Photography Friday: another day in Portland



I met Preita in Portland on Monday, this time at Stumptown coffee downtown. I had heard all kinds of things about Stumptown coffee and wanted to try it. My honest opinion? It wasn’t anything to write home about. It wasn’t terrible though. Just nothing spectacular. My usual coffee drink is an Americano and, so far, I like the ones they make here in little old Sandy at Mountain Moka (I don’t even have to tell them what I want anymore. When I walk in the door they practically have my coffee drink ready!).

In short: not overly impressed with Stumptown coffee. didn’t hate it, but wasn’t super impressed with it.

Our next stop was the Food Carts because we were hungry for lunch. This was my second visit to a Portland food cart. It was excellent. The cart was called “Built to Grill” and they served Italian food. I had a vodka sauce pasta dish that was to-die for. It was so delicious that I practically inhaled the entire gigantic plate of pasta. We were also given a complimentary bottle of water “on the house” which I thought was super nice.

As we wandered around we came upon a record shop. An honest-to-goodness record shop that sold record albums. It was really awesome. They also had a large number of concert t-shirts too. I bought myself a hot pink Misfits shirt. When I got home and showed it to Raf he looked at it and rolled his eyes. His former punk skater self couldn’t believe that the Misfits sold hot pink t-shirts.

After we left the record store we wandered around a bit and happened by Voodoo Doughnut. I was stoked. I had heard so much about it and hadn’t tried it yet. We went inside (no line! woot!) and I ordered what Preita ordered, which was an Oreo Cookie topped doughnut, drizzled with peanut butter topping (an “Old Dirty Bastard” is what this particular one is called). As yummy as it was, I could only eat half. So I wrapped up the other half and saved it in my pocket for Raf when I got home. Raf declared it delicious also, and this after being in my pocket for an hour and half. So Voodoo Doughnut totally lives up to the hype.