Monday, July 11, 2011

Alvinisms 1263

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech."

-Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Did you know: July 11th is National Cheer Up The Lonely Day.

Thought of the day: As much hiking, soccer, Canada, rafting, laughs, drinking, dancing, music video making, basketball, handball, hulahooping, and obstacle courses, fire escapes, roof topping, scary houses, getting lost, cliff jumping, shenanigans we did. If we could wrap up our Portland, Oregon trip in one word, it would be: Eating.

Food for thought:

Creamy burrata drizzled with olive oil and spinkled with sea sal and cracked black pepper.

-Alvinism of the Wildboyz

We finished hiking and jogging at Wildwood Trail and why not treat ourselves to some world famous Voodoo Doughnuts?

You can't really tell but the whole wall is glittered up.

A theater that dedicates a daily time slot to anime hentai!?!

Shouldn't be too hard.

Since the line was too long we found this spot next door w/ hella cheap beer!

Grimey and all we had a few.

Then it was off to what they call "food pods" which is equivalent to our food truck gatherings. And it's not food trucks there, they are are "food carts."

Another difference is that the carts usually stay in the same location so you don't have to go chasing them around.

And these food pods are always stationed at these certain areas and are everywhere so you can never go hungry in Portland.

And trust, they are all just as delicious looking.

I loooooove saag paneer. Throw in chicken!?! Yippeeee!!!

Rose got this amazing mini burrito.

Ellen got Cuban cuisine w/ sweet potato tater tots, yum!

Port-O-Potty? I think not. Hello Honey Bucket.

This is not from the Honey Bucket, it's waste from a cart.

Holy crap, this dessert specialty shop was soooo amazing that I had to take pictures of most of their stuff. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

I never had ice cream flavored like this before.

I bought what I thought was the prettiest of the bunch.

And got an ooey gooey surprise inside!

Napes on coffee and hello chocolate milk!

This isn't the best one but Portland has tons of scary looking houses.

We're beat from hiking, eating, and kicking back a few beers, but that doesn't end our day.

I love fire escapes!


Rosie's coming out.

My girls.

It's only about 4 stories down.

We picked up Edwin and went to this famous spot. BEST EVER! BEST EVER!

I didn't get a good photo of their wings so I took this from the internet.

You don't often get to say "best I ever had" especially w/ wings but man; these are it.

It's really the only place we chose to come back to and eat at again.

And we kept talking about Pok Pok wings the whole trip.

Sorry Jenny, let's come back and I'll buy you some.

Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings: Fresh natural chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and palm sugar, deep fried, tossed in caramelized Phu Quac fish sauce and garlic, and served w/ Vietnamese table salad.

Last time w/ the best wings in Amuurica!

Muu Paa Kham Waan: Boar collar meat rubbed w/ garlic, coriander root and black pepper, glazed w/ soy sauce and sugar, grilled over charcoal and served w/ mustard greens and spicy chili/lime/garlic sauce.

Hoi Thawt: Crispy broken crepe w/ steamed fresh mussels, eggs, garlic, chives and bean sprouts, served w/ Shark sri racha sauce.

Neua Naam Tok: Spicy Isaan flank steak "salad" w/ fish sauce, lime and chili powder dressing, shallots, lemongrass, mint, cilantro and toasted rice powder.

After dinner and drinks we hit up this speakeasy called Central. I was able to find some finer Scotches here. Excellent!

Dessert crepes are always a plus. And I met some Portland wifey material. (Holla at me Bree if you read this)

Dead tired, stuffed to max, chillin in beer and scotch, and having a good time w/ my best friends.

On the way back we stopped by Voodoo Doughnuts which will soon be 24 hours but as of now we were out of luck. I see you! And I will eat your delicious concoctions soon enough!

Home sweet home.

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