1. Papa Haydn's - N 23rd Street.
N 23rd street is a really fun area with great local shopping and restaurants. It has a very hipster vibe and seems to be a popular place to hang around. While exploring my mom and I passed this restaurant with adorable white paned windows and bright yellow walls inside - we then thought it might be time for happy hour. :)
Goat cheese and local mushroom pizza.
Blueberry infused amaretto and mint mojito.
Delicious garlic fries.
2. Red Hills Market - Willamette Valley.
The Red Hills Market was easily my favorite place we ate at. My mom, dad, and I stopped here to get lunch while wine tasting and we all fell in love. This market sells local cheese, wine, coffee, etc, and specializes in sandwiches, soups, and pizza's. I was ecstatic when I saw Skillet's bacon spread - I may not eat it but I was so happy to see a bit a Seattle in the valley.
Cooler of local wine and cheese.
Drink menu on refurbished wine barrel pieces - very Pinterest.
3. Zeus Cafe - Pearl District.
The Zeus Cafe is a very quaint lunch spot owned by McMenamins. It is located right under a historic hotel downtown. Janssen and I stopped her for lunch and just enjoyed the sunny day and took in the city around us.
Adorable Janssen with his model face.
J's lunch: Water buffalo and chicken salad sandwich with french fries sprinkled with truffle oil.
My lunch: French onion soup.
4. Mio Gelato - Pearl District.
Who says you can't have dessert before dinner? Well we definitely did - we don't really follow those rules. We visited Mio Gelato in it's brand new location in Pearl District. YUM.
Almond and Pistacchio.
5. Sizzle Pie.
I had been eyeing this place all weekend. We must've passed it about 100 times - it is in a prime location, right downtown and across from Powell's Books. Janssen and I stopped here before heading home for a quick bite of some good pizza.
Caesar salad with homemade vegan dressing and kalamata olive and artichoke pizza.
** THANK YOU Portland for so much delicious food and drinks. I may have gained a few pounds - it was well worth it.