At the intersection of NW Broadway and Couch in Portland, on the side of the historic DeSoto Building, you’ll find artist Gage Hamilton’s yellow mural known as “Ozymandias (DeSoto Detached)”. Continue reading “First For The Trees”
Across the street from our Portland motel was a fun looking tiki bar that screamed for us to check it out.
The decor inside The Alibi was kitschy and typically tiki bar-ish. Exactly what I was looking for.
I may have had one too many potent and ridiculously named Banana Hammocks. How could I say no to a tropical umbrella drink?
I was a bit unsure about it being a karaoke night, but it ended up being really fun singing along (off key, on my part) to the songs being performed.
If you’re in Portland’s Overlook neighbourhood, drop in see why this place is still going strong more than 70 years since it first opened.
I mentioned in a #POTD earlier this week that we’d gone to Voodoo in Portland. The line outside was long and the sun was blazing – two things to quickly make me very cranky. But I had high hopes after reading so many good reviews online, and decided that it had to be worth the wait.
Once we finally made our way to the doors, I realised that there was a line snaking around the store. Thankfully it was out of the sunshine though.
After much humming and hawing, we each selected 2 donuts..
(Yes, I know I spell it differently to Voodoo.. but both are correct.. ahem)
Blueberry Cake and Dirt for me, and Voodoo Doll and plain glazed for James. I carried that bright pink box through town like it was precious cargo and looked forward to trying them later that day when we arrived at Silver Fall State Park campground.
I supposed you’d like to see the donuts?
Drum roll, please..
Verdict? Don’t believe the hype!
The two top donuts (Dirt and Voodoo Doll) were really good. The others weren’t. Would I stand in line like that again, when we have better donut options back home? That would be an hard pass.
But I’m happy to say that we’ve been, and have checked it off the list.
Have you been to Voodoo? If so, what are your thoughts?
We made it to Portland’s most popular donut shop, and after standing in line in the baking sun there was no way I was walking away with only one. Waistline be damned!