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Sugar Rush: Animal Truffles at Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, Portland

One lesson I quickly learned during my three day trip to Portland is that it pays to make note of a few places where you can duck out of the drizzle. When you've already had your fill of coffee and it's too early for a beer, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe is a worthy spot for a pick-me-up. A good choice is one of their adorable animal truffles, which are filled with a dense, fudgy ganache and enrobed with a thick layer of chocolate. More

First Look: Cocktails at Whey Bar in Portland, OR

The large wood storage shed next to the much-buzzed-about Argentinian-inspired Ox Restaurant on Portland's NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was originally meant to be a private dining room. Halfway through construction, Ox's owners changed course and decided to use it as a casual drinking space for sipping cocktails while you wait (and wait) for your table to be ready next door. More

Portland, Oregon: Pizza Kingdom Come

The pizza scene in Portland has been fairly stationary since the much-hyped New Year's Eve opening of East Burnside's Sizzle Pie. As we approach Sizzle's one year anniversary, a second location is preparing to open in Southwest Portland, and the overall pizza landscape in Portland has encountered a rapid growth spurt. Here's what's on the horizon... More

Portland, Oregon: All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Tastebud Farm Dining Room

Mention Tastebud to a Portlander, and they'll likely think of Tastebud's Saturday Farmers' Market stand, where they sell schmeared bagel sandwiches, pitas stuffed with lamb, and reheated, parbaked slices of pizza. Very few people know that Tastebud's pizza is available fresh from an actual bricks-and-mortar establishment, and even fewer know that you can eat as much as your belly will allow every Sunday night for fifteen dollars. More

Upright Brewing in Portland, OR: Playful, Provocative, Farmhouse Inspired Beers

Alex Ganum, an emerging artisan brewer with a cult-like following, crafts farmhouse inspired beers rooted in France and Belgium but made with a local ingredients and a Pacific Northwest twist. The owner and head brewer for the two-year old Upright Brewing spends his days surrounded by open fermenters and old wine barrels, brewing, bottling and blueprinting his next old-world meets new-world thirst quenching blend. More

Daily Slice: Sizzle Pie, Portland, Oregon

My prime suggestion for Sizzle Pie is to pick a direction and stay focused. I enjoyed the ease and casual nature inside, the big portion, and the simplicity of everyday ingredients put together to satisfy a late-night or hungover craving. On the other side of the spectrum, it offers basil-cashew pizza with goat cheese and cracked egg. I understand the desire to have something for everyone, but the act of spreading its act so thin (41 unique pizza selections on the whole-pie menu plus "create your own") allowed my meaty slice to fall just short of excellence. More

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