and Pork Wontons - $4.00, Green Bean Fries - $7.00, Honi Honi - $7.50, Mai Tai Wave - $12.00

If you'd like to check out Trader Vic's for yourself, their website is www.tradervicspdx.com and they're located at 1203 NW Glisan Street in Portland. They're open Sunday - Thursday from 4:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm - midnight. Happy Hour is daily from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and 10:00pm - close. 

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quick bite at Bridgeport Brewpub

I had a wonderful evening catching up with two of my former coworkers (and coincidentally, two of my favorite people ever). JK and JD are hilarious and always up for a good time. We met at Bridgeport Brewpub for adult libations and some quick appetizers, before JD and I continued on the evening to various other Pearl District eateries. 

We sat at the bar upstairs and were served by the delightful Casey. 

I didn't look at a menu - JK did the ordering for us. We definitely did not eat health food at Bridgeport. 


First up is the Fresh Baked Pretzels with beer spreads (There were three pretzels, I was slow to pull out my camera). The pretzels were warm, and fluffy on the inside, but chewy on the outside, with just the right amount of salt. They were served with Kingpin honey mustard and a porter cheese spread. Usually I would have been all about the mustard (especially whole grain mustard - just look at it, it looks fantastic), but the porter cheese spread was OUT OF THIS WORLD. It was amazing. It tasted like a delightful blend of beer and cream cheese. I would have never thought of pairing porter with cream cheese, or cream cheese with a pretzel - but it was like a party in my mouth. 

Next up we had a plate of fries. 



Yeah, so, they're french fries *yawn*. But they were actually pretty good. We got them with a side of ketchup and a side of beer cheese sauce. I thought bland fries with bland cheese would be a bland disaster, but the fries were crispy and salty, and the beer cheese sauce was flavorful - it was actually a pretty good combination. 

I worked next door to Bridgeport for over a year and only ate there twice, which is a shame, because I don't think I gave it a good enough chance to become a favorite. If two bar snacks were this good I have high hopes for their actual menu. I'll definitely return for a proper meal. 

If you're a beer drinker, you'll also appreciate that Bridgeport is actually a working brewery, with about one zillion flavors of beer on tap. 

I do have to admit that the food may have tasted better than expected due to the great company I was in. We took a group photo at the end of the night to commemorate the occasion, and JK, being the usual prankster, photo-bombed his own picture. 



We had Fresh Baked Pretzels with beer spread - $7.00, fries with beer cheese sauce - $ unknown (I can't find this on a menu.)

If you'd like to check out Bridgeport Brewpub, you can find them online at www.bridgeportbrew.com. They're located at 1313 NW Marshall Street in Portland and are open Tuesday - Thursday from 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday from 11:30am - 12:00pm and Sunday & Monday from 11:30am - 10:00pm.  Happy Hour is from Tuesday - Friday from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.





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Monday, October 21, 2013

Brunch at Mother's Bistro & Bar

I FINALLY was able to have brunch at Mother's Bistro! It only took three tries! 

We had reservations for 10:00am. When we arrived, the wait without reservations was 1.5-2 hours. For brunch. In Portland. Where there are brunch places on every corner. Check out this crowd.I could barely get through the throngs of people INSIDE the restaurant waiting for a table. It was crazy.





While we were waiting for our table we learned from many people waiting for a table that they were tourists from out of town and that the concierge at their hotel had sent them to Mother's. In fact, almost everyone I met was from out of town and had been told that Mother's was THE place for brunch. No wonder there's always such a line on Sundays! I hope the local hotels are getting at least a plate of bacon for sending so much business to Mother's. 

At least there's something to read while waiting for a table, Mother's has a nice sampling of Zagat rating and multiple awards in the window. Those people you see in the window? They're waiting for a table. 


It only took about 15 minutes to be seated - which was impressive considering the crowd. I would much rather wait 15 minutes with a reservation than 2 hours without. 

In order to fit an optimum amount of diners in the restaurant there's a bit of a strange shuffling of tables that occurs after you sit down. Once I was seated in a window booth, the waitress asked me to move my feet and proceeded to push the table as far as it would go towards me, so that the base of the table was against the window seat, which meant I couldn't rest my feet on the floor, but had to rest them on the base of the table. It was very awkward and meant I was pretty much trapped while I was dining, but it wasn't awful. Just... a unique experience.

