free tacos

20 Sep

So Google Places used us as their testing ground and to thank us they’re giving us free tacos. and who doesn’t like a free taco now and again!?

Basically on Wednesday, September 28, between 4 and 7pm, you can visit any of the three Koi Fusion locations listed below and tell them the secret password: “Googliest” to have a taco on Google Places. FREE!

Participating KOi Fusion Locations:
1. Downtown:
2. Mississippi: (New location opening on the 20th)
3. SE Division:






Lauretta Jeans’ Brick and Mortar!!

13 Sep

Today, Portland pie lovers have a place to call heaven: Lauretta Jean’s pie shop at 600 SW Pine St.. You may have tasted Kate McMillen’s perfect pie confections at the Saturday PSU Farmers Market, but if you are not in the know, this woman makes the best pie…ever. Her butter crusts are unreal and chocolate cream pie sliders are straight TROUBLE! While the summer days last, enjoy a slice of pie (on a fancy plate) and cup of Stumptown joe in their patio seating, otherwise this tiny spot of goodness is take out only. Open Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.

Woodsman Tavern and DJ Safi (unrelated)

12 Sep

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Motley Cue event hosted by Musicfest NW and Whole Foods. Nina Lary and I mingled and sampled the BBQ offerings of the five, mega talented chefs, Jason Barwikowski of Woodsman Tavern, Tommy Habetz of Bunk Sandwiches, Han Ly Hwang of Bhap Sang PDX (formerly Kim Jon Grillin), Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, and Carolynn Spence of Chateau Martmont.

That night Nina and I ate a lot of good meat, but the stand out item was the lemongrass pork on a stick, served with a quick carrot pickle from Jason Barwikowski, who in October will be opening the much anticipated Woodsman Tavern. Not only is Jason a super rad dude, but he is  damn fine chef and there is gonna be nothin, but good vibes and killer food at the Woodsman.

Evan Zimmerman and Jason Barwikowski, the bad boiz of Woodsman Tavern

Throughout the shit shootin, food eating and beverage drinking, I kept finding the need to move my body or sing along to the awesome jams provided by DJ Safi. That woman has musical taste that rivals Rob Gordon, topped off with a healthy dose of Afro Beat. This Friday she will be playing a set of 60’s Congolese and Calypso beats at Dig A Pony that you don’t want to miss.


8 Sep

Let there be light! Luce, baby sister to Navarre and Una is open!! Serving delicious Italian food for lunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 10pm. I have had the pleasure of working with Owners John and Giovanna for events and now in the restaurant and I am really excited to be a part of the Luce family. John Willis has created a menu that travels the regional tastes of Italy that includes handmade pastas and a variety of antipasti’s such as cardoons and olives in oil and polpettes. Should you be looking for something to take home, we offer a range of imported delights (pastas, olive oils, vinegars, jams, etc.), antipasti in bulk, italian sweets, and handmade kitchen items. We also do catering and rent out the adjoining space for events. Please forgive my blatant promotion, I am just so excited!! Come say hi!!!

Joanna and myself

Eve and Willis



2138 & 2140 E Burnside.

Allie Hankins

6 Sep

I don’t know her, but I really, really like her.


24 Aug

We love Brian and Johnny over at Working Hands Farms. You probably should too.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Video Gong Show at Hollywood Theatre!

19 Aug

Have you checked out The Video Gong Show at the Hollywood Theatre? It’s like Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the Gong Show had a baby, with your newest video project, found footage, home video or fave Youtube clip up on the big screen either taking a beating or getting cheered on. Inappropriate peanut gallery behavior encouraged!

We’re offering 5 pairs of tickets to this months show on the 29th! Just post a comment and you will be entered to win a pair of tickets!!