PQ Hump Day Free Ride: Lisa Lisa

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Before you get too excited, we are not giving away tickets to see Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force (but feel free to enjoy their video below). Instead, we bring you tasty treats courtesy of two of our favorite allies by that name — Lisa Schroeder and Lisa Watson.

That’s right, we’re giving away gift certificates to Mother’s Bistro & Bar and Cupcake Jones. (Sorry, the prize does not include cut-to-the-front-of-the-line privileges, but Mother’s takes reservations and offers free coffee while you wait.)

If, for some strange reason, you are not familiar with these popular Portland establishments, we’ll fill you in. Mother’s Bistro & Bar is one of the top spots in the city for brunch (though they also serve lunch and dinner — see the full mouthwatering menu here). Chef Shroeder creates the kind of refined  comfort foods you wish your mother made for you. The restaurant also honors various M.O.M.s (Mothers of the Month) in its menu, and is (not surprisingly) a popular destination for Mother’s Day brunch. Cupcake Jones is (as the name would suggest) a cupcake slinger. Of course, we’re not talking about some out-of-box confection (those “confetti” cupcakes you love so much have nothing on Watson’s jones-worthy treats). Current cupcake flavors include grasshopper, strawberry lemonade, and mocha almond fudge. Some of the varieties come in vegan versions as well.

So how do you win these delectable delights? Email the answers to the following questions to erin@pqmonthly.com.

Here are your questions (all the answers can be found on our website):

1. What is the new name and location for the event formerly known as the Iris Pride Festival?

2. Which Le Tigre band member celebrates their birthday in August?

You have until midnight Friday, Sept. 7, to send in your answers. One lucky winner will be selected at random from the submissions received by the deadline. We’ll announce the winners Saturday. And…..GO!

Stay tuned for next week’s PQ Hump Day Free Ride.