In town for IFBC, and hit up ¡Oba! Restaurante in the Pearl District for dinner last night. It was my first visit to this long time Portland favorite, and what a treat! ¡Oba!‘s menu is where bold Latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients. The innovative cuisine explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and across the Americas. Definitely worth checking out!

Here’s a look at some of the Tapas featuring bacon and pork — all were excellent!

Bacon – Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños. Stuffed with chorizo and cream cheese, with apple demi glaze….

 

 

Yucatan Pork Arepas. Columbian corn cakes topped with braised pork, cabbage and onion…

 

 

Tacos Dorados. Crispy braised pork tacos with salsa borracha and queso fresco…

 

 

More on the International Food Blogger Conference later…