A passion for food + fashion

Picture Perfect Portland

In Drink, Food, Out of Town on July 26, 2009 at 10:08 pm


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.

  1. Ah, Willamette Pinot Noir! I sometimes dream of moving to Portland and subsisting on a steady diet of pinot and pork chops…

  2. We are so lucky, yes? To have that husband conversation, amongst other things. So great to see you xx

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