• Thursday Tours: Lunch + Brunch Mashup

Thursday Tours: Lunch + Brunch Mashup

Hey friends! Happy first Thursday of September!

It’s been a little while since Meredith and I did a “mashup” of our recommendations for the #ThursdayToursPDX themes we’ve posted about. So we’ve narrowed it down to Lunch and Brunch today. In case you missed it, a little while back, we had the lovely Chloe and Natalie providing their lunch favorites, and Marlynn and Mary Ellen providing their brunch recommendations. Catch up with more of this awesome series on my new page where all these bad boys are now kept!

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Frice Pastry

4082 N Williams Ave & Mason • www.fricepastry.com • Instagram: @FricePastry

Hours: Daily 7am-7pm


There once upon a time was this magical little place in SE Portland called St Jack Patisserie. It was the bakery of the acclaimed restaurant when it existed off Clinton Street. I loved all of it. The freshly baked baguettes, the made-to-order madeleines, the crisp caneles, the feeling that you had just stumbled into a French countryside cafe. Then sadly, St Jack closed its doors and moved to the other side of the river, which was great but they didn’t bring the patisserie with them. I was crushed.

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Summer Love


8 months into the year and I’m finally feeling like I’m tackling all those goals I set out for 2015. Climb Mt St Helens? Check! It took us 8.5 hours but we did it. Learn how to sharpen my own knives? After a great class at Portland Knife House and finally trying it on my own knives, I think I had some success. My knives are now feeling loved. Balance? Ok, that still needs some work on occasion. But I am making more of an effort of not having an agenda, so I can cook, read, and especially this summer, have a casual evening at home. Sometimes the simple things are just the best.

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