I don’t know about you, but I’m digging the whole “prix fixe” craze that’s going on in Portland, like Holdfast Dining. Sure, it is a little expensive depending on where you go and yes, not the most attainable for any Tuesday night when you just want to grab dinner or something. But that’s the point, isn’t it? These are dinners for dressing up, putting on that fun dress and fancy heels that hurt too much but look damn good and going out to celebrate a birthday, promotion, or any other special occasion. Or really, just to celebrate the incredible culinary scene we have in Portland.
My mom and I have one of those relationships where we talk a lot. When work or travel get in the way and we don’t talk for 2 or 3 days, my mom usually answers my call with something like “it’s my long lost daughter!” It’s not like it really has been that long, but that’s how it feels when you are used to a more regular cadence. Brice has asked before what our conversations can possibly be about, talking that frequently. We chat about anything – traffic, her dogs, new recipes, work, politics (though that one usually ends up in a fight…). It doesn’t seem to matter the topic.
Eesh, these last few weeks have been bonkers. This new job has been B.U.S.Y. busy. In particular readjusting to the commuting back and forth to Hillsboro every day has been challenging. Plus with this beautiful weather we’ve been having, I am still wanting to obviously enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends. So needless to say, something has got to give. For me, sadly, sometimes that thing is cooking myself dinner (and also Thursday Tours – sorry, we haven’t gotten one to you in a while, promise we more awesome posts coming at ya soon!).