I loved my time there, and left wanting to move RIGHT. NOW.
So I am going to. Well, at the end of the summer- gonna enjoy my summer in Boston!
Probably the thing that stood out the most about my short experience in Portland was the food! My cousin Art saw to it that I tried all the must-haves in the city, from bacon-maple donuts at Voodoo, to surprisingly savory ice creams at Salt & Straw, to a sampling from the rows and rows of food trucks downtown.
We also drank beer at a few local breweries, including Rogue, whose beer I have seen available in Boston on occasion.
One night I was even taken out to a 6 course meal at a restaurant called Beast. There were only 2 tables, which each sat about 10 people- you sit down family style with any other guests, and are served 6 courses of the chefs creation- no menu items to choose from, no substitutions. We also had a flight of wine paired with the courses. What fun!
I took a few pictures from that night, and some others during my short visit.
|Beer samplers at Rogue Brewery|
|Employees at Beast plate the first two courses of a six course meal|
|Course #2 at Beast, which included steak tar tar, quail egg, and several different pates.|
I'm excited to live there in only 3 months.