portland, oregon – day one


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    I used to visit Seattle all the time so I miss the dark raining weather! Those puffy taco shells look so light and crunchy. Me wants. I normally don’t like gyros but that pork belly one has my name written ALLLL over it!! I JUST rewatched Voodoo on FoodTv or something . I think you and Jake should get married there (like that other couple). And have them make you a giant size Voodoo doughnut for your wedding cake. Just sayin’…

    • mary says:

      Surprisingly it didn’t rain a whole lot while we were there. I think San Diego got more rain than week! Haha, I remember that episode of Voodoo donuts (I think I saw it on the Travel Channel… maybe… I don’t remember). They have a, uh, another doughnut that you can customize and they told us you can write WHATEVER you want on it, no censoring… it’s the kind of doughnut they would not mention on a travel show. I forgot to take a photo of it, sigh. Heehee.

  2. I have a picture of THAT donut on one or both of my previous Voodoo Donuts posts. Haha…

    That Yucatecan place is something we’d try if we’re ever up there again.

    Bravo for your 1st foray into Portland!

    • mary says:

      Heh heh. I might have posted it if I had actually taken a photo… maybe… heehee. I think you’d dig the Yucatecan place just because it’s a little hole in the wall out of the way place with yummy tacos! Seemed like your kind of place, CC 🙂

  3. I hear that a lot about Voodoo Donuts, how its not necessarily worth the hype. Maybe they’re just trying to do too many flavors instead of focusing on less and doing them really well.

    Lardo Sandwiches though, that place looks like its definitely worth a visit. I love cheese curds too, as a former Canadian resident I get really upset when restaurants here serve ‘poutine’ with shredded cheese. IT MUST HAVE CHEESE CURDS. Haha. But really it must.

    • mary says:

      Yeah, I think I would have felt jipped if we had waited in a line for Voodoo, but since we didn’t wait it wasn’t that bad of an experience. But … overly sweet donuts! The Voodoo doughnut is fun though at least!

      Cheese curds are so hard to find here! I saw them at Whole Foods once. I bet if they were more widely available (ie: people made more cheese here…) people would put the real stuff on poutine! At home my dad actually makes Poutine râpée, a totally different kind of poutine but delicious in it’s own way 🙂

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