Tōv

Tōv is a legit Turkish coffee place located on Hawthorne on a red double decker bus. For the experience alone, it’s worth a stop.    There was lots of seating on the top decker of the bus! We ordered a variety of drinks to test: the mint thing (which was just coffee, cream, and mint–…

KIVA Cafe

KIVA is an adorable breakfast/lunch cafe with a spa attached to it! I came here for brunch with some friends and although they had some savory bowls that looked delicious, we all opted for the morning bowls.    Mine was a basic acai bowl with banana, blueberries, and coconut shavings. I’m honestly not a huge…

Tamale Boy

Last night, two of my friends and I headed to Tamale Boy, a healthy tamale/Mexican food place on NE Dekum. While it was definitely off the beaten path, the food was delicious, the prices were affordable, and the restaurant was busy. It smelled great inside and Tamale Boy was filled with positive vibes.  Pictured above…

Tin Man Coffee

This new coffee shop located in Old Town is absolutely adorable. Unlike a lot of coffee shops in Portland, they serve a variety of espresso and house coffees, including Heart, Nossa Familia, and Sightglass (a California roastery, which is very uncommon to see in Portland).    I ordered a Cafe Au Lait, which was made with…

The Whole Bowl

Looking for a lunch/dinner spot with the world’s simplest menu? Head over to the Whole Bowl. There’s only one item on the menu: the Whole Bowl.  The traditional Whole Bowl consists of rice, Tillamook Cheddar, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, olives, black and red beans, salsa, and tali (lemon garlic) sauce. It comes in two sizes…

Canteen

Canteen is another great vegetarian place to go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My first time at Canteen I ordered the oatmeal– seriously delicious. It had rolled oats, goji berries, strawberries, apples, cacao nibs, coconut milk, and maple syrup. My friend had the granola with yogurt and fruit, which she also loved.    Because my…

Upper Left Roasters

Upper Left is a light, bright, and beautiful coffee shop in SE Portland. Unlike many coffee shops that just serve pastries and baked goods, Upper Left had a wide variety of made-to-order toasts and open faced sandwiches available.  Pictured above is the avocado toast with a poached egg, lemon, radishes, and olive oil on thick…

Townshend’s Tea

Black, green, herbal, oolong– I’m a fan of them all. I absolutely love tea and Townshend’s is simply one of the best places in Portland for a tea lover. Because there are so many great varieties of tea to try at Townshend’s, I try to never order the same tea twice. Some of my favorites…

Prasad East

When Prasad East opened a few months ago, I was thrilled. Prasad, it’s sister restaurant, is one of my favorites in Portland, as it is 100% vegetarian and has tons of healthy, delicious, and hearty options. On the grand opening evening at Prasad East, I ordered the Harvest Salad. With tons of leafy greens and…