Penelope Bass is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon, where she has been covering the food and drinks scene for the better part of a decade for both regional and national outlets. Currently, she drinks professionally on behalf of Imbibe Magazine where she is the associate editor. She prefers to sip her tequila, drinks way too much coffee, and will eat nearly anything you put in front of her, particularly if it is raw.
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Nong's Khao Man Gai
Nong’s Khao Man Gai serves chicken and rice, along with a few other Thai dishes and fun cocktails, at their Southeast brick-and-mortar location.
Le Pigeon is a small French restaurant on East Burnside that’s upscale enough for an anniversary dinner, but casual enough for a Wednesday.
Salt & Straw
If you have ice cream in Portland, it should definitely be from Salt & Straw. Try one of their seasonal flavors or a classic, like honey lavender.
Toro Bravo is a small, Inner Northeast Spanish restaurant that serves small bites and entrées, along with a $50 tasting menu that we really like.