portland, oregon – day four (last day)


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.

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  1. Tasty n Sons!!!! Have never heard about them before but everything there look amazing. Especially the donuts! Have you ever had the Chinese dish lion’s head meatballs? Its basically just giant pork meatballs the size of a baby’s head in cabbage and broth. The way the chocolate donuts are served remind me of those. Haha.

    And that fritter too. I like the criss cross / creating little valleys of frosting idea 🙂

    • mary says:

      Hi J.S.! I haven’t had the lion’s head meatballs before but uh, it sounds delicious! Giant pork meatballs?! Sign me up! I had read about terribly long lines for Tasty n Sons but luckily we were up early enough and it was winter – I think those were both to our advantage! I liked the criss crossed fritter, too – it reminded me of that pull apart bread where you criss cross the cuts and put tons of garlic and butter into the crevices. But the sweet version!

  2. I loved seeing all the pix of the places you hit up. One of my friends recommended Tasty and Sons but we didn’t have enough time to go there as well as Blue Star Donuts (their prices, $2.75 are way better than those recent craft donut places in SD,* cough* cough, Streetcar Merchants, which I think sucks, and Nomad, which is better than Streetcar in terms of flavor and variety).

    I recognized Little Big Burger; it was right next to Bridge City Comics (because we’re nerds like that). We didn’t eat there that day, but had dessert next door at Ruby Jewel Scoops.

    I’m so glad that you were able to visit Portland. Next time I go with Bert and TC, we’ll have to try the places you guys went to! 🙂

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Thanks! I really wish we had been able to go to Pip Donuts – they make little mini donuts there. I wish I also had to chance to try that one item you recommended but they were always out of! Oh well, it was still a great trip and we sure did a lot in just a few days.

      Bridge City Comics – yesss, that is where we went. I didn’t even see or notice Ruby Jewel but I wouldn’t have wanted ice cream anyway (I got gotten a little sick after eating too much ice cream the night before). One day we’ll revisit Oregon but there’s lots more new places to go first! 🙂

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