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Lucky Strike Restaurant Portland Oregon

You like it hot? You like it Sichuan ? This is the place for you!

See the Google reviews for Lucky Strike in Portland

On a daring visit about a week ago, we had to try the latest and greatest in Asian food. Friends had recommended it, so why not? My brother from Florida, my world-globetrotting mom, and my up-for-anything S.O. journeyed out to far SE Powell for culinary daring-doo.

This is NOT General Pao’s chicken in cornstarch sauce. This is apparently straight-up vocanic Sichuan cooking. Our table of 4 ordered the Seafood pancake, green beans, plain rice, beef with broccolli , and the plain asian vegetables.

The seafood pancake was delightful. Chock full of briny squid, shrimp and other flavors, and served with a spicy (but not overwhelming ) peppers in oil dipping sauce.

The green beans were smothered in easily avoided red chile peppers. They had a delightful salty clean flavor, balanced with a mouth numbing peppercorn. (I later found in this yelp review, it’s called “huajiao”).

The Beef and Brocolli was listed as “on the safe side” on the menu. Being vegetarian, I tried the broccolli only. Nice, garlicky and bland!

If I had do-overs, I’d take my mother and brother to a ‘safer’ Asian joint, like Om Seafood or Powell Seafood, both also on SE Powell. This is not so great for non-meat eaters, but glad I tried it!

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Portland Bargain Hunting

Special merchant samples and more sale Feb 1 2009

Sweet! Bargain Hunting 101

Next Sale: February 1st, 2009 12-6 pm
at the Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside, PDX 97209

From the web site:
Bargain hunting is an opportunity for shoppers to find rare, one-of-a-kind, samples and limited run clothing, furnishings and more. Shoppers can expect to see apparel, art supplies, home and garden furnishings, local designs, unique fashions, premium denim, handmade hats, and other fabulous accessories all at discount and clearance prices.

The downside is of course many local merchants are strapped and some smaller businesses are closing down. So remember to shop local!

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