Intrepid Portland Poutine correspondent Matt sends us this report, and mouth watering photograph, from Vancouver, BC.
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.
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.
So stay tuned – a Fall review is forthcoming!
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.
In all my Portland poutine perambulations, I’ve never encountered a truly satisfying vegetarian gravy – until now!