Last month Foodportunity hit Portland and it was so much fun. The event was held at the  fabulous Heathman Restaurant and Bar. They have some new menus. The photos are by the  lovely and talented photographer Angela Boykins.

But wait, before I show you the photos, here is a little giveaway, leave a comment with your guilty food pleasure and I will choose 2  winners who will each win 2 tickets to the next Foodportunity.  Open to Seattle and Portland.

Save the date for the next Seattle event, January 17,  2011. Portland date coming soon.

Here we are setting up.

Chef Philippe Boulot of The Heathman and Matt Lightner of Castagna

Ten O1

Intelligentsia Coffee

This is an Iphone photo someone took of my dear friend Joanne and myself. Joanne came to Portland for the event,

I want to thank everyone involved.Thank you to all the staff at the Heathman Restaurant and Bar for hosting the event. Thank you to the amazing pr, Lissa Hill and Melissa Broussard from Broussard Hill. Thank you to the extremely dedicated Jeffrey Kingman from Chalkboarder for coordinating the restaurants and handling the social media. Thank you to Felice Lam and Peter Nessum for social media work and Mary Ochiltree for being an amazing help. Thank you to everyone in Portland and Seattle.


Written by franticfoodie

I am Keren Brown (note: Keren with 2 E's). I love living in Seattle, I think the weather here is fabulous and spend my days writing, organizing and planning food events. Read about Seattle food events, recipes or just immerse in the food obsession. Check out my other blog in the Seattle PI


  1. I LOVE your dress, Keren!

    Guilty pleasure – Doritos. Do they count as food? I am not sure they are, but as much as I try to avoid highly processed food, there is nothing like that weird addictive powder they are coated with.


  2. I’m with Leslie on the guilty pleasure front, since I mostly eat real food, my indulgences come in the form of delicious processed food-like substances. Twizzlers… yum…


  3. My guilty pleasure is the Peanut butter and jelly bacon sandwich from Lot no. 3 in Bellevue. It’s “eyes roll up and into the back of your head” time whenever I bite into one.


  4. My guilty food pleasure is Spaghetti O’s. I know they aren’t good, and aren’t good for me. Somehow though they are comfort food in a can.


  5. My guilty pleasure is basic spaghettic and meat sauce. Fresh, from scratch is best, but out of a can and box is pretty good too, with the right spices. 🙂 I could eat it everyday, but that’s a lot of pasta!


  6. I’ve never heard of foodportunity but I am a huge foodie…so I will most certainly be attending the one in January!

    As far as guilty pleasures…how do you choose just one? I LOVE food and have made it a mission to try to find the most delicious of so many things! And although it isn’t technically food, my guilty pleasure is a fabulous glass of wine! A crisp white or a deep red…I adore a great glass of wine. And when I’m sharing it with good company…nothing beats it!!

    However, when it comes to food…I have a few things I’ve found over the years that I just LOVE!! I can’t live without a great burger-my favorite is Matt’s Rotisserie and Oyster Lounge in Redmond-marinated in bbq and dijon so it’s a bit sweet and simply delicious!

    I can devour anything with bbq sauce!! A wet bbq pulled pork sandwich is delicious…the best BY FAR? Dixie’s BBQ “The Man” in Bellevue or you can find them at large sporting venues in the Seattle area! Another great bbq item is the bbq chicken quesadilla at Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub in Seattle or Bellevue. Sounds odd but this simple dish is absolutely DELICIOUS! And the habenero pulled pork sliders at Tap House Grill in Seattle or Bellevue. Sometimes they come out a bit spicy for my liking-but these make the saying “Good things come in small packages” oh so true!!

    I also die for FABULOUS dessert-so far the best EVER was in Moscow, ID, Tres Leches Cake, from Sangria-they also have the BEST coconut prawns and crab cakes I’ve ever had…and I tend to think of myself as a connoisseur of those two particular items! Who would’ve thought, right?

    But I think the thing I crave the most…and even joke that my future husband should propose with and it would seal the deal…a batch of homemade rice krispie treats! Brown the butter just a smidge…make sure every marshmallow is melted and take them out just after combining the three ingredients and you have magic!! So simple, so easy, so nostalgic…yet somehow it still gets me every time!!

    Thanks for letting me share! I can’t wait for January!! 🙂


  7. I picked up this thing from my friend who grew up in France, it’s kind of like a homemade carbonara minus the bacon (not that I haven’t had it with bacon!).
    We call it a “pasta shaker”, and what you do is take a tall glass, add a significant amount of butter and parmesan, throw in some hot linguine or spaghetti, add an egg yolk and more butter and parmesan. Then, you shake well (or mix with a spoon).
    This is definitely my go to hangover food because I always have the ingredients on hand and it is oh, so evil.


  8. Guilty pleasure is mixing peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut and oats in a ramekin and microwaving for a few seconds to melt everything together. omg..think I need to go do that now!


  9. So many guilty food pleasures, how to pick just one! And now I just got some new ideas from your posters! If I had to pick I’d say nachos made in the oven (not microwaved!) with loads of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar and dipped in a mix of sour cream and Frontera salsa. mmmmmmmm!


  10. Guilty pleasure? When I was in grade school, I was on a swim team. After practice, I would collect the quarters sticking out of the lockers that had jammed locks and would go buy a bag of Funyuns. I still love that salty onion flavored ring of fried nothingness!


  11. Woops- forgot to mention my guilty foodie pleasure… It’s truffled foods… And the foods are always decadent, like truffled cheese, or truffled pasta, or even truffled fries. Yum!


  12. my guilty pleasure right now is a ham and Gruyere croissant from a tiny, locally owned French bakery here in Seattle. Baked fresh daily… their hot, flaky and just all around decadent!! Their aroma will literally drag you off the street as you walk by!


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