Eating Portland: The Farm Cafe

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A snarky Dallas blogger escapes the heat and flies into Portland and meets a  funny-named wine that proves to be the star of the big show on this very special episode of Eating Portland.

The Food



Williams Baked Brie – Slice of brie served warm with toasted sugar, roasted hazelnuts, seasonal fruit, and Ken’s baguette.

It’s amazing how the fruit and the brie and hazelnuts work flawlessly together in the mouth hole to form a perfect union of flavorfulishness




Clams and Mussels  Fresh local clams and mussels sautéed in golden ale with garlic, butter and red chili flakes, served with grilled bread.

Seriously, some of the best mussels I’ve ever had.  The hint of tarragon put these bad boys over the top.  And there was plenty of juice for sopping.  And you know how much I like-a da juice.


Flame-grilled Halibut
Fresh halibut fillet flame-grilled and served with grilled squash, French lentil salad and cilantro pesto.

Sorry, no picture.  While this was a nice piece of halibut, it did seem a bit bland compared to the apps.  The grilled squash was a very tasty accompaniment while the lentils were a bit too al dente.  But that’s just picking nits.



Blueberry Bread Pudding

This may be the best bread pudding ever — blueberryy and delicious.


What I Liked

  • Everything
  • Love & Squalor Pinot Noir – I like picking wines that have a funny name.  It’s how I discovered Pinot Evil.  Although a bit on the sweet side, it was full of great noiry flavor and the aroma was amazing.  It may be the one wine I would rather smell than drink but not because it tastes bad.  It just smells that good.

What I Disliked

  • Feeling very underly tattooed.  But it’s Portland, so I may have this feeling for a while.


Eat here be happy.

I’m adjusting my grading scale to accommodate the great foods of the PacNW.  I can’t start off with an A and then have no room for conceivably better places to come.


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