• New Mid-East Twist to Cafe Castagna

New Mid-East Twist to Cafe Castagna

1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd & 18thCastagnarestaurant.com ● 503.231.9959

Hours: Tues – Sun 5-10pm; Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm

Last week I was graciously invited to a dinner at Castagna Café. Not only was I excited to catch up with my blogger companions for the night, Michelle of Hummingbird High, Annie of Serious Crust, and Beth of Talk Eat Drink Portland and meet Irene of Watershed Communications, but I was also eager to check out the Café’s new menu items which I had recently read about.

Castagna Cafe (12)

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Healthy Eats in the Rose City

So here we are, almost one month into 2015. How are those resolutions going? Sticking with them?

While I never set a true resolution of a diet, like nearly every other person in the world, I certainly was hoping January would be a time for healthier eating. Especially after my 9+ weeks on sabbatical, where I spent most of my time eating and drinking too much, I’m trying to get “back on the wagon!”

But let me tell you, it’s really hard in this city. There are just so many good restaurants. How can you say no to friends wanting to catch up while enjoying brunch at Beast? Or fro yo at Eb & Bean? Or trying a new restaurant like The American Local? Too many good things to eat here!

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Cambodian Fish Amok Curry

Well, I can fully admit that getting back into the swing of things after 70+ days of vacation is difficult. I have enjoyed some time with friends and family, getting back to my Crossfit gym, eating healthier (sadly, the whole vacation diet of drinking wine with lunch and eating ice cream every day just doesn’t work in the real world…) and not living out of a suitcase.

Angkor Wat

But getting back into my normal routine of reading the news, checking emails, and even writing blog posts has been a little slow on the uptake. So my apologies for leaving you stranded in the new year!

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