The drive from Seattle to Portland is roughly 3.5 hours without traffic. With traffic? A maddening 4-5 hrs. Planning an excursion to the “City of Roses” requires very little effort. Toss a change of clothes in a bag, fill the tank, and go. Your spouse can do the Yelp’n to figure out where the Portlandians fill their bellies—which we intended to do ourselves.
That gigantic-make-your-arteries-cring fried chicken and waffle above? We discovered that gem at the Screen Door. It was heavenly. Sweet and savory. Perfect. I want to eat it every weekend but fear doing so will reduce my time on this planet exponentially (so I won’t).
I’ve never seen lines wrap around corners for brunch in Seattle. But in Portland… We arrived at Screen Door 30 minutes before opening and the line was 30 people deep. We waited. The reviews convinced us. We realized afterwards that the reviews were right.
The weekend was a walk, taco trucks, walk, and eat some more couple of days. We managed to check a few places off of our todo list:
Of all the places we visited, Pok Pok seemed to elicit the most excitement from friends and family. Something about wings? We were underwhelmed. If you visit Seattle, try the wings at Pestle Rock.
Photos were taken with an iPhone 5s and processed in VSCO CAM.
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