I went to Portland for a hot minute for a quick business trip. I wish I’d had more time to explore. I’ll definitely be going back for a proper visit soon.
I flew in early in the morning and grabbed lunch at Tasty n Sons. It was a half hour wait on a Thursday before noon. I was impatient and kept checking my watch to make sure I wouldn’t be late for my meeting. But it was worth the wait.
I had the breakfast board (with the most delicious duck liver) and a half order of the potatoes bravas. While I was waiting, I read the chef’s book, Toro Bravo, and read about how he likes to go to restaurants with his chef friends and order every single thing off the menu. I really wanted to be able to do this with this restaurant. Alas, I was all by my lonesome and could only manage 2 dishes.
A trip to Portland isn’t complete without visiting a hip coffee shop. Luckily, there was one right next door to Tasty n Sons, Ristretto Roasters. I ordered a pour-over coffee and admired their space.
Then it was time to go to my meeting with the book buyer at Fred Meyer. After a quick store visit, I had to catch my flight back home. Pouting because I really wanted to stay for a little longer.
Reading this book and drinking a free beer (with refills, go Alaska Airlines!) on the way home eased the pain a little though. Who knew such a tale about bunnies could be so riveting?
Stay weird until next time, Portland.