Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On the road again: Portland, day 2

I feel bad for my family and friends back in snowbound Raleigh, where the lucky ones spent the day at home and the unlucky ones invested big chunks of their days in making their way home.  At the same time, I'm glad I flew out here ahead of the bad weather, because I have no clue if I would have been able to leave town had I wanted for my morning flight today.

I don't normally think of Portland as a place to come to get warm, but that's what it's been so far here, with highs in the low 50s.  Sure, the sky is the usual gray, and yes, it's rained off and on all day, but it's a whole lot nicer than back home.

For lunch today I headed to Brunch Box, a place Sarah had recommended.  I opted for breakfast for lunch, and it was quite tasty.

In a break from my attempt to change my eating habits for the better, I headed to Salt & Straw in the late afternoon.  I had been ready to resist this ice cream palace's charms--until I learned that it was currently featuring five different new flavors highlighting local chocolatiers.  So, two of us shared a flight of them.  I enjoyed them all, but none was, to my taste, better than Salt & Straw's regular freckled Woodblock chocolate.

Dinner tonight was at one of my local favorites, Gabe Rucker's second restaurant, Little Bird.  Everything I tasted was very good, but the highlight, to my great surprise, was a roasted garlic and sweet potato soup that two of us split.  I am in no way a sweet potato fan, but I absolutely loved this dish.

Tomorrow, I hope for sunny skies for outdoor exercising before meetings. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good day with good eats. Hope weather permitted your goal of excerize. Did you go back to Salt & Straw for the freckled Woodblock chocolate? The sweet potato soup sounds wonderful, I love sweet potatoes, I now will have to look up a recipe for the combination of it with roasted garlic.


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