Notes from a local kitchen
Ideas for a Portland trip...
Creswell Bakery--fabulous pastries and bread, meat pies, local food gifts
Hideaway Bakery in south Eugene--cool wood-fired oven, bread, treats
Ken's Artisan Bakery
Moonstruck Chocolates spendy chocolates, excellent milkshakes, there's a location at Pioneer Place
Ken's Artisan Pizza
Boulangerie St. Honore
Blue Star Donuts (a thousand times better than Voodoo!!!) Love the one with blueberry-bourbon glaze)
Powell's Bookstore (Pearl District)
Portland Farmers markets
Mother's Bistro for brunch
Portabello Vegan Trattoria (seriously delicious food!)
Henry's 12th Street Tavern (Pearl District)
Salt & Straw (ice cream. Expect a line around the block. Famous for exotic flavors)
There are three locations. One is on Alberta St.
Bollywood Theater (not a theater; it's Indian food) on Alberta St.
Random Order Pie Bar (Alberta St.)
La Petite Provence French Bakery on Alberta Street
Portland Food Trucks there is a pod within walking distance from your hotel and Powell's
Alberta Street is one of the trendy, recently gentrified neighborhoods in Portland. Fun to walk down.
Off I-84 along the gorge :
You can stretch your legs at Multnomah Falls 30 miles east of Portland.
Excellent food for lunch at Full Sail Brewing in Hood River