Blackberry Biscoff Cheesecake

Blackberries.  Cookie butter. Cheesecake.  Heaven. This flavor combination has been rolling around in my brain bowl for a while now.  Ideally, I wanted to make the cheesecake with marionberries to celebrate all that is Oregon (where I grew up/where I live now).  Unfortunately, it is not yet marionberry season – so blackberries will have to…

Where To Eat: Southeast Portland Breakfast

Breakfast and brunch in Portland is often an all-day event: Show up to your destination of choice. Wait in line for hours in the pouring down rain. Finally get a seat. Drink mimosas and eat a **** ton of food. Go home full and comatose. There are several breakfast and brunch places that are worth…

Where To Eat: Koh Phangan in Thailand

While going through pictures from Thailand, I realized that I took a LOT of pictures of food – A LOT.  My grandma always jokes around about my food pictures: “I always know what you’re eating, but I never get to see pictures of you!” Because I took so many pictures of food while we honeymooned…

Where To Eat: Sellwood-Moreland & Brooklyn Neighborhoods

I have a special place in my heart for the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood.  Recently, the neighborhood has shifted due to all of the people moving to Portland.  Iconic and historic buildings are being sold, torn down, and replaced with apartment complexes.  Ugh.  Regardless, the Sellwood-Moreland and Brooklyn neighborhoods are still great for eating, and I’m sure…

Where To Eat: Portland Donuts Part 1

Donuts have been “the thing” in Portland ever since Anthony Bourdain mentioned Voodoo Donuts on TV way-back-when. Since then, our city has kept on producing better and better donuts.  I’m leaving Voodoo off of this list to make way for other delicious donut destinations.  The following are only a few of the many donut shops in Portland…

Where to Eat: Southeast Portland Casual

Southeast Portland is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world.  There are constantly new, unique and exciting restaurants and shops opening up.  I love the laid-back vibe and approachable food.  Here are a few of my favorite casual places to hit up for lunch or dinner.  Check ’em out! Disclaimer:  These are…

Five Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Treats for All I find that most people either love or loathe Valentine’s Day.  I am somewhat indifferent to the holiday, but I enjoy the excuse to eat chocolate and candy without remorse.  John has always gotten me the sweetest gifts: chocolates from Moonstruck, flowers from New Seasons, macarons and port wine from Pix Patisserie. …