A few months ago I took on a super fun and ultra delicious assignment shooting the Portland Food scene for Food and Wine Magazine.
One of my favorite stops on the tour was Angel Face. Owner John Taboada whom also owns the neighboring restaurant Navarre was super gracious, and spent a good few hours walking us through the menu and giving us the low down on each dish, encouraging us to taste everything. Hard to pick a favorite bite or sip here, everything was top notch but if I had to pick one dish the Steak Tartare sticks in my mine the most.
The Meat Board at Angel Face
On the right, Steak Tartare
on the left, Boudin Blanc
Owner of Angel Face, John Taboada
On the right, hand painted wall paper by local artist Michael Paulus
The interior of Davenport
crudo at Davenport
Another favorite moment form the trip was driving out toward wine country and meeting wine maker Maggie Harrison, of Antica terra Wish we could have more time to hang with her, as she was super bad ass, and I won’t have minded spending more time with her wine either.
The next stop: Roman Candle Backing co.. I really enjoyed the decor her.. huge walls of white subway tile, with dark grout and warm woods.
And then, for our sugar fix, there was Sugar Cube, a super cute little bakery in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Pastry chef Kir, transitioned to this brick and mortar bakery shop in 2013 after huge success serving pastry and desserts from a food cart.
on the right, Kir, pastry chef and owner of The Sugar Cube>
sunday brunch shoot at Ataula, Left: Huevos al Plato, farm soft eggs, blood sausage, sanfaina, catalan beans, Right: Chef Jose Chesa
Ok, last stop on this marathon of food shooting… Boxer Ramen. I totally fell in love with this restaurant at first sight. With the walls covered murals and menus adorned with illustrations by Portland artist Trish Grantham plus hot bowls of noodles and extra EXTRA large cans of beer… there was a lot to love about this place.
Thanks to Food & Wine for having me on this one, and big shout out for all the restaurants included for accomodating our photo shoot on such short notice, it was much appreciated.