Doug Bruhnke 
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Re: “Brøder Cafe

When the urge for Scandinavian breakfast or lunch strikes, head over to Broder for the smoked trout, gravlax or herring - all available and delicious at Broder. Wash it down with some anise-infused aquavit and you'll be starting the day off on the right foot. Crowded but well worth the wait. Highly recommended.

Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 04/12/2014 at 6:30 AM

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Re: “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Hilarious comments! Keep Portland weird, for better and for worse.

30 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 12/24/2013 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Hey Spoolo - let me slow it down for you - this may be hard to understand if you're only familiar with Portland. In other cities, eating at a restaurant with good food AND an attentive owner or chef is valued by a lot of folks, even those who don't like accordians. The reviewer dismisses this completely - making fun of it, actually. No worries - I don't expect every person writing in to understand, but a reviewer really should.

43 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 12/22/2013 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Hey if it was only about food, go to Tasty N Sons, Screen Door or Pok Pok. Piattino offers good food and MORE - and the more is personal. If you like good food with a personal touch, Piattino is a good place to try and see for yourself. The original reviewer and several of the commenters don't appear to value that, and so this isn't the place for them. In fact referring to a friendly place as a tourist trap is curious, but probably this perspective goes to the food focus that has made Portland restaurants generally above average in the U.S. In the end, having a friendly owner is just fine, folks - and it's a positive, not a negative. Piattino is about the balance, and it works.

46 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 12/21/2013 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Love the food, love the analyses, love the commentary - only in Portland. You just don't see this type of passion for restaurants everywhere. Keep Portland Weird(ly Focused on Restaurants).

48 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 12/21/2013 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

This is one of the worst, off-the-mark food reviews I've ever read. Totally wrong, on every level. I'm insulted that someone could read this and get such a wrong impression. Piattino aspires to be an affordable, friendly, and tasty neighborhood Italian place - and hits the mark perfectly. The owner has experience with over 10 restaurants in Paris and London, and it shows. The pork belly tortellini was wonderful, and the service #1. We'll be back!

56 likes, 48 dislikes
Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 12/18/2013 at 9:40 PM

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