Weekender: Portland, Oregon
Mason jars, coffee bars. Funktified feminist bookstores.
Afloat in Portlandia, you may feel lost. Voilà: a mini-food-guide for your mini-vacay.
Breakfast: Stumptown Coffee, 128 SW 3rd Ave.
Why? Ingenious local roasters.
And? Hair Bender / Gesha Road Trip, not “Tall Latte.”
Lunch: Food Carts, citywide.
Why? Crave? Find.
Treat: Salt & Straw, 2035 NE Alberta St.
Why? Homegrown. Organic. Ice cream.
And? Waffle cone with goat cheese marionberry habanero.
Dinner & Drinks: Doug Fir Lounge, 830 East Burnside St.
Why? Atmospheric log cabin feel. Patti Smith Melt. Indie club.
And? Do The Dougie in flannel.
Breakfast: Voodoo Doughnuts, 22 SW 3rd Ave.
Why? Bacon-topped doughnuts.
And? Bacon-topped doughnuts.
Lunch: ¿Por qué no?, 3524 N Mississippi Ave.
Why? Traditional Mex.
And? Portland Horchata Borracha, infused liberally (pun intended) with rum.
Treat: Tea Chai Té, 734 Northwest 23 St (upstairs).
Why? Gingerbread chai. Kombucha. Pomegranate black.
And? Patio people-watching.
Dinner: Mint/820, 816 N Russell St.
Why? Refined fare. Local, organic ingredients.
And? Rhubarb gin cooler? Savory beet martini?
Drinks: Swift Lounge, 1932 NE Broadway St. / Rontoms, 600 E Burnside.
Why? Swift’s 32oz mason jar cocktails: Stoned Finch, Old Couple (Old German & Old Crow) / Rontoms’ local beer on tap.
And? Pinball and Jenga at Swift / Rontoms’ killer patio.