The dining room is full of pretty chandeliers. 


Our server was excellent, which was a refreshing change. Portland is full of excellent food and sub-par service, so much so that it seems like being rude is a requirement to work at many restaurants  but not at Mother's! Our waitress was sweet and helpful, and had a sense of humor to boot. 

As usual, T ordered a bloody Mary, in this case it was Mother's Famous Bloody Mary, made with house infused pepper and jalapeno vodka.


It was okay. But lacked the "oomph" that I love about the bloody Marys at Irving St Kitchen. 

T, true to his normal brunch taste, ordered the sweetest thing on the menu. In this case it was the local peach waffle. 


T LOVED this waffle. What better for someone who loves dessert for breakfast than a Belgian  waffle with local peaches, whipped cream and maple syrup? 

He also added a plate of bacon. Because this is Portland, and no breakfast would be complete without some kind of pork. 


The bacon was thick cut and excellent. See that tiny scrap at the bottom of the photo? That's the piece I tried - and after trying it I wanted to order 300 more plates of bacon. To date this is my favorite bacon in Portland. 

I ordered the salmon hash, as almost every review I read on Mother's, and every tip on Foursquare, recommended it. 


The Wild Salmon Hash, with leeks, potatoes and a touch of cream was okay, but it lacked any flavor beyond the salmon, it was kind of bland. I ended up eating the salmon out of it and leaving the potatoes. My eggs were delicious and cooked well. 

Mother's was good, and with reservations it was definitely worth a 15 minute wait, but I don't think my meal was worth waiting an hour and a half to two hours for (wait time without reservations). 

I would definitely like to return for lunch or dinner as I feel like it would be much more enjoyable if it weren't quite so packed. 

We had - Mother's Famous Bloody Mary - $8.00, Local Peach Belgian Waffle - $6.95, Honey-Cured Bacon - $3.95, Wild Salmon Hash - $12.95.

You can check out Mother's Bistro for yourself at www.mothersbistro.com, they're located at 212 SW Stark Street in Portland and serve brunch from 7:00am - 2:30pm Tuesday - Friday, and 8:00am - 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday. They serve lunch Tuesday - Friday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Happy Hour is 3:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday - Friday. Dinner is served 5:30pm - 9:00pm Tuesday - Thursday, and 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 2013 Blush Mystery Beauty Box Review

It was like Christmas when my Birchbox and Blush Mystery Beauty Box both arrived on the same day. I hate to play favorites, but the Blush box is definitely my favorite beauty box. 

This month's box was curated by Kimberly Klotz-Kolodziejski, co-founder of Chella skincare. Blush always releases a spoiler so you know at least one of the items in the box before it arrives, this month's spoiler was the Chella Skincare highlighter pencil in Ivory Lace. With such a useful spoiler, I had a feeling this would be a great box. 


Value $18.00 / $15.00
Chella Skin Care Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace (FULL SIZE). I love when beauty boxes include full size products! This highlighter pencil is very creamy and soft and has just the right amount of shimmer. I'm looking forward to trying it. 

Theraplex FT Exfoliating Emollient (FULL SIZE). This peppermint scented lotion is made to bring relief to severely dry hands and feet. It smells very similar to the Amlactin foot lotion in last months Blush box, but has a slew of other, exfoliating ingredients. I've used it twice today on my hands and they feel hydrated, even after a walk in the crisp autumn air earlier today.

Value $0.84
Specific Beauty Night Treatment Complex. UGH! PACKET! But actually, this is one of two random free samples thrown into the box every month, so I'm not too saddened by the packet here. This is a "whitening" product, one designed to even skin tone. There are definitely 3-4 uses in this packet. It promises to improve skin texture, I don't know that my skin needs it's texture evened, but with all the whitening products I've received lately, maybe someone is trying to tell me something. This sample came with a Specific Beauty coupon code for 20% off of a Specific Beauty purchase from www.dermstore.com, through 10/31/13 with code SPECIFIC. 

