My favorite part of trip planning is figuring out where to eat (like my current scheming for a trip to Santa Fe! Anyone have suggestions?!). I love doing a lot while traveling but really it’s almost all about the food for me. My suggestions will often be “first we go to this cafe for breakfast, then hit up this bakery, next late lunch here, then drinks at this cool bar, followed by dinner at this great restaurant.” The sight-seeing is sometimes just a way to work up an appetite for the next meal.
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If you’ve been following the Portland ‘Gram scene at all lately, you know there is something big going on with churros (like this or this). Yes, churros are those fried dough sticks you commonly see at the fair. But of course, these are not those greasy messes that make you regret what you ordered. At 180, these are super gourmet, authentic Spanish “xurros” (that’s how the Catalans spell it). Fluffy dough that is fried to order in front of your eyes, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar or dipped rich chocolate, or even stuffed with the filling of your choice.
How was your Valentine’s Day?! I had a great time touring around Bend celebrating “Palentine’s Day”! Did you end up skipping a night on the town for one reason or another? Life gets busy, plus V-Day is one of the craziest days of the year to go out to eat, so if you’re playing catch up and still looking for a date night, look no further. We’ve got recommendations for you from the Portland culinary power couple, Jackie and Adam Sappington!
They own The Country Cat, which now has two locations with their original SE shop and also one now in the PDX airport (seriously how cool is our airport?!). These two are so incredibly sweet, modest and welcoming.