there are about 567,894 reasons why i love portland, oregon.
(maybe more, actually..)
on a recent trip to lovely pdx,
(for my birthday, yay!)
i took my mom and sister to one of my very very favorite places for tea.
(it's also one of my top reasons for wanting to move to portland..)
it's the original location of
we popped in out of the rain
for a quick cup of tea..
and found that we really didn't want to leave.
it's the sort of place that you just want to linger
and soak up the zen japanese atmosphere
it's so calming and
the beautiful menu is so tempting..
so we stayed
for 3 pots of tea
and these delicate little wraps with spinach leaves
peanuts, toasted chopped coconut with almonds (amazing combination),
tiny bits of fresh lime, fresh ginger and onion.
and we were happy.
(and i was especially happy to share this with my beautiful sister and mom.
..thanks for a wonderful birthday guys!)
if you're in the portland area, i highly recommend visiting the original belmont location
or better yet, wait until i'm there and we'll go together.
in the meantime,
have a great weekend full of things you love.