Sunday, May 19, 2013


A small fancy dinner with my two favorite ladies at Departure was in order for my 25th Birthday. This pretty swanky sky-high lounge and restaurant is located on the rooftop of The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland with incredible views of the city. The theme is Asian fusion and what originally drew me to this place was the delectable vegan menu, but what made this experience even sweeter was walking up the hallway (and even their bathroom!) reminiscent of my favorite ride, Space Mountain.

crispy tofu // smoked chili glaze, sweet & sour pineapple

bbq tempeh steam buns // korean bbq sauce tempeh, spicy slaw

garlic fried rice // sunny egg, scallions

a whole mess of birthday soosh

maguro karai roll // big eye tuna, sweet & spicy sauce

big eye poke tuna // chili, avocado, white ponzzu, rice crisp

custom cake from sweetpea, thanks guys