Friday, September 3, 2010

Road Trip to Portland

This month we traveled to Oregon for 10 days, first stopping in Grants Pass to visit with the Weiseths. We kayaked the Rouge River and shared some amazing Bergstrom wine together (Salud Bonnie!).  Then off to Portland, where we had a blast with too many friends and family to mention.  There was running on the waterfront, walking and talking at Laurelhurst park, eating and drinking at dozens of new and old favorites, shopping on 23rd and Hawthorne, watching weird movies and dozens of episodes of Modern family, having a guy sing "lets get this party started" in my face at the Alberta Street Fair, celebrating a friend's birthday, rooming at the Jupiter and Edgefield and the Sandoval's and the Hendrix's, "hiking",  and wondering if the normal looking jeep bumping the "Ice Cream Truck Song" was in fact, an ice cream truck.  Lots of good times, and needless to say, a fair share of tears on the way home.  

We also received the best homecoming from our new community here in SLC, and I was especially aware of how thankful I was for this amazing group of friends that evening.  

Here are a few pictures from the front end of our vacation and the food we love in Oregon (There would be more, but I tend to forget my camera when I'm having too much fun).
Side road coffee shop on the way to PDX

Fresh pita at Nicholas Restaurant on SE Grand

Vegan Mezza Plate at Nicholas 

Vegetarian Biscuits and Shiitake Mushroom Gravy with Collard Greens from Pine State Biscuits

Cute friends eating Pine State with us at Laurelhurst Park


My hubs and the Reggie

Friend Magic at Voodoo Donuts

Top Shelf Vegan Donuts at Voodoo

Other favorite vegan eats during this trip to PDX:
Warm Marionberry Pie @ Bipartisan Cafe
Chai Blueberry Pancakes @ Jam on Hawthorne
Mom's Tomato Soup @ Doug Fir
Pesto Soylent Green Bowl @ Laughing Planet
Cuban Black Beans, Brown Rice, and Ripe Sweet and Fried Plantains @ Pambiche
Gabanzo bean soup and fresh fruit pockets @ No Fish! Go Fish!
The Original Ice Milk Bubble Tea @ Fat Straw
Cornmeal Scone and Housemade Champagne Kombucha @ Dovetail Bakery
Tofu Salad Rolls, Pumpkin Tempura, and Pad Prik King (spicy green beans) @ Thai Noon
Veganized Bowl @ The Whole Bowl

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