Jaunt To Oregon: Postscripts Of Fuzzy Food Afterthoughts.
Food wasn’t the focus of the trip, just an afterthought while visiting a friend in Oregon.
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.
On land in Albany, Oregon.
Went to a few places, but nothing knocked my socks off, thus provide a general recap of most.
Loafers Station is a popular restaurant in Albany — It’s where this lunch is from.
We had a good cross-section of food… Tacos, a Sandwich and Pizza — Their MENU is here.
Blackberries seemed to grow freely everywhere.
I sized up the Culinary Arts Competition at the Linn County Fair.
It’s much smaller than the OC Fair’s Culinary Arts Competition, but equally fun.
Also saw Collective Soul, one of my favorite bands playing at the Oregon Fair.
It was beautiful everywhere in between and around Portland, Albany and OSU.
My dear friend, Theresa happened to make the best food I had there (above and below).
Simple and good — Shredded Chicken with Mr. Yoshida’s served on Hawaiian Bread Rolls.
We took a Pedicab from downtown Corvallis to and from OSU.
So picturesque everywhere.
Lunch at Flat Tail Brewing (below).
The Onion Dip with house made Potato Chips was good, but this one is the best.
Our Salads were better than good on the other hand, especially The Mash Tun.
See MENU for more information.
I like our reflection in the window as we check it out up close — It’s like we’re inside already.
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.
Where should we eat next time?