My wife and I just returned from five wonderful days in Portland (a last minute scramble to find a good vacation destination) and ate and drank our way through the best that Portland had to offer. Five Fifty-Five, Ri-Ra, The Front Room, Broad Arrow Tavern (in Freeport)...we did good.
We also fell in love with the charming bakeries around town like Big Sky, One Fifty Ate and Two Fat Cats. Big Sky, particularly, in the old firehouse was just tremendous. We're in Chicago and not that there isn't great stuff here, but I wanted to have some shipped back to me here.
I just got off the phone with Big Sky and, sadly, they don't ship. They want to insure maximum quality and freshness and be sure it doesn't get damaged en route. I can respect that. But I was willing to give them my FedEx account number to have it shipped here overnight. They still declined.
There's always a market for someone to do something, but does anybody know of a company or individual who if I sent them the money by Paypal or some other means could manage purchasing for me at the bakery and ship it back here to Chicago?
Thanks in advance for suggestions or ideas.