Value $5.44 / $3.64
Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer. This is a BB Cream /Tinted Moisturizer in medium. I love BB Creams for days when I'm too lazy to put on makeup. 

Karin Herzog Vitamin H Rich Nourishing Face Cream. This face cream targets dry, dull, aging and damaged skin. My face can never get enough moisture, so I'm looking forward to trying this out. 

Value $11.40
TALIKA Lipocils Expert. This product promises "In less than a month you can achieve beautiful, luscious lashes, safely and quickly." I've been reluctant to try any of the lash growing products, because the side effect of most is a darkening of the iris, and I would much rather my green eyes stay green than have thicker lashes. But according to their website, iris darkening has not been reported with Lipocils Expert, so I'll give it a whirl. 

Value $8.80
Dremu Oil Serum. At $88.00 an ounce, this emu oil is super pricey, and something I never hear anyone raving about. I seem to get some kind of emu oil product every month from my Blush Beauty box (this is the second of the free samples this month). I've yet to try it, reviews are hit and miss. For many people it seems to be a holy grail to plump up skin and moisturize, other people say it did nothing for them. I think it's time I crack open a vial and try it for myself. This sample came with a coupon code for 20% off of Dremu oil at www.dermstore.com with code DREMU-20. 

Value $38.00

Mirabella Brilliant Mineral Highlighting Powder in Glowing Coral (FULL SIZE). The only highlighter I own in powder form is Guerlain Meteorites, the limited edition holiday 2008 version, which is too beautiful to use, so I can't wait to try this. It's very pretty, not too shimmery, and a color that looks like it would be flattering on anyone. 

Value $18.00
Myface Cosmetics Lip Pop Gloss in Hollywood (FULL SIZE). I'm a lip gloss junkie, and I've stopped buying them because I can't seem to use one by the time it goes bad, so I was happy to see this very wearable color in my box. It's a slightly more coral color in person than it is in the photo, and has a subtle shimmer. It's not sticky, and it unscented. 

Value $15.00
Butter London Nail Lacquer in Kerfluffle (FULL SIZE). YAY! I love nail polish and I haven't tried Butter London polish since they changed their caps and formula YEARS ago. 



Here's Kerfluffle on. I don't love it. The formula is pretty awful. It is very thick, and super streaky - but it seems to be wearing well, I've had it on now for 24 hours and there's not a chip in sight.

If you're thinking about signing up for the Blush Beauty Box but are still on the fence and would like a $10.00 coupon off of a standalone box (boxes are $35 for a one time order, or $24 with a recurring subscription) - shoot me an email at kathryna at gmail.com and I'll send you a coupon code.

This month's box contained a value of $101.12 - less than the value of last months box, but products I'm much more excited about and can't wait to use.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I LOVE COCA COLA

It's true. I love Coca Cola. I find it to be delicious and if it wouldn't make me weigh 300 pounds and rot my teeth in no time, I could easily drink a gallon or so per day. 

I usually settle for Diet Coke, because I don't like it nearly as much, so I don't want to keep drinking it. 

Coke is great in the Pacific Northwest, but there's something about Coke that's bottled in Atlanta, home of the Coca Cola Headquarters, that is just... special. It tastes different, like liquid gold. In fact, all Coke bottled on the East coast seems to taste better - it's somewhat spicier, if that makes sense.

I'm fortunate to work at the corporate headquarters for an awesome company, with four other offices across the country - one happens to be in Atlanta. ATLANTA - HOME TO COCA COLA! Our Atlanta office is a mere 11 miles from the World of Coca Cola, which is pretty much a giant Coke museum. I need to make a pilgrimage, sooner, rather than later. 

So here I am, all the way across the country, in the Pacific Northwest, land of mediocre Coca Cola - but lucky for me I have an AMAZING coworker who travels to our Portland office quite frequently. There are no words to describe my excitement when I returned to my desk earlier today and found this:



Yep - that's a delicious REAL Coke from Atlanta. It looks like Christmas came in October this year. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 2013 Birchbox Review

Yay! It's here! Lucky for me, my Birchbox came first this month! (A coworker and I both have our Birchboxes shipped to the office, hers came a full 10 days before mine did last month, which meant I was waiting and waiting in anticipation of mine every time the mailman came.)

