I am (yet again) exhausted beyond belief, so I'm going to make this short and sweet...
5:30am - The Chickens and I head to Downtown Portland, they to go to work like good members of society, me to run amuck like a proper tourista.
6:00am - Post up at Starbucks for catching up online, blogging, listening to some music, and hanging out. Triple espresso, given.
8:00am - Found myself a lovely park bench on the waterfront where I listen to Pandora, watch people play with their dogs in the park, and smile like a fool at the wonder that is this trip.
9:00am - Walk around downtown Portland, still smiling like a damn fool. Starbucks stop #2.
10:00am - The Epicurean Excursion begins at the beautiful Heathman Hotel!
Our stops include:
Pearl Bakery ~ The chocolate croissant and baguettes are to die for. Bonus hair net.
Cacao ~ Who knew that a girl without a sweet tooth could so enjoy drinking chocolate?
Flying Elephants Deli ~ Tomato orange soup...like woah.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters ~ The Guatamalan blend we sampled was one of the most delicious full-bodied coffees I've ever tasted.
In Good Taste ~ Four words: black truffle infused salt. LOVE. (The delicious glass of pinot noir and moroccan flavored ketchup & mustard didn't even stand a chance.)
Hot Lips Pizza ~ Best slice of vegan pizza I've ever had.
2:30pm - Head home with the Chickens. Nap time.
5:30pm - Lovely dinner at home of veggie burgers with chips and dip.
7:00pm - Visit Mr. Chicken's folks and hang out in their beautiful garden.
And now I rest my weary body and hope I wake up feeling better. At the moment my feet are throbbing from the 3 mile tour (in Chucks...idiot) and I am fighting a sinus infection. Really, body?
Tomorrow: Seattle, WA. I WILL feel better in the morning!