Portlanders state their city is the weirdest of all. They even have a huge wall asking to “Keep it weird!”. Truth to be told, this city looked quite weird while I lived there for some short three months. There were bikers all over town with a specialized lane for them! I saw very few fast food restaurants, everyone eats organic, there are a bunch of vegans (which in my opinion is either too hard to do so they must have some sort of circulatory illness or they are absolutely nuts, not actually I’m just a meat lover don’t get mad), and there is a longer list…
Mostly what I can state is that all the people I met there were absolutely something special!! And of course, as you must know by now, if you have read my posts (if not go read them!!! haha), I found more than one superspecial place to eat superspecial food. One of my definite favorite, the Red Star’s Tavern, was located in the corner of SW Alder St and SW 5th. Everything was great, from the decoration, to the friendliness of the staff to the delicious food.
Needless to say, while I was there I ate there more times than I can say. I must confess most of the times I went there I ate the burger that you can see here! Mmmm my mouth is getting watery as I write! The reason for not changing plate? It tasted soooo good, that I thought I’m here for a limited time. I don’t know when I’ll be back, so I should better eat as much heavenly burgers as I can!It was such a good thing! It was an 8 oz meat with bacon marmalade and blue cheese. It had crispy lettuce and fresh tomatoes. It was served with fries, mashed potatoes or green salad. I usually treated my self with fries, given that since I walked too much I felt I deserved it!
I usually drank either a soda or a yummy green tea that had some other type of herb that made it sweet without adding sugar. It was always tasty and super hot, which helped digest the huge meal that I took there!
The staff was always great! Super nice, gentle and fast! If you are ever in Portland, don’t miss this fab place!
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