I was so blessed to able to spend time with Micah and my family for my Birthday this past weekend. Because its spring in Washington we were all being starved of the sunshine, so we headed to were the weather reported warmest without it being 4+ hours away. That place happened to be Portland. So we hoped in the car and left our home in Washington to visit our lovely neighbor Oregon.
My sister and I had a few place that we wanted to visit, the first place we crossed off the list was Cup and Bar for their infamous Dirty Charlie. My sister ordered the Dirty Charlie, and I would have to say it was as good as everyone says. Probably an 8/10. I ordered their Americano, and sadly I was disappointed. It wasn’t particularly spectacular and it was quite weak. If you don’t like strong coffee than this is the place for you! But me personally I would give the Americano a 5/10, just average. The ascetic was on point though haha. And they had AMAZING chocolate! So over all I would say go to cup and bar for their Dirty Joe and their amazing (expensive) chocolate.
After navigating our way through the hectic Portland traffic we finally made it to the farmers market at the Portland State University. My favorite part of the market was seeing so many interesting people. Also seeing people pour their heart into their crafts, produce, baked goods, floral arrangements and music. That’s always so inspiring to me to see people doing something they enjoy.
Our third stop was in the alphabet district for Salt & Straw. And let me tell you it was the best dang ice cream I have ever had! Salt & Straw comes up with the most random, weird flavors that somehow taste amazing! I tried an olive oil one, Micah had strawberry balsamic with black pepper and my Dad had pear, blue cheese. I’m pretty sure all of us were filled with pure joy after just one taste. All the flavors were incredible. If I could recommend one place to visit in portland it would DEFINITELY be Salt & Straw. 1,000,000x Infinity/10.
Also the Alphabet district is just so delightful! Small businesses inside victorian houses and blooming trees lined the streets. I would for sure go back to that area of Portland.
The day ended with a trip to the outlet mall and a hearty burger from Red Robins.
Over all it was an amazing Birthday and I was so grateful to be able to spend it with my favorite people in the whole entire world. Best Birthday ever.
Thanks for reading! Have a super wonderful day!