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...]

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...]

Tasty n Sons

Jim is out of town this holiday weekend, enjoying a weekend with his college kids and taking in the BYU vs. University of Washington football games.  Tessa and I decided to do a little exploring on our own. We headed over to North Portland to check out Tasty n Sons which had been recommended to us by several people.  The restaurant is located at … [Read more...]

Byways Cafe

Located in the Pearl District of Portland, Byways Cafe is like stepping back in time.  Although it's only been there for ten years, you feel like it's been there forever. With a fun and charming retro atmosphere and lots of comfort food Byways is a popular destination for Portland locals and visitors and has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and … [Read more...]

Portland Farmer’s Market

Farmer's market season is in full swing in Portland. Last weekend we checked out the Portland Farmer's Market for the first time this season. Located at PSU in the Park Blocks off of Broadway the Portland Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays with other locations  during the week.  Check their website for details. The market has lots of … [Read more...]

Beaverton Farmer’s Market

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast on a Saturday morning in the summer is the Beaverton Farmer's Market.  The market is now open and in full swing. For location and more info on the market go here. On our visit to the market last Saturday we couldn't decide where we wanted to eat breakfast so we split up.  My husband headed over … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill

Bob's Red Mill - "Whole grain foods for every meal of the day."  With over 400 products Bob's Red Mill is an amazing site and resource for whole grain products, gluten free products and certified organic products. Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, Bob's Red Mill is not just a store but also a restaurant.  You can also take tours of the actual … [Read more...]

La Provence

I went to Paris for breakfast last Saturday. Or at least it tasted and felt like I did. Discover a little bit of Paris right here in Portland at La Provence. Thanks to blog reader Amber who raved about La Provence!  She commented, "If you truly want the most amazing breakfast in the Portland area YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY La Provence Bakery and … [Read more...]

Besaw’s Cafe

 Besaw's Cafe  has been a Portland institution since 1903. Originally the home of Portland's first beer parlor and gambling hall Besaw's cafe quickly became the most popular meeting place in the neighborhood, with a reputation for a pleasant drink, a scrumptious meal and lively conversation. More than 100 years later that is still … [Read more...]