Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weekend in Portland

We took a little mini-break in Portland before three sets of company swoops in for fun visits over the next few weeks.  Started off on the lovely streetcar and took it into downtown.  Stopped in to Penzeys Spices, one of my favorite places to purchase spices.  LoMo turned it on to me when she gave me a giftbox several years ago.

We walked through Saturday Market and picked up a plate of noodles with teriyaki chicken before heading over to Voodoo Doughnuts.

The doughnut line was about 150 feet long just to the door.  We waited in line for 25 minutes and moved up about 15 feet.  Progress was slow, and we were too anxious to hit up Powell's for a browse.

After buying some books at Powell's and walking back to the hotel in Nob Hill, we drove over to Pine State Biscuits.  I love them!  I saw them featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives....couple of North Carolina guys (shout out to Erica) started Pine State, and they know how to do biscuits right!

The Reggie:  Fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and sausage gravy

The Chatfield:  Fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and apple butter

Fried green maters

I love their second location!  Cute spot in Alberta, open in the evenings, and more seating than the other location.  We stopped at Voodoo doughnuts (different location) on the way back to the hotel for dessert.

After shopping at Nordstrom (I SO miss you!), and eating at Burgerville, we headed back to good ol'Redmond.  Now, it's time to plan menus for incoming company and clean the house!  YAY!

P.S.  One more pic...saw this on our way out of town.

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