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Dining Out

Kitchen Table Café in Vancouver is busy for a reason

March 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Locally owned Kitchen Table Café has three restaurants in Vancouver. We decided to visit the Salmon Creek cafe for breakfast because it’s near where we shop for groceries, and every time we go by in the morning the parking lot is filled. Read story

Pi Day isn’t the only food holiday you can celebrate in Clark County

March 12, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

March 14 is Pi Day — a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, not to be confused with National Pie Day, Jan. 23, a day to celebrate delicious fillings baked in a pastry crust. Nevertheless, many people are delighted to express their appreciation for pi with pie, and plenty of local establishments are ready to serve up scratch-made slices of heaven to hungry Pi Day observers. Read story

Easy to see why folks nuts for Billygan’s in Salmon Creek

March 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Man oh man, is this place busy. The listed occupancy says it can hold 400 people, and after we were seated, I noticed only one unoccupied two-person booth. Every other table and booth was filled to capacity, including the bar stools and high-top bar tables. We thought, “Oh no, we’re going to wait an hour.” Read story

Food & Drink: La Bottega better than ever after renovation

March 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 2006, Peter and Lisa Dougherty knew they wanted to open a restaurant. Searching for spaces, they fell in love with Uptown Village in Vancouver. It reminded Lisa of a town from her childhood in the Midwest. Read story

Get to know Columbian restaurant reviewer Rick Browne

February 28, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

Now that you have had a chance to read my restaurant reviews in The Columbian for the past few months, you might be wondering, “Who is this guy who suddenly is telling us where and where not to eat?” So let me share a bit about myself. Read story

Petra House is Middle Eastern perfection in east Vancouver

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Petra House specializes in Mediterranean food, with many of the menu items coming from Jordan, Israel and Morocco, as well as surrounding Middle Eastern countries. Read story

Food & Drink: Bleu Door founder brings home taste of Italy

February 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Bonnie Brasure’s Bleu Door Bakery in Uptown Village feels like part of Champs Elysees drifted onto Main Street. Long crusty baguettes, flaky croissants, and a framed painting of the Eiffel Tower can be found behind the blue door of this popular spot. Read story

Food & Drink: Changes at Washougal’s OurBar, but it’s still Alex Yost’s place

February 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

OurBar opened in downtown Washougal seven years ago, bringing a burst of youthful energy to Main Street. The whimsical paintings of animals standing upright in formal attire, the mix-and-match vintage mugs, and the handmade reclaimed wood tables and bar created a relaxed, hipster vibe. The menu featured scratch-made comfort food filled with locally grown ingredients. Read story

Fargher Lakehouse warrants second look

February 21, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

First and foremost, every restaurant has a bad day. An employee calls in sick just before a shift, the food supplier doesn’t deliver an item that’s been ordered for that day’s meals, or the chef tries something that looked good on paper but just doesn’t work out. Read story

Food & Drink: Clark County has delicious dumplings, too

February 14, 2020, 6:08am Clark County Life

Chinese soup dumplings, poke and Japanese pancakes are examples of food that hasn’t made it across the river from Portland. Sadly, missing treats wind up in our suburban rivals. Lake Oswego snagged a Little Big Burger. Beaverton has several huge Asian supermarkets, along with Taiwanese soup dumpling master Din Tai Fung, and endless eating possibilities from the largest continent on Earth — Asia. Read story