I learned the other day that one of my favorite restaurants in Portland, Genoa, closed last November after 38 years, a victim of the bad economy. I remember my first (and, unfortunately, only) meal there about 10 years ago. It was my indoctrination into truly excellent service and food. The hefty bill kept me from going back, but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless and always vowed to go back and treat myself to a meal there every so often. I guess I won't get the chance now. A good lesson to take advantage of things you like before they're gone forever.
We enjoyed a nice snowy walk to East India Co. yesterday for lunch. My Indian friends at work say it's currently the best Indian food in Portland. I had the $6 lunch special--it was good! Nice ambiance, good service. I'll be adding it to our regular restaurant rotation.