Sunday, June 19, 2011

salt city/portland: part 2

My bestie Jen (blonde Jen as I usually mention her) got buddy passes through her mom and we took a short, spur of the moment vacation to Portland/Vancouver while I was visiting Salt Lake. We left Saturday night and were home within 48 hours, but what a fun 48 hours we had!

Saturday: picked this little guy up and hit the SLC Downtown Farmers Market.

Bleeding hearts in the front yard I grew up in.

Vanilla cookie with marzipan filling and pine nuts from RubySnap.

Headed out to go 4wheeling (or quad running as my opa likes to call it)

Stopped at the Beehive Cheese Co., holy yum!

Dinner at Roosters with Jen before heading to the airport.

Sunday: welcome to Portland!

Strawberry Daiquiri Fairy Floss from the Portland Farmers Market.

Met up with my gorgeous friend Amber.

Being obvious tourists, we had to grab Voodoo Doughnuts. 30+ minutes in their "new/larger" building and the line was still out the door/around the corner. All the doughnuts had funky names, but no definition of what they actually were.

Obligatory postcard that I had to get for Jon, isn't it cute?!

Vita Cafe for dinner. Best hot wings I've had the pleasure of eating. I've been on the hunt for vegetarian soul food/southern comfort and it has been a struggle. Luckily Vita had a chick'n fried steak with almond gravy, but I got their awesome fries instead of mashed potatoes.

Sunday: acai bowls for breakfast, look at all that granola!

Quick pit stop at H&M since Jen doesn't have one in Salt Lake... love this shirt!

Walked to DC Vegetarian food cart. Unfortunately we only got to visit one food cart, but you could eat for a week straight in Portland just at food carts! I got the steak and cheese sub, it was amazingly full of flavor and huge to boot, I couldn't even finish the whole thing! I did not expect their handmade seitan to be as good as it was, so incredibly yummy that it is by far my new favorite sub. I also love that they offer their subs either in a sandwich (bread) or in a box (no bread), saves money on using boxes.

Goodbye beautiful North West!


  1. That cheese looks like heaven. It gave me the sudden urge to make mac & cheese !

  2. i love bleeding hearts. my mother in law has them in her garden in minnesota. they are so beautiful.

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