Güero

Güero is a fantastic Mexican fast-casual restaurant and torta shop in the east-side Kerns neighborhood of Portland. I first went to Güero last year, when they were a simple food truck. I had a positive experience, but only recently returned. Güero closed down the truck and opened up a brick-and-mortar shop in the same neighborhood! …

Harlow

Harlow is easily one of my favorite Portland restaurants.  It’s the sister restaurant of both Prasad and Prasad East, and although the three restaurants possess a number of similarities, there are definitely some features of Harlow that set it apart from the rest. For starts, Harlow’s location is great– it’s in the heart of SE…

Laughing Planet

Laughing Planet is such a classic local food chain and is one of my favorites for lunch and dinner. With such a large and diverse menu, there is always the opportunity to try something new and yummy!  From burritos to quesadillas, from bowls to salads, from smoothies to soup, Laughing Planet’s menu is hard to…

Crisp

I’m a big fan of veggies, especially in salads. And I’m an even bigger fan when restaurants will let you completely customize your salad! Crisp, a fairly new salad-focused restaurant on North Williams, is one of these places.  I’ve been to Crisp a couple of times and customized my salad each time. For starts, you…

Namu

I haven’t tried out too much Korean or Hawaiian food, so when I went to the Tid Bit food cart pod on SE Division, I decided to broaden my horizons and try out Namu. Namu is a Korean/Hawaiian fusion food cart with bowls, plates, and sandwiches. Besides the cart on Division that I tried out,…

Carioca Bowls

I’ve been a fan of Carioca Bowls since it opened almost a year ago (it’s almost their 1 year anniversary!) and I’m glad to say I still love it. There are a few places to get good acai bowls in Portland, but I think that Carioca Bowls is possibly the most authentic of the bunch….

Kure

There are so many great juice and bowl places in Portland, but Kure just might be my favorite. With locations all around Portland, it’s always easy to find a Kure to stop at for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.  My favorite Kure location is called Kure Kitchen, as they have savory bowls that are great…

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…

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…