We had an excellent weekend, B and I went to India Palace on our way up to Portland. India Palace is the best Indian food I have eaten, and it is such a pleasure to eat cutlery free! It is our rule that when we go there, not utensils. B resisted at first, but then since he realized that silly things like this make me happy, he does it too. I must say that I am Indian food obsessed.
Powell’s on Burnside, delightfully bookish.
Floyd’s Coffee Shop, in Old Town Portland. I love Old Town, so much better than the other areas, it isn’t trendy and uppity. We sat down and quietly enjoyed booking and typing.
Chopsticks on Hawthorn, such a sweet place. I am especially fond of the owner lady. I made it a point to ask which delicious tea she was serving. She beamed as she told us that it was Lotus Flower. We commented on how much we loved it as well. When we were standing up, getting our coats on she brought us tall to go cups filled up with Lotus Flower Tea, “For you to take, it is cold and raining outside. I hope you like”. Oh, and like we did.
Powell’s on Hawthorne, the smaller and cozier and (in my opinion) better of the two Powell’s. It isn’t that I don’t love the grandeur of the Powell’s on Burnside, but it is always busier and this one, well it just is more manageable of a size, at least for small town folk such as ourselves. I must say though, if you go to see a Powell’s, you HAVE to see the bigger one (Powell’s on Burnside), it is just so shockingly cool. Just as big and exciting as a theme park!
Portland, we did have fun with you, however we are glad to be in our small little Corvallis now though, less people, no homeless men screaming at me, not as trendy, not as cool, not as big. But for now, home.