Saturday, August 24, 2013

Portland, More of Day Four and Some Bread Hopping

Day four had more wonderful things than just Klickitat street. Our very good friend Amanda, the kids and I went bread hopping. Bread hopping is a lot like bar hopping, only the object is to go from bakery to bakery tasting as much good bread as you can. 

By chance we started at a gluten free bakery called Tula. I was very curious to see if they had found the secret to flaky, doughy bread. Of all their available items only one looked like it might hold the secret… The Lava Roll.
 Many of their items looked good, but no others were an attempt at flaky or doughy...
 Unfortunately the secret is still waiting to be found. The roll was nice, with a good walnut filling, but not in the least like an actual croissant or wheat flour item...
Amanda took notes for us...
And we both marveled and the beautiful ceiling…
 Our next stop was Petite Provence...
 With an exquisite hand carved menu...
 And endless delicious looking pastries...
 We got lucky because they had an array of samples already chopped on the counter
so we got to taste several items...
 We only bought bread, but we eyed the perfection that filled the cases...
 I said perfection right?
 Over all I loved Petite Provence...
 We ate their mushroom garlic bread as we sat across the street on an empty curb. 
It was just what we were after on our bread hopping hunt...
 The kids by this time were a little tired of bread hopping, but we still had 
lots of place we wanted to try...
The next stop was Back to Eden
 It was a tiny little shop…
Oozing with true charm…
This place was my favorite, that is until a couple of days later I found somewhere that scored as a tie...
They didn't serve bread here, they had a small selection of wonderful looking treats.
We tried the coconut doughnut...
 And it was over the moon amazing!!!!
 Our last stop was quiet good. It was called Crema.
 The cases were filled with relentless inspiration...
 We got bread and cappuccinos…
And a bottle of this incredible fermented orange juice…
I hope I can find it somewhere again. It is too good to describe!
Well that sums up our day of bread hopping. We bottomed out after that and ended 
up napping on the grass at Irving park.

I think this is going to be a new favorite past time; hopping from place to place ordering one item at a time…



                                                                           Cheers ~ Marica

1 comment:

  1. wow again!!!
    you found some fabulous shops there and I can imagine how hard it was to not...eat everything there!!!!
    I love small and "warm" shops too...they always are filled not only of fabulous things but also of...love...I mean love of the owners for what they are doing or making and you can "see" this love everywhere!!!
    Hugs, Dany

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