taste of portland
There’s no better place to eat locally than in the Pacific NW. On our trip to Oregon, we had fresh Coho salmon, took the kids peach & berry picking on Sauvie Island, visited a downtown farmers market where lovely morels were $24/lb. (I’ve paid $20 for a small box in DC) … then there was wine, Umqua & Tillamook (fresh and rBGH-free local dairies) ice cream and cheese at the Coast, blackberry shakes & Walla Walla onion rings at Burgerville (sustainable fast food doesn’t have to be an oxymoron). A great trip, capped off with a parting dinner at this awesome coffee shop/bakery in North Portland, Random Order. Thanks to Lelonopo for the tip – we had some amazing (local, organic) pies! Blueberry vanilla cream, Jamaican stone fruit, and plum and ginger were our picks. They also serve Stumptown coffee – yum!