Portland is one of those cities that feeds my soul, recharges my batteries and makes everything in life better, even if it’s 55F and raining. Perhaps it’s all the wine that I have consumed or just plain delirious from the travel. It doesn’t really matter, because it makes me completely alive and appreciative of the life I am living.
Our next stop was the Dundee Bistro. Same place we ate at last year, but this year we ate inside by the fire, and just to think that last year this time we sat outside, soaking in the sun… We shared Puget Sound Mamilla Clams and a Blue Cheese Burger with truffle fries, of course and some pinot grigio."The goal of The Dundee Bistro is to define Willamette Valley Cuisine, the presentation of locally produced wines, fruits, vegetables, nuts, mushrooms, fish and meats in preparations preserving their complete freshness, excellent quality and natural beauty. The chefs of The Dundee Bistro make every effort to utilize organic products and support dedicated farmers committed to sustainable agricultural practices." I think this sums it perfectly....I couldn't have said it better myself.
We continued driving down the road, but kept running into bunch of CLOSED signs at different wineries until we finally found the winery that was still open. Welcome to Winter's Hill Vineyard.
And shopped I did.....The movie was nothing short of amazing – the clothes, the decor, the girls. It was like meeting up with old girlfriends and catching up on lost times. We picked up right where we left off two years ago.
We finished the night by stopping by at Shannon’s favorite local restaurant - Decarli and shared appetizers and petit shirah. There is nothing better than sharing a bottle of good wine and great food while chatting with a best friend. I wish she didn’t live 3,000 miles away…..
Bruschetta - salmon tartare, cerignola olive and preserved lemon relish/balsamic figs, goat cheese, walnut/roasted fingerling potato, gorgonzola and hazelnut ailladeMeatballs - marinara, basil, grana padano and garlic toast
It was a food lovers dream day....and there was certainly more to come.