Boda – Thai me up


Boda Thai on Congress St. is one of the several Asian restaurants in Portland that are somewhat more upscale than the traditional takeout-heavy eateries one might associate with the genre. It’s also a place I connect with being on my list as one of the first restaurants to truly pique my interest in the Portland […]

Tomaso’s Canteen – Neighborhood Nibbles

Tomaso’s Canteen sits on Hampshire St. in Portland. The little neighborhood eatery and drinkery seems to draw a relatively steady stream of patrons through its door. With only five tables, a medium-sized bar, and a little shelf space against the wall near the entrance, there isn’t a ton of room to sit in the place, […]

Union – Keepin’ It Classy


I seem to eat at less expensive restaurants for a while and then switch to more expensive ones for a stretch and go back and forth like that over the course of time. I suppose it has something to do with how wealthy I’m feeling when I’m choosing where to go, but a lot of […]

The Corner Room – Sunday Brunch


The Corner Room on Exchange St. is one of the four differently themed “rooms” in Portland owned by restaurateur Harding Lee Smith. Their focus is on Italian and they tend to serve a reliably enjoyable meal on the occasion that they pop into my head as the place to go when I’m ready for a […]