Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The motel we stayed at was in a great location. We stayed at the Park Lane Suites and Inn, on NW King St., close to the Nob Hill neighborhood. We were in the Inn across the street from the suites, and it looked like it was furnished entirely with Ikea items.

Portland food carts : There are several places in Portland where they have lunch carts set up. The "pod" at Alder and 10th was walking distance from our motel. Scott wanted to stay in Portland for a month so he could try all the different food carts. The day we were there he wanted noodles but they were out so he got curry instead and kept raving about how delicious it was. I got a kabab from Ali Baba's Turkish Kitchen & Kebabs and while it was good, it was the Turkish baklava that was unbelievably good. I don’t think I’ll ever eat baklava again because I’m afraid I’ll just be disappointed that it’s not as good as this was.

People's Food Co-op : If you already read the Portland Attractions post, I mentioned that we went to the People’s Food Co-op where our friend Todd is a member. Aside from selling healthy and organic food, they strive to sell locally-grown food, and even post photos of the farmers who grew the food. And even though we weren’t members, we could still buy food. Scott got some red raspberries that I ate before we even got to the car.

Blue Moon : the Blue Moon is one of the many pubs owned by McMenamis Breweries. Scott got a sampler board which he enjoyed, and he also really liked the veggie wrap he ordered.

Lucky Labrador : Todd took us to the Lucky Labrador, the Quimby location. They brew their own beer but don’t bottle it, so you have to go there if you want some. Scott again got a sampler board and he really liked these. I had the pear hard cider which was pretty good. We got the Greek pizza, but it was unmemorable.

Hash Restaurant : Todd also took us to the Hash Restaurant, which is only open until 3 pm, so don’t plan on going there for dinner. Portland is big on breakfast, and that’s what we had. You know how upscale restaurants bring a bread basket for the table to share? Here they brought out a yummy scone for us to nibble on while we waited for our food. The food was fantastic, but was most notable was their blueberry lemonade, which might be a seasonal thing.

Want to know what to do in Portland besides eat? Check out my post on Portland attractions.

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