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Portland Food Recap

My bestie Anna and I got to go to Portland a few weeks ago for a college roommate’s wedding. I visited Portland a few times in college with a roommate that grew up there and have been wanting to go back ever since.  It was just as incredible as I remembered it being! The PNW seriously calls to me. Cloudy, cool, green, ocean, CULTURE and FOOD for dayyyys. If/when we are ready for a new chapter in life, we’ll be moving to Portland. And this trip, and the things we ate, solidified it.

 

There are SO MANY places to eat in Portland and I almost feel confident in saying that it’d be uncommon to stumble upon a place that wasn’t good. The foodie scene is serious there and I don’t think a restaurant would last very long unless it was good. And there are some gooooood things to eat.

 

I had my 4 month old baby in tow, so I wasn’t feeling up to lugging around my big camera the whole time. We’ll just have to make do with some iPhone photos for this post. :) Besides the wedding, the rest of our visit was planned around food. Seriously planned. We did so much research before we left about where to eat. You know we take food seriously. We were basically taking an eating tour of Portland. If we’re going to eat, which we have to, why settle for something that isn’t amazing?

 

Portland Eats

 

The Waffle Window

What we ordered-

the Three B’s- bacon, brie and basil with a side of apricot jam, and the Pearl Sugar Waffle which is just sprinkled with powdered sugar. I topped my 3 B’s with a fried egg and baby tomatoes and ended up picking it up and eating it like a sandwich because a fork just wasn’t cutting it and eating stuff with your hands can be so satisfying. It was. It was awesome.

 

Consensus- SO GOOD. This was one of our favorite meals. Both the savory and the sweet were delicious and this will be a regular stop when we go back.

 

Portland Food

 

Blue Star Donuts

If you’re getting donuts in Portland, they’re probably from Voodoo or Blue Star. We went with Blue Star because it’s less touristy and we felt like being a little pretentious. ;) Also, I’m not a huge fan of fruit loops on donuts. Just sayin’.

What we ordered-

Apple Cider Fritter, Lemon Poppyseed, Blueberry Basil, and Horchata. The fun gentleman working threw in some extras for us including the Maple Bacon and Passionfruit.

Consensus-

All were yummy. Lemon Poppyseed was SO GOOD and Apple Cider Fritter was another favorite.

 

 

***PSA ANNOUNCEMENT***

We pause these reviews to inform you that we forgot to take photos at a few places. GASP. So let me insert a few words here to make sure they’re not missed.

 

Pok Pok

Incredible Thai food. Possibly the highest rated/most popular restaurant in Portland.

What we ordered-

Fish sauce wings

Consensus-

We were hungry at 10pm and ordered a little bit of something from a few places, so we didn’t try much. But the wings alone put this place at the top of my repeat list for next time. SO GOOD.

 

Petisco

Same night as Pok Pok. Just grabbed a quick sammy.

What we ordered-

Hot Roast Beef

Consensus-

I love a hot roast beef sandwich and if that’s on the menu, chances are I’m going to get it. Petisco’s meat was so flavorful and delicious and with the roasted peppers, cheese and crisp bread… ******* Delish. I did have to scrape off quite a bit of the horseradish cream because my face was imploding. Sooooo they should probably dial that back a few (thousand) notches. Just ask for it extra light. I’d order it again.

 

La Provence Boulangerie and Patisserie

What we ordered-

Ummmm I can’t remember besides a super fluffy and delish challah roll??

Consensus-

It was a quick stop and grab on the way to the wedding. We ordered a few pastries that were good and everything else looked delicious! A few trays of food passed us on the way to their tables and it looked and smelled really promising. I’d like to go back next time and give it a proper try.

***NOW BACK TO THE REGULAR PROGRAMMING***

 

 

Portland Food Recap

 

 

Pine State Biscuits

We got there around 9 and by the time we were leaving the brunch crowd was hitting it hard and the line was wrapped around the block. I have a theory that almost any time you see a huge line at a restaurant, it’s probably worth it. And this meal definitely was.

What we ordered-

BLT Biscuit with a fried egg (I like adding eggs to things, ok?)

Biscuit with mushroom gravy

Plain biscuits with fresh strawberry jam, blueberries, and whipped honey butter

Consensus-

Yes. And yes again. BLT on a fluffy biscuit, yes. Rich and delicious gravy, yes. Whipped butter and fruit, yes. The biscuits on their own were delicious, which is a must. If you don’t like the biscuit by itself, nothing can save it. Pine State makes a good biscuit and serves a hearty and satisfying breakfast. Two thumbs up.

 

 

 

Portland Food Recap

 

Salt and Straw

Again with my long line theory.

What we ordered-

Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Gooey Brownie, Salted Caramel and a Peach something.

Consensus-

Really yummy ice cream. Definitely worth a stop.

 

 

SIIIIIGGGGHHHH this is making me want to go back!! Can’t wait for next time!

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  • Jess

    Next time in P-Town you must try Tasty and Alder. Life changed and mind blown ;) in their words you will thank me. Thanks for sharing your trip!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Ahh it was on our list! The list that had enough food for three trips… There’s so much good food in Portland! I can’t wait to go back!! Thanks for the tip- anymore you have is welcome!!ReplyCancel

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