The House and The ‘Hood


We chose the name “The Brooklyn House Restaurant” to give folks as much information as possible about where we are: we’re in the Brooklyn neighborhood, in a house, which happens to operate as a restaurant.  It turns out that a surprising number of Portlanders have been confused by the “Brooklyn” part, asking about connections to Brooklyn, NY.  So here’s a little history about our cute little gasthaus and the cute little neighborhood where is sits….

The area was originally called “Brookland” because
of the rivers and creeks throughout the area.  By the 1890’s, the Oregon Central Railroad laid tracks, people (mostly German) moved in and the corner of Powell and Milwaukie became the town center.  People eventually shortened the name to “Brooklyn”.   Starting in the 1920’s, a series of construction projects served to break up the thriving neighborhood in a variety of ways and cultivate a culture of disinvestment, poverty and crime.   Even though it became the first neighborhood association in Portland in the 60’s, it wasn’t until the 80’s that the area started to really turn around.   We now enjoy a culturally rich neighborhood that is a desirable place to visit, work and live.

Our house was built in 1922 as a private residence at the end of the booming growth.  It was later sold as a boys’ boarding house and stayed that way until 1978 when it became a German restaurant called The Edelweiss House.  It closed in the late eighties, then struggled through a couple failed attempts at other ventures before becoming The Berlin Inn Restaurant, Bakery & Wine Stube.  For 21 years, memories were made that are generational, memories that are important to a lot of people.  This house has seen babies a few hours old; toddlers learning to walk; teenagers graduate high school; lovers get engaged; holidays, birthdays, weddings and wakes; folks being wished fair-well and folks being welcomed home.

Now that the Berlin Inn has closed, we who worked those final years know what this place means to people.  We understand that by opening The Brooklyn House, we have taken responsibility for something greater than ourselves.   We are here to witness and care for the next generation of memories to be made.  There will be more babies, more lovers, more fair-wells and welcome-homes…and we will be here for all of it.  When you need a home to come to and a family waiting for you, we’ll be here, happily situated in the Historical Brooklyn Neighborhood.

If you’re looking for a fun day,  
bike down the East Bank Esplanade to Brooklyn.  Stop by The Southeast Grind for a coffee, The Portland Juice Press for a fresh juice, Know Thy Food Grocery for local snacks, picnic at Brooklyn Park and continue down to Oaks Bottom for nature hiking.   Come back north for a cider at Bushwhacker Cider, over to our place for dinner and end the night with a show at The Aladdin Theater or Replicant.   We have bus lines 9,17,19 & 70, and the Max Orange Line construction will finish soon with a stop just north of 12th & Powell.

We are truly Portland: music, nature, public transportion and a Slow Food Revolution!  Come down to 97202 for a touch of history, a taste of Oregon and a breath of fresh air.


“Accommodation” is a dirty word!

A story about dietary specifications

      We all have a list of foods, however large or small, that do anything from rub us the wrong way to threaten our health.  Some of us bare through it and profess it’s no big deal, some us of stand our ground and demand our meals be prepared without the offending foods.  When I was younger the list was loooooong and I face the risk of “starvation” rather than consume anything on it.  I was always grateful when servers were nice to me about my no mayo/well-done steak/sauce on the side neediness.  As a server myself, I knew it was a pain.  But I wanted it that way and, as a server, I knew it was their jobs to get it for me.  I gradually became more accepting of various foods and chose to eat everything presented to me while I lived in France.  I didn’t want to be that American, nope.  With the exception of beef tartar, I ate it all and I liked most of it.

I left France in search of a new life in Portland where I could get my fresh baguettes, farmer’s market produce, farm-direct meats & cheeses and dinner out at a different cuisine any night of the week.   My list got much shorter to include only cilantro, mustard and horseradish/wasabi.  Not too bad; I say they’re like David Byrne, you either love them or you hate them.  But then came the gluten free revolution, and I had to add something HUGE to the list.  It became of list of its own.

Of course I didn’t have to, but I did chose to spend a few days without gluten to see what all the fuss was about.  Within a few minutes, I started to learn all kinds of ways that my body likes to react to gluten exposure, and I chose to add gluten to the list of “absolutely no way…I’d rather go hungry.”  Because honestly, how I pay for it later is far worse than temporary hunger.   People shake their heads at me, but I don’t care.  Watching people shake their heads is far better than cold symptoms and gut-wrenching pain.  And as a restaurant owner, when servers give me sass for my dietary specifications, I have no patience.  I know it’s their job to get me what I want and watching them formulate opinions about my dietary choices as I order my meal is unnecessary.  It’s none of their business why I don’t eat gluten, whether it’s because I have celiac’s disease or am just “following a fad”.  I doesn’t matter if I’m allergic to tomatoes or I just think they’re gross if they aren’t sun-ripened.  I don’t want to worry that I’m offending the chef’s art by insulting the ingredient list.  That’s ridiculous.

