Monday, May 03, 2010

Happy heart, happy belly: My weekend in Portland

My 48 hours in Portland were not wasted. We largely left Franny's children at home with Dave as we shopped, walked and ate our way across the city, sharing food from restaurants, diners, food carts, hole in the wall doughnut shops and the Farmers' Market.

I ate...
Tomato soup, grilled cheese and a butterscotch milkshake at Blueplate
Everything bagel with scallion cream cheese from Kettleman's
Marionberry scone and cookies from the Farmers' Market
A glazed doughnut and Stumptown coffee from Voodoo Doughnut
Assorted Japanese bar snacks and udon noodle soup at Biwa
Spinach, sundried tomato and feta pizza from Oasis Cafe
Lettuce with green goddess dressing and a soft boiled egg followed by a very rare cheeseburger at The Country Cat
Egg, sausage patty and cheese biscuit sandwich from Pine State Biscuits
And a coconut and wicked chocolate ice cream cone from Cool Moon Ice Cream (and since we're not completely heartless, we took the kids there)

I bought...
Dansko sandals from Clogs N More, a pair of earrings and an earring organizer from vendors at the Saturday market, a miniature box of Alma Chocolates, 2 pounds of Stumptown coffee, a folk songs book from Powell's Books for Home & Garden and a half dozen secondhand cloth napkins from SCRAP, a shop that rescues potential landfill and resells it as crafting supplies.

And because we eventually did get shopped out, we also visited...
The Oregon History Museum and the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, where we had fun taking pictures.
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