This month's theme is "Beauty Buzz" - so the products are supposed to be award winners, celeb favorites, and up and comers.

Value - $4.75

The first item up is 12 Benefits Healthy Hair Treatment. It's a leave in conditioner, shine spray, and heat protectant all in one. It smells similar to Infusium, which was the leave in conditioner of my childhood. At this point I probably have more leave-in conditioners and heat protectant sprays than I'll be able to use before they expire, so I'm not super thrilled about this. 

Value $0.97 / $0.96

Dr Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Cream Cleanser and Whitening Renewal Solution. Ugh. Packets, I HATE packets for samples! One time is not enough to know if you like something enough to purchase it, and when you try to save a packet to use again, the product is typically dried up or discolored when you go to use it, which makes me doubt the effectiveness. I'm always happy to try anything that claims not to dry out skin, and that exfoliates and brightens, I just wish there were multiple uses in these packets. 

Value $9.75

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant. Now THIS is a sample that I can get excited about. A microdermabrasion scrub in a tube that I can close and reuse. yay! It has great reviews on Makeupalley, I can't wait to try it. 

Value $3.40
Staniac in Beauty Queen. This is an interesting product, it's reminiscent of Benefit's BeneTint, but it doesn't sting like Benetint. It's a lip and cheek stain that goes on more like a gel, and doesn't seem as drying as most tints and stains I've used. I'm curious to see how well it will hold up to a full day at the office, of sipping on water and coffee all day long. 

Value $3.00
Chap Stick Hydration Lock. I'm always happy to receive a lip balm. I constantly apply lip balm throughout the day and like to keep one in my coat pocket, in my purse, in my desk drawer at the office, in my car, and littered throughout my house. I do not buy ChapStick brand because it's pretty much just a waxy coating for your lips (as is most other lip balm) and I'm always looking out for something that will actually quench my poor dry lips - but I'm happy to have received it. It has a pleasant scent, and while it certainly is lying when it claims to give 8 hours of moisture, it definitely staved of my need to reapply for a full hour after I put it on. This will be going into rotation with my other lip products for sure. 


Overall this months box was an okay value. A monthly Birchbox subscription is $10.00 - and this box included about $22.80 in products. If you're interested, you can sign up for Birchbox here.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cultured Caveman Food Cart

So living across the street from a small pod of food carts, and working next to the largest pod of food carts in Portland, you'd think that I would partake in food cart cuisine often. But honestly, 99% of carts just don't interest me. Most carts are Iraqi/Middle Eastern, Thai, Japanese, Chinese or Indian - all cuisines that I quite enjoy - and cuisines I feel that the atmosphere of the restaurant I'm eating them in lends itself to the experience. Every once in a while I'll run by a food cart that piques my interest, but this happens VERY rarely. Fortunately for me, I had such an occasion last week, when I ran by Cultured Caveman. The very bright, DIY cart caught my eye, as did the dinosaur doodle with "100% paleo friendly" scribbled next to his head. 


I set out last week to walk the 8 blocks to the small pod of food carts where Cultured Caveman is located. It was a clear, cool day and the crisp autumn air was delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk (even though I had mistakenly thought this cart was located in a different pod, so 8 blocks turned into 14 by the time I realized I had turned the wrong way and had to backtrack). 

Their menu is simple and delicious. Everything is gluten free, paleo friendly, dairy free, and soy free. There is no mystery meat, or hard to pronounce sauces/ingredients. Everything is natural and unprocessed. 

They have a short menu, you basically choose half meat, half veggie, or all meat or all veggie. Choices are chili, mini meatballs, pulled chicken, broccoli Brussels mash, Ethiopian cabbage, sweet potato mash and warm collards and bacon. You can choose small, medium or large. They also have bone broth, salads and desserts.

I opted for a medium Paleo bowl with 1/2 meat and 1/2 veggie. I chose the Rosemary Sweet Potato Mash with coconut oil, salt and pepper and the Brazilian Pulled Chicken with cabbage, coconut milk and spices. 

It came neatly packaged in a bowl with a lid.


