To celebrate my friend Alyssa’s birthday, my large group of girlfriends and I gathered at Mother’s Bistro for brunch this morning. This is definitely one of the best places for brunch in Portland, so despite having to deal with the craziness associated with the Rose Parade downtown, we were all pretty excited when we were able to get a reservation somewhat last minute.
While waiting for everyone to arrive, I couldn’t help myself but stare at the bakery case – homemade cinnamon rolls smothered in frosting, fresh rhubarb galettes, and giant fresh-baked cookies. I was trying to not eat sweets this week (ok, not the smartest idea when you are writing a blog all about desserts) but I totally caved when I saw these cookies. They looked incredibly delicious and I figured my friends would have some of it too, plus it was for “research,” right? Well I’m glad I ignored my diet plan for the day – the Chocolate Chunk Walnut cookie I got was one a tasty appetizer!