Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Portland Day Two
Day two in Portland was the day I think we were all excited for because we did our two favorite things: shop and eat. We headed to the boutiques on 23rd (I'm not sure if it was St. or Ave., Kate?) where there are tons of fun and unique shops and restaurants. We ate lunch at Pizzicato where my favorite thing was the Al Greco Pizza. It had gyro meat, tomatoes, basil, red onion, and feta cheese with tzatziki sauce on the side. I think I'm going to have to recreate this one at home.After all the shopping we headed to a relaxing dinner. My Mom had given me some money before we left for us to have a dinner out on her, and we did and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thanks Mom! We decided to go for Indian food since some of our husbands don't like it and we do (that's me and Angela with the Utah born wimpy food husbands who put ketchup on tacos before they were steered right). We met Becky's beautiful sister-in-law Jill at the restaurant. Jill and her husband Jason live in Portland, so she helped us pick the restaurant. Hands down the favorite dish at the table was the coconut chicken curry. I made some the other night for my kids and they even liked it, I just had to call it something different, so I told Dallas it was chicken with a spicy sauce and he loved it. Had I called it curry,
he wouldn't have touched it. I'm all about creative food titles for kids.
Then when we were stuffed with Indian food we decided the only dessert we could fit in was gelato. There is a gelato place in the Pearl District (I think) that we had last time we were in town and went back for some more goodness. My favorite was the Pistachio, it's a good thing I live far away. Does it sound like all we did was eat? We kind of did. But there was enough walking around downtown Portland to even things out. All in all this was a fun day.
Charlie and Sterling were the only boys allowed on this day, but they were both so sweet, I'd say they are welcome on sister's day any day. Up next: Antiquing in Camas.