Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm: Down on the Farm

July 27, 2015 2:10 pm

There are many farm-to-table restaurants in Portland, but Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm actually makes you feel like you're on a farm. Located in a historic building on the site of the 1905 World’s Fair, the dining room and bar area are open and airy, with a wood burning fireplace, large windows, and fresh cut flowers. In warmer months three garden dining areas offer a lovely setting to enjoy fresh food.

The seasonal menu features produce from their own five-acre Skyline Farm. Examples of small plates that have appeared on the menu include Dungeness crab deviled eggs and Oregonzola stuffed dates. Entrees change by season, but there are typically several pasta and risotto dishes along with filets and chops.

The full bar is known for its classic cocktails and thoughtful selection of wines and beer. Feel free to stop into the bar for an elegant happy hour with drink and food specials from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm
2601 NW Vaughn Street
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 228-1250
www.meriwethersnw.com
www.yelp.com/biz/meriwethers-restaurant-and-skyline-farm-portland

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Voodoo Doughnut: A Portland Bakery Destination

July 21, 2015 4:45 pm

Known for innovation and humor, Voodoo Doughnut is a Portland landmark. Although it attracts curious tourists and a late night crowd, don't let the rush of people keep you away. These creative concoctions are worth a try.

Be forewarned, these are not old-school doughnuts perfected over decades of baking. You'll find unique toppings, including bacon, Oreos, and even Captain Crunch cereal. Some favorites include Bacon Maple and the Voodoo Doll, the latter being a chocolate frosted doughnut with raspberry filling and pretzel stick stake.

This place is popular, so you may encounter a bit of a wait at peak times. The wait is said to be worth it for this bakery's sweet treats. Bring cash, as Voodoo Doughnut doesn't take cards.

Voodoo Doughnut
22 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 241-4704
www.voodoodoughnut.com
www.yelp.com/biz/voodoo-doughnut-portland

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How Much Do You Know About the ‘80s? Take These Fun Quizzes to Find Out!

July 14, 2015 3:03 pm

The 1980s were all about hair metal, neon colors, and totally tubular lingo, but it may be difficult to remember the specifics about this wonderfully over-the-top decade. Take these fun online quizzes to discover just how much you remember about the ‘80s.

The Totally 80s POP CULTURE Trivia Quiz
With cheesy photos from the best in ‘80s pop culture to go along with each question, this quiz is just as much fun to look at as it is to take. From cast members from sitcoms like Who’s the Boss? to the names of analog video games, you’ll have to stretch your memory pretty far in order to ace these questions.

The Ultimate ’80s Kids Trivia Quiz
If you were a kid growing up in the 1980s, you likely remember a whole different type of music, movies and television than adults who were teasing their hair and rocking acid wash jeans. Take this quiz to see how much you remember about your childhood years.

Do You Know the '80s?
Well, do you? From the fashions to the movie stars, this quiz covers just about everything that you loved most about the ‘80s. It’s also only ten questions long, so you can test your knowledge in just a few minutes.

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