Don’t miss the Curse of the Haunted Curds – the Brewer’s Revenge – on Thursday (29 October 2015) at Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House (210 NW 11th).
From 11 AM to 8 PM visitors to the pub can order a special poutine sampler plate ($10 donation) featuring poutines from five chefs from area pubs (Deschutes, Fat Heads, Portland Brewing, 10 Barrel, Rogue). Each poutine features a gravy made with one of their beers, and event sponsor Face Rock Creamery‘s Vampire Slayer garlic-cheddar curds.
At 6 PM a judging panel including cheesemonger Steve Jones will decide on a winner. The “People’s Choice Award” will also be presented to the chef who received the most votes from diners who ordered the poutine sampler throughout the day.
Read more at Dave Knows Portland!
Denizens of Westmoreland are fortunate to have several quintessential neighborhood bars within stumbling distance of each other – namely The Limelight, the Cosmo Lounge, and The Yukon. But only one of them [at this moment] offers poutine: Kay’s Bar.
Friends of the blog Len and Sue, who blog at The Squid’s Nest, send a message from Montreal.
Poutine for @DaveKnowsPDX – we joined the line out the door that apparently is always at La Banquise in Montreal, open 24 hours, serving 25 different kinds of poutine. It did not disappoint.
You know what makes a poutine even better? When you don’t have to share it. Among the half dozen selections on Foster Poutine’s new menu (pdf), I was happy to just get the original, no frills poutine with fries, curds and gravy.
Eater PDX reports today that Vancouver, BC based Vera’s Burger Shack plans to expand to Portland.
Make way for more burgers, folks: The Vancouver, BC-based chain Vera’s Burger Shack, which operates 16 locations in BC (and one in Ottawa), has announced plans to open its first two U.S. expansion locations right here in Portland — with one slated for the Pearl District, providing direct competition to red-hot burger chain Little Big Burger.
The report indicates Vera’s plans to open the first of the new Portland branches in the Fall.
Vera’s online menu promises Poutine, The Quebecqois favourite, so on Twitter I queried if they’d be bringing poutine to Portland.
So stay tuned – a Fall review is forthcoming!
The Original: A Dinerant (300 SW 6th), local purveyor of fine poutine (and a breakfast version too!), presents the Poutine Challenge:
With a fanfare of trumpets and tympanic rolls, The Original invites Portland’s dining public to take The Poutine Challenge.
The goal is to fully eat five full pounds of French fried potatoes, cheese curds and brown gravy. And you have just 30 minutes to clean your plate.
Think you’re up to it? Visit The Original blot for details.
The very first poutine we reviewed here at Portland Poutine, back on October 26, 2009, was that from The Original: A Dinerant:
Despite the horked up name of this establishment (dinerant? really?), The Original: A Dinerant, cooks up crispy fries, stirs up an interesting gravy, and hides orange cheddar cheese curds beneath it all.
Gravy is known for its breakfast (and the 30 people out front Saturday and Sunday late mornings waiting to get in), and rightfully so.
But Gravy also has a lunch menu (weekdays only) . . . and Gravy Fries.
In all my Portland poutine perambulations, I’ve never encountered a truly satisfying vegetarian gravy – until now!