When we were looking for houses one of the biggest things we wanted was to have a house where we could still walk places. After two years of living in Northwest it was a hard to leave-I left an area where I could to walk to Powell’s, take the streetcar anywhere, and have a Trader Joe’s across the street… not to mention there being a ton of bars where I could easily stagger home.
But I gotta say, our new hood is pretty great-I love that we have a lot to walk to still-Baker & Spice, Salvador Molly’s, the farmer’s market, the Thai place with golden sacs, and the head-sized margarita store.
And yeah, you can walk to a grocery store, and a bank, and a post office, and a library.
But last time I checked you can’t eat stamps. So those aren’t quite as exciting.
Today we tried a new Hillsdale place, and it was tasty!
Three Square Grill is just a few doors down from my beloved Baker & Spice. They do breakfasts only on Sunday. This morning it was icy out, so we’re waiting for later church. We realized this meant that God wanted us to go out for breakfast before mass. So we bundled up and were on our way.
We found these gingerbread houses in the window at Baker and Spice
(That’s the St John’s Bridge)
(and the White Stag sign)
Edible Portland landmarks
The breakfast came with warm baguette slices, butter, and jam. This was mommy-quality jam.
I had an omelet with greens, roast chicken, ricotta, and sundried tomatoes.
I was more than a little in love with the chicken and greens. The omelet was way too much to finish, but you better believe I picked out every last bit of greens.
Do you make gingerbread houses? Baby brother is quite sure he and I should make one. But last year we made a halloween one, and it looked like this