Stumptown Lunch News: Where we’ve been….

It’s been a few months since we’ve updated the site—and we apologize. Like so many others in Stumptown, 2009 has been a rough year for The Lunch Lady. Not only are we looking for a “real” job, but a series of electronic equipment catastrophes have whittled our budget and exhausted some of our Stumptown spirit.

First, our beloved laptop crashed suddenly one morning—and by crashed, we pretty much mean committed suicide, taking a lot of precious information/moments/settings with it. As if that wasn’t enough, a few weeks later our digital camera decided to go into hiding (i.e., we accidentally misplaced it).

Since The Lunch Lady’s unemployment checks barely allow for the occasional lunch out (when someone else isn’t paying), we had to take a break from Stumptown Lunch to recoup our expensive losses.

But things are looking up! We have a new netbook (we love Fry’s), and just today we finally broke out the wallet to get a new digital camera (we also love Best Buy). So we are back in the lunch review business—especially the cheap lunch reviews, because we are STILL unemployed!

Thank you to all the readers who have been coming back—even if we didn’t have any exciting new content. (We approved about 20 comments today because we’ve simply been too depressed to check them recently.) We now have a new poll up (thanks to some help from our Burgerville friends), a few reviews in the pipeline and Bite of Oregon is just over a week away!

We’re back! We’re just warning you!!!!

The Lunch Lady

Coming in January 2008

Looking for a great lunch spot? Tired of brown-baggin’ it and hungry for something new? Do you have a favorite lunch spot you want to share with the people of Stumptown?

From the carts downtown to those hidden gems you’ve heard of but never visited to the tried-and-true diners and dining rooms all over PDX, our staff is ready to eat it all–well, as soon as we buy some pants with an elastic waistband!

Welcome to, Portland’s hip new guide to everything you can eat (and drink) during that precious free hour during your busy workday.

So come back in January and overindulge in our reviews, menus and photos of the tastiest places in Portland. Better yet, go ahead and add us to your Bookmarks right now!

The Lunch Lady