On Thursday, it was crepes from Perierra Crêperie food cart at the "Cartopia" pod of carts on Hawthorne.
Some of Portland's best food (and cleanest dining locations, often getting 100% on health inspection scores) is on wheels. Food carts often have one specialty--Czech food, waffles with toppings, twelve different types of French fries--and tend to cluster in pods or parking lots complete with picnic tables, canopies: the works.
I got a turkey, brie, cranberry spread and arugula crepe.
Friday, a vegetarian meal: Moraccan chickpeas with quinoa, lemon garlic sauce, and boiled brussels sprouts, carrots, and turnips.
Saturday I found myself helping with an all-day Easter Egg hunt and spring celebration at Mississippi Treehouse, where I teach my toddler art classes on Tuesdays. Shawn came and spent the day wandering through the street's vintage clothing stores, hoping to serendipitously find a suit for our wedding. The egg search wound down just in time to take an afternoon walk in the gorgeous 70° F weather and stumble upon Casa Naranja up the street. I get it, "Orange House," but it bugs me because Naranja is Spanish for orange the fruit--and not the color, no?
The back patio was covered with sand and seating involved your choice of wooden or rope chair swings. Fun!
Alright, off to make dinner ;)