Oregon Vacation - October 6, 2008
Had a great 4 day weekend in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. This area is a mecca for organic food, outstanding Pinot Noir (known as Burgundy in France), and creative gourmet chocolate. We indulged in all three, in moderation, with our good friends Darrell and Makenzie from Seattle. I was also able to track down a friend who has morphed from Manhattan finance maven to boutique winemaker. His stuff is both excellent and expensive. If you are ever in Willamette wine country, be sure to check out Jay MacDonald and his EIEIO winery and visit The Tasting Room in the old bank building in Carlton, Oregon. A third party review of one of Jay's wines can be found HERE. We also had some great meals in Portland, very good at El Gaucho and outstanding at Higgins. Check the links for my restaurant reviews! And while I'm not a big coffee drinker, the handcrafted masterpieces at the very downscale Stumptown Coffee Roasters were stunning, delicious, and amazing.
In other news, Kathryn and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at the Metropolitan in Salt Lake City on Wednesday evening with two other couples - IF she decides to keep me for two more days!
Posted by Steve Kelley