Shipwreck PDX at Taqueria Nueve

Last month in May, Shipwreck PDX popped up at Taqueria Nueve. They will be back next week on July 10 but with an update to now be working with one of my favorite burger joints in town, Burger Steven’s, and burger food cart of chef Don Salamone. In the meantime, here’s a few photos from the last Shipwreck PDX at Taqueria Nueve pop up to show their larger menu of drinks and eats. You can also see photos from their first pop-up here.
Shipwreck PDX Chicken Fried Fish Sandwich, Tom Yum Popcorn Shrimp and Shrimp Roll

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Portland Pop Up Restaurant List 2017

Updated August 1, 2017

It’s difficult to track pop-ups: they often change up when they are open and where they might appear. Depending on the season, they may close down for a while – and if you don’t pay attention to their social media you could miss when they come back from their sabbatical, while others move on to other ventures. All have limited capacity so if you don’t jump on reservations quickly you are out of luck until the next event.

That means following lots of things on social media or being on several mailing list to become informed immediately when an announcement for a meal event is made with the when, where, etc.  Despite the work, pop up restaurants are often your chance to try great cuisine and meet amazing chefs, as the lineage of pop ups alumni that have now settled into homes like Holdfast Dining, Nodoguro, Langbaan, Coquine, and Nomad PDX are proof.

Eater PDX has published my list of Best Portland Pop Ups and Supper Clubs and you can see it here: the only ones listed below are ones not on that published list or I have my own link so you can read my experience with it on a blog post as I removed those for the Eater article. [Read more…]


Ippai PDX Osechi Dinner

Once a month, Jane Hashimawari pops up as Ippai PDX at Milk Glass Market offering Japanese home style cooking like from her mom. Her simple but comforting meals vary by the monthly theme and season and really do seem like what would be on the table at a regular family dinner if you were doing a homestay. Recently, I attended the Ippai PDX Osechi Dinner, which featured some dishes of traditional Japanese New Year’s Food to give 2017 (or any new year) an auspicious start.
Ippai PDX Osechi Dinner with Jane Hashimawari

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