I may be about to give up on tracking Portland breakfast news.
I mean, I am supposed to be good at this, right? And reasonably up to date? That’s why I was shocked to read “A Batch of New Brunches” from Portland Monthly’s Eat Beat. It’s a list of eight new brunches in town … and I’d basically never heard of any of them. There are links and notes at the link, but here’s the list: Xico, Ataula, Bar Dobre, Teote, P’s and Q’s Market, Korkage Wine Bar, Trinket, Mama Leo’s.
This causes me headaches on multiple levels, because there’s a lot of eating and writing to do before I finish up the new edition of Breakfast in Bridgetown. Just choosing from Portland restaurants that serve breakfast and/or brunch, I have 139 names on the list!
So here’s my question: What goes in the book?
Do I not include the newest places? Just go with my favorites? Emphasize the popular places? Or the less-known ones? Or go for a thorough sampling, based on cuisine … or location … or price?
In Other News …
And Por Que Non on Mississippi is closed for renovations and expansion. No legal chaos there!
Okay, remember to leave a comment, with a suggestion for how to select places for the book. And we’ll see you next week.