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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

[Rick] I guess I’ll be the first to comment on this one. I thought the place was charming. Located on NW 17th, it’s just a small restaurant that seemed to be frequented by the locals. I got the impression most of the clientele was familiar with the surroundings and the people that worked there. Nothing …

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[Bake] We didn’t go out this weekend. Bake and A.H. have birthdays in February, so we got together along with another couple and went out for dinner Saturday night. Then back to Bake and Carlita’s house for cake and champagne. Very fun. Our dinner was at the Romano’s Macaroni Grill at Tanaasbourne Shopping Center. I …

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[A.H.] My ratings will probably be the most conservative as I feel going out for a meal should be better than average to start. I will rarely give a 5-star rating as this leaves no room for improvement and anything below 2-1/2 stars I would not recommend or go back. Some in the group may …

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Carlita, here. I also enjoyed The Beaterville Cafe very much. I had one of the vegetarian dishes they offered, the Spudabaker. Potatoes, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and pepper jack cheese artfully combined. Every once in a while the four of us will revisit one of our favorite eateries. This one is a definite do-over in my …

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[Rick] I enjoyed the ambiance of Beaterville. They had funky “art” around the outside that I would have explored in depth had it not been raining so hard. The inside was decorated with hub caps, front grills, pictures of older cars, etc. Since my dad and brother have been working on old cars for as …

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[Bake posting here]Rating: 3 1/2 starsToday we went to Beaterville, Cafe on N. Killingsworth in Portland. This was an A.H. pick. A great place to use as our first posting to the blog. A little funky place with pretty darn good food. Overall I’d give this 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. I had a …

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The BeginningBack in February 2003 the four of us (Howard, Carla, Rick, and A.H.) went out to breakfast at the Wildwood Cafe in McMinville, OR. It got to be a somewhat regular “thing” that became our thing. What We DoWe try to go out to breakfast every Saturday morning. The rules are simple and breakable. …

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