After roadtripping Oregon and some further parts of the west coast I’ll tell you more about on the blog soon, we returned back to lovely Portland. My last piece on America’s foodie, hippie and hipster city number 1 might have suggested that I had taken a great fancy to Portlandia. If not: I have honestly fallen for Portland’s dreaminess. Big time.
With our new Airbnb accommodation even closer to hip Alberta Street, we strolled the area all day, enjoyed coffee at Vita Cafe just to have more iced teas afterwards so as to cool down from Oregon’s hot summer.
And as luck would have it, our second stay in Portland was on a Saturday so we headed to the waterfront to discover local produce from farmers and artists at Portland Saturday Market.
Back to Alberta, I started feeling a little bit at home here – not least due to great Alberta Cooperative Grocery. I think I visited that organic supermarket more often than any other place in Portland. Who can blame me, though, with their excellent supply of muesli bars, local foods and Oregon-made cosmetics? (Do I start sounding like a Portland citizen already…?)
And then there was my huge dougnut hunger that sought to be satisfied. And it was: at Pip’s Original. Fresh mini-doughnuts made to order. Classic with sugar and cinnamon. Experimental with raw honey and sea salt. Or unbelievably sweet with homemade apricot butter. This place has only one check: It’s not close to home in Amsterdam. I should definitely look for flights back to Portland…
On this evening, though, we spent our last time at this tasteful place in North East Portland, cuddling the cute pet dog’s tummy and dreaming of our upcoming adventures.