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Casa Lola, Kitchen de Mexico: Restaurant Spotlight

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Casa Lola, Kitchen de Mexico: Restaurant Spotlight

By Greg Mattie Carlos Cortes was having a bit of a concern about his restaurant. He is used to serving a fast-casual style of cuisine, typical of places like Q’doba, another restaurant he manages. However, at his new eatery, Casa Lola, he wants it to be more than just getting a quick bite. This place […]

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3 Dishes Recipe: How to Cook a Perfect Burger

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Recipe: How to Cook a Perfect Burger

Story & Photos By Greg Mattie This is something I have been wanting to write about for some time. With summer approaching, the barbecue pits will be ‘ablazing’ and the smoky aroma of cooked meat will permeate our noses. However, how many times have you gone to a family picnic, only to be served a […]

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3 Dishes Recipe: Red and Purple Potato Salad

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Recipe: Red and Purple Potato Salad

By Greg Mattie With the weather finally warming up, this is the best time to find a nice park and have a picnic. Growing up, we always had a bowl of potato salad to go with the hot dogs and hamburgers. I thought it would be nice to add a little color to this American […]

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3 Dishes Recipe Review: Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Recipe Review: Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

By Greg Mattie Two years ago in this community paper, I made a Shepherd’s Pie as my homage to St. Patrick’s Day and traditional Irish cuisine. This time, I wanted to do something a little different (and a little sweeter). With my search for a tasty dessert, I came across this particular recipe and it […]

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3 Dishes Recipe Review: Red Velvet Cupcakes

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Recipe Review: Red Velvet Cupcakes

By Greg Mattie Red Velvet cake, typically served in layers with a cream cheese or roux icing, has a unique history behind it. Most people may think of this cake as a more modern Southern favorite. But during WWII, when food rationing were common, bakers would use boiled beet juices to enhance the colors of […]

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3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Broadway Saloon

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Broadway Saloon

Story & Photos by Greg Mattie Keeping the tradition alive of having an established saloon on Beaverton’s Broadway, the Broadway Saloon has been around since 1993; the building itself is almost 100 years old! Going back to 1900, when Gus Rossi, tired of failures in farming, opened up his 1900 Saloon, much to the delight […]

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3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Bootleggers Whiskey Bar

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Bootleggers Whiskey Bar

By Greg Mattie If you want to watch the latest ballgame and sink a few singles into a slot machine, Bootleggers is not for you. Heck, owners Doug Carpenter and Karmen Knutsen will happily refer you next door to the Broadway Saloon for that kind of fix. However, if you are looking for a place […]

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3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Thai Pasta

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Thai Pasta

By Greg Mattie The Khusawangsri family (that’s Koo-sa-wong-sri) took over this restaurant when their close friend and former owner, took to ill health and had to move back to Thailand. Thai Pasta already operates two other food carts in Portland (and one more restaurant in Eugene) that are inhabited by PSU students on a daily […]

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3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Hall Street Grill

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Hall Street Grill

Lisa Notaras, Hall Street Grill’s General Manager since 2010, takes pride in ensuring the long-term success of this restaurant. She talked about seeing multiple generations of patrons eat within the walls which is a testament to the restaurant’s longevity, a mainstay in the Beaverton community since 1977. To keep this goal intact, she brought along […]

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3 Dishes Restaurant Review: Togo’s

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
3 Dishes Restaurant Review: Togo’s

Big. Fresh. Meaty. This is the promise Togo’s makes when you visit their stores. I was looking to see if that promise would be delivered. A Beaverton native since 1967, Dave Quinn has run Togo’s for 2 years now. The store has recently gone through a nice facelift, giving the location a clean, beach-style look. […]

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