Everyday Life with Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC

Before catching our morning flight back home, we wanted a quick but tasty breakfast. Within a block from where we were staying, there was a Oui Presse: a neighbourhood coffee shop serving homemade baked goods and breakfast, with an array of magazines. We both ordered a coffee and the beans on toast. The chickpeas and …

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Quintessential Portland is what you’ll find at Juniors Cafe. This adorable breakfast spot is claimed to be Portland’s best kept secret for their original food and friendly service. It’s definitely one of the cutest breakfast places I’ve visited, and after perusing the menu we took some recommendations for what to order. Daniel ordered the cracked …

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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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