Home CommercialFood Photography Portland is Such a Foodie Town, Run & Gun Food Photography

Portland is Such a Foodie Town, Run & Gun Food Photography

by dav.d

I read an article that ranked all fifty states from worst to best “foodie” rankings. Utah was ranked #48 and the only thing they gave props to was “fry sauce” which is nothing more than ketchup and mayonnaise mixed together for french fries. Oregon came out as #6. That is pretty dang true.

Local coffee shop

Local coffee shop

Whenever I visit Oregon I love to sample the various eateries and restaurants. And being a photographer I have to take photos on occasion.

Latte power

Latte power

One place I have to go to each time is VooDoo Donuts. They are working on world wide fame but they have at least 2 locations in Portland. The second one isn’t as busy so if you are in a hurry it is the place to go. We ordered the surprise me pack where they will pick the donuts for you. One of them was the Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berry topped donut. Nummers.

VooDoo donuts is a shopping experience.

VooDoo donuts is a shopping experience.

Voodoo donut topped with Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries

Voodoo donut topped with Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries

And my friend Nicolesy took this photograph of me so I can be Facebook famous, woo hoo!

A tourist type photo of me at VooDoo Donuts #2

A tourist type photo of me at VooDoo Donuts #2

Outside Voodoo Donuts

Outside Voodoo Donuts

After a wine tour we stopped at a restaurant on the way back and the food was delicious and very photogenic. We were also seated outside in the shade so the light was perfect for some guerrilla food photography. We even ordered the desserts because we can always go to the gym on Monday.

Such a good bacon cheeseburger

Such a good bacon cheeseburger

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Caramel Ice Cream Belgian Waffles

Caramel Ice Cream Belgian Waffles

If you are in Portland be sure to check out Salt & Straw ice cream. They make their ice cream fresh with local ingredients and they have creative combinations. Flavors such as cucumber and raspberry sorbet, sea salt ice cream and caramel ribbon, pear and blue cheese, and many others. You won’t find this at Baskin Robbins.

Salt & Straw have some strange but tasty flavors of ice cream

Salt & Straw have some strange but tasty flavors of ice cream

And it is always great to find good Indian food. It was the last meal in Portland before my flight. As I think about it you really don’t notice fast food joints in Portland. Most everything is local, unique, and borderline artisanal.

Indian food

Indian food

So I guess I’ll be going back!

Indian food

Indian food

Tanalli's Doughnuts & Cream

Tanalli’s Doughnuts & Cream

You may also like

Leave a Comment