Everyday Life with Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC

For our final night in Portland, we felt we had to do it right with a seafood feast. Our google search led us to Jacqueline. To begin with, the restaurant itself is adorable. It looks like a little house from the outside, and inside it’s cozy and welcoming. Since we didn’t have a reso, we …

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If this picture isn’t enough to entice you to enter Zell’s Café then the food should! This adorable place is located just off of Morrison Street SE in Portland, and has been around for years. The family style vibe permeates throughout and they serve a classic breakfast and lunch. Once we were seated, we were …

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Choosing Portland as its first location outside of Tokyo, visiting Afuri Izakaya seemed like a logical decision. This place specializes in ramen, specifically a citrus or Yuzu style. Entering the modern building, we were lucky to get a seat around the kitchen where we could watch the chefs work their magic. We ordered all items …

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Portland is full of brunch options so finding the perfect place was a bit more challenging than we thought. We chose based on location, reviews, and food options and Jams on Hawthorne fit the bill. They have a large, diverse menu with options for all: vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, and gluten-free people. The restaurant itself …

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