I arrived in this weird Pacific Northwest city back in the early 2000s, settling into a house in Portland’s then-undesirable Northeast neighborhood. I remember being pretty dismayed with the food options in the area, venturing out one night, determined to find a great restaurant nearby. Thankfully, I stumbled upon a dimly lit corner spot on Fremont Avenue, where the menu at Acadia pulled me in, full of seafood and Cajun spices, and I stayed for both dinner and dessert.
It took everything I had not to devour the plate of octopus-shaped chocolate-covered cake bites when I first walked in to Monday night’s Foodportunity. With favorite Portland restaurants like Beaker & Flask, St. Jack, Serratto, and Lincoln, I had only paused for a small, early lunch in preparation of the plethora of dishes I knew […]