Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Honorable Mentions - PDX

We ate well while in Oregon.  
People in Portland treat their tastebuds good.  
Here are a few of my favorites.

One of our first meals was a lunch at Hawthorne Fish House.  A gluten-free fish and chips joint.  No cross contamination to worry about here.  The entire restaurant is gluten free and fabulous.  My wheat-eating family also loved the food.  We ordered halibut, cod, shrimp and clam strips between us.  All came with fries.  All were very good, crisp and not greasy.  I hear they also have GF batter fried fish.  Next time.

Tacos are one of my favorite foods.  ?Por que no?, also on Hawthorne, is the place to eat really good tacos and drink one of the best Margarita's with fresca (fresh fruit flavorings) you'll ever have.  My white raspberry Margarita was so good I had another.  The food is fresh and made to order.  The place is colorful, loud and ready for a good time.  Kids, both adult sized and smaller, are welcome.

My last mention goes to a really inventive ice cream shop named Salt & Straw, pictured above.  Not your regular kiddie fare here.  Flavors tickle the mind, and with free samples, your tastebuds too.  Some of the flavors we tried were Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Cracked Pepper, Pear with Blue Cheese and Honey Lavender.  My hubby settled on a cup of Almond Brittle with Chocolate Ganache.  I had Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons.

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