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Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This coyly named breakfast-and-lunch joint, whose claim to fame is pancake griddles built right into its dining tables, offers playful renditions of gourmet standards like the Slappy Benedict ($10) and a Brie-and-sliced-pear grilled cheese ($7, with fries). The pancake batter ($5, about enough for t   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 EMILY JENSEN

Slap Happy

The best way to make pancakes? Make ’em your damn self, with help.


Food Reviews & Stories
Waiting for a table at Slappy Cakes is like spending half an hour in a Betty Crocker-themed nightmare. A slew of ravenous customers squirms in the cheerfully decorated entryway, drooling in a thick ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 EMILY JENSEN

Go Dutch

Lia and Hans Middelhoven keep the warm, fuzzy gezellig alive.


Food Reviews & Stories
As we huddle around a tiny table crowded with broodjes, koffie and kaas, circled in the soft embrace of cheerful candy shelves and old wooden bookcases, Lia Middelhoven leans back in her chair and bea ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

All You Need Is Loaf


You've heard tell of his mystical existence, been privy to legends of his hulking orange figure bumbling through the city streets, hugging bewildered children and shaking his block-shaped booty. But until now, much of his persona has been shrouded in mystery. A recent romp on YouTube uncovered this revealing, up-close footage of Tillamook Cheese mascot...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 by EMILY JENSEN

Parkers Waffles And Coffee


Food Reviews & Stories
If “bacon-wrapped” is the ultimate food prefix, “on a waffle” is the ultimate suffix. The battered blank canvas has long been the object of foodie affection in Portland, and br ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Whole Hog

Where there’s smoke, there’s drool-worthy barbecue.


Food Reviews & Stories
Richard Day-Reynolds was born to barbecue. The Tennessee native bellies up to his carbon-black Traeger grill as though he entered the world with basting brush in hand, destined to slow-cook beef and p ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Hold Yer Horses: Oregon Restaurant Week Date Correction




Hey, doesn't a cheap night at a fancy restaurant sound good right about now? Aren't you excited that we told you all about Oregon Restaurant Week, which boasts deals at places like Bamboo and Sel Gris this week, in Wednesday's edition of WW? Well, too bad. We were wrong....   More
 
Thursday, July 30, 2009 by EMILY JENSEN

Food Fame: WW's Summer Recipe Contest.




Let Willamette Week make like Jesus and multiply your loaves and fishes to feed the multitude. We want you to share your favorite summertime recipes—legendary strawberry shortcakes, magnificent baby back ribs, Granny's potato salad&#8212...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by EMILY JENSEN

Passing Through: An Interview with Mickey Avalon


When I dialed lusty glam rapper Mickey Avalon's coveted digits, I assumed I'd catch him in the throes of a coke-fueled orgy with platinum blonde Malibu junkies, and hoarsely be asked to call back later. Instead, he was in the car on the way home from Starbucks. Drinking a Frappucinno. With h...   More
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009 by EMILY JENSEN

Cloudy with a Chance of Schmear



Even in a city with an abundance of good grub on the cheap, I often imagine what life would be like if the children's book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs weren't fiction. Free hamburgers would pile up on the hoods of cars with each gust of wind, and unlimited pancakes would tumble down from the heavens, drowning out the recession, eliminating world hunger, and keeping the whole planet f...   More
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by EMILY JENSEN
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