All You Need to Move to Portland

The Portlandia book,  Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors, is now available, so you should probably get on that. It is on sale for $10.99 at Amazon, which is a STEAL! That’s like, ten beers in Portland. A month’s rent. All your groceries for the year.

Would make 1 great gift for the angsty twenty-something in your life  (orrrrr, you?) May I recommend the the italian scramble at Cup and Saucer as the breakfast meal of choice and New Seasons as the grocery store of choice and Laurelhurst as the park of choice? Jet Blue, Southwest, and Virgin are all good options for getting there. Driving is also a fine way of entry, especially from the south. The landscape change is basically cathartic.

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kellyography (#250)

FYI NYC: Fred Armisen is doing a book event for this tomorrow at the B&N in Union Square.

My boyfriend and I daydream about moving to Portland and go there every year or so. Once, we were stopping in for lunch in the Pearl at a gastropub and started chatting to the waitress about being from San Francisco. She said, “I DAYDREAM about moving to San Francisco!”

The grass is always greener.

deepomega (#22)

Does it come with a free paper bag?

@deepomega Ooooh, BURN. In all seriousness, I have a few friends who try to get me out there every year. I always tell them I need diversity.

elizabeast (#629)

But what about allll the scrambles at Juniors?!?!?!
(In all seriousness, I haven’t been able to find a regular brunch jam here. Everything but the restaurant Jam is the best.)

acid burn (#113)

@elizabeast Are you talking about literal jam that you eat at brunch, or is that slang that means you haven’t found a place to eat brunch regularly?

selenana (#673)

@elizabeast YES on the scrambles at Cup & Saucer (but it has to be the one on Killingsworth) but also with a corn cake and a side of garden sausage. And YES on Juniors, though I had a snotty waitress when I was there last month.

elizabeast (#629)

@acid burn I am talking about a restaurant that is called Jam. It’s somehow become my arch nemesis!

elizabeast (#629)

@selenana Where else do you like to brunch? Because I really am looking for a favorite brunch place (as well as cursing Portland for not having diners. WTF, Portland?). I like Wild Abandon and Slide Inn but the service is crazy slow at both places. Tin Shed is great but is far away from me! Zell’s has great food but their coffee sucks. I’ve only been to the Cup and Saucer on Hawthorne–which also has not so great coffee–and it’s fine but not the greatest.

acid burn (#113)

I’m all about the World Famous Garden Scramble at Cup & Saucer but I would say my FAVORITE Portland breakfast is the Whole Farm at the Waffle Window. Oh god I’ve already eaten lunch but I want it right now.

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