If a restaurant called Vancouver Special opened in Portland, wouldn’t you be curious about what that's all about?
While that hasn’t happened yet—and probably never will--Portlanders have gotten wind of Vancouver’s Portland Craft bar and restaurant, which opened last May on Main Street.
Yesterday (October 24) in Portland’s Willamette Week, writer Martin Cizmar takes issue with some of our clueless Canadian ways, including how patrons “charmingly flub the pronunciation of Seattle’s Elysian Brewing”. He doesn't seem entirely convinced that Mount Pleasant is the real name for the neighbourhood. But overall he approves of this “culinary embassy”, and says Portlanders “can be proud of Portland Craft”.
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