Ochoa’s Lupita’s Tacos: Authentic Mexican Fare in Beaverton

October 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Next time you've got a hankering for authentic Mexican food, try Ochoa's Lupita's Tacos. Regulars know that this unassuming street cart is truly a Beaverton gem, and many say it's the best Mexican food they've found in Oregon.

Single tacos are probably the most popular food item at Ochoa's Lupita's. Order several tacos at a time and mix and match among carnitas, asada, al pastor, chorizo, and other varieties. You could also branch out and choose tamales or burritos, both of which are quite popular among customers. Don't forget to stop at the salsa bar once you've received your food. You'll find several kinds of house-made salsas as well as guacamole to garnish your meal.

Sure, guests love the food here, but they are just as impressed with the prices. They say Ochoa’s Lupita’s Tacos features rock-bottom prices, so you can easily go back for seconds!

Ochoa's Lupita's Tacos
9549 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 841-4545

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October 27, 2014 2:06 pm

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Sugar Skull makeup… BOO!

October 26, 2014 2:44 pm

It is finally the Holiday season! I don’t know about you, but I have been tossing around ideas for my costume since this past summer. Should I be a Zombie, Vampire, Super Hero or even a Witch? I have noticed that Skulls and Sugar Skulls have been really popular and I thought I would put my own twist on the idea.

Materials you will need: – Makeup sponges ( I prefer the wedges) – Makeup brushes or paint brushes (different sized fluffy blending brushes, blush brush, flat shade brush) – A pale toned foundation – White/black/and other colors of your choice in crème stage makeup (I used a teal color as my additional) – White/black/brown eye shadow to set the crème makeup for an all-day lasting effect. –

Steps 1-4

1. Start with a fresh layer of foundation, let it sit on the skin for a few moments so it can dry (do not apply powder). Skulls are not completely white, they usually have a yellowish tint to them which is why we are keeping our flesh tone.

2. Now that you have your clean slate, draw the eye sockets. I looped mine along the natural shape of my eyebrow and just rounded it down onto my cheek. If your circles are not symmetrical, don’t worry, we will be cleaning the edges later.

3. Make a frowning face creating natural wrinkles between your eyebrows. Take a small brush with black paint and exaggerate those wrinkles. I also shaded in the eye socket creating a gradient effect on the lower portion. (Don’t forget to always set the black paint with black eye shadow).

4. For the nose, create 2 parallel lines on the bridge of your nose. From the top the lines draw down the sides of the nose meeting on the outsides of the nostrils. Connect at the base of the nose and fill in.

Steps 5-8

5. Now is the fun part! Take your white paint and highlight your face. Bring out the cheek bones, chin, forehead, and the high parts of the drawn wrinkles to give them dimension.

6. Blend it all out. Now is the time to take the white paint on a brush and clean up lines of the eye sockets and nose.

7. I took my teal face paint and blotted it across my mouth and up under my cheek bones. I also put a little bit on the highlighted part of the eye socket.

8. Draw the jaw line! This is easiest done while looking at a picture of an actual skull. Shade the black paint down and out towards the hair line

Steps 9-12

9. Take your brown eye shadow and blend it underneath the down on jaw line to create a hollow point. I also brought the black makeup on the inside of my lips to create the mouth.

10. Draw the teeth! Vertical lines on your mouth. I also added some shading so add dimension to the teeth.

11. Do some small detailing. I added a little glitter and lime green eye shadow in areas.

12. Your Skull is finished! … CREEPY! Below I will have a picture of how you can add to it, and turn it into another look.

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