|Ploughman's Platter at Swift and Union in Kenton!|
It's been a few weeks since my last story however, that doesn't mean I haven't had anything to write about. In fact, it's quite the opposite! I have three great short itineraries to share but thought this one I put together last night should come first!
I woke up this morning at bit after 4am and heard the thunder and saw my bedroom light up with huge bolts of lightening and then came the pouring rain. Smiling sleepily, I was amused at my good fortune once again. Living in the PNW, we are always in for surprises and this was no exception! I fell back to sleep and I'm sure I did so with that smile still on my face because I'm here… in Oregon where there's always something to do, someplace to eat and drink with lots of places to explore and share with you! Follow me on my last trek or drive I should say as I covered four great places in one late afternoon/early evening enjoying Portland to the max!
|Dessert last night at Swift and Union!|
|Pimento Mac n Chz at Victoria Cocktail Bar!|
Off to a new spot in my bookmarks called Victoria Cocktail Bar. This place is on Albina just off Alberta and near the Mississippi Ave. district. Entering, the space feels huge and the bar is massive! It's simple decor is perfect with pieces of art here and there that made me want to investigate further. I checked out Victoria on their FB page and found out a little about the art so I suggest if you are interested too, go there and see it for yourself.
We didn't want to indulge too much in to the food aspect yet however, we really couldn't help ourselves. I enjoyed a Barley Brown Pale Ale which was gorgeous! Hubby and I shared the Pimento Mac n Chz from the Happy Hour menu and my oh my… next time, I'm getting my own! Our son had the vegan po'boy made with buffalo sauce and grilled cauliflower and it was totally vegan. He's not vegan at all but decided to try it and loved it. I snatched a bite myself and was smitten with the spice and crispy on the outside texture.
I highly recommend Victoria Cocktail Bar for any reason at all but seriously… check out their menu and the space. You'll love it!
|Victoria Cocktail Bar!|
|Fly Awake Tea Garden!|
|Fly Awake Tea Garden!|
We decided it was time for dessert and wanted to take our group to Swift and Union in Kenton. We went a month or so ago just after they opened. It was packed but we got a table easy enough. I saw the Brioche Bread Pudding complete with candied fennel and cream so that's what I got! It was delicious, light and hinted of licorice with that sweet fennel on top. For about one second I convinced myself I was eating salad… really, it didn't last that long. Fennel is probably one of my new favorite veggies as I do love the mild licorice taste of it and it's delicious on a lot of things!
Others ordered the flourless chocolate cake and the Ploughman's Platter. The platter contained meat, cheeses, nuts, pickle and soft boiled eggs. Looked delicious and a bit too healthy for me but maybe next time!
Be sure to have a DD for the party… no one wants to be left out so if you can't get a designated driver, use Tri Met! The buses are awesome and the routes get you close to where to want to be!
Order bits and pieces to share so everyone can taste a little of everything! We did this for the most part and now I know what I want for myself next time!
Add more spots, stops, more fun places to check out along the route to this itinerary and be sure to share them with me! I love to hear how my itineraries are jumbled and made even more interesting.
Lastly… have fun and enjoy Portland and every good thing you can find here! Cheers!!