A Taste of Portland, OR

My husband and I recently spent a long weekend in Portland, Oregon. We went armed with a list of restaurants that friends said we just had to taste, and spent a lot of time walking the city from restaurant to restaurant.

Here’s a recap of some of our favorite eats and recommendations:

Fried Oyster and Bacon Omelet and Cinnamon French Toast at Cafe Bijou

imageSour Beers at Cascade Brewing. My favorite was a fig flavored one. They offer lots of tasters and flight options so you can get a feel for the different kind of sour beers.

Lots of whiskey drinks all over the city.

imageHush Puppies at The Waiting Room.

“Pig Candy,” Bruschetta with Burrata, and a Grilled Romaine Salad at The Fireside.

IMG_1448Ice Cream at Cool Moon

Obligatory stop at VooDoo Doughnuts (admittedly, not my favorite).

The Reggie Deluxe and the Chatfield at Pine State Biscuits. The Reggie Deluxe has a super flavorful sausage gravy over the whole thing but was a little rich for me. I enjoyed the Chatfield which paired sweet and savory with cheddar cheese, fried chicken, bacon, and apple butter on a biscuit.

We were encouraged to go to the Whiskey Soda Lounge instead of the crowded Pok Pok where we could still try the wings that they are known for. We also had an amazing Tamarind Whiskey Sour (which we have occasionally made at home), Roasted Cashews with Green Onions and Chiles, a Crispy Pigs Ear appetizer, and their famous Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings.  All delicious.

IMG_1645More whiskey cocktails at the Richmond. The Richmond was my favorite bar that we visited. Located in the Division district, it had a fun, laid back vibe and slightly retro decor.

IMG_1655Ice Cream at Salt and Straw: I got the rhubarb crumble and salted carmel, very good ice cream but this place is usually packed and I thought our ice cream at Cool Moon was just as good.

IMG_1697Ramen at Mirakutei

IMG_1571And, to try to burn off some of these indulgent calories, we enjoyed a tough hike to the top of Multnohmah Falls.

Until next time Portland, you were great!

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