Just flew back from Portland and boy is my jaw tired...from all the good food! It was a nice little vacay, although by the last day, we were making Jeff Foxworthy-style jokes with the theme "you just might be in Portland". Like: If your popsicle is "local, sustainable and organic"....you just might be in Portland! That's a true story by the way.
Pictured below is the legendary pickle plate from Kenny and Zukes. Those are fresh zucchini picles on the right, which were my favorite out of the selection of 5 kinds, including green tomato pickles. The reuben made me so full that I could barely eat dinner over 8 hours later.L and E, who were also kind enough to ferry us to and from the airport, recommended Cafe Broder and I loved it! I can't get enough of Scandinavian-style food. It's so elegant.
Like look at this nice presentation. wonderful bread, a funny, retro pea salad, rich yogurt and fruit, hard and soft cheeses, and also a soft boiled egg in an egg cup (not pictured).
Here's a little scramble in an adorable descoware thingy.
Also, they have Nogne Saison, and Cantillon Iris, too. It's Portland. No big deal.
ADK recommended Bunk sandwiches (named for the Wire character), and it was also awesome. There was a line at two pm, but it moved fast.
That's a very rich tuna melt.
That's a very oily Italian cold cuts sandwich with delicious pickled peppers on it.
We also hit up the waffle window a couple of times. A savory waffle trend seems to be sweeping Portland and I'm all for it. We're talking a waffle with a slice of ham and melted gruyere on the top. We also had a sensational meal at Belly Timber, which is a dumb name, but I guess it's a Victorian term for food.