“Food is music to the body, and music is food to the heart.” – Gregory David Roberts
Portland speaks to my soul in ways that Seattle cannot. Earthy, life loving/free spirited people on every corner draw me in with their vegan treats and plant based eats. I’ve made a habit of visiting new places each time I visit, and after spending last Thursday/Friday in the Rose City I can cross five more places off my list.
After driving for three hours, tummy monster on empty, I was ready to devour coffee and carbs. The place was adorable.
I knew what I wanted before I arrived, and to set the theme for this post (and for my life) I couldn’t choose just one. So I had two.
Stop number one complete.
.arlene schnitzer concert hall.
The reason I went to Portland was to have my soul serenaded once again by my favorite artist. This time with the Oregon Symphony.
What I would give to harvest a garden with Gregory Alan Isakov. Swoon.
Went to concert. Slept. Woke up hungover on life and ran to the nearest Stumptown Coffee in brand new Nike Free’s that cost far too much, but with no tax it was OK.
Savored coffee in the Ace Hotel lobby, and momentarily life was perfect.
.petunias pies and pastries.
Drank coffee, ate oatmeal, & prepared for sugar coma. Salted caramel cookie square and raspberry lemon coffee cake.
Post sugar influx, I ensured much walking was done. I’m a belieber of my new Nike’s. Never thought I would say that, but man do I love those shoes.
First attempt to balance the sugar. It worked. For 1/11th the price of those Nike’s you can build your own salad with as many greens as you want, and 6 toppings.
.back to eden bakery.
Walked around downtown, endured the rain, felt the addiction creeping back through each vein and migrated to my final destination.
$25 dollars later…
I have no words. Thankfully there were three of us and we saved some for later.
Food and music fueled my two day trip to Portland. Until next time, it’s time for water and greens. I’m officially a walking glucose molecule.
Q: Where was your last adventure?