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Portland/Seattle/Vancouver: why stay in one place? :)

Steph P | May 24, 200203:01 AM

This Angeleno decided to visit lil' sis in Portland for a week and ended up on a culinary roadtrip from Portland to Vancouver...with Seattle wonders along the way. Here's the upshot:

Portland -- loved Rimsky's raspberry pot de creme. Amazing. And can't beat Kennedy School for ambiance and a great scotch ale on nitro. I know Portlanders may not venture to PDX (Portland Intl Airport) often, but Marsee Baking had an incredibly fresh marionberry fazioletti, lemon blueberry muffins, apple canoes, etc. If I could teleport, these three are all key destinations. I'll miss you! Adequate stuff was: Sweetwaters for parties, Il Piatto for Italian, Crepe House for crepes, Mio Sushi for sushi.

Seattle (Bellevue) -- buried in strip mall hell, we visited "I Love Sushi" which had sashimi, a good hamachi kama, and nice yellowtail. BTW, Krispy Kremes' sour-cream donut isn't too bad. Sounds sketchy, but is pretty good.

Vancouver (Richmond) -- loved Liu's Taiwanese Restaurant on Capstan Way. And Mak's is in the food court at the Yaohan Plaza, practically next door. From someone who's eaten Chinese in all 26 years of her life, and sniffed out regional Chinese cooking throughout Los Angeles & Orange Counties, Taiwan, and China, I still consider these two some of the best dining and drink establishments. Particularly Mak's. This fruit bubble tea is at it's finest. Made with freshly blended fruit; it's more than just charming and delightful, it's sublime.

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