A Saturday Night in Portland

Dr. Whatever

Balsamic Fig

Habanero Lime

Lemon Mint

Pomegranate Mint

Cream Soda

Ginger Ale

Natural Cola

With names like these, I had to sample these sodas from Portland Craft Soda.

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~Portland Craft Soda ~Photo Lori Greer ~Portland Oregon ~June 2018

We were at a food cart pod sampling the flavors while we decided what to eat.

It was fun especially as the evening was warm and people were happy.

There was music and laughter.  Strangers talked and joked with each other.

French crepes, Middle Eastern, Mexican, a full bar, hamburgers… So many tempting choices.  We finally settled for a  fennel sausage pizza from the  Pyro Pizza Cart.  It was delicious! We will return soon to try the other pizzas and the arugula salad.

Plus some of the other food carts too.

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~Food Cart Pod in SE Portland Oregon ~Photo Lori Greer  ~June 2018~

The Results

The Habanero Lime was a “must try’!  Just a whiff of it took my breath away but I was determined to drink some.  Whoa Nellie, as they say, it was strong!

The basamic fig reminded me of kambucha.

My hands-down favorite was the Lemon Mint.  It was refreshing with a hint of sweetness.

I did not try them all.  I did find a winner in the Lemon Mint and ordered a full glass.  A new favorite!

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~Cartopia Movie Night ~Photo Lori Greer ~Portland Oregon ~June 2018

Catching a movie at “Cartopia Movie Night” sounds fun especially with friends.  It’s fun to hang out with milennials. It would be fun to watch Jaws with a group of milennials and their kids.

I do love Portland!

Saint Honore Boulangerie

Saint Honore Boulangerie is one of my favorite places to meet friends, to relax in the sun, to escape the rain, to slow down and enjoy life.

The food, from pastries to entrées, is always excellent.  The service and the ambiance are delightful.

For a short while I feel as though I am in France.  Often, I hear French being spoken by other patrons.

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Mini Chinese Lesson

I love the whimsical ambiance of Dan Wei Canting.*

I go for the fantastic food but enjoy the atmosphere.

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The staff is friendly and attentive.

It was a great place for an early dinner recently.

It was raining and I had just seen a powerful, one-person play “Golda Meir”.

I was ready to exhale and relax.

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Celebrate Pi Day at Lauretta Jean’s

PI DAY is here!

You owe it to yourself to eat pie at  Lauretta Jean’s today, 3.14!

Lauretta Jean’s delicious pies are handcrafted with fresh ingredients.

I have served them proudly at dinner parties.  They are that good! Continue reading “Celebrate Pi Day at Lauretta Jean’s”

Danwei Canting~Beijing Cooking

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This brilliant mural by Murphy Phelan sets the tone at Danwei Canting

Ho-hum

My typical experience with Chinese restaurant food in America has been vegetables and meat swimming in a non-descript sauce. No matter what I ordered.  Even the egg dishes, the fried rice dishes or the noodle dishes all tasted the same.

Not much to write home about.

Needless to say, I was not one to seek out Chinese restaurants.

Until now…

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Meet Me at XICO!

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The Oregonian names XICO  as one of Portland’s best restaurants for 2016.

The Oregonian names XICO  2015 “Cuisine of the Year!”

The Oregonian names XICO 2014 to the list of top 10 Portland restaurant bars: Bar Tab

The Oregonian names XICO’s trout pozole as one of Portland’s top ten dishes in 2013.

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A Perfect Saturday in NW Portland

Yesterday was a perfect Saturday for me.  By 8 A.M., I  was sweating at a spinning class, back home to housework and then quality time with Ginny before taking her to doggy day care. She loves playing with the other dogs and comes home tired, hungry and happy.  I’m such a good dog mother! Continue reading “A Perfect Saturday in NW Portland”

My Favorite Food Places

Disclosure:  In my work with AJP Northwest, I have the opportunity to visit many restaurants, bakeries, bars and food carts.  Many of the places that I recommend are clients of AJP Northwest.   However, I would never recommend a place unless I loved it.  It’s that simple!  Continue reading “My Favorite Food Places”