FOOOOOD: Basement Pub

This isn’t a food recommendation – but rather a drink recommendation.  If you are looking for a dark, kinda dingy, European style pub in Portland – go to Basement Pub.  ASAP.

With happy hour everyday, PBR on draft and board games – what’s not to love.

Sidenote: they have branded matchbooks to add to my collection.  Tough to find these days.



FOOOOOD: P’s & Q’s Market

P’s & Q’s is gem.  Tucked away in a developing area on Dekum – this is a true Portlandia experience.  Bonus: the food is amaze balls.  Go for breakfast/brunch and get the hash or the breakfast sammie (don’t forget the fries).

We went a couple months ago and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!

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FOOOOOD: Boxer Ramen

I love food. Like a lot. I’m a self proclaimed foodie and eating rules. One of Matt and I’s fave things to do is check out new bars and restaurants. Anddddd, we’re lucky to live in a place like Portland with so many awesome options. Other than everyone’s fave Top Ramen, I’m pretty new to the ramen and pho world. However, now I’m obsessed. Boxer Ramen in Union Way is one of the best. The space has a minimalist vibe, there’s like 6 items on the menu and no take out. Rather than being a detriment, these are some of the things that make it great.

IMG_5160 Definitely check it out next time your in the mood for a delicious, spicy bowl of ramen. Xoxo MJ