Deschutes, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

After the Providence Bridge Pedal we all rode our bikes an additional ten plus blocks to the Deschutes Brewery iin search of some much needed nourishment and libation. We got both.

Drunken Noodle

Drunken Noodle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

After our walk from the movie theater back to our car we headed to Typhoon. Karen’s choice of birthday restaurant. Our order… drunken noodles, of which this is fine example, yellow curry with beef, phad thai with chicken, spicy string beans, rice, and a thirst quenching thai iced tea. Uh… I think that’s all we ordered. bah ha ha ha!! Yes, we had leftovers. It’s one of the great things about going to Typhoon… we ALWAYS have left overs.

Having Lunch at Grand Central

Mama Mia

Mama Mia, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

And again I’ll say… Happy Birthday to Me! I had a great day, ending with a very nice dinner at Mama Mia, downtown Portland.

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

After enjoying a mini birthday party at our house and then walking around in the city, we went to dinner with friends on my birthday at Mama Mia. I had cannoli and an espresso for dessert. Both were good, but the cannoli… ah… really great.

Storm Approaching

Storm Approaching, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Continued weekend recap… We hung out at the house most of the late afternoon on Sunday. Just the four of us relaxing and trying to stay cool. Originally we’d planned on firing up the fire pit and roasting some stuff for dinner, but then… weather change. The clouds started to roll in, the thunder could be heard in the distance, and a few rain drops indicated a cookout might not be the way to go… so, plan b. We headed over to Broadway and some dinner at Aztec Willies where we enjoyed some decent Mexican food, a margarita, and the viewing of some of the Olympic swimming trials. A very nice dinner. This photo was taken with my iPhone camera just after we crossed over the Freemont Bridge toward downtown. Pretty cool sky that night.

With Lemon

With Lemon, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We had dinner with a friend last night at the Matador on 23rd.. We’d never been there before and I have to say…great place. Good food, good cocktails, and a really nice atmosphere. Not to mention that the prices were good. That’s two good restaurant finds in a week. Saturday we had dinner, with another friend, at Lorenzo’s on Mississippi. Also a great little place, good and interesting food, and prices that were decent.

I love Portland for a lot of reasons, one of which is the variety of places to go and get a good meal. Cheers Portland.