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Saturday, 01 July 2006

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rooney

I visited the market on my only visit to Portland a few years back. My partner and I were wandering around and came to a booth but no one there. However, there was a bowl with samples, looked like oatmeal cookies. Di took a sample, ate it, and said it wasnt very good. I looked on, trying not to burst into laughter. It was a dog treat booth. My dad did the same thing years ago when someone sent a christmas present for our dog. he thought they were cookies. they werent very good either.
i hope you had a spanish coffee at huberts. if not, go back. portland is a wonderful place.

Rachel

Hi kirk!! I did enjoy your posts on Portland! Thank you for taking us on a virtual tour :) My hubby now wants to check out that bookstore that takes up a whole block! I never thought of it as a destination before.

Yeah himalayan food is interesting isn't it? I had my first taste of it last year and I liked the momos too. Most of it tastes like a cross between indian and chinese food. If you get a chance try and check out their tea sometime. It is a rich milk tea flavoured with spices such as cardamom and cinnamon etc.

Kady

You are really trying to convince me to move to Portland, aren't you? It sounds so great! So is the Saturday market a daily thing even though it has Saturday in its title?

Lynnea

Oh I love the Portland Saturday Market! It is so cheery and fun.

And no sales tax is nice. My husband often waits until we are in Oregon to buy electronic gadgets and games. I still get confused when something cost more than the ticket price and I always think the cashier rang my purchase up incorrectly until I realize that California has sales tax.

dietchilicheesefries

feels like i was there... thanks for all the nice shots!

and thanks for the update on the state of food in the Himalayas, i'm cancelling my flight...

Milgwimper

Kirk,

I love the Portland virtual tour! :) I have thought the Momo was interesting, but never had a chance to taste them. You find the most interesting places to eat! :)

Kirk

Hi Rooney - That is a funny story - same thing happened with some doggie jerky we had lying around and a "guest".....and I won't go into the time we were having beers and were really hungry and the only thing around was a box of milkbones......So much coffee for one city - my favorite was Holler Mountain Organic from Stumptown Coffee.

Hi Rachel - I'm just wondering if this is really what Himalayan Food is. Cross between Indian and Chinese really doesn't sound too bad.

Hi Kady - I'd suggest going to visit in the winter before making a decision. But people are very nice, and no sales tax is great. The Saturday Market runs for every Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday, 11am-4pm from March through Xmas.

Hi Lynnea - Even though we're aware of the difference, it still throws you off, I kept calculating sales tax on everything......The Saturday Market was fun and relaxing.

Hi DCCF - So no Mo-mo's for Yo-yo's? Damn, I was waiting for the review on Nepal Airlines......

Kirk

Hi Mills - It's quite easy to pick a palce to eat when you have so many choices.

Ben

Great report, Kirk. We were at the Saturday Market just a summer ago. And yup, the food was fabulous and liked the variety offered.

Kirk

Hi Ben - I've been enjoying your London "eat-a-logue" alot:

http://chowtimes.com/2006/07/london_trip_report_day_2_dinne.html

Thanks for dropping by.

Pdx Milf

We're a city but have a small town feel.

Portland is known as a "sleeper city"...great place to live - weather not extreme and not having to pay sales tax is a nice perk. No matter which state you live in,you'll find yourself hit with high taxes of some sort and Oregon has a very high personal income tax.

Yes, we have at least one coffee shop on every back, (we're 2nd in the nation in coffee consumption - Seattle is #1)and we're working on having microbrewery on every block too. The Oregon Brew Fest begins July 23rd and is a must-visit.

Portland is also known for it's many adult venues. We have more adult venues per capita than any other city in the nation. Lots of strip clubs, adult stores, theaters and swingers groups abound in Portland. Those who choose an alternative lifestyle will feel at home in Portland.

We also love our pets - Portland is a very dog-friendly town.

We have a large GLBT community; lot's of gay/lesbian bars and clubs. Pride Weekend always sees a large attendance.

Yup, love Portland and we're happy to have you visit but not so eager to have others relocate here!

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