Boriken Restaurant: Plantains on Every Plate

August 25, 2015 11:56 am

The island now known as Puerto Rico once went by a very different name: Boriken. So it seemed a fitting moniker for Boriken Restaurant, an eatery in Beaverton that's dedicated entirely to Puerto Rican cuisine. Chefs take their job very seriously, so don't expect your food to show up moments after you place your order. They cook everything upon request, meaning they don't start preparing fresh ingredients until you ask them to. This results in colorful, flavorful fare unlike anything you'll find elsewhere in Beaverton.

Plantains factor heavily into the menu at Boriken, so dive right in with the tostones rellenos de pollo—AKA plantain fritters filled with chicken. But save some room for the rice entrees, especially the arroz con pollo. It consists of yellow rice topped with chicken and, as with every entree, three plantains on the side. Customers rave about the arroz con pollo. You can also opt for a kabob, a mofongo dish (which features mashed plantains), or authentic dishes showcasing beef or pork.

Boriken Restaurant
12800 SW Canyon Road
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 596-3571
borikenrestaurant.com
www.yelp.com/biz/boriken-restaurant-beaverton

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Magnolia Park: Splash Around at the Sprayground

August 18, 2015 1:33 pm

Don't be surprised if Magnolia Park is bustling when you show up here on a summer afternoon. Its mix of perfect location and family-friendly features make the relatively small Beaverton park a popular spot to stop for a few hours or an entire day. Many parents bring their kids here to splash around at the sprayground, a circle of fountains spouting water in sparkling arches.

Even on a cool day, though, families fill the playground for some fresh air. You can also head to the picnic pavilion and do lunch, or just lay out a blanket on the lawn and sunbathe or read. Many locals like Magnolia Park simply because it's within walking distance from a Whole Foods and a cafe, making it a convenient place to go for a stroll before grocery shopping or after you've grabbed a cup of coffee.

Magnolia Park
18850 NW Covent Garden Plaza
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 941-9652
www.yelp.com/biz/magnolia-park-beaverton

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Are You a Saver or a Spender? Find Out With These Fun Quizzes!

August 11, 2015 3:28 pm

If you’re having a hard time getting a handle on your finances, you might like to get a bit more insight into exactly what type of person you are when it comes to your money. Do you prefer saving your money for a rainy day, or are you the type of person to splurge on an investment item? These fun online quizzes will help you find out!

Spender or Saver?
This straightforward quiz from 7th Mind asks questions about your payday behavior, your credit cards, and your debt in order to determine your spending (and saving) habits. It’s a psychology-based quiz, so expect to gain some insight into how your habits reflect on your personality.

What Kind of Spender Are You?
The Mint’s spending and saving quiz is a bit more in-depth, asking more specific questions and offering a wider variety of answers to really gauge your spending behavior. Because this site is all about financial planning, it also offers some resources that you might find useful once you get your results.

Are You a Spender or a Saver?
Get your finances under control with a bit of help from Money Matters to Me’s spending and saving quiz. If you’re interested in how your own spending habits affect your household and how you might be able to save a bit more here and there, this is the quiz for you!

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