|Me pretending to smell the roses.|
The weather was really pleasant during the day though a bit breezy at night, but heck, I got to wear shorts so I’m not complaining. (Shorts in SF are an anomaly.) One of my favorite sights of the trip was the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest public rose garden of its kind in the US. Its a testing ground for roses with over 7,000 rose plants of about 500 varieties. I can see why Portland is nicknamed the “City of Roses.” It was unbelievably pretty!
|Hee. My cousin taking a drink from the falls.|
|Reggie Deluxe: Fried chicken, bacon & cheese topped with gravy and a fried egg.|
The biscuits were glorious! This place did not disappoint. All of their dishes are southern inspired with fried chicken and some variation on the toppings. The biscuits themselves were flaky and buttery – what more could you ask for? Except maybe some spanx to hold everything together. (For me of course, not the breakfast.) After we headed to Voodoo doughnuts because really, we didn’t get enough saturated fat and sugar for the morning. Fried dough is not easy to pass up, especially when you can order them in clever names like Butterfingerling, Dirty Snowballs, Memphis Mafia, and Captain My Captain.
There was a line (of course!) but it moved quickly so we were able to feast on donuts for our second breakfast without waiting too long. Overall, we had a great time! We got lost inside Powell’s Bookstore, went to a winery in Hood River, shopped on S. Adler Street, tasted beer flights at Deschutes Brewery, and noshed on some bites at the farmers market.
Our flight back to SF was delayed by 3 hours and Chris and I didn’t get home until 1am Tuesday morning. Yikes! Well I’m in NY now. I just arrived this morning and I’m excited to get me some real bagels!