We love shooting food and drink for the various Willamette Week Guides, gives us a chance to see what is up and coming in PDX and what to order. Recent meal/photoshoots include Toro Bravo, Aviary, SmallWares, OX, The Knock Back, Bamboo Sushi, and Kachka. Seems like Crispy pig ear, Herring under a Fur Coat, Coppa Steak, Fried Kale, and Clam Chowder with Bone Marrow are on the menu. Mangia, Mangia!
Me and Ava Gene's restaurant have found ourselves on the cover of the DiscoverPORTLAND Guide. Doesn't everyone look so dang happy in this picture? My images from Lardo Sandwiches, OX Restaurant, and The Nines also made the cut of Portland fabulousness. Leading the world to realize we are just a town of non stop eating and drinking.
Whenever friends visit the first question is, "Where for brunch?" and the second is, "Where for Happy Hour?"
At least we all have our priorities straight.
Love the bounty of good eating that is Portland. Roe, Catagna, Ava Gene's are all vying for most buzz in the city these days (case in point, I have photographed all of them at least twice). But there are a plethora of others out there for those of us that hate waiting in line. So many choices in fact that it is nice that Willamette Week's Restaurant Guide helps narrow things down (or maybe simply make you aware of all the possibilities). Now go forth and chew.
Perfect weather, perfect subjects, not so well-behaved piglets. Well, two out of three ain't bad. We spent the day at Worden Hill Farm with the uber photogenic Ortloff Family, Susan and Wolfgang, and their three bewitching daughters; Kate, Hadley and Mia for the cover of 1859 Magazine. They bought the land from Susan's parents back in 2007 and left an urban lifestyle in Germany for mud-splattered days in Dundee, OR. We were wooed by the multitude of pig sizes, varying from holdable to rideable. We were also wooed by the family, who shared some of their cured pork and promised to invite us to their next bonfire. After a day of mucking around, dodging porkers who thought our feet looked like apples (note to self: do not wear red boots when photographing pigs) Susan waved good-bye and said cheerfully, "You don't think you smell, but you do."