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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Local Knowledge Locates American Local

Using our famous walking-around-while-hungry-and-thirsty (WAWHAT) method, we stumbled onto The American Local in Portland’s Richmond district. It was so good that we made our way back there within days to get a second helping. The American Local serves small plates for sharing called New West Drinking Food. Team Mago highly recommends that you give it a try.

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The Grove Country Hotel and Restaurant: Fawlty Towers with Humor Supplied by Team Mago

For those readers who have yet to encounter a one rostra rating, it means that you would be better off sleeping in a Walmart parking lot and dining on traffic cones boiled in used crank case oil than staying at The Grove Country Hotel and Restaurant in Narbeth Wales. I said that it was all my fault. Patti didn’t disagree.

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