We spent Memorial Day week in and around the Portland area, visiting the City of Roses along with Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. We ate as much seafood and drank as much wine as possible. Most of our food pictures were shot on Katherine’s smart phone. We didn’t shoot everything we ate. (No one’s done that since the 1800s!) But here are some of the highlights. Above steamer clams with fennel and chorizo from Deschutes Brewery in Portland. Below the brewery’s burger with roasted red bell pepper and pastrami with potato and garlic soup.
The breakfast at The Wildflower Cafe in Lincoln City, a coastal town was by far our favorite breakfast. We had eggs Benedict with crab and eggs Benedict with crab cake. (Like I said seafood kick!)
The Blackfish Cafe, also in Lincoln City, was another favorite. Their swordfish was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
And how’s this for a starter? The “frutos del mar” at Andina cafe had assorted ceviches, oysters, mussels and more.
And for a main course, fish, bok choy and shitake mushrooms in a pork broth.
We were always too full to order dessert. But we did nab some chocolates from Tamami Chocolates in McMinnville.