We Love Both Jam on Hawthorne and Stepping Stone

We’ve enjoyed everything about Jam on Hawthorne. The eggs were usually good and the Morningstar vegetarian sausage was a really pleasant surprise, as was the coffee which was especially good. Just like with Stepping Stone Cafe in NW, you’ll have a long wait if you go on the weekend for brunch. But during the week, there is plenty of seating at Jam on Hawthorne for breakfast.

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Ava Gene’s is Not Really Roman, but I Like it

Portland’s Ava Gene’s is a great place to enjoy Italo-PNW inspired cuisine on Portland’s premier restaurant row while the Eternal City sorts out its current crisis driven by the twin scourges of ubiquitous government corruption and metastasizing mass tourism. And in Portland you can dine a fuori without an infinite number of unpleasant encounters with flower sellers and accordion players.

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MagoGuide Portland 2.2 is in the Apple App Store

MagoGuide Portland 2.2 is out in the Apple App Store – better than ever. We’ve added four new places to the app: Tapalaya, American Local, The Farmhouse Kitchen, and Castagna Cafe. If you already have MagoGuide Portland, but sure and update to get these latest places. If you don’t… what are you waiting for?

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Newport’s Cnapan Restaurant with Rooms: Sadly but Understandably Downshifting to a B&B

We enjoyed our stay at the Cnapan Hotel and restaurant in Wales during our 2016 Grand Tour. Judy and Mike Cooper are superb hosts, while Judy is also the chef for Cnapan’s acclaimed restaurant. Sadly, they are no longer serving dinner on a regular basis. But Newport is a nice place to visit and the Cnapan is a nice place to stay while you’re there.

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