Food + Drink Goals

#9: Go To 52 New Restaurants – 30 Before 30 List

September 11, 2010

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#9 on my 30 Before 30 List was to go to one new restaurant (or coffee shop/bar) per week or 52 in total. So three months into my project, it appears that I’m done! I think my dining out budget can attest to this one being completed. I’ll blame it on working from home. :)

I love trying new places, so this was a really fun project to cross off my list. I might just keep adding to the list for the rest of the year. I also love taking pictures of my food, so a recent obsession has been the Foodspotting iPhone app.

New restaurants & coffee shops (May-September, mainly Portland):

  1. Pix Patisserie
  2. Pizza Oasis
  3. Whole Foods (for lunch, this so counts!)
  4. Elephant’s Deli
  5. Lapellah (Vancouver, Washington)
  6. Chow (Bend, Oregon)
  7. Bambuza Vietnam Bistro
  8. Rilassi Coffee House & Tea
  9. Acadia
  10. Donuts Coffee Shop (Manzanita, Oregon)
  11. The Daily Cafe OHSU
  12. Laughing Planet – Belmont
  13. Chez Machin
  14. Le Hana
  15. Ringside
  16. Bean & Tree Cafe
  17. Flying Elephants Delicatessen
  18. Bar Avignon
  19. Thirst Wine Bar
  20. Deschutes Brewery
  21. Cafe Yumm (does a new location count?)
  22. Hot Lips Pizza – Hawthorne (does a new location count?)
  23. Banh Mi food cart
  24. Waffle Window (attached to Bread & Ink cafe)
  25. Mio Gelato
  26. Samurai Japanese food cart
  27. Tugboat Brewing Co
  28. Poompui food cart
  29. Pacific House restaurant (Tillamook, Oregon)
  30. Prasad Cuisine
  31. Dove Vivi
  32. Staccato Gelato
  33. Left Coast Siesta (Manzanita, Oregon)
  34. Pudding on the Rice
  35. Kiko’s Taqueria Uruapan food cart
  36. Oregon Ice Works food cart
  37. The Whole Bowl food cart
  38. Ping
  39. Voodoo Doughnut
  40. Potato Champion (Cartopia)
  41. Perierra Crêperie
  42. Cafe Velo (PSU Farmers market location)
  43. Pine State Biscuits
  44. Widmer Brothers Gasthaus Pub
  45. Equinox
  46. Cafe Mundo (Newport, Oregon)
  47. 21st Avenue Bar & Grill
  48. Savor Soup House (cart)
  49. Pearl Bakery
  50. Kiku Sushi (Seattle, Washington)
  51. Seattle Grind (Seattle, Washington)
  52. Barista
  53. Cupcake Jones


  • kitty
    September 25, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    You also went to the Blossoming Lotus with me. I thought they had great food, quality ingredients and delicious. Atmosphere could use something though…a smile?

  • Kevin bell
    September 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for putting Oregon ice works on the list! We appreciate it! Gonna be doing soups and panini this winter!