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Jaunt To Oregon: Postscripts Of Fuzzy Food Afterthoughts.

August 7th, 2013 No comments

Long Beach Airport

Food wasn’t the focus of the trip, just an afterthought while visiting a friend in Oregon.

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I now love Long Beach Airport — It’s nice and small with several good food options.  I had Hummus and Pita Bread while waiting to board the plane, and a glass of Chardonnay while watching the Food Network during the Jet Blue flight.  A delightful start indeed.

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On land in Albany, Oregon.

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Went to a few places, but nothing knocked my socks off, thus provide a general recap of most.

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Loafers Station is a popular restaurant in Albany — It’s where this lunch is from.

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We had a good cross-section of food… Tacos, a Sandwich and Pizza — Their MENU is here.

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Blackberries seemed to grow freely everywhere.

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I sized up the Culinary Arts Competition at the Linn County Fair.

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It’s much smaller than the OC Fair’s Culinary Arts Competition, but equally fun.

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Also saw Collective Soul, one of my favorite bands playing at the Oregon Fair.

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It was beautiful everywhere in between and around Portland, Albany and OSU.

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My dear friend, Theresa happened to make the best food I had there (above and below).

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Simple and good — Shredded Chicken with Mr. Yoshida’s served on Hawaiian Bread Rolls.

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We took a Pedicab from downtown Corvallis to and from OSU.

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So picturesque everywhere.

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Lunch at Flat Tail Brewing (below).

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The Onion Dip with house made Potato Chips was good, but this one is the best.

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Our Salads were better than good on the other hand, especially The Mash Tun.

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See MENU for more information.

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Moving on to the soon to be filled space below — It’s where Chopped winner, Cody Utzman plans to open Frankie’s Restaurant.  I didn’t see his episode and now want to look for it.

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I like our reflection in the window as we check it out up close — It’s like we’re inside already.

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Oregon is gorgeous!  I barely made the flight back to Long Beach and had to run through the Portland Airport without a minute to spare — It was thankfully Chardonnay time again, whew.

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Where should we eat next time?