Wednesday, October 3, 2007

ABC Wednesday: K is for Kitchen

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Here you see one of my favorite photos, ever. And I want to thank my brother Howard for inadvertently reminding me that I had taken it on March 12, 2006. Yes, CDPBers, it's not recent but it still shows the kitchen in one of Portland's favorite eateries--Three Doors Down Cafe, just north of Hawthorne on SE 37th.

Left to right, we've got Dave, owner/chef; Lamont, sous chef/my older son; Leland, line cook/my younger son--the one who now cooks at the Helvetia Tavern and attends Mt. Hood Community College.

The reason I remember the date so well is that Mama and I had just flown into Portland earlier that day, to visit the guys and their girlfriends one last time before our planned move to Portland in June.

It was a very special night for Three Doors Down Cafe, their first Sunday to be open for business--up until then it had been open Tuesdays-Saturdays. And it was the birth-night of Three Doors Down meatballs and bucatinni, recently named Portland's best meatballs by Portland Monthly magazine.

It was a very special night for me because I captured the intensity of three guys who know their way around the kitchen.

17 comments:

Lynette said...

Thanks for everyone who has visited in the last few days. I appreciate your comments and your well wishes. I made it just fine at work today. I believe I am back!

I will be checking out everyone's lastest photos of the cities that they love ASAP--after a good night's rest.

kml said...

A perfect K post!

dot said...

I really like your "people pictures"! I wouldn't mind eating at this place. The food sounds really good.

Neva said...

What a great post! I am glad you remembered you had this!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo. Looks like everyone is hard at work. You have captured the intensity and compassion of the chefs very well!

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• Eliane • said...

And how appropriate to post it today: it's the finale of Top Chef!

Chuckeroon said...

Well, your shuddery images can be left aside and we can enjoy this picture of chefs! I hope your got back down there for a good chew!!!

I really loked this "working line"..plenty of energy and the fun of having a good cook up

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Oh, you must be so proud of those good looking and hardworking boys! Must be hot in that little kitchen when the restaurant gets packed. Do I see mussels on that plate? Oh the cravings...

Marie said...

A very nice homage. Your brothers looks very handsome!

AVCR8TEUR said...

That's a great photojournalist picture. It really captures the guys in motion and tells a story. Aso, that's rare to see rainy Portland photos. ;P

WalksFarWoman said...

I love food and cooking but only in a calm surroundings, these guys deserve great praise for feeding people under stress day after day! Inspired choice. :)

Z said...

I can understand why you love this photo! And it's wonderful that the restaurant is doing so well; you must all be very pleased.

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RUTH said...

We have a TV programme here called The Restaurant and it really makes you realise the intensity and pressure involved in this type of kitchen. A great photo...do I spy moules (mussels)...I love them...a large portion for me please...LOL

Ackworth Born said...

hi lynette from my alter-ego

I just started joining in with ABC Wednesday and have added you to my ABC blogroll

Deb said...

Quite a busy kitchen! I eat out a lot but I never knew what goes on 'behind the scenes', I can just imagine. Hey, like Ackworth Born, I just joined ABC Blogroll. Such a variety of photos I've seen so far!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

So cooking talent/gene must run in your family.

The boys have very lucky girlfriends/spouces.

Nicole said...

WOW! What a great photo and I bet every time you look at it, it puts a smile on your face. PS: I've now added you to my blog under Photos-ABC Wednesdays