A great way to start a day in Portland is at Petite Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie, French style bakery, which is located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. I had a wonderful breakfast – Day Breaker – which consisted of
two scrambled farm-fresh eggs, chicken-basil sausage, butternut squash,
and butter croissant.
The bakery offers a wide variety of pastries, cakes, and breads.
With over 600 food cars, Portland is famous for its food cart scene. The food carts offer a great selection of dishes from around the world. They are arranged as clusters of pods, with the largest situated downtown on Alder Street.
For my lunch I decided to order a delicious Chicken Shawarma from Persian Sofreh.
Bollywood Theater – a taste of India in Portland.
Chicken Curry: Bone-in thigh and leg cooked in an aromatic and creamy curry, and served with the side of saffron rice.
Goan Style Shrimp: Shrimp with curry leaves, chili, coconut milk, and lime served with the side of saffron rice.
For locally made ice cream, stop at the famous Salt and Straw.
A sample of bone marrow ice cream (not a fan).
Their classic flavor, Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, was my choice.
Portland Cider Company produces all natural cider (without sulfates, artificial flavors) crafted from Northwest apples using methods of English-style cider making.
inspiring the English-style ciders crafted from Northwest apples Portland Cider is known for.
Our cider starts with fresh pressed juice from 100% Northwest grown apples. We then carefully ferment it, using yeast that protects the delicate characteristics of the fruit. The results are ciders that are high quality – easy to drink, refreshing, and downright delicious. That’s why we say, Drink it, it’s Good!
without artificial flavorings, colorings, or sulfites
I wrapped up my stay in Portland by having lunch at H.K Cafe, which offers Chinese Cuisine with a modern flair.
Some of the items from their menu are wheeled to tables on carts.
Their Dim Sum selection was one to remember.
Shrimp and Vegetable Pot Stickers.
Deep Fried Pork and Vegetable Wontons.
Deep Fried Wonton Noodles.
Deep Fried Pork Dumplings.
Steamed Shrimp and Steamed Pork Dumplings.