One of the best and most unique Thai restaurants in the U.S., a pearl of Portland. Highly recommended.
This is UNBELIEVABLE and an outrage! This restaurant has been my the go to in good times and the bad, terrible times (and unfortunately there have been a lot more of those lately) and I've never, ever had anything other than delicious, nutritious, and ambitious food here and I'm not being superstitious when I say your review was down right malicious and pernicious. For shame sir, I will not be "consuming" your food reviews any longer, but I will be consuming the food here as long as they continue to serve it. Good day.
Ron Jeremy has a masters in education. Phil describes himself as white trash. Trust him, he's right.
Acuity = keenness. And besides, "dexterity" is especially necessary in Native American leg wrestling.
To "Call of the Wild" - Next time please sic your antisocial dog on weirdos like that. The majority of decent sunbathers will thank you, whether the weirdo is inside or outside the clothing optional section.
I'm willing to bet that Mr. Onstad has "about 13 meals" at most, if not all, of the restaurants he's planning on reviewing. Sounds kind of like he wants to be, I don't know, thorough, or something.
Is he "on the take" or "a competitor"? Why, because he doesn't like certain things about this place (for reasons that he spells out quite clearly)? So that must mean he's got an ulterior motive, and not that he's simply telling the truth about how he feels? OK. Have you read any of his other reviews? Even with places that he otherwise gushes about, if there's a little something amiss, he has no qualms about ruthlessly noting it along with his praises.
It's a review, stupids. That is, it's an opinion, albeit an educated one. There's no "wrong" or "right". This is what he is paid to do. And this is why we're all here. Why else would we be reading? If we want some cursory, unprofessional, biased, everybody-gets-a-trophy puff piece, we can just go to Yelp or to the homepage of the restaurant in question.
Despite the fact that my own particular opinions about (all) things are more correct than anyone else's (you people probably [wrongly] assume the same about yours), I'm still interested in hearing Mr. Onstad's, and said interest would drop off to being non-existent if I thought for a second that he was doing anything other than calling things the way he sees them.
(Full disclosure: I'm pretty sure that i haven't eaten at more than one or two of the establishments he's reviewed during his tenure with the Mercury, regardless of what he's thought about them -- I primarily subsist on beer and tobacco -- I'm just here for the good, impassioned writing...and to get all pissy with you pissy-ass commenters.)
It took THIRTEEN comments before I read Benghazi. Obviously you're all a bunch of COMMUNISTS, or it would be in the first ten.
Chris does say to use pasteurized, preservative-free juice, but I think that's just because that's the best and least fucked-with apple juice one can buy by the gallon. If you have an apple tree and a cider press (or unfettered access to these), obviously you should just use those instead.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST STEPHEN!! CAN'T YOU GUYS GET ANYTHING RIGHT?!? THAT'S NOT WHAT 'ACUITY' MEANS. YOU'RE USING THAT WORD WRONG AND IT MAKES ME VERY, VERY ANGRY. THOSE ARE TESTS OF STRENGTH, NOT DEXTERITY OR THE ABILITY TO SEE.
Happy holidays, love you guys!!
This review is completely off the mark. I have been a customer since it opened. The food is fantastic and I have had all the dishes you reviewed. The hen was perfect in color and had a savory flavor. The pizzas are cooked perfectly and large enough I have yet to finish one. Sounds to me like you are a competitor or just someone who likes to rain on someone else's parade. I look forward to my lunch there each week and it is one of the few places frequent in the pearl.
This family sells a ridiculous amount of merchandise. My ignorant guess would be that the vast majority is purchased by those that agree with his views.
I tried the empanadas and arepas, both are FANTASTIC! I told him about this article and was thrilled. he's a really nice guy, gave my bf and I samples and explained his good and where it comes from. I'm def returning soon.
I use a flip phone, so I guess I'm that "jackass" who isn't ignoring everyone while playing Super Mario Bros at a social engagement!
Nestle has never made a move to take over the city's water supply. A broad prohibition against privatization would certainly mean that any party would be prohibited; however, it is misleading to cast it as an imminent threat. "Hey, sign this! It will prevent (Nestle/The Tooth Fairy/Dick Cheney/Kobe Bryant) from taking over our water supply!" is not strictly false, but it is most definitely not the primary issue at hand.
And what's the deal with these jackasses who aren't drug dealers or over the age of 60, but still insist on using a flip phone? Gosh but that gets my goat. Get a smart phone, dummies!
This article sounds like it was written by the restaurant next door. Is Chris Onstad on the take? How long was the “travel-writing trip"? It sounds like he had about 13 meals at this restaurant. The pizzas are too small? Look at the pictures of them and judge for yourself. Maybe Chris should look at the portion sizes he is eating. Please try Piattino for yourself. I have been there many times and do not feel the same as this author.
"....like assuming you could do porn because you're good at masturbating."
Dream crusher, CC.
As a woman, I have always thought Lee Marvin to be one of the sexiest men on film.....ever. I loved his movies and enjoyed them for decades. After reading Epstein's well researched and well written book, I now realize that Lee Marvin was much more, he was indeed the leader of the pack in portraying violence on film in a particularly Post War American way. I have thought a great deal about Mr. Epstein's hypothesis which he lays out in his book; that Lee Marvin "invented" (my words, for lack of a better term at the moment) ) the American Cinema of Violence. He was the first, period. The best and the purest, absolutely. More than a few of Hollywood's leading young film actors today want to follow in his style footsteps. This book explains why his appeal and influence rings so true today. If you are a Lee Marvin fan I am sure you will enjoy this fascinating in-depth portrayal. If you are a film fan or historian, you owe it yourself to read this book and have your opinions and views challenged in a way that will change the way you look at Lee Marvin, and American film violence in general.
@Human in Training
If I was there for your routine in the first comment, I would've given you the Three Stooges eye poke for sure.
If you blocked it, I would've put my fist up to you and once you smakced it down, I would use the windmill technique to bonk you on your noggin.
As for your second comment, it appears we're on the same page. For once, cooler heads prevailed on this blog.
What do you mean when you say you have never seen anything like the presentation at the Portland Fashion and Style Awards? It was incredibly awkward and hard to watch...
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