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!).
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.