Portland Eats

Mike and I went to Portland, Oregon the past weekend to celebrate our two year anniversary. We enjoyed many meals - here are a few. Above: our first meal in the states - we flew on an early morning flight and had brunch at Morning Star Cafe.

Blueplate was one of the places I knew I had to go to... as it was on Diners Drive-ins and Dives (that show makes me so hungry late at night) - the milkshakes were so amazing we went back for them twice!

Blueplate Lunch Counter & Soda Fountain on Urbanspoon

We stayed at the Heathman Hotel and had breakfast at the restaurant, which was amazing - duck confit and french toast!

We had dinner at Little Bird, as recommended by David (@snowshoer). Very delicious french food - we had mussels to start, I had more duck (my favourite kind of meat), Mike had steak and we finished with crème brûlée.

Voodoo Donuts was definitely one of the stops on our list. Pretty much everyone we asked for food ideas suggested it - and it was worth the walk! Mmmmm calorieeeees.

Voodoo Doughnut on Urbanspoon

We ended our trip with Italian cuisine at Built to Grill (and another visit to Voodoo Donuts) for some gnocchi and a grilled chicken panini. It was a good weekend getaway... and we brought back a few extra pounds =)


  1. Glad you enjoyed Little Bird! I had a very filling mac and cheese for the appetizer and a chicken dish that tasted like Cantonese crispy chicken for the entrée. The crème brûlée looked good, but I didn't have room for dessert.

    Voodoo Donuts is an intriguing place for unique donuts, but the donuts were way too sweet for me. The bacon maple was decent as the bacon balanced out the sweetness.

    I passed by the Heathman and took a photo of a doorman dressed in a costume. I'll post a link to it on Twitter once I find it.

    Btw, you and Mike look like a great couple!

  2. Gosh! All that deliciousness is just.... wow. Yes. I know. I have a way with words.

    You guys look like you had a wonderful time!! I'm so glad! And all that food looks sooooooooo good. GAH. And even though not on this blog, I NEED to see the SPADE's. <3

  3. What a creative way to document your journey! We're so glad we could be a part of it. Sharing your fab blog with everyone! :)