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May 30th, 2007

09:05 am - [VANC. WA] Now working at NYC PIZZA (formerly ALDO's PIZZA)


Please come by, visit with us, and enjoy our excellent Italiano, New York style.

Located Both Near & Between: FRED MEYER & CINETOPIA @

700 SE Chkalov Drive, #1, Vancouver, WA 98683

(360) 882 - 7670

(I'll type out SOME of the FAVOURITE MENU ITEMS at the bottom of this message.)

Aldo & Bella sold the biz recently and I've been hired by the new owners to work full time at the front handling all the influx, serving and taking new DINE-IN orders, TAKE-OUTs, all that, and more...

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May 26th, 2007

11:03 am - Hungry?
So most of my friends have gone to sasquatch. I opted out in favor of schoolwork. But I know I'm going to get hungry at some point this weekend.

Anyone want to try out a new place? I've heard there's a spot on 30th and Division: Caffe-something-or-other? Or I'm up for other recommendations.

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February 22nd, 2006

10:06 am - REMINDER!!!
Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting at Golden Jade Restaurant this evening at 6pm for dinner and hopefully some good times. The restaurant is located at 3104 SE Belmont, Portland.

You can find the group by spotting me! I'm sporting a brown hoodie, a fauxhawk, glasses, and a soul patch, and am usually accompanied by loud laughter (not that I'm particularly funny, but that I my laugh is rather loud).

Who can we expect to be there?

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February 15th, 2006

02:44 pm
There were very few RSVPs, but I'm going to have to cancel for tonight. I'm having a little post-V-day dinner with my S.O. But I propose we reschedule for next Wednesday, Feb 22. 6pm. Golden Jade Restaurant.

Who's coming?

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January 31st, 2006

07:00 pm
Okay, so there are quite a few people on this community, and we need to get the fire started again. So, here are some new ideas and guidelines for posting in here:

Everyone is encouraged to post.

You can post suggestions for restaurants, reviews for restaurants you've been to, etc, etc. If it deals with eating out in Portland, let's hear about it.

If you're headed out to eat somewhere and wouldn't mind some company, then post it here a day or two in advance anyone interested in joining you can come. Given that misshelen and I have busy schedules, I don't want you to rely completely on us for outings. Create your own! And we'll try and be there.

I'm well aware that pdxfood exists, and I encourage you all to join that community as well. I'm not trying to win them out or anything.

The fire has rekindled in me, and though I'm often strapped for cash, I think we can still make these outings happen. So, without further ado, I propose that we have another outing!!!!

Since I love it so much, and since I just wrote a hot review of it, let's go eat at Golden Jade!!! I propose Wednesday the 15th of February, at 6:00pm. If you can make it, please RSVP. There won't be any seating issues, so feel free to bring along your friends! Let's go eat!

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01:50 pm - Golden Jade Chinese Restaurant
In an attempt to get this community out of the grave and back into some semblance of life, I present to you a review of one of my new favorite restaurants, Golden Jade.

We are all too familiar with the plethora of hole-in-the-wall mom-and-pop restaurants that seem to plague the metropolitan area of any city. When I say "plague" I mean it with the least bit of negativity possible. Perhaps that just means I need to find a good thesaurus. Either way, Portland has its fair share of these dive restaurants and it takes some digging to find the really good ones out there.

I grew up in Beaverton and my family's favorite Chinese place has been, as long as I can remember, Happy Panda in Tanasbourne. It seemed as if every other chinese establishment I tasted was never up to par with our good old standby. When I moved downtown and subsequently to close-in NE, I was always very skeptical of such restaurants, determined that nothing could beat or even equal the fare of that jovial chinese bear.

One night several months ago my newly acquired boyfriend suggested that we go out for some food, and he offered Golden Jade as one option. I was still skeptical, but I wasn't willing to drive all the way out to Tanasbourne just to get the food I wanted. I have to admit that my doubt seemed to conquer my curiosity that night, and I came away from the table with a mediocre opinion of the restaurant's menu.

It wasn't until we went back a second time that I realized how wrong I was in my biased preliminary conclusion. I've since returned to this wonderful restaurant on several occasions, and each of them has only reaffirmed my feelings about the delicious food.

Golden Jade is not an eye-catching institution. It looks like any number of hole-in-the-wall mom-and-pop Chinese restaurants erected in the mid-eighties and never updated. Pen and paper signs are taped to the windows announcing the new Lunch Specials. You walk into a dimly romantically lit dining room with pink upholstery and gaudy "contemporary" lighting fixtures. The stereotypical Chinese decor adorns the walls. Two large fish slowly meander through a fish tank that seems a mite too small, but before you can stop to consider the ethics of such animal treatment, a kind middle-aged chinese woman scurries up to seat you.

You will note that I did not say "put you on a waiting list," for the dining room has always been nearly if not completely devoid of other customers. Perhaps this is what initially put me on guard about the quality of their food, but I have come to realize that this golden jem of a place is simply undiscovered or, perhaps, underappreciated.

The menu is quite extensive, and the prices are as appetizing as the food. Dinner plates range from $6-8 on average, and are great for "family style" eating. The lunch specials run $4.50-$5.50 and offer upwards of 30 choices of entree served with fried rice, chow mein, a spring roll, and your choice of soup. Your meal is made quickly and your appetite appeased.

The food itself is quite remarkable. I recently took my brother there for his birthday and ordered a plate of one of their specialties, Sesame Chicken. I can, on average, eat about half of a plate of food and take the reast home. This dish was so delectible that I ate the entire plate in one sitting! Truly amazing.

So move over Happy Panda, because Golden Jade has captured my heart and my stomach. Oh, and I must add that I don't recommend the Lemon Chicken; it's been the only dish I did not like. Head out to Golden Jade Restaurant on SE Belmont and 31st Ave, and see for yourself. They have take-out as well.

Golden Jade Restaurant
3104 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214

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December 30th, 2005

08:34 am - Great Happy Hour at mall 205 Newport Bay
Hello noone has posted here in quite a while so I thought you should all know.

They have killer specials for happy hour. 2.95 for things like a burger or clam chowder, plus the drinks were pretty decently priced too.

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December 1st, 2005

05:40 pm - Hello :)
Was browsing through some of my friends' interest lists, and stumbled upon your community (although I think I remember a ghotigued plugging it awhile back in DamnPortlanders. Hopefully I'll be able to come and join you at a meetup!

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October 11th, 2005

06:04 pm - Lunch at 桜花 (Sakura Bana)
(x-posted to damnportlanders, letsgoeat_pdx and winter_in_asia)

Went to lunch at Sakura Bana today. It's a great little restaurant over on the west side (Raleigh Hills, to be exact). The sushi was awesome and the food was very authentic.

Prices, for lunch, at least, seem fairly reasonable. As someone who lived in Japan for two years, I'm all about recommending it.

Additionally, does anyone know if there's a good Portland restaurant community?

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August 22nd, 2005

06:44 pm
Hello! I just moved to Portland a week ago and found this community while browsing the Portland-related LJ groups. One of my favorite things about cities is restaurants, and one of the best things about moving to a new city is trying new food and eateries! I have no problem with eating alone, and probably will often, since I don't know anybody here yet, but it'd also be cool to have company and meet some people, and what better way to do it than meeting up for a meal? =)

So, anyway, hi, I'll be watching this community and probably joining in with the meet-ups, if that's okay. As an intro, by the way, I'm Michelle, I'm 26 and just moved here from Ohio.

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