Thursday, August 25, 2016

Smith and Bybee Natural Wetlands

A wonderful place in Portland to explore,
enjoy some time of quiet,
and get some exercise too.
Spending time with someone special
definitely delights me here.
For more information go to the above link.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Urdaneta opened just last month and I finally made
it there for a visit.
In one word:  Delicious!!
They serve Spanish tapas such as the below scallops.
If you want something new definitely run to Urdaneta.
They are located at 3033 N.E. Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon
Phone: 503-288-1990 for reservations

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Timberline Lodge

 It had been too long since I visited Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
It is a delight at anytime of the year.
 The view from the window is just amazing even on a cloudy day.

 A sit by the fireplace, yes the one where you can find
Santa coming from at Christmas time.
The details are just breathtaking.
Sunday brunch was delicious.
Take a day off and visit the mountain and the lodge,
you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


214 S.W. Broadway
Portland, Oregon 
Closed Sundays and Mondays

 Saucebox had been on my list for quite a long time
and finally during the month of March with the Portland Dining discount
off I went.  It didn't disappoint.
The service was the highlight, very well taken care of.
The food was delicious.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Little Bird Bistro

 Dinner at Little Bird was the best treat I have had
in a long time.  The service, atmosphere, and food
were truly amazing.
 The appetizer was pork belly bilini's.
 Cod was hiding under those beans.
 Olive oil cake with rhubarb.
Normally I don't like rhubarb, but this was delicious too.
Since it was my birthday there were two tiny macarons 
at the end of the meal.  
This is a definite repeat.

March is Portland Dining Month,
so many restaurants including Little Bird have
a special menu for $29 each person.
Definitely makes it worth trying some restaurants you
haven't visited yet.

Little Bird Bistro
219 SW 6th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-688-5952

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Portland Children's Museum

This museum had been on my list for a long time.
Finally made it there this week, to the delight of one little boy.
There were colors and light to delight.
A crocodile to brush the teeth or maybe to rest in his mouth.
So much more to discover including a train,
a room to wear a hard hat and dig, class with
building and clay, a water room to get the hands wet.
For little ones I recommend going on a week day,
as weekends can get very busy.
They are open from 9AM-5PM daily.
Location: 4015 S.W. Canyon Rd., Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

La Calaca Comelona

 La Calaca Comelona
2304 S.E. Belmont, Portland, OR
It is not your normal Mexican restaurant with a plate
full of runny refried beans and rice.
 The portions are more than adequate.
A very different menu.
Not overly spicy, but quite tasty.
I had read several times online and in my local newspaper
about this restaurant and finally stopped in for a meal.
I wasn't disappointed.

Friday, February 5, 2016


The Oregonian newspaper today said that starting tomorrow
Portland would be celebrating Dumpling week.
They gave a list of the top 10 recommendations,
so off I went tonight to beat the crowd and try their #10 choice.
It was gyoza's at Mirakutei, 536 E. Burnside Street, Portland, Oregon
Phone:  503-467-7501
Everything was delicious including the gyosa (dumplings).
Oh and the matcha on the house was good too.
A new restaurant for me.
Glad I went early as their was a bit of a wait list by the time I left.