portland foodie report: brunch and doughnuts

May 30, 2014

In honor of my really strong desire to post about food at least once a week, let's start this idea off with a post about where we were eating last Friday. Everyone had been telling us how brunch is a really big thing in Portland. Since Stefan had Friday off we decided to do it! I don't remember where I heard about Sweedeedee, but somehow it had made it onto my list of restaurants to try. I have a lot of mixed feelings about the place, so here are some pros and cons:

GOOD: Um, the food was awesome. I think I can honestly say it was literally the best brunch I've ever had. All the food was really fresh and you could taste the healthy. It was a little pricey, but I'm learning that I feel that way about most places here when I compare them with Utah prices. Plus for food that fresh, you can have a few extra dollars. Also the employees were mostly really nice. 

BAD: They have you order before you're seated. This is cool because by the time you are seated, your food comes pretty quickly. This is bad because you pay (and tip!?) before you really experience any service. Never falling for that again.. Another down side was the very limited seating. Or maybe the amount of seating was normal but the number of people there that morning was outrageous. We stood waiting for about forty minutes.. But then once we were seated our food came seriously about three minutes later. 

Also I don't know, this place was a little too Portland for us just yet. I didn't feel like I fit in with the server who had a tattoo of a chair on his bicep or the buddies with gauges in line in front of us. Like, I felt fine being around them, but I didn't feel like they wanted me in that place. The feeling made me sink back into my too-afraid-of-being-noticed-to-take-any-decent-pictures mindset, which is really too bad. (Don't be alarmed by the following picture - they did in fact serve me a full egg, I forgot to take a picture before I dug right in. Also, salad for breakfast? I don't know, but I was into it. I was into the orange slices too, I think Portland is doing things to me.)

When we walked to Voodoo Doughnuts later that night I didn't feel bad at all for taking pictures. That place, and its level of fame, is asking for the pictures. We'd been warned there might be a line, so we didn't mind waiting here. In all honesty, I'd say the doughnuts I tried were pretty average. But some of their toppings are pretty nuts. I loved my doughnut coated in fruit loops more than I expected, and of course I loved my maple bar. Stefan got the classic Voodoo Doughnut and an apple fritter. Ha, I guess we're both up for trying new things, but we still know what we like!

^^^ We haven't actually eaten at this pizza place yet, but you can bet it has officially made my list.

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I'm so jealous of you two as you explore Portland that tears of sorrow are falling in my Lincoln Garden brunch of biscuits and gravy.

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