Updated: Just got the chance to go back and try their weekend dim sum brunch menu + cart service. Added a few new photos to this post!
One of my new favourite places for ramen is most definitely over at Boke Bowl.
If you’re planning a trip out to Portland, Oregon – you have to bookmark this place on your list of places to visit. The noodles here are the standout star for me. Incredibly chewy with a nice thickness to it – soaking in a slow-simmered pork broth.
Boke Bowl also does a weekend dim sum menu that features two carts – a tall steam cart and one for fried food. It’s perfect because you can just point and choose at what you want as their take on dim sum is modern and unique. It was really neat to try a twist on all the dim sum dishes I’ve been eating all these years. Here’s what we ordered: Continue reading →
We’ve got some super exciting news to share with you today!
Paul and I just bought a Beach House! We are so excited about this journey and of course I’ll be sharing lots of details on the blog soon. It’s crazy to think about because we came up with this idea about 2 weeks ago and had only lived in Portland for maybe 3.5 months so far. Continue reading →
Thinking of coming to Portland? One of the number one must-dos on a trip to Portland is a quick little day trip out to Multnomah Falls. There is just so much natural beauty in Oregon and this quick and easy day trip out of the city is a great way to see one of the crown gems.
Paul and I like to get out there as early in the morning as possible to beat all the tour buses and crowds. In this case it’s true – the early bird actually does get the worm! Continue reading →
Trader Joe’s is my go-to grocery store. I’m obsessed with it. I’ve contemplated how long I could live on an all-Trader Joe’s frozen food diet. It’s affordable, minimally processed food that is delicious.
Trader Joe’s has their own branded products that sort of remind me of a cross between President’s Choice products in Canada and what you would find at a Marks & Spencer’s Food Hall. The product developers deserve a high-five! I’ve loved almost everything I’ve ever purchased from Trader Joe’s, that I thought I would share with you my personal top 10:
1) Speculoos Cookie Butter – If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to spread cookie on toast, you’re in luck. Cookie Butter has a cult following and has spawned a chocolate spin-off. It’s unique to Trader Joe’s and a best-seller. If you buy one thing from TJ’s, it should be this.
2) Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – Holy crap. The dark chocolate combined with the creamy peanut butter centre could give us a world peace. If you want to be the hero at work, bring a box into the office. It’s also impossible to just eat one, I can only eat them in pairs and then I have to hide the whole box until the next day. Continue reading →
I’ve been living in Portland for about 3.5 months now and I am most definitely getting homesick for my friends + all the local spots I found during my time living next to Venice Beach.
Moving to a new city is HARD. Not only is it difficult to make new friends, but also discovering your local gems all over again. So for today, I made a little list of all of my favourite places to eat in Venice, California. Bookmark it for your next trip! Continue reading →