Thursday, September 03, 2009

Maybe I'll Meet Bill Murray in the Hotel Bar

Furlough Day 3 started in much the same manner as the rest of the days, full of regular day-off activities. I took Nordic Boy to work.



I ate breakfast with Ellen.



I went and got my hairs cutted.



I forgot to eat breakfast so I ate entirely too much for lunch with BioGirl.



Then, I went home and packed a little bag and Nordic Boy picked me up for a business trip to Portland.


Only I really have no business in Portland other than to eat the most delicious zuccini/mint/peanu/pecorino salad ever made.



Now, I am sitting in the hotel room and toying with the idea of just soaking up the swank all day eating bon bons or whatever it is people do when they lie about in swanky hotel rooms. But the sunny skies outside are beckoning.

Any thoughts from Portland experts on where to go and what to do? I am overly well-acquainted with the shopping possibilities already (Imelda's shoes, I have my eye on you) so I have that aspect covered. Other ideas? I'm open! Where do they serve the best bon bons?

9 comments:

Make!Do! said...

Pix Patisserie! If you've never been and like beautiful delicate delicious fin-de-siecle style cakes (and Stumptown coffee and beer) oh I miss it so.


PIX SE 3402 SE Divison, Portland, OR 97202 - 503-232-4407
Manager: Leb@pixpatisserie.com
Sun – Thurs: 10am – midnight
Fri – Sat: 10am – 2am

I also recommend the restaurant next door, the Hedge House, for quick yummy food and the most delicious brewed beer.
Jealous!

BioGirl said...

That salad looks dreamy. Can you bring one back for me?

Michelle said...

Aren't bon bons little hard sweeties? Or are they entirely different in America?!

yola said...

A stroll through Washington Park and the rose garden might be nice if it's as sunny there as it currently is in Seattle (what's with the weather today?). Then a movie and a beer at the Kennedy School or the Baghdad. And I second Pix!

Bev said...

http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/07/portland-oregon-guide.html

Yeah!

look at it with a fashion eye said...

All I know is that my favorite day off in Portland activities include Crepes at la happy in the pearl district then shopping for shoes at the ether store on 23rd, and dinner at montage under the Morrison bridge.
I second Imelda shoes and for sure a coffee at stumptown ...there is even coffee tasting at 3356 SE Belmont Street or tea tasting at3430 Southeast Belmont Street

rachael said...

Um, lunch at my house with me and my girls? I'm an excellent cook. :)

Or...
I third Pix Patisserie

Pok Pok (nearby on Division) for Thai street food

Potato Champion on the corner of SE 12th and Hawthorne - fries and rosemary truffle ketchup!

Savoy in the Clinton neighborhood for excellent, excellent Midwest food (even a Friday fish fry!)

SE is my hood so I could go on and on and on and on...

rachael said...

Also -

http://www.shopvintageportland.com/my_weblog/

Jenny said...

Have you had breakfast at Mother's? Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuummy. Looks like they have lunch too.

http://www.mothersbistro.com/about.html

Also, the Chinese garden is small, but really pretty.

http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org/