Portland: the Weird and the Wonderful pt. 2

We concluded our venturing-in-nature day at Portland’s place of endless stories and possibilities: Powell’s Books.

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This “world largest used and new” bookstore will surely allure you to get lost in several pages. Powell’s has books for everyone and everything. Christopher and I even lost each other at one point (the mystery section hooked him whereas the illustrations in the children’s section captured me.)

I had the intent of only purchasing one book at this litmosphere.

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And came out with four books instead.

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Our stomachs needed some love after completing our book indulgence. We went to Clyde Commons, an American restaurant with a classy international influence.

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As a Filipina, I was curious to see how this American-proclaimed restaurant would prepare lumpia.
And, damn, they pulled it off. It didn’t stray too far away from the Filipino style and still had an original flavor that had us craving for more. It went away fast (hence it is not photographed.)

I want to recommend the other dishes too but the main dishes rotate daily! Either way, I’m sure you can find a meal right for you and the perfect beer to pair it.

While on vacation, dessert after dinner is a must! We headed to the highly recommended Salt and Straw ice cream shop. Upon ordering, we waited in a line that wrapped around this charming and creamy delight.

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It was well worth the wait! Do not let the long line scare you away. You’ll wish you were double-fisting cones like this guy.

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Thank you Portland for the nature, books, and food! Still didn’t see the weirdness but I’m more convinced of the wonderful!

-ChiChai@Empire

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