We understand that when you dine with us, you’ve made an important choice about how to nourish your body and spend your time and money.   If you tell us you are allergic, sensitive or just flat out don’t like a food(s), then we will tell you what we can make that is both delicious and meets those specifications.

  Period.  No rude service, no back-of-the-house complaining, no food contamination…just a clear understanding of your needs and a flawless execution for a leisurely dining experience, just like everyone else gets.

  How’s that for art?

In this house, “accommodation” is a dirty word.  We are here for everyone just the same, because we know that everything isn’t for everyone.  Tell us what you want.  It’s no problem; it’s our pleasure.

What is FaceTime for PC-Laptop on Windows Download

It’s a small world. Thanks to quick mechanical advances, today seeing, hearing and conversing with our dear ones who lives on the opposite side of the planet is not a major ordeal. All you require is to be outfitted with two or three specialized devices like a PC with camera and web. With regards to video calling, FaceTime is a standout amongst the most loved videotelephony application accessible out there. Not at all like other famous video calling apps, FaceTime specializes in one-on-one video calls, focusing towards conversations and interactions that are personal. In this post we will disclose to you how enable Download FaceTime for PC and FaceTime for Mac.

FaceTime is accessible on Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac notebooks and desktops. Apple users can use the application for nothing, all they require is an Apple ID and a decent Wi-fi association. At onetime 3G or 4G couldn’t use FaceTime. Be that as it may, there’s nothing totally distant in the realm of innovation. When something becomes increasingly well known, user from different platforms end up plainly anxious to get their hands on the gadget or application (whatever it might be). Likewise 3G and 4G users approached FaceTime through jailbroken iPhone.

By the center of 2011, FaceTime started working seamlessly more than 3G in all supporting iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models. Afterward, on restricted operators GSM plans, FaceTime started supporting supports 4G LTE calls on networks everywhere throughout the world. In any case, in the event that you are interested in running this additional awesome application Facetime for PC, at that point resist the urge to panic and start perusing the whole article appropriate here right at this point.

We will be totally honest with you here. FaceTime is made exclusively for Apple devices and not for Windows but rather like we specified some time recently. In any case, there’s nothing totally distant in the realm of innovation. In this article we will reveal to you how you can download and use FaceTime on Windows enabled PC.

What is FaceTime?

The application was reported by Apple in 2010 under an alternate name and later the organization purchased the “FaceTime” name and propelled. Since 2013, FaceTime supports basically all versatile system carriers. At present FaceTime supports iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and Mac and is contrary with non-Apple devices. The application doesn’t permit amass talking and at whatever point the user receives any message, email, or different notifications, the video call will be paused. Various capacity are unrealistic while FaceTiming.

On an iPhone, keeping in mind the end goal to enact FaceTime you should simply press the FaceTime button when a call comes. Otherwise you can start FaceTime all alone through the call application or by calling someone from call history by pressing the FaceTime. Not that on iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and Mac on individuals who are as of now included the contact application or FaceTime can be called. Note that Apple devices accessible in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan don’t support FaceTime inferable from restrictions the nation’s IP-based communications. In spite of the fact that those devices purchased outside these countries are known to support both video and sound versions of the application. Apple Inc. is yet to dispatch Facetime for PC version authoritatively, yet one can run this application on Windows PC using the steps which we are going to specify underneath.

It’s very clear that at this point we have figured out how to answer your question i.e. “what is FaceTime”. So now we can dive deep and start expounding on some of the most remarkable features which our FaceTime possesses as of now.

Give us a little sugar…

Give us a little sugar…

             When I was little, my Great Uncle Al used to always greet me with, “Come here and give me a little sugar.”  I knew then that just one little kiss on the cheek would go a long way in making a sweet old man happy.  When he was weak from cancer, I could see it went even farther.  Those little drops of sugar helped nourish a man who supported a gigantic family, a huge network of people that drew strength from the foundation he created.

            As an avid gardener, I think about the mycorrhizal winrar download free bodies that extend their webs throughout the soil to support the diverse ecosystems that make this world beautiful.  I think they are so selflessly giving a foundation for a huge network of life on this planet…and all they ask from the plants in return is for a little drop of sugar every once in a while.

We want to be the central mycorrhizal body that reaches out to support a huge network of people, plants and animals, starting from our Brooklyn neighborhood and extending out to touch as many lives as possible.  All we need to do this is a little drop of sugar every once in a while.

Each little bit counts, and every time you support our business, you are helping us support more people than you could ever imagine. Simply consider what’s in the Brooklyn neighborhood alone: Bushwhacker Cider, Portland Juice Press, K & F Coffee, Foxfire Looseleaf Tea, Know Thy Food/Warehouse Café, Eastside and House Distilleries, Harvester Brewery and New Cascadia Traditional Bakery.  Those are all small, family owned businesses that are still operated by the folks that started them.   And they are businesses that support Pacific Northwest farmers, ranchers, fishers and artisans of all kinds.  Our web reaches far and wide to support a system that is working for positive change.

Help us make this world a better place.  All we need is a little drop of sugar.

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