Portland, December 29, 2013—
A QUICK DINNER tonight, sandwiched between a long afternoon movie and a drink date with friends, and the intended spot was packed to the rafters. Nothing for it but try a nearby place the Internet promised had an open table, so we wound up at a modest but rather proud little neighborhood French restaurant.
I had this duck breast, gamy and delicious, quite rare as you see but to my taste, on a bed of white beans, with salsify, roasted mushrooms, and braised greens. Very nice.
Macon white; Côtes du Rhône
• Cocotte, 2930 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon; (503) 227-2669