Portland must eats
Chances are all food in Portland you gonna have is good. People there know what they are doing and care profoundly about the food they are serving you. For the 30 days we spent in Hipster capital we ate our faces off and here are the absolute must eat dishes:
If brunch is your thing I will say go to Tasty'n'Adler. Eggy Bread Pudding (I believe the name is something like The Whole Toad) - I ordered the bread pudding thinking it's a desert. Well, it wasn't. It's a savory, eggy, scrumptious dish that just blew me away. Probably one of my top 3 things I ate in Portland. Korean Friend Chicken - Really well Borrata Watermelon Salad Radicchio salad
Salt and Straw
Fennel ice cream Olive oil ice cream
Random Order Pies
Quiche of the day: I don't remember which flavour it was but it was soo custerdy and so amazing. Banana crea pie
Roasted beets with coconut milk and curry leaves Kati roll Daily specials: Tomato chaad
Fois Gras Profiteroles
Hat Yai Fried Chicken w/ House Based Curry & Rosti
EVERYTHING is yummy and made with love. Clean eating paradise. Collard wrap Indian Curry plate Organic potato salad/Sunflower cheeze
The Waffle Window
Good classic chicken and waffles with gravy is not to be missed
HYPED PLACES WE DID NOT LIKE:
Pine State Biscuit - Lines, lines, lines. This iconic place on Alberta did not impress us. Unfortunately the biscuits and chicken were average and were not worth the wait. Best thing there were the Cajun Fries and the Sausage gravy Cajun fries.
Screen Door - This place was a BIG disappointment. All the food was lacking flavor. Fried chicken and biscuits were kind of dry, grits were bland, Portions were big but none of the meals were delicious.
The Wesley is a boutique hotel with approximately eight different units varying in size and price. Each flat features original mid-century artwork and showcase nice design touches from the tasteful owners.
The location is great - situated in a quiet area near the main road that leads to all of Palm Springs, everything is literally minutes away. For example, the iconic pink door is just 5 minutes away.
We stayed in the micro apartment unit which included everything possible for a comfortable stay - a private patio, a gas grill, fully stocked kitchen, fast wi-fi, mini dining table, LCD TV, large comfy bed, and a clean modern bathroom.
In the common areas, there are bikes to use, an outdoor bar kitchen, washers, dryer, and an amazing pool/hot tub.
(interior images of our room by AirBnB)
You all know what time it is! It's Palm Springs time!
In my next few posts I'll go over some of my favorite places in Palm Springs and day trip options :)