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About 45 minutes from Portland.The water is cold and you have to be either Swiss born or wearing a rubber suit to be able to go in!
But if you are brave it’s a great spot for a few hours to land and go in and out of the murky green water!

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sliced peaches, raspberries, handmade butter pie dough, dotted with butter cubes

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fresh out of the oven

sweet and flavorpacked

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Fellini wondering when all will be ready to eat

John basting his pork ribs that he smoked all day

His secret sauce

shucking the corn

yes there are bugs so we know it’s organic

grilling the corn

Soaked in water then grilled

Fellini wondering when it will be ready to eat

and the feast is ready!

beans, ribs, shoulder,corn,collard greens, cherry pie, tomato salad,watermelon

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Portland has a new seafood restaurant, Block & Tackle, on Division Street near 34th av ofcourse, where every famous chef (well almost) wants to open an establishment
Block & Tackle promised a lot…but alas, still no whole grilled fish!!!!!

the chef de cuisine hard at work in the open kitchen

Confit market fish, olive oil, orange zest, garlic, calabrian chili — .10

very tasty, appetizer size

Salt & pepper calamari, leek, fresno chili, sweet chili sauce — .11

The calamari were delicious although not very crunchy

throwing on a corn cob, to be slathered with aeoli

Clams & chorizo, saffron white wine broth — .13
The clams were excellent!

Grilled octopus salad, harissa aioli, chick peas, olives, piquillo pepper, frisee, sherry vinaigrette — .15

The octopus was bland and the proportions tiny, no Charred flavor which we love and did not get

Grilled oysters, lime-chili butter, cilantro — .10

Nice appetizer to have with a shot of vodka!

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a block from our house on 34th av

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