I’ve been in the Willamette Valley since Thursday for work—and no WiFi—so apologies for the unexpected silence. (Above, some unripe Pinot Noir from a red clay “jory” soil vineyard in the Dundee Hills.) But I’m back after spending a totally great afternoon today in Portland with my friend and colleague Nancy Rommelmann. First stop was at Ristretto Roasters, where I picked up some Sumatra Sidikalang Tamu Jamu beans after sampling a cup over a debate on ethics in journalism with Nancy.
After, we moved next door for a shrimp po’ boy at EaT: An Oyster Bar, which totally hit the spot, but for some reason I didn’t take a photo. Perhaps I was too embroiled in a conversation about husbands we love (ie, our own). Then I bid the lovely Nancy adieu, and headed to the Pearl District for some gelato at Mio Gelato. I sampled the seasonal red plum but was feeling less virtuous so ordered a “bambino” of dolce di latte.
What a day—beautiful blue skies, sunshine—a perfect afternoon for spending a few relaxing hours in Portland.