8.02.2019

The Cobbrahim Shareable list of Portland Favs

Joe's always evolving Yelp List

The Neighborhoods of Portland worth seeing:

Here's a link to an official list

We only poke around in:

1. Northwest -must see

  • Forest Park, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden
  • Nob Hill
  • Downtown
  • Pearl District
  • NW District, 23rd, Slabtown

2. Northeast

  • We end up on Alberta and the surrounding area sometimes

Craft Shops:
Modern Domestic Fabric Store
Bolt Fabric Store
Close Knit Knitting Store

3. Southeast - must see

  • Sellwood Neighborhood
  • Hawthorne St
  • Division St

North, East, and Southwest have a lot of homes and neighborhoods and although there are great places to eat or see, we don't find ourselves in the areas often.


Here's Joe's OG list from our first year in Portland:

Breakfast / Brunch 

Mothers Bistro 
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204
(Great breakfast place) 

Pine state biscuits
2204 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(Chicken and biscuits breakfast sandwiches to die for)  

Besaw's 
1545 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(Portland standard simply delicious) 

Tasty and Alder
580 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR  97205
(Grey for lunch or dinner also) 

Lunch 

XLB 
4090 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR  97227
(Soup dumplings)!

Lardo 
1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205
(Amazing sandwiches) 

Screen door 
2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
(Delicious southern food) 

Portland city grill 
111 5th Ave, 30th Floor, Portland, OR 97204
(Great city view go at sunset) 

Breweries 


Breakside Brewery
1570 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR  97210

Great notion brewing 
2204 NE Alberta St
Unit 101
Portland, OR  97211

Modern times 
630 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR  97214

Wayfinder brewing 
304 SE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214
United States

Exnovo brewing
2326 N Flint Ave, Portland, OR 97227

For cocktails 


Pepe le moko
407 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR  97205
(Get the amaretto sour!)

Teardrop Cocktail Lounge 
1015 NW Everett St
Portland, OR  97209

Clyde Common 
1014 SW Stark St
Portland, OR  97205

7.05.2019

4th of July Meet-Up

We had a meet-up on the 4th of July.  It was first Thursday after all.  It was a wonderful time and the next day I went back to meet Daleen!  






6.17.2019

Texas Tornado

I planned a trip to Austin for Joe's 40th birthday.  It's not until September but he will be hard at work for harvest and can't travel, watch tv, sleep in his own bed, or have an otherwise good time.

I started our trip with a float on the Comal in New Braunfels


After, I took everyone to lunch at Rudy's.


They were intruged/weirded out by the paper plates and lack of silverware.


I took them to Gruene Hall, my favorite place in Texas and the oldest running dance hall in the state.



On Saturday, we went to Salt Lick but I am lacking pictures.  After, we went to Zilker Brewing.




 We closed out the weekend with a BBQ brunch downtown.




There were tornado warnings and conditions just as everyone headed to their flights.


Everyone else flew home, I took Joe for a fast and furious 24 hours in San Antonio, it's my rearview town.  We went to the river walk.

We went to the old Alamo Brewing Company and now Hotel Emma




We took scooters to Alamo Brewing Company


And then we went to the actual Alamo



5.19.2019

Loop in London

There I was, running around London like a fool, trying to touch every corner that I could.  I was tired, hungry, and I thought that maybe it would be cool to go to a knitting shop called Loop.  I'd heard of it, I wasn't sure how I knew about it, but I did.  Maybe it will be good, maybe it will be bad, but hey, when in Rome, er London.

I had some lunch and opened Google maps to check which train I would be taking to get to Loop


To my surprise, I was guided to a bus stop and I climbed into a red double decker bus, the top seats were empty.  Front and center, yes please.


I got off the bus and started to wind through small streets to a shopping area.  I was pleasently suprised by the neighborhood and adventure.  After all, this is why I was going, to touch another corner of London.


I arrived and was immediately charmed by the building and window display.



I have been smitten with sunburst crochet grannies for years, and this one stole my heart.  I wasn't even inside yet!


I opened the door and this was my view.




































Upstairs 




Wish list, must have, yup!