This year, we are finally getting Saturdays off — yaaaaaah!
Mitchell made us bump eggs from Ralph — chicken, duck and turkey, yummy runny heavenly over toast. We wandered around Portland today, as wandering is one of our favorite things to do. Portland Saturday Market was a quick dash because it began to pour, so just the basic, what we can’t get in the markets: local organic corn tortillas in the pepper flavor (as if they are too hot?) and amazing carrots.
We headed over the bridge to Sellwood for a bit of rummaging in the antique stores. We tried dickering a bit but Oregonians don’t dicker. A woman had boxes of old screws and nails (Mitchell likes weird stuff) and they were $10 a cigar box, a bit steep, and she was going out of business. He offered her 25 for four boxes, and she could keep the nice boxes and sell them separately. “Nope.” She has one week left in business and she turned down $25 for old screws and nails! Both of us are Californians, and I was raised dickering in Mexico, so “What’s your best price?” is standard for me unless it really is a great price.
We ended up with lunch at our favorite Cha-Cha-Cha. This is a chain in Portland, and it’s a weird chain, in that each family member owns one or two. The quality varies wildly from one to the next. Unfortunately, the one that is our favorite is in Sellwood, the farthest away — but omigoddess it is good basic Mexican food, which I miss. And I want to paint our office the colors of Cha-Cha-Cha, and work in a space drenched in bright orange and fuchsia. Mitchell says it is not advised: color bounces off walls and onto objects, so the problem is not being able to see a color clearly. He is right, but I can still dream.
Lunch was so huge and so late we did not eat dinner, but picked up the cats for a night with us at home, curled into bed with chocolate cake and cold goat’s milk. Not enough good cake in this town, and so far, New Seasons has the best. Chocolate Port, and German Chocolate, yum.
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