Archives for September 2013

Slappy Cakes

If you are looking for a family friendly, fun, make your own breakfast kind of place and you don't want to stay home check out Slappy Cakes.  Slappy Cakes is located over at 4246 SE Belmont.  Each table has a built in pancake griddle. They have a selection of pancake batters to choose from - we got buttermilk, whole grain and gluten free!  They … [Read more...]

Heslers on Alberta

Today is another of my favorite places to go on NE Alberta St.   If you haven't been over to NE Alberta, there are so many fun shops and restaurants. Today we are going out to breakfast. Hesler's has been around since 1994 and they use many family recipes including their buttermilk pancake recipe from the owner's Grandmother. If you go on … [Read more...]

Tula Bakery}Gluten Free

One of our favorite gluten free bakeries in Portland is located NE Martin Luther King Blvd. in Portland.   In addition to lots of delicious sweet treatsTula Bakery  also has a great bread selection including both artisan and quick breads. Not all of their products are dairy free but each item is marked with a sign that tells you if it is also dairy … [Read more...]

Salt & Straw

We love ice cream at our house. We love it so much we are willing to drive clear across town for it and stand in line for it. Our favorite local ice cream spot in Portland is Salt & Straw.    A locally owned and operated ice creamery that had opened up the day before. There was a line out the door but we soon discovered that it was so … [Read more...]

Craven Raven Bakery}Gluten Free

{Sad to hear Craven Raven has closed their doors!} Whenever my daughter, Cali, comes home for a visit we check out the latest and greatest of gluten free bakeries/restaurants in the Portland area.  If you have to be gluten free, Portland is a great place to live. We had an appointment at the naturopath while Cali was home and one of the … [Read more...]

Blue Star Donuts

Whenever anyone mentions Portland and donuts in the same sentence people's first thought is usually Voodoo Donuts.  Don't get me wrong I think everyone should make at least one trip to Voodoo Donuts if they are ever in Portland.  It is an icon.  Just be prepared for really long lines and a decent donut. But if you want a really amazing donut and … [Read more...]