The plates at Tasty n Alder are sized to be shareable. And that’s a good thing, because you’re going to want to taste a lot of their elanieenu. Bring a friend or two and settle in for a long evening of great food, great wine, and a bustling neighborhood atmosphere.
Just around the corner from Kenny and Zuke’s deli is Martinotti’s cafe and deli. We stopped in to Martinotti’s, lured by the impressive meat and cheese display. (Apparently we are suckers for a good deli. Also, apparently Seattle needs more delis.) Inside, you feel like you’re in an old-school deli in 1970’s New York.
Every time we take a trip down to Portland, we eat breakfast at Kenny and Zuke’s Deli at least once. It’s a great place for kugel or bagels or latkes, and it’s a great spot to sit and look out the big windows and people watch on the sidewalk.
We first stumbled on Coava Coffee in Portland while looking for kitchen cupboard doorknobs at a shop around the corner. The coffee there was so amazing that even the not-as-enthusiastic-coffee-drinker of our trio insisted we go back to Coava when we came down to visit her this trip.
The Foodshed’s in Portland for a few days, and we’ve been eating some fantastic food in our sister city to the south. The Boke Bowl, a ramen house in Portland’s industrial district, is a bustling, modern-looking restaurant with heaping hot bowls of fragrant noodle soup. Just the thing to take the edge off a grey Portland chilly day.