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Reason #5 to Live in Portland

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Reason #5 to Live in Portland

Slappy Cakes! It’s a totally fun breakfast spot on 44th and Belmont. We took Cath’ and Jeff and the girls there last Saturday. So fun! Each table has its own griddle built right in so you can make your own pancakes. They offer several varieties of pancake batter which arrive in a squeeze bottle so that you can make pancakes that spell your name or just plain old silver dollar ones. Cath’ and the girls shared peanut butter batter with chocolate chips and whipped cream for mix in’s. Glenn and I had buttermilk batter with fresh blueberries (I love when they get all yummy and burst in the pancakes!) and lemon curd. And we shared a plate of candied bacon around the table: oh. my. They brew Stumptown coffee and have a full menu to order off of too. Jeff had heuvos rancheros that looked fantastic and quite substantial. We went on a holiday weekend so there was quite a wait but the hostesses seemed really on their game and moved people thru quickly. Our server was upbeat and helpful. I give it two thumbs up! (And many thanks to Vonny for alerting me to its fun and goodness!)

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Reason #2 to live in Portland

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Reason #2 to live in Portland

Pine State Biscuits. Have you been there? It’s soooo yumalicious. It’s a tiny place on Alberta that’s so worth the trip! We had some friends in town a few weeks ago and wanted to find someplace fun for breakfast so I checked the interwebs. One of my favorite things is to check the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives website to see where Guy has been. And Pine State Biscuits came up. So we met them there for breakfast.

They are known for their biscuits (bet you figured that out) and Michelle was the ordering pro. She got an amazing biscuit with fried chicken, pickles and honey. Oh. my. I’m totally ordering that next time I’m there. Glenn had a more traditional bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit…just all scratch cooking as opposed to the Mickey Dee’s version. I had hash-ups: hash-browns with ham, cheese, and sauteed onions and peppers. Also delicious.

It’s a funny Portland kind of place with picnic tables under a cover to augment their limited indoor seating. They have recycling, compost and trash receptacles–also so Portland. And I’m sure we saw at least one person with skinny jeans, a tattoo, or unusual piercings.

It’s precisely the kind of fun and quirky place we were looking for and I’m so happy we tried it. It’s going on the schedule for Christmas!

Here’s a photo of Michelle’s biscuit…(just so you can see the scrumptiousness)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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