Sunday, January 24, 2010

Catchup

I spent majority of last week in Portland with meetings keeping me tied up ALL day and night.  I think of Portland as a mini-Seattle, and do love the fact that Oregon doesn't have sales tax.  Every.single.visit. ..... my work girlfriends and I think it is enough of an excuse to go shopping since it saves you 9.5%, but this visit sadly didn't give us one spare second to shop.  Bummer, but the pocketbook at least liked it.  


In Portland, 
I indulged in crab cakes THREE days in a row!!  Mmmmm.



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We stopped in at Mother's, which was highly recommended by the six people I screened before making a decision on a lunch spot, and it did not disappoint.  It was the most quaint bistro, and I felt like I was absolutely in Italy.    We ate dinner the following night at Portland City Grill, which had an amazing view of the city on the 30th floor of a high rise downtown.  They know how to cook some crab cakes.  Then, I got pressured into ordering my steak oscar style by the nice server, and oh how tasty it was.  This was the first time I have ever ordered a petite filet oscar with crab and Bearnaise sauce on top.  Can we say I left FAT and HAPPY?!?!  Then, we went back for more the following day for lunch again at Mother's.  I think we liked it -- Too funny!


Well, I finally made my rounds to all 64 (yahoo!!) of the Wishful Wednesday posts, although sadly I was still working on them this past Saturday morning.  That may be a record of most people linked up -- gotta love it!!  Thanks to all my followers for participating and making it so fun each week one after another!  The past five months of WW has just flown by.  Also, feel free to email me topics you are interested in, it would be much appreciated!


AND, today was super exciting, but I won't get toooooo pumped up about it until I get more information.  It MAY involve my dream house!!!


Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed time with their loved ones!!
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27 comments:

Just Add Walter said...

yum yum... I love crab cakes!! Can't wait to hear more about the 'dream house'

Risley said...

We LOVE Mothers and PCG! We have spent 4th of July at PCG.. BEST view of fireworks in the city.. with a yummy dinner and cocktail in front of your! Mothers is also wonderful for breakfast!
So Many great places to eat Downtown PDX!

Kassie said...

Ooh,I'm excited to hear about the potential dream house!! Glad you had such a good work trip!

Juliana said...

I think it was a great WW! I LOVE crab cakes. Johns dad is from the east coast so he makes a mean crab cake...but we do not have them anywhere here in Colorado really. Excited to hear about your potential new crib!

Renee said...

ahhh, Portland and their lack of sales tax...I had a secret life as a flight attendant back in the day and I LOVED my overnights there, just for the shopping.

Jamie said...

How's are sooooo much fun. It's such a different feeling when you actually own something rather than renting. Good luck on the house hunting. Can't wait to hear more. This post sounds like a Wishful Wed topic with - "The meal I could eat over and over again" - crab cakes! They are my absolute favorite and could eat them for every meal as well.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

crab cakes and filet...drooling a bit over here. Dream house?? sounds super exciting!
I did not realize Oregon did not have sales tax either...I was only aware of NH not having sales tax...now that I think of it, there are probably several other states without sales tax??
I will google that! ha!
Have a fabulous week!

Sarah Wyland said...

Apparently, I need to go to Portland to eat! Excited to hear about this maybe dream home!

Linda said...

Yum. Mother's is delicious! I love Portland.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

House news?! You must keep me posted! Nick and I have been on the market too looking for our first purchase...

OceanDreams said...

Glad you had a nice trip and those crab cakes look super delicious! Hope work slows down for you a bit and how exciting about a future dream house?! :)

Sherrie said...

I love crabcakes. Have a great Monday!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

9.5%?!?!?! Geeeeez.....ours is 7, and I thought that was rather ridiculous ;)
That food looks amazing :)

Hannah @ The New Black said...

We'll have to try Mother's out next time we're down there...I LOVE me some crab cakes!

Cassie said...

MMM crab cakes. Now I'm going to be craving them.

WestSacHoney said...

I love Oregon! My dad's family is there and they all just had kiddies so I am making another trip up this summer! I heard about City Grill but haven't gotten the chance to make it up! Mmm crab cakes.. now I have a new craving..

Annie said...

OMG....I LOVE crab cakes...but (strangely enough) don’t get the opportunity to have GOOD ones in MI very often...so jealous!!

The Links said...

Holy Goodness I LOVE crab cakes. I totally need to find a recipe so I can make them for myself!!

MCW said...

I have been slacking with WW :( I will get back into the swing of things very soon! I love crabcakes, but refuse to eat them anywhere but in MD!

Kelsey Claire said...

I am so jealous! I love love love crab cakes! I am glad that you got to indulge!

Lindsey said...

I love crab cakes! I have always wanted to go to Oregon. Sounds fun! Can't wait for you to share the important information!

Samantha said...

Huzzah for the DREAM house!!

krislyn. said...

Portland is totally a smaller Seattle .. And I wish we here in Seattle had the no tax deal! ;-) Sounds like you had a great time, and ate some tastey food.

And also looks like some exciting things are happening in the Smith Household, can not wait to hear!

Catie said...

We never got a chance to visit portland when we were stationed in WA. That was something we really wanted to do too! However I do remember that sales tax girl! It was a hefty one ;) Glad you had fun and thanks for keeping me in touch with the Pac. NW.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh I love crabcakes!!! Sorry you didn't get time to shop.

Karen said...

Ooh, can't wait to hear more about a potential dream house!!!

Courtney said...

I am OBSESSED with crab cakes!! Yummy!

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