Sunday, April 18, 2010

West Coast Wonder: Day 4

Yesterday was definitely the most relaxing day of our trip. We slept in and took it easy in the morning, and then we checked out Flavour Spot for breakfast. We’ve been very curious about all the food carts we’ve seen in Portland. They’re everywhere! It’s like having crazy, interesting, outdoor food courts. They are always decorated to stand out, and they each serve something totally unique. You can find a food cart for most any food you can imagine: Hawaiian, Belgian French fries, grilled cheese, crepes, deep fried pie, and the deliciousness we got to experience this morning: Dutch Taco’s. Flavour Spot pretty much just serves waffle sandwiches. Pick what you want wrapped up in your waffle (sausage and maple? nutella and banana? bacon and eggs? ham and gouda?) and they’ll make it for you. Mmmm, so delicious!
Then we headed to the amazing Townshend's Tea House on Alberta Street, where we pretty much relaxed for the rest of the day.

This tea house was the best I’ve ever been to! It wasn’t fancy, with high tea and china tea cups. Rather, it felt urban but cozy. I immediately felt comfortable there, and settled into a retro couch with a huge pot of Cream Earl Grey. We spent our afternoon reading, catching up on emails, and blogging/journaling about our trip. While we were there, we finally got to experience the crazy Portland weather we’d been warned about. We had sunshine one minute; rain the next. It was refreshing to see the rain, but we’re definitely thankful for the amazing weather we’ve seen since we got here.

We headed to Tim and Naomi’s place (more new friends!), where we had BBQ’d hamburgers and great conversation with them (and their super cute kids!).

In the evening we got to see the AMAZING Anglican church where Tim works, and also checked out the nightlife on 21st street. We saw lots of bars, restaurants, and people out. Very different than the business district at night! We’re surprised at how tiring it can be to travel. We slept like logs last night, but we were excited for the morning: checking out a great church, hanging with new friends, and taking a train! More updates coming soon...


  1. Sounds like so much fun... I LOVE the picture of the two of you on the couch at the tea house.... and the fact that the tacos were "Dutch" - that's awesome.

    Dad and I are really enjoying hearing all about your trip every day and I can't wait to see the pictures from the coast!

    We love you both and are so glad that you are having such a great time :)

    Love Mom/Leslie

  2. These are wonderful photographs! It looks like you two are having an amazing time. I love the highlights noted. I visit P-town a few times a year and love knowing about some good spots to check out.

  3. Hey:
    Looks like a good time. love the blogs. Enjoy.
    Love you both, Dad (Dick)