Archives for February 2010

Jam on Hawthorne

Our breakfast adventures continue!  We headed over to the Hawthorne area of southeast Portland. Jam on Hawthorne located at 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  They are closed on Monday but open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to  3p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You'll notice the sign on the door - Jam Cafe and Art House   … [Read more...]

The Daily Cafe

We are taking a little break from our weekly breakfast adventures to go out to lunch! Since Monday was a holiday and the girls were off school it was the perfect opportunity for my neighbor and I to take our daughters to lunch.  We also had a fun shopping trip to Cargo which I shared with you earlier this week. For lunch we went to The Daily … [Read more...]

Cargo in the Pearl

Since Monday was a holiday and a sunny day here in Portland it was a good excuse to do a little exploring. We headed down to the Pearl District of Portland for a girl's lunch. After lunch (check out the blog on Friday for where we ate lunch) we headed over to Cargo.  None of us had ever been there before but the outside was so intriguing and … [Read more...]


We headed over to N. Mississippi this last week for our weekly breakfast adventure. Located at 3957 N. Mississippi Avenue, Gravy, has a nice neighborly, laid back kind of feeling. Not only do they use fresh local and organic ingredients but they have also decorated with some fun, funky, cartoon like local art. Portions are large at … [Read more...]

Moonstruck Chocolates

What began in 1993 in Portland Oregon as "an idea to handcraft superior chocolates, chocolates that would not only taste exquisite but would look exceptional" soon  became Moonstruck Chocolates.  With five locations in the Portland area Moonstruck Chocolates still handcrafts each piece of decadent chocolate with the best ingredients and the fresh … [Read more...]

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry {OMSI}

Located on the East side of the Willamette, OMSI was founded in 1944 and is one of the world's leading science museums.  It is also home of the Pacific Northwest's largest planetarium.  With 219,000 square feet of science at your fingertips the museum offers educational fun for the whole family.  Something I am embarrassed to admit I didn't know … [Read more...]

Bijou Cafe

The hunt continues.... This week we headed back downtown to the Bijou Cafe.  Jim was at a conference all day so it was just us two girls. The Bijou Cafe is located at 132 SW Third Avenue and is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast is served all … [Read more...]

Two Tarts Bakery

Two Tarts Bakery got their start in the Spring of 2007 at the Portland and Beaverton Farmer's Market where two cookie loving sisters began selling their wares.   Their bite size cookies are no more than 2 inches in diameter,  the perfect size for popping in your mouth! Just over a year later they opened a retail establishment in the NW 23rd area … [Read more...]