After all the craziness of final weeks school I planned some time away to visit my friend in Portland, Oregon. This is a place where I could move to tomorrow with it’s amazing food and lifestyle. It was such a place of dreams where I could buy vegetarian food with a depth of flavour I had never experienced before, eaten ice cream with strawberry balsamic vinegar and pickled strawberries and eaten sustainable sushi with tasty cocktails as well. I have to say the cocktails have to be some of the best I have tried with local artisan gin called aviator and this incredible ginger liqeur my friend used in the cocktails at home. Well the dream had to end and now I am back to reality with the everyday but my inspiration has been with cooking my daily meals with the hope to replicate something of what Portland has to offer! I have a few pictures of the highlights of my vacay away…
Gonna take you for a ride on a big jet plane…
Natural Selection desserts – the first restaurant I visited in Portland, a vegetarian heaven
Oh yeah – the Portland Naked Bike Ride
Drinking cocktails with my friend – a Linoncello cocktail for me!
Lobster Ravioli with Marscapone – dreamy!
Super fresh Rice Paper Rolls with a dipping sauce – perfect with the truffle oil fries on the side (I was hungover that day!)
Mother’s in the city – my brunch frittata with feta and olive goodness
An ice cream treat after I had my tattoo below – this is a Salt and Straw combination of flavours
My tattoo from the wonderful tattoo artist Cody at Scapegoat tattoo
A bowl of sustainable sashimi at Bamboo – something sushi fantasies are made of
At Portland airport – a fond farewell
My new favourite shoes for the season by FLY London – I love shopping in Portland with no sales tax!