Last time, Jody suggested some places around Portland, OR. This time we will look at some of the neat and quirky places you will find in Portland to get food.
Voodoo Doughnuts! You can find almost anything on a Voodoo doughnut such as bacon, Cap’n Crunch Cereal, and Oreo cookies. The doughnuts are hand-made. You can expect to wait in line at any given time. You can even have a wedding there – they supply the minister, coffee, and doughnuts. They also do parties. The atmosphere is almost like a party when you actually get in to choose your doughnut. Well worth the wait!
Another place Jody can suggest to try if you like burritos is Laughing Planet Cafe. Their menu items are made from locally sustainable ingredients when they can get them. This little cafe started in Indiana in 1995 and the owner moved to Portland in 2000 and opened his first cafe in Portland. There are now 7 in Portland and 3 others in other cities in OR.
Whether you like classic burgers or something “different”, Dick’s Kitchen is another place to get good food. Certain weeks of the year, they have special “guest burgers” which feature items like lamb, elk, dork, and wild boar. Whoa, back up. What’s a dork burger? It’s a mixture of duck and pork. There are even some vegetarian selections.
Want pizza? Jody suggests you try Apizza Scholls. They open at 5:00 and close when they run out of dough. They make the dough a day before to let it ferment. If they have dough left over, they make it into croutons for their salad. If you don’t get in line in time, you may have a long wait. Once you get to sit down and look at the menu you find some house selections and you can build your own pie. If you build your own, you must follow the rules: No more than 2 meats and no more than three ingredients total. It is very good pizza.
Thanks for the suggestions, Jody!