It smelled DIVINE. It was a rough eight blocks back to the office. I couldn't wait to open the lid and taste it! I had two different people stop me on my walk and ask me what it was that smelled so good. The interest in my meal continued when I returned to the office, quite a few people came into the kitchen to ask me what it was once the smell started wafting through the office. 


Here it is with the lid removed. The sweet potato mash is the bottom layer, with the chicken on top. The chicken was VERY good. Excellent quality, TONS of chicken, and a perfect spicy sauce. While I was eating it I started planning my return trip to Cultured Caveman to have it again. 


I forgot about taking a photo of the sweet potato mash until I had almost finished it. Oops. It was that good, I couldn't pause for a photo! The sweet potatoes were seasoned just right so that they weren't bland (as they often can be after a couple of fork fulls) but their sweetness still shone through. 

The Cultured Caveman has three locations, each having a slightly different menu. Their two locations on the East side have paleo chicken tenders - I badly want to try these, but I'm just never in the area of either of the East side carts. I hope they bring them to the West side cart soon! 

I had a medium bowl with Rosemary Sweet Potato Mash and Brazilian Pulled Chicken - $6.00

If you'd like to check out Cultured Caveman, their website is www.culturedcavemanpdx.com, they're located at the food cart pod at SW 3rd Ave and SW Stark St and are open seven days per week from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Brunch at Mother's Thwarted Once Again, Back to ISK

So this weekend T and I tried to go to Mother's Bistro for brunch AGAIN. And again our plan was thwarted. We arrived at about 10:00am and there so many people spilling out of the restaurant onto the sidewalk that we almost didn't even go inside to see how long the wait was. After realizing we couldn't come up with anywhere else to go, we decided to go in and just see how long it would be before we could get a table. Unfortunately the wait was 30 - 45 minutes, so instead of getting on the list, we made reservations for next week at 10:00am, then went outside to try to decide where to have brunch in the area. We really couldn't think of anywhere to go, so we ended up at the old standby, Irving Street Kitchen. 


Haha, shocking, right? We went inside to put our names on the list and were delighted to find that there was no wait.  If you haven't been to Irving St Kitchen, it's worth going, just for the decor - I really love the milk bottle chandeliers.




Because it was such a beautiful sunny day (in Oregon? In October?! WHAAAT?), we decided to take advantage and brunch on the patio - I can't foresee many more Sunny, 70 degree Sundays left in the year, better take advantage while the weather holds up, right? 


Staying true to his boring predictable ways, T ordered the Mary's Organic Fried Chicken & Waffles. It's actually fried chicken and a half waffle. It's a half a waffle, cut in half. Regardless, it's topped with a fried egg and served with warm buttermilk syrup and is always spectacular. 


Because no brunch outing in Portland is complete without a giant plate of bacon, we had to order a plate of house made smoked tasso bacon as a side. I feel like I must have originally experienced tasso somewhere that has a different definition of tasso, as my expectation was that the bacon would be highly spiced or seasoned, and it was just normal bacon. I love normal bacon and it was excellent, it just wasn't what I expected. 


I decided to try something new, so I ordered the Bacon & Cheese Dutch Pancake with Mornay Sauce. It's the first thing I've had at Irving St Kitchen that I didn't like. I loved the bacon on top, but expected a delicious, savory pancake, what I received was something where the batter hadn't been mixed well, there were large sections that were more omelet than pancake, and it was very bland. There was cheese on top, but I couldn't identify it, it blended in with the taste of the pancake. The Mornay sauce tasted like they started with a Béchamel and then forgot to add cheese to make it into a Mornay. It just tasted like a flour/water mixture. I've really enjoyed everything else I've ever had at Irving St Kitchen, so I'm totally fine with having one meal that I wasn't in love with. 


We had - Mary's Organic Fried Chicken & Waffles - $15.00, House Made Smoked Tasso Bacon - $8.00, Bacon & Cheese Dutch Pancake with Mornay Sauce - $12.00.
You can check out Irving St Kitchen for yourself at irvingstreetkitchen.com, they're located at 701 NW 13th Ave in Portland and serve brunch from 10:00am - 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday, Happy Hour is 4:30pm - 6:00pm seven days per week, and dinner is served 5:30pm - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 11:00pm Friday & Saturday and 5:00pm - 9:30pm on Sundays.

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