Portlandia.

Two of my good friends moved to Portland in the last two years, so I’ve visited about six times. I had never been to Portland before Summer 2015, but I did watch the show on IFC. Things I love about the city include the easy access to the outdoors – beautiful hikes, waterfalls (Multnomah Falls!), and just clean air. I also enjoy the many many mom and pop restaurants, some that are even worth the 1-3 hours waits.  Here are some photos I took during my visit (when it wasn’t pouring rain!)

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From Top to Bottom:

Sauvie Island Bridge

The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch

Green Tea Service at Behind The Museum Cafe

Cacio e Pepe at Grassa

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Pearl Oyster Bar – NYC

While waiting the two hour wait for Ippudo, I took a quick trip across town to Pearl Oyster Bar. Oddly enough, my favorite thing on the menu was the caesar salad. Totally fresh (difficult to find salad this fresh in NYC), and perfectly seasoned. The oysters were delicious as expected. The restaurant was low key and friendly. I’m a fan of sitting at the bar for a quick bite so this was a perfect pre-meal snack.

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