Wild Pacific salmon and kale salad – Boudin Bakery and Cafe

Wild Pacific salmon and kale salad - Boudin Bakery and Cafe
Soba noodles, tuscan kale, mixed greens, sliced cucumber, diced red bell pepper, fresh oranges, cilantro, sweet asian chili glaze, sesame seeds, sesame ginger vinaigrette dressing. $10.29
Boudin Bakery and Cafe, San Francisco CA

Ugh, I did NOT like this salad. There was more soba noodles than kale, and the salmon was gross! It was definitely delivered frozen and it had a disgusting squishy texture with a slimy glaze. Yuck!

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Scallop – Le Pigeon

Scallop - Le Pigeon
Jackfruit, seaweed, lovage, oyster dressing. $16
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

Omg, this was my favorite meal of my Portland trip! We sat at the counter and were entertained by watching the cooks the entire evening. Every dish was perfect and had a surprising and delicious combination of ingredients, textures, and flavors.

These scallops were delicate and lovely. I loved the random accompaniments that actually worked perfectly to create a perfect bite every time. Noms!

Baguette and salted butter - Le Pigeon
Baguette and salted butter. Complimentary

Cocktails – Doug Fir Lounge

Wood Fir'd Manhattan cocktail - Doug Fir Lounge
Wood Fir’d Manhattan: Woodford Reserve bourbon, sweet vermouth and amarena cherry served up. $10
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR

Mmm, all these cocktail were delicious! Thanks, Simon!

Jean-Luc Pearcard cocktail - Doug Fir Lounge
Jean-Luc Pearcard: Grey Goose Le’poire, St. Germaine, lemon juice and simple syrup served up. $8

Takes Time cocktail - Doug Fir Lounge
Takes Time: Slow & Low rye whiskey, amarena cherries, fresh orange, whiskey barrel aged bitters served on the rocks. $7.50

Reggie deluxe – Pine State Biscuits

Reggie deluxe - Pine State Biscuits
Fried chicken, bacon & cheese, egg, topped with gravy. $9
Pine State Biscuits, Portland OR

This is a definite gut buster! It has all the ingredients I love, but it actually didn’t deliver. The gravy was really salty, the biscuit was too dense, and the fried chicken was too greasy. Ugh, what happened? This place was highly recommended, but I think it fell short. Boo…