Saturday, August 20, 2011
Three Perfect Days in Portland: Day Two.
We continued our day shopping downtown and in the Pearl District. NO SALES TAX in Oregon. So for Californians, any purchase is a 9% discount. Scott experienced the grubby parts of downtown and a bit of The Pearl, including the sight of kids frolicking in Jamison Square,
After we returned home, I showed Scott Lake Oswego, where he, a former Ferrari owner, recognized a $300,000+ Ferrari. Yes. There's a difference between understated Portland and people in Lake O.
All the while, Allyson prepared dinner from our Farmer's market bounty. Lamb slaughtered just days ago, I think the Lamb's name was Hannah. Maybe not. But that's kind of the vibe with the locavore food trends in Portland. Corn salad. Green salad with some late-season strawberries. Farmer's Market bread, and Two Tarts bakery cookies. Ann joined us for dinner, which all made for a lovely evening.
Oh, I forgot. More of those Padrone peppers. Allyson copied Toro Bravo's recipe. Plus, we enjoyed some local cheeses and hazelnuts while Scott & I grilled the lamb.
All in all, a good day.