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Erica Tafavoti | Bacon&Braids  📍 Portland, OR | Food and Adventure Blogger | baconandbraids@gmail.com

NW 23rd St. is poppin’ these days! The new @moberi spot officially opens tomorrow from 12-4 with free bowls like this one - the Uncle Jessie! The new location has oatmeal bowls for those cold days, and plant-based soft serve for those cold days too. Yes, I eat ice cream all winter. 🍦 Check it out - maybe even before dinner at @lifeofpiepizza next door. 😋

Fall is my favorite seasonal flavor time of the year. Gimme all the pumpkin, apple, and maple goodies. This Apple Spice Milkshake 🍎 from @burgerville is no exception. It seriously tastes like a slice of apple pie a la mode...but better (because I don’t actually like pie 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I live for ice cream). Yum.

In honor of @lepagefoodanddrinks’s last dinner of the season coming up, here are some snaps from her summer dinner last month at @indigo_gardens_pdx featuring produce from @foxandbearurbanfarm. Dreamy, right? It was such a fun experience attending a supper like this by myself. I truly felt so relaxed, as if I was having dinner with old friends. Catch her harvest dinner complete with roast pork and cider pairings on 9/29!

September/October might be some of my favorite months of the year. Fall activities, Halloween, and all things apple. 🍎 P.S. If you can make it to @burgerville TODAY and want two free shakes, comment below with your fave fall activity + the person you want to enjoy a shake with! I can meet you at @burgerville this afternoon to redeem.

It’s Fry-day, and I’m in love with these pulled pork, slaw, and Carolina-style barbecue sauce smothered fries from @pdxsliders. 🤤

Brunch looked a little bit different this morning. 🍳

Last weekend, I finally got to sample @levlivetwines at the stunning @function_pdx space. We tried a 3-year Pinot flight from ‘14, ‘15, and ‘16, along with their Rosé and Chardonnay. 🍷 All of them were SO good, and I can’t wait to attend another one of their events. They also happen to have the cutest winery dog ever who got to give a few scratches to, too! ❤️ .
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P.S. How cute was my wine tasting date? We’re celebrating 7 years together this week. Swipe ⏪ for a throwback to one of our first photos together from back in the day! Like a fine wine, I think we’ve aged well. 😉 @flavor_james86

I never get tired of eating (or photographing) @moberi. Just a few days left to visit the OG cart on NW 23rd! Who’s pumped to visit the new brick and mortar in Slabtown?! As a NW resident, I’m super excited for their new neighbors @lifeofpiepizza and @pinest8biscuits too.

Finally visited @pdxsliders during the day and captured some shots of my favorite burger in Portland. Yes, seriously. The Steel is juicy, cheesy, and absolutely melts in your mouth. Paired with some parsley fries and garlic aioli....come on. It’s heaven. Hand model: @pdxfeast

BLTs: A Late Summer Aesthetic. Bacon + tomatoes 🥓🍅 from @newseasonsmarket, bread by @daveskillerbread 🍞, crazy cheap @imperfectproduce romaine, and you’re out of your mind if you think I didn’t put @miraclewhip on that ish. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #NoFoodSnobbery #BLT

I’m heading to Paley’s Place for the first time in almost two years this Saturday. The last time I visited @paleysplace, Jamie and I were on vacation to Portland and had no clue we’d be packing up and moving there one month later. It was our big five year anniversary vacation (yep, we’re celebrating seven years together now!) so this place is very close to our hearts. We did the seven course tasting menu last time. Should we do that again this time or order off the menu? Any recommendations for what try to for food or beverages? Either way, I know this tartare - that maybe looks much different two years later - will definitely be eaten again.

Still thinking about this killer cocktail from last night @grandarmytavern. Tall, Pink, & Handsome: a vodka soda with grapefruit, a bit of vermouth, and lemon. Perfect for these last precious days of heat. ☀️ So dangerously drinkable!

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