cabezon + a new look

Cabezon is a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, specializing in seafood. They run a fish market in the restaurant in the afternoons, so it’s a pretty safe bet they know their stuff. I visited Cabezon a while back, in November on a family trip to Portland. Interestingly, the name Cabezon has several meanings: it’s a species of fish, and it also means “stubborn” in Spanish. They have the Cabezon fish as their logo.

I honestly don’t remember all that much about the food, as it was a while ago, but I remember it was very good; I hope my pictures can convince you the same.

I do remember the drink I ordered, however. I ordered a Vesper, as usual, but the bar didn’t stock the Lillet required to make one. This isn’t uncommon actually, so usually I end up just not drinking anything, or ordering something else. This time, though, the bartender came personally over to this table and suggested that I let her try substituting St. Germain, an elderflower liqueur, for the Lillet. I agreed, and the cocktail was good. Although I’m not enough of a liquor connoisseur to be able to tell the difference, I appreciate the service and the creativity in this case; it’s something that’s never happened before.

I took all of the photos in this post in RAW format. It was my first time working in this format, and I love it. Lightroom just gives me so much more flexibility in editing. I can actually fix my garbage photos into something resembling proper exposure and white balance. Expect more of that from me in the future!

5200 NE Sacramento St.
Portland, OR 97213
Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market on Urbanspoon

Now, onto the second part of the post. I gave Gourmetcetera a bit of a facelift, because that huge banner was annoying me, and I like white space. I also streamlined the left sidebar, adding a new smaller banner, as well as updating my blogroll. Since Gourmetcetera is more than just a food blog, I wanted my links to reflect that. Hence, I’ve put a curated selection of my favourite blogs up for your perusal, as well as labelling them appropriately according to their content. If you want food, you can hit the food blogs. I suggest you check them all out though, as they all inspire me on a daily basis.


  1. eeScorpius wrote:

    Way to write about a restaurant that I am unlikely to have a chance to try Adam! Joking LMAO Please be more punctual =P

  2. happiness depends on action wrote:

    well if i'm ever in oregon i'll know where to go..
    in the mean time! vancouver talk please :)

    also, i love white space too