Exploration Foodie Travel

Portland Biz

First up: Anzen (little Japanese market). Stepped in to grab a bite to hold me over yet they didn’t seem to have anything sushi or Japonaise like. Ended up with a turkey sandwich :-X Then across the street of course is the Portland Convention Center which we went to for the trade show! No pics allowed, but here are some anyways.




Few hours there then we were off to lunch at Yen Ha (Vietnamese cuisine). We attempted to go many Mondays ago and arrived to early, when they were still closed. This time we got what we came for: Fried taro cubes, Salt & Pepper Calamari, and #36 which he was surprised that I knew to order that because it is “the best thing on the menu”. A spicy beef noodle dish, consisting of blood cubes and bone and veggies. They were all new to me and I came away loving the taro/calamari preparations! Being from Hawaii the Taro was familiar, just never had it served like Poutine.

Hong’s Inc (Equip & Supplies), it felt more like a freezer and we had to run around to stay warm. Also, made a new friend (Gryce/Bryce/Rice?!?!) the family dog/Hong’s should-be mascot!


Vietnamese grocery store #1 for last minute random supplies. Then Hong Phat  (Newer Vietnamese grocery store #2) for a few snacks.


Avocado Bubble Tea, Sop Som slushy and Pandem waffle with coconut inside (again more first timers)!! Didn’t care for the avocado… but the rest were quite tasty.

Annnnnnnd finally, spent a couple hours at Nordstrom Rack. Typical experience there, no need to elaborate. Productive day to say the least, can’t wait to do it again!