Monday, August 27, 2007

Weekend in Portland

Saturday morning we left, with Ken and Stephanie, to go visit Kelly and Brandon in Portland. We played two rounds of "Rubberneckers" on the way up. It is a card game for road trips. You score points by spotting what is on the cards or getting people in other cars to acknowlede you.

We got there just in time for lunch and we went to eat Dim Sum in Chinatown. Only David, Brandon and I had ever experienced that unique culinary experience and everyone had a great time. When you sit down, you don't order from a menu. They come around with carts of warm dishes of dumplings, rolls, potstickers, vegetables, steamed rolls and rice. You point to what you want and they give you however many servings you want and mark it on your ticket. We got to try lots of different foods because we ordered enough of each so we could all try everything.

We had several tickets to the LPGA golf tournament because Safeway gives them away when you shop there. We walked around for a bit, but it got really hot when the sun came out and most of us were overdressed. We ended up going to a movie at the St.John's Theater. It was called "Stardust" and we hadn't heard of it before, none of us had seen the previews, but it ended up being very good. It is a fantasy adventure. Well-made and not too cheesy. We ordered take out at this hole-in-the-wall mexican food place that came highly reccommended. It was in the back of a mexican market, very unassuming. It was delicious food. It tasted home-made, very authentic. We took it back to Brandon and Kelly's house and hung out for the rest of the evening.

In the morning I made breakfast and we headed out to the LPGA again because we had missed all the freebies the day before. Safeway has this huge tent with free samples for everyone who comes to the LPGA. We also walked around more and watched the golfers for a couple of hours. It is more interesting to watch live.

We had such a great time.

1 comment:

Faerylandmom said...

I'm jealous. Why weren't WE invited, if you